Guest who almost screamed her head offseveral days ago right at the post office? Yes, that was me!
And the reason for this was my wonderful, beautiful, and long-awaited temari certificate straight from JTA (remember, I told you about a temari exam in June?). Many thanks to Ginny Thompson, my inspiration and my mentor on the temari path.
And here is the certificate itself:
Hi everybody, this is a quick post with some important news that I want to share! Four of my temari balls are up for auction held by a Pret-a-Kote charity boutique. All proceeds will be used to help stray and rescued cats.
If you’re curious, you can take a peek at the auction itself here: https://vk.com/meow_boutique_pretakote
Just for the fun of it – a gif showing how the Vault dwellers wedding project was made 🙂
OK, the project is not finished yet, because the idea is to make a postcard. But the stitching is complete, and looks like this:
Right now I understand that I should have placed something on the photos for size reference. The actual stitching is very small, about 9 cm in height (3.5 ”) and 8 in length (3.2 ”).
For my next step I have to find a postcard blank and mount the stitching in. Hopefully the result will be as pretty as I imagine it 🙂
A little update on my progress with the trees project, that I started after returning from Singapore. I love miniature patterns! A day or two, maybe a week of work, and you already have something to show:
As you can see, I finished the oak part (top left), and moving fast onward with three other trees (top to bottom: apple, juniper, willow). The cross stitching here is no problem at all, but there also is a lot of back-stitching, which is much complex. Well, I designed this pattern and thus brought this onto myself 🙂
The next big idea I have is to make a postcard out of this project. But I have never tried making cross stitch postcards before. Do you know any good tutorials on how to do it?
Today is the day when I can finally tell you, that I did it! The Fallout wedding project is finished, framed and ready to go to it’s new owners. And right now I have some very mixed feelings about it.
But first things first, here’s a photo:
As you probably remember, I stitched this for my half-sister, who’s wedding is coming up this Saturday. It is a custom project, I made the pattern, chose the canvas, stitched it and was oh-so-very proud of myself. But then I had to get it framed, and as it is a present, moreover – a wedding present – I decided that I would not do it myself and would rather pay professionals to do it properly.
I got my stitching back yesterday, and was even more happy right until I unpacked it. The first photo was tweaked a bit, and here is the original. Can you see the problem here?
Good news at last! Last week I finally completed the Vault dwellers couple for my sister. And it would be a post of pride if I hadn’t forgotten to make a photo 🙂 But I did, and as for now the finished work is being framed (not in detective stories kind of way) – so no photos until next week. Anyway, the whole picture looks great and I really hope that Katie will like it as much as I did 🙂
So this week I started something new. This is a pattern with different types of trees that I designed for my Etsy shop. Somehow I decided to stitch it first and post on Etsy after – no idea why. It is very small and I hope to use it for a postcard.
Progress so far:
Hey everybody, I’m back from my little vacation to the beautiful city-state of Singapore! Last weekend I had a chance to see the Singapore National Day parade and witness all the festivities.
Happy Birthday, Singapore! 🙂
And if you have never been there, I strongly recommend to go book a flight to that amazing place right now 🙂
At this point I feel almost like a marathon runner. I never actually ran a marathon, but I imagine that at the end all athletes feel like “Come on, myself, hang on just a little bit longer…” That’s exactly my point in this Fallout project 🙂 As for now it looks like this:
As you can see, the boy and girl are fully stitched, as is the date and the names of bride (my half-sister, in case anybody forgot) and the groom. There is only one thing left to stitch, and that is the line “Love never changes” underneath the couple.
I hope that next Wednesday I will happily write a post on completing my Vault Couple project. While as for now I can only post another photo of my progress, which is quite plausible, because the couple is almost stitched. Hopefully the date and text won’t give as much trouble.