Backstory: Raised on the shore of Frog Lake, Hosti learned how to stitch from their grandmother and it became a lifelong passion. Though they stopped stitching for a few years while they were busy adventuring and getting up to mischief, they now use it both as a form of artistic expression as well as a way to relieve stress! Hosti recently moved to Stitchwind in hopes of learning even more...
|Stitch Spot||I stitch most often at my desk!! It has the best light situation and I have a good chair for back support!|
|Take Inventory||Took inventory of their stash:||Thread Spreadsheet I finally took the opportunity to inventory all my floss! I used a google spreadsheet (the one kindly linked in #stitch-stash) bc it's easily accessible for me pretty much everywhere! I never used to track anything, but now I think I will tackle my pattern inventory next!|
|Artist Studies: Ink Circles||Ink Circles Freebies I did one of the freebie patterns and it was fun to see it all come together! I enjoyed stitching it a lot, and will definitely check out other patterns from the artist. I will note, I added an outline to the bee wings, just because of my unfortunate choice of fabric color and the wings weren’t showing up!|
|Blackwork Research||Researched Blackwork and discovered:||Star Wars Blackwork Pattern I did some reading about the history of blackwork because I, admittedly, knew next to nothing about it. I was pleasantly surprised in my etsy search to find tons of more modern blackwork patterns that fit my style a bit better than more 'traditional' patterns! I could totally see myself starting - and completing lol - this particular pattern c:|
|Bewitching Blackwork||I like this pattern design, but I found the actual stitching of the blackwork to be pretty fiddly and tedious. I will, however, finish this pattern later on my own time!!|
|Petite Patterns||Found a small pattern to stitch:||Coffee Minis. I had bought this a while back, and this quest is the perfect excuse to stitch these adorable coffee patterns by Ansitru! Excited to work on it.|
|Specialty Study||Found a tutorial:||I've always wanted to try Bullion Knots, but have been too intimidated to actually do it! But this is the year of Doing Things, so I'm looking forward to trying it out!|