Sunday, 16 August 2015

It's Been a While!

It's been a while since I updated, but I have a good reason!!  *LOL*  My fridge went on the fritz last weekend and it was stress-central around here while I shopped for a new one and waited for it to come and got it installed and all.  All the while keeping my fingers crossed that the old one wouldn't crap out before I got the new one.  So I didn't stitch much and I didn't update the little that I did.

But I realised tonight that I do have progress to show after my visit from The Frog the other night.  So... here's where I'm at.   And I really should stop taking these pictures at night when the light is shitty.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Damned Frog!

Yes, look who's appeared tonight.  Damned thing.

I had to rip out that whole circled chunk.  I was one stitch lower than I should have been and I counted three times!  But, on the plus side, I will have enough fabric.  It's less than I'd like, but enough.  :)

Another Friday Another Update

I took a couple of days off this week.  I have no idea why, just didn't feel the urge to stitch, I guess, but I did manage to just finish another page of the chart.  That's the top 3 pages done and the middle-middle.  Zippy himself is pretty much all stitched - lucky boy now has two wings.  *LOL*   So I'm moving to the bottom-middle sheet and crossing my fingers that the design doesn't come too close to the edge.  I was okay on top so I'm hopeful!

Friday, 31 July 2015

Progress Update

It's the end of the month and I've finished page 3 (Yes, this time it IS 3 pages) of the chart, so while I'm moving the Q-snaps, I snapped a pic!  I'm really enjoying this one and have no great urge to alternate with my Rocking Horse project at the moment.  So... onwards, Zippy, onwards!!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Another Week, Another Update

And so here's where we are today.  I've finished 3 sheets of the chart - 3 of the 4 really full sheets - 2 of the mostly filled sheets of the chart - and I'm feeling rather chuffed.  :)  It's humid as hell today and I don't know about anyone else, but when it's humid like this, my hands get icky sticky and I'm washing them a kajillion times a day it seems.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Quickie Update

So the Zipster has a beak now.  He doesn't look so odd.  *LOL*  I didn't stitch yesterday or even today (yet) because my shoulder was beginning to ache.  Better now, so we'll see...  But he's coming along nicely, I think!

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Progress, Progress!

I am having a very enjoyable time stitching Zippy.  I just wish the colours would come through better on the pictures because they're really lovely.  I'll try taking a picture in the sunshine at some point, maybe that'll help.  There's a bit of a funky yellow hue that's not there in real life.

Maybe I should mention that as this is a hummingbird, there are lots of blending filament threads that will be added afterwards to give him that hummingbird glisten.