Allie oop

From Pixel Stitch RPG
Allie oop
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Guild Agility
Class Ranger
AlignmentTrue Neutral
Exp 700


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!
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.

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