Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chugging Along.

A little update to show you the progress on the  IBTOY Sewing Circle piece, Haiti.


Not as much progress as I would like to see, but that's no one's fault but mine!  I ended up using a copper bead to signify Port-au-Prince instead of a larger red one, it was just way too big.  My sloppy fill stitch looks ok with green, not so much with the yellow.  It probably just blends better with the darker color.  I'm a bit worried that the rivers are getting lost amongst the green, although they look great in this picture.  Wow, I sound like a Negative Nancy!  (Always stitchin' and bitchin' lol)  I actually really do like how it is coming along.   I can't wait to get to my favorite part- the mini-map in the corner.  I'm really excited about layering the colors in the ocean too.  I'm going to try something I've never done before!

 The craft store I normally get my floss at randomly switched brands (Whhhhhhyyyyyyyyy????) so I got the equivalent color.  I don't mind switching but I don't usually do it mid-project for one of the main colors!  Even so, it was down-pouring and we were feeling too lazy to go across town to a different store.   So, once I got over my paranoia I continued stitching and haven't noticed a difference yet.

Anyway, gotta get to stitchin' if this baby is going to be done by the end of the month!


Anonymous said...

I like the river stitching looks like they are flowing in the pic ...........Lorna( sorry this is going to say anonymous says ...because I'm not sure how to post a comment ....der!!!...)

MafiosaGrrl said...

Hey Lorna, sorry about that for some reason my blog has been doing that lately! Sometimes you have to try refreshing the page. I'll have to look into that with blogger :/ Thank you for commenting- the metallic is working nicely for this piece, especially the rivers!

Giggly said...

Fantastic. :)

Sam said...

I LOVE how this is turning out! Great idea to use metallic for the rivers.

Awestruck Angie said...

I know it is completely random...but you may enjoy this. funny man.

MafiosaGrrl said...

Thanks guys for the compliments in my piece, hopefully I get it done in time!

Ang- I'll have to check it out, you know i have a special place in my heart for funny guys :)