Monday, December 19, 2011

IHSW update!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, and had a bit of time to stitch during this busy time of year! I managed to get some stitching in on Sunday, as Saturday was my dad's "Feedom 55!" party. He turned 55 on December 17th, and retires December 23rd, so very good reason to have a major bash! I ate way too much, and drank a wee bit (so much for weight loss, lol) so I didn't start stitching until around noon on Sunday, but managed to get almost 1000 stitches in on Sadness. Still kinda looks like random blobs of color, but as the next few columns stitch up, it should look a little more like a piece of art rather than random stitches.


At the top, you can see her hair and face come in slowly column by column, but I know the end result will be worth it. Here is a close up on the top part, which is what I worked mostly on this weekend...crazy confetti in the hair, but the detail is amazing!



It's funny, it really doesn't look as nice in the pics as it does in person...maybe because of the closeness of the photos, or the lighting? The colors blend much better when you look at it from farther away it seems.

Anyways, thanks for taking the time to check out my blog, and a big thank you and hugs to Joysze for another sucessful IHSW, I can't wait for the next one in January!

hugs,
Nikki

7 comments:

karamino said...

I love your progress! For me I guess its impossible - to finish such kind of great job!)

Susan said...

Congratulations on your progress. I haven't yet taken the plunge into a project like this, but I have several patterns and they are all screaming to be included on my stitching list for 2012.

Anne said...

Great progress so far on your HAED!!!

Joysze said...

Nikki, she looks amazing!! I can't wait to see her eye. :D

Happy birthday to your dad and happy retirement!

Mangogirl said...

It;s great seeing that face appear I love the grey colours.

Ewa said...

She looks so wonderful! You're quite the speedy stitcher! You can already see so much detail!

♥ Nia said...

Great progress!! :D