Allie oop

From Pixel Stitch RPG
Allie oop
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Guild Agility
Class Ranger
AlignmentTrue Neutral
Exp 1200
  • Agility Guild Leader
  • Skills
    Stitch Speed+1


    Evelyn (Evie) McAllister Human Ranger

    Evie was raised by a loving and large family in a small town in the highlands, where sheep herding and wool sales was the predominant business. Both parents worked to run the town bakery, so most of the child care was done by her grandmother, with whom she was very close. Grandmother took her into the forest to forage for wild edibles to supplement the family's diet, and taught her various fiber arts to help supplement the family's income.

    Growing up, Evie noticed that people were a bit of a mystery to her. She loved them, but their actions and motivations didn't make sense to her, and the drama of small town politics was both baffling and intimidating. As she approached adulthood, the pressure to get married and settle into a career became overbearing. Evie took a look at the available career and mate options and decided that wasn't a life she could settle into happily. She packed her necessities and took off into the wilderness.

    Since then, Evie has spent her time wandering from place to place, hunting and foraging for most of her needs. In her downtime, she continues the decorative needlework her grandmother taught her, mostly small pieces of delicate trim the dressmakers to the wealthy will pay top dollar for. She spends most of her time in the wilds, but she makes trips into towns and cities to sell her needlework, pick up supplies, mail letters back to home, and just see other people. When she gets overwhelmed, she heads back out again. She hopes to eventually find a place to belong, but in the meantime, this is a better fit than her small town life, and she's mostly content.

    Completed Quests

    Quest Turn-in Details
    Revisit a UFOAllie oop RevisitUFO.jpgI wanted to spend time frogging a giant chunk of another project, but I couldn't make myself do it. I worked on this one instead. I've had the pattern for a while, and didn't have time to start it before. It'll be a seasonal sampler of Mr. Handy. 2 strands on 18 count Pattern
    Take InventoryTook inventory of their stash:Project Trello - Boards for my unstarted patterns, WIP, and UFO, and finishes. I put a board for framed pieces, too, but that's more optimistic at this point than necessary.
    Scissor SoireeAllie oop ScissorSoiree.jpgGeneral purpose, fancy edge scissors, tiny embroidery scissors, children's scissors, and kitchen shears. I have a set of sewing shears, too, but I don't sew often and they've gone missing. My favorite pair is the blue and red flamey pair.
    Prepare to DyeAllie oop Prepare to Dye.jpgI tried out strong coffee and Earl Grey tea on swatches to see what happened. I dyed/stained them scrunched up in ramekins. Top is the original color, bottom left is tea, bottom right is coffee. The tea has a very faintly reddish cast in comparison (which may or may not be visible in the photo), but they otherwise look almost identical. Just for fun, I did a third scrap (second photo). This was white aida stained with mixed berry hibiscus tea. It's not entirely colorfast, but it's a pretty color.
    International StyleTraveled the world and discovered:Mollink Designs I wanted to do something a little different than most people think of, so this is a South African designer. I don't know whether the art style is representative of the country or just this particular designer, but I kinda like it. It reminds me of watercolor nature notebooks. It's very detailed of the subject matter, but with only very minimal (if any) backstitch, and very sparse background.
    Artist Studies: Ink CirclesAllie oop Studies InkCircles.jpgInk Circles Freebies Turning in unfinished because we'll be camping and I'm not certain of cell service this weekend. I'll keep stitching, though, and update later. This is the freebie November 2007 Celtic Knot.
    Blackwork ResearchResearched Blackwork and discovered:South Carolina Blackwork Pattern One thing I thought was interesting about blackwork is that everyone always thinks about England when they think about it. It actually originated in northern Africa (brought to Europe by the "Moors," so I'm not sure which specific region other than northern). This is one on my list as a possibility for my parents, who both grew up in South Carolina and met in college there.
    Petite PatternsFound a small pattern to stitch:I think I'm going to borrow the TARDIS motif from Siodhna's Dr Who biscornu pattern!
    Speedy StitchingAllie oop SpeedyStitching.jpg154 stitches in 48 minutes (two-handed)

    3.2 stitches per minute 192.5 stitches per hour

    This is a motif from Siodhna's Dr Who Biscornu pattern
    Specialty StudyFound a tutorial:Stem Stitch Tutorial. I realise stem stitch isn't a super complicated stitch, but I've done zero embroidery, so I've never done it. I have a dragon in my pile that might need this instead of backstitch on the curved bits.
    Needle Minder ManiaAllie oop Needle Minder Mania.jpgI have just realized I don't actually have that many, but since the twist-ties are magnetic, I usually just end up using them. They're definitely less cute, though.
    Project ProjectionAllie oop Project Projection.jpgNo due dates for me, and no pressure to actually follow the list if I don't feel like it. But this is what I think I'll be working on.
    Class CrusadeAllie oopClass Crusade.jpgI stitched the agility guild crest Alannah was kind enough to offer.
    Something SpecialAllie oopSomethingSpecial.pngI'd picked up some glow in the dark floss on a whim a while back. I'm making a design with a galaxy theme for my daughter, so I pulled it out for the stars! Daughter is very pleased with the effect. Pattern Link
    Fabulous FabricAllie oopFabulousFabric.jpgThis is my entire collection. :laughing: It's not very big, and a fair amount is small leftover pieces or packs I inherited that are probably 30+ years old. But it's a bigger stash than I had this time last year, so I'll take it.

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