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Two pieces, finished 
25th-Apr-2017 03:18 pm
Tasty kitty
I was originally going to have this update be quite a bit more image-heavy because I was going to post the last six bookmarks from the 12 month bookmark kit all at once, but I lost October, November, December, June, and May. Or, to paraphrase my mother, I put them in a place where they would be safe and not get damaged and now I don't remember where that is. Probably somewhere weird.

First, the aforementioned bookmark, the only one I had left because I didn't have it finished when I was getting the rest of them ready to show off (mostly by fray-checking the edges to the back of beyond, I have a paranoia about fraying). Sorry it's a little blurry, I had some trouble photographing it for some reason.

I just wanted to show off what I did for the dot above the 'i' here. I hate French knots to a slightly ridiculous amount, and I'm quite proud I thought to take care of it this way, haha. I think it works pretty well with this font, too.

And then the ship! It looks so good. I'm very happy with it. I have a little more backstitching to do, just some rigging or whatnot, I don't know sailing lingo. But this particular pattern has very little backstitch overall; the top half of the ship has none at all. I haven't tackled it yet because I feel like it's going to be more tricky than it looks to get the lines to sit just right, but I'll post when I finally work up the courage to finish this beautiful piece, heh.

25th-Apr-2017 10:50 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous work!
25th-Apr-2017 11:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
26th-Apr-2017 01:31 pm (UTC)
Nice work, but the ship is amazing.
27th-Apr-2017 05:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It was quite fun to stitch, as well.
27th-Apr-2017 01:36 am (UTC)
the ship is wonderful!
27th-Apr-2017 05:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad it's such a hit with everyone, haha.
27th-Apr-2017 02:25 am (UTC)
LOVE the french knot solve. I also have a deep distrust and dislike for all things french knoty so I am storing this solution away for pieces where using a bead would be impractical or inappropriate. :)
27th-Apr-2017 05:27 pm (UTC)
You'd think cross stitch designers would catch on that apparently a lot of us don't like them/struggle to do them, and provide an alternate way to do dots... good thing we're pretty smart ourselves ;)
2nd-May-2017 02:38 pm (UTC)
The bookmark is lovely and the ship is gorgeous! Now I want to go sailing... :)
5th-May-2017 08:45 am (UTC)
Oh man I haven't been sailing for years... I quite enjoyed it the one time I was able to go.

Thank you!
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