Tuesday, July 24, 2012

IHSW results and progress updates...pic heavy!

Hello fellow hermitters! Hope you all had a productive stitchy weekend!

I spent most of the weekend working on Ascendant, as it appears my mojo for her has returned, and I made quite a bit of progress. I finished off one column on page 5, the partial page 6, and started working again on her lovely wings on page 9. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I got much done, as all the work I did on the top row was blue! lol

I also have gotten some more stitched on Lust earlier on in the week, and she should be coming up again in rotation soon.

Again, it is really much darker in person, the flash on my camera seems to lighten everything to the nth degree...will have to play with the settings again, lol

I have finally taken a piccy of Ghost, my start just before Lust. First page is almost complete. The biggest change on this one is that I decided to try stitching her on 18 count, 2x1, instead of my usual 25 count, 1x1. I don't mind the 18 count, it has very little show-thru, but you sure use a lot of floss, which I am not used to anymore!

Lastly, I got a bit of work done on Sadness of an Angel...for some reason, I absolutely loath this piece, I think it is the pinky color in it that just looks so wrong to me and steals my mojo. I do have to get it done eventually though, as it is supposed to be a present for my sister.

On the personal front, I have been doing physio for the last 2 weeks for my back. It is helping a bit, but I am not sure when I will be ready to go back to work, as my job is pretty physical, and right now I am still having a hard time just walking for any period of time. Good thing stitching doesn't require any walking, cause as you can see, I have gotten a lot done in the past few weeks! I have another assessment tomorrow at physio, so hopefully she can give me more of an idea on back to work timeframe.

Sorry for the long post, I am off to check out all of your lovely weekend stitching! A big welcome to my new followers as well, I am looking forward to getting to know you!



McKenna C. said...

They all look great! I love the wings on Ascendant! I hope your back gets better. I just recovered from a sciatic nerve injury that happened in February. These things take time. :) Hang in there!


sharine said...

Great progress! Good luck with your physio.

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on all the progress, Nikki. The Ascendant is my fave of them. She's gonna be gorgeous when you get her face done. Beautiful wings too. Great job!! I hope your back feels better soon too. Mine isn't great either, so I can understand how it limits you. Still, you got more stitching time, and that's good! (Looking at the bright side here.)

Keebles said...

Wow! You really did get a lot done! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

beautiful progress and stitches

Miamina said...

Glad to hear that your back is on the mend! My partner slipped a disc in his back around 3 weeks ago, so I know how painful it is.

Your stitching looks amazing! I guess it's the one good thing about your back injury. The Ghost looks stunning, I had never seen that chart before until I saw it on your blog. I think we must have similar tastes as Lust is firmly on my "to-do" list as well, I just love the waterfall in the background.

Try not to let your back injury get you down too much. You have my e-mail address so if you want to chat, feel free to message me any time. xx

Melinda said...

I really love THE GHOST. Well, I like all your WIPS, but I do love THE GHOST. How can you stay motivated to stitch Sadness? Looking for suggestions on how to get some of mine completed.

Hope your back is feeling better soon.

Joysze said...

WOWZAS, look what I've missed!! Everything looks fab and yay for returning mojos!

Oh dear... sorry to hear about the back. Hope physio helps lots!! Feel better.

Anonymous said...

Oh they are all so wonderful! =) Great work on all of them =)
I hope your back will be alright again soon =)

Claire said...

Your stitching all looks amazing.

Bonnie Brown said...

Hope the physio makes you feel better!

Bea said...

You've made excellent progress - they're all going to be stunning.

Good luck with your back.

Ewa said...

You've got loads done! I hear you on hating a piece (*cough*RidingtheWave*cough*) so it sucks when it's a gift for someone. But you can do it! I hope your back feels better, soon. That sounds awful! *gentle hug*

♥ Nia said...

All very pretty wips! :)

Mangogirl said...

Great progress!