Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Geek-stitch!

Well I pulled the threads for all three game designs and Mario was the one I had the most for, (Zelda was second so that'll be my next stitch) I'm still 33 colours short though!! But I have enough that I can start stitching before picking up the missing colours on Monday. This is the biggest design I have done to date and because a lot of the design is just solid blocks of one colour I have chosen to stitch it on DMC's magic guide aida to make counting that much easier.


I started stitching this yesterday and this is how far I got with it (there's around 1,100 stitches done)

I'm really excited to finally be stitching this design, I downloaded it from spritestitch.com over a year ago and I honestly never thought I'd be in the position where I have nothing holding me back from attempting a design of this size. Maybe next year I'll finally stitch Aurora's Cabin by Dimmensions! 

I'm also going to be stitching some exchange pieces, my two PIF exchanges and a wedding anniversary sampler for my parents in the evenings alongside stitching this as I will probably need a break or two from the solid colours! It's my parent's 25th anniversary at the end of March and I think it'd be nice to surprise them with a sampler. By stitching this Mario design during the day on my days off I hope to fool them into thinking that I'm not stitching them anything!

Should have some more progress to show soon but until then happy stitching!!

xX Fiona Xx

3 comments:

Bec said...

They make Magic Guide Aida??
I must look into that. It is genious!

You have made a great start! I love stitching big blocks of the one colour but in the end I find myself looking for confetti to stitch lol.

What a lovely idea to stitch a sampler for your parents!
Can't wait to see some pic's of it.

Looking forward to seeing more of your progress on Mario too. :)

Happy Stitching
Bec

Jo said...

Do you wash the magic guides out after stitching? Looks like a really good idea.

Looking forward to seeing your progress with this one, imagine you'll be speeding away with such big blocks of single colours. :)

riotpatch said...

Cool, I haven't seen the magic guide aida before. This pattern is great. =]