Sunday, August 18, 2013

IHSW August- I Did Not Finish My Project.

Hello! During this International Hermit and Stitch Weekend, which was graciously hosted by Joysze, at Random Ramblings, I wanted very much to finish my Pacific Rim cross stitch. When I made and posted the pattern, which is of the emblem for the Pan Pacific Defense Corps, I was all like, "Wow! This pattern isn't that big, and it's monochrome, too! I'll have it done in no time!" The two problems with that thought, however, are that 85 by 100 stitches is actually quite big and that stitching monochrome things is sometimes boring and horrible. Since I'm using variegated thread, it's not as bad as it could be, but as I was watching my Sunday night television bloodbath, I wished that I had never designed the pattern in the first place. I got through all of Breaking Bad working on it and then ate a brownie, got out a sandwich press, and played a little bit of Animal Crossing during The Newsroom. After that, I thought I was ready to be very enthusiastic about working on the project during True Blood. Instead, I sort of worked on it for the first half of the show and then, during the second half, put my stitching down and stared at the TV. Since I worked on it quite a bit this weekend, though, I am pretty close to being finished with the project! Here is what I have finished so far. Hopefully, I can get the rest of it done soon.

Now that I have that over with, I have a couple of pictures of stuff that I actually did get done to show off, even if I did make it a couple of weeks ago. In the Holiday 2013 issue of Cross Stitcher, there was a cool pattern for a cross stitched camera necklace made with perforated plastic canvas, and my sister wanted one. Since it looked like it would only take a few hours to make, I agreed to this. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to make the actual necklace part of it very well, though, I sacrificed one of my standees to be in order to test my necklace making skills. Because of that, I now have a necklace with a stitched version of my sprite pattern of Dana Sterling from Robotech being used as a charm. It's a little too long, and is a bit of an insane accessory to have, but I like it pretty well.
Once I'd assured myself that I wasn't going to ruin a camera necklace if I made it, I sat down and stitched it. I had to take issue with the fact that Cross Stitcher said that one camera would take three hours to stitch when, in fact, it took an entire day. I think that I might be an incredibly slow cross stitcher, though, so that was okay. Plus, the camera ended up looking really cute! Here is how that project turned out.
I am kind of sick of blogging right now, but I will be back with a new post tomorrow! I spent this afternoon making new sprite patterns, so I added 12 new characters to my random selection jar, including a lot of recent requests. Until I make that fateful post, I hope that all of you guys have a lovely day or so!


  1. I haven't seen Pacific Rim but I LOOOOOVE what you've done with the logo! I totally agree about block colour, though. I've been working on a chart called Lesbian Love by Austitch and it's ALL black. I never want to see a black thread again right now.

  2. I LOVE that cross stitch you're doing in variegated thread. I've never seen variegated thread used so wonderfully, and now of course I want to find something to do in a similar style. If only we didn't need to sleep... I'm sure I'll find the time somehow, probably not as big as yours though! Looking forward to seeing the finished thing :)

  3. Pretty pattern, inspite of being boring for you.

  4. Wow, that looks really nice! I need to see that movie...
    Love your necklaces, too! Not sure I could get that camera done even in a day... XD