This weekend I participated in my first International Hermit and Stitch weekend, which is hosted by Joysze.
I did go to Drag Bingo on Saturday and a movie festival on Friday, but I was looking forward to a quiet weekend after all of the craziness of the gaming convention. I spent most of the weekend binge watching the last season of Once Upon a Time (why isn't American Horror Story on Netflix yet! arrrrgh!)
The first thing I worked on was Just Nan's Miss Witchy Mouse. It was so cute I couldn't *not* stitch on it, and I had a piece of linen in my stash that was perfect for it. (More info in the link above).
I finally got back to working on Deco Spirits. I had gotten the #8 Kreinik I needed, and spent a couple of hours ripping out the metallic that didn't work out so well. And then I did the building bits. When I finished with that, I worked on finishing the star, and after the Kreiniks, the Treasure Braid was such a pleasure. I really don't like working with metallics over all, but their effects are so nice, I never think to swap them out for something without sparkle.
So here's the Before and After:
|Apparently my ott lite is definitely affecting my photography. KER POW, blue!|
And just for fun - a slightly blurry shot that caught some of the pretty sparkle!
I am really enjoying Deco and I think I'll stick with it through the block. It's what I had planned for my rotation, but I don't force myself into doing something I don't enjoy.