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Some finishes, WIPs, a beginning 
7th-Sep-2016 12:35 pm
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I actually just moved houses, away from hot-as-the-sun Texas and into... apparently very rainy Wisconsin. It was a heck of a move, but to stave off tension I was doing a few small projects in between packing.

I finished these over the course of a month, more or less. They're so cute, haha.

...and then I somehow flubbed this one. Several of the flowers and part of the ribbon are all off by one square, and it bothers me so much I'll probably go back and fix it later... but for now I'm putting it aside. I might unpick it I might not, I don't know at this point... I suppose it doesn't look *that* bad... anyway.

I am very happy with this. I was a little unhappy at first with the white parts of the thread, but I have started avoiding them iirc (it's been a few months since I picked this up) and now it looks very good. I was also thinking about going back and outlining some/all of it with backstitch, but that seems like too much work so perhaps not.

Finally, I'm starting this one. I looked up what the Russian means and google claims a direct translation is 'amount of ready work'. I'm assuming the actual name is something closer to 'ready to sail' or 'shipshape'. Either way it's a very interesting project since the thread is so different to what I'm used to. I don't have to separate out two threads, I simply use one since it's so thick.

As you can see I only just started it, but I think I'm going to have some fun with this one.

15th-Sep-2016 04:53 pm (UTC)
I was excitedly scrolling through the first few pictures, are they going to be put together as a set? or are they bookmarks? In any case I was curious to see what the flower for my month was :P November I think is a little ways off still :P

Beautiful work!
18th-Sep-2016 01:21 am (UTC)
They're meant to be bookmarks! But I might do something else with them, I'm really not sure... I have yet to find a way to finish bookmarks that I'm really happy with, and they never sit properly in books imo (too thick!). But I'll do something with them, never fear.

After a glance through the chart, it looks like November is some kind of red peony-like flower, quite pretty! But I get so discouraged when I am off by a stitch or so, I'm not sure when I'll pick this back up /laughs.
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