Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mermaids & Sea Monsters

It's been a while since my last post, but I have another new project to share. My newest WIP is Maria Diaz's "Seafarer's Globe". It was featured in an issue of the UK magazine CrossStitcher a couple years ago. I came across it by accident while looking for a different issue. As soon as I saw it, the piece called to me for some reason. I bought & downloaded the pattern from the designer's website and went to the store the next day to get the supplies.

Maria Diaz's "Seafarer's Globe". The picture is linked to designer's site, where the pattern was purchased.

It hasn't exactly been smooth sailing (no pun intended). Sometimes I feel like I frog more than I stitch and that's led to me putting it down and not picking it up for 2-3 days. I'm not sure why it's been so hard to get everything placed right, but there were several spots that I ended up sitching, frogging and restitching several times. The mermaid has been my favorite thing to stich so far. I love the colors, it's subtle but there are 3 greens in the hair, 4 pinks & peaches in the skin and 5 blues & purples in the tail!

Here is a picture of all the blocks of Lizzie Kate's Boo Club. I finished it a couple weeks ago and now it just needs the buttons. I'm waiting for the candy corn buttons to put them all on at once.

Hope everyone has had a great week so far! I've been trying to catch up on everyone's blogs, so many great projects to see! Nick