11 February 2011

Another Icy Update

A little more progress.

I filled in a lot of the snow at the bottom of Icy's castle, and more of the clouds and mountains. It's hard to see that I'm doing anything in those areas, but it's there. I know I'm kinda skipping around on the tree, which looks funny, I know, but it serves a purpose. I'm trying to make sure my count is right in the center and this is the easiest way to do it, especially because the snow is half stitches and those always mess me up. Besides, that's a lot of green stitching to be done and I can't do it all at once. So far, everything looks good. At least top to bottom, it's matching. I'm going to move back to his wing and work down on that.

For some reason, on this piece, I want to see the finish more than on any other piece I've been working on lately. I'm super-stoked to see exactly how the threads will all look against the fabric as a finish, not as the floss toss. I know the floss toss looked good, but I suspect, when it's all said and done, this will be a special finish and I want to get to that. Not that I don't try to do my best on everything else I do, but this has that feeling of importance and promise that I don't get with a lot of my work.

And I'm excited.


Kathy A. said...

You are coming along beautifully. I so understand being hooked on a piece. My Santa stocking has me obsessed and I just don't want to put it down. Good luck.

Carol said...

Nice progress, Rachel! I'm feeling the same way about my current piece--I'm just loving it and really looking forward to seeing what the whole thing will look like when I'm done...

Shelleen said...

Looks great!

Siobhan said...

Nice progress! I love it when I'm super psyched over a project. I love what I work on or I wouldn't do it--but when something special comes along, I love that feeling I get when I work on it. Enjoy!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls