Another month, another set of silly happenings, odd life curve-balls and a doll of a stitchalong. Yes, despite an excited start, a stall in the form of getting sick (share and share alike around here, hehe) and then in playing pleasant hostess (a role I quite enjoy, most of the time) I managed to finish the stitchalong and the challenge of making it into a completed project. My “A Little Curtsy Goes a Long Way” became the dear pancake doll/pillow I envisioned when I first beheld the pattern all the way back on May 1st. I am so delighted in how it came out – the colors are even better, the stitch combination even more harmonic and the total end result even more charming than I could ever have hoped! I really don’t mean to toot my own horn, but well, there it is, lol ~ thank you for your indulgence. *wink*
I think we compliment each other
As you can see, I did the hair with a stem-stitch and back-stitch combo, then I used back-stitch as the main outline stitch. Then there are some seed-stitches, satin-stitches and french-knots thrown in as filler stitches (plus I really like how they add such a pretty, tactile feel to a piece).
Even Weiky thinks she’s cute!
I am glad it’s done (I was starting to dream about it – and in a stitches starting to rip, fabric fraying sort of way – eep!) and now I am looking forward to a new Month, new projects and a new Narwhal Stitchalong! I hope everyone has a great end of May and beginning of June!
Namaste ~ Ella
Posted by lawhimsy on May 29, 2012
Planning is good
So the May stitchalong could not be any cuter and I just knew that I’d be making mine into a pancake doll/pillow – one that would be right at home on a couch or at a tea party or cuddled into wee arms (not that I have any wee arms yet – something my dear Mother keeps reminding me and as I keep reminder her I do sorta need/want the guy first, but I digress…). To do that, I had to go big and so big I went and at the time I was all “it’s only May 1st and May is a rather long month so I have plenty of time to do this.”. Wrong-O. Life, you see, has this way of, oh I don’t know, wanting to be lived and I do have a way of forgetting that and then being promptly smacked with reality as I know it. I did actually figure that I would do most of my stitching at night, after dinner whilst watching The Daily Show and Colbert (it’s a habit to do both don’tcha know).
Life, naturally, had other ideas. I got a great start on it but then a week into May everyone around here got quite sick and then a few other things happened and now here I am, almost the end of May and I still have a ways to go on the stitchalong.
So far I am really like how it’s going. The hair is a stem-stitch(red) and back-stitch(the fuschia). The rest is mostly back-stitch as well, though the buttons are a french-knot and the yellow ‘ribbon’ is filled in with seed stitches. I still have the rest of the outlining to do and then I plan to fill in the skirt with blue french-knots and seed stitches. Then there is the backing it with fabric, stuffing it and sewing it shut. The plan right now is to have it done by the end of May – but, of course, life may just have something else to say about that, hehe.
Happy May and Memorial Day weekend everyone!
Namaste ~ Ella
Posted by lawhimsy on May 23, 2012