Tuesday, 20 August 2013

More Dragon Progress and a Crazy Finish !!!!

Well I'm not going to make one of my August aims as I have to accept that I will not finish this current page of Literate Dragon by the end of August.  Nevermind, I have made progress and the whole point of me making these aims is to ensure I work on projects.  In a couple of days I will reach the halfway mark and its just looking amazing ...



 Part of the reason that I won't finish page one of Literate Dragon is because I have had to work lots the last two weeks and the week coming up to cover the holidays of some of my colleagues.  That's why Dragon progress has been slow but it has meant that I have been able to complete a page of my large dolphin design.  I have been working on this for half an hour every morning before work and it is amazing how quickly this piece builds up in comparison to Dragon.  There are large blocks of colour in this design with just small confetti sections.  Here it is completed ...



 

More dragon progress in a few days when I should be near the halfway mark.

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!
 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

And the Dragon Starts to Appear !!!!

Well I have made some progress and its getting exciting because the dragon is starting to appear!!!!  I am finding this piece very hard going, sometimes I am only stitching 100 stitches in a session but I just LOVE it.  There is so much detail in the finished stitching, the smoke even looks translucent.  I think I might blog a few more updates with this one as I think it might help me see some progress as it can be a little disheartening to be stitching for hours and have not completed that much !!!!



 Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Some Bloggy Changes and August Aims !!

I have spent some time fiddling around with my blog including changing the name.  I really like the new layout and hope you do to.  I have also added a page which has all my W.I.P.s in one place as I have a lot and it is hard to keep up !!!

After the turmoil at the beginning of the year I gave up on writing monthly aims and roundups but I want to get back to it as I feel more settled now and I like to have rough goals to aim towards.  So here are my aims for August:

August Aims:

1.  Complete the first page of HAED Literate Dragon
2.  Complete page four of my dolphin design
3.  Make a start on Papillon Creations, Around the World Part Eleven
4.  Organise my bead stash
5.  Blog at least 14 times (aiming for at least twice a week but wanting more)

Lets see how I get on,

Happy Stitching Everybody,

Donna X