Monday, August 10, 2020

The week's crafting recap.


I decided to just work from left to right on the cross stitching. It makes it so much easier to see progress this way. After I finish stitching this half, I'm going to have dissolve this grid so I can finish the rest. I tried to just lay it on top, but it distorts with time, as the adhesive wears away.

I got the urge to tat. I was planning on doing some test swatches so I can decide on a tatting edging to border the piece. Instead I ended up starting "Harmony" from Jon aka Tatarenda. I got this far before I set it aside. 

Today I wanted to start some notebook covers with resin. The molds and resin have been sitting there for a while. Originally I was just going to put the supplies away, in the end I just began. I just inserted some random finished tatting pieces that would take up most of the space.

As I was adding some silver glitter, the dogs rushed in and more glitter was added then planned. It did not look good so I added some floral pieces to try and balance it out. It looks much busier than what I wanted. The smaller piece is more of what I had in mind for both. I'll add the final layer and see how it all turns out in the end.

I've begun working again, so crafting time is once more slowing down. Work is good, it gives me a chance to get out of the house and the days don't blend into one another anymore. 

Friday, July 31, 2020

Titania, continued

The stand has arrived. The instructions took a quick minute to look over before I figured out how to properly assemble it. Some of the openings for the rods were a very rough cut with edges that flaked when I inserted them. I'm thinking of taking a file to them and smoothing them out. With the working surface further away from my face, I'm having to use my 3X magnifying glasses. At least now my hand can stop cramping from holding the hoop.I love how the fabric is neatly rolled out of the way on the scroll frame. 

I spent the entire day working on it. This is where I was when I put it on the frame:

And this is where I ended up 8 hours later:

It seemed like I was making faster progress when I held it closer to my face. I will admit I spent some time taking breaks in between. The muscles in my forearm are starting to make themselves known as I stitch. They were pretty sore at the end of the day. Let's see how far I get today! I'm hoping to have this top portion done within a few days and then the entire piece by next week. I do have to get 2 colors that I am missing. I was certain I had them in my collection, then purchased as a "backup", but can't find them anywhere.