Born: Lakeside Forest
Mother: Lawful Neutral Devil Sorcerer that works as an Entertainer. Relationship is friendly. She is alive and well.
Father: Was raised by her mother. Her father disappeared to unknown fate.
Because of her father's disappearance, Asteria is a former pupil of her sorcerer grandmother, the likes of which was attempting to create rather chaotic experimental magic. Weaving a manipulating stands of colors into talismans, her grandmother perished from her own magic gone wrong. Being born with these powers, Asteria finds them difficult to control at first, yet with time, practice, and maybe some help from others she will learn to manage them.
She's thoughtful, determined, jovial and perhaps a little too uncontrolled. But this is all just a façade, a mechanism to deal with her position.
Born into a rather mundane family, most onlookers would assume she has no innate magical potential. Her 2 sisters set out on their own directions not seeking to continue practicing their own magic. Asteria lived comfortably until she was about 18 years old, but at that point things changed. She started to experience the world and was becoming more cultured.
Following the very stars that called to her, she continued to travel and gain knowledge. Through plenty of trial and error, she is unstoppable in a fantastic world. But with her skills and diligence, there's nothing to stop her from climbing to the top, and taking those she meets along the way with her. She could quickly become a true friend for life.
But for now that's speculation; she is currently travelling the world. She feels like there's more to discover in this world. Luckily she has great people around to support her!
|Color Swap||2 over 1 on 22ct, all 4 colors swapped. Pattern|
|Color Theory||DMC: 3866, 3047, 503, 3778, 3864, 869|
|Design: Inspired by Color||Sunset Island inspired by Tybielee's colour palette|
|Unique Techniques||Discovered a Tutorial for:||How to Stitch on a Splatter Shield|
|Artist Studies: Durene Jones||Maybe my chaos isnt so evil, I left the pattern as is and didnt sneak half stitches in. After all this was a study of someone else's style, not for me to invoke my style onto their pattern....
That being said, this backstitch style is a bit carefree and I can honestly say I enjoy it! Not all the lines connect, not all the colors are boxed in by bold backstitch, but it's more sketched and the slight "bleed" of color over the line gives it a by hand feel.I also noticed only 1 color for the backstitch, where I would have thought a dark green for the grassy area and even a more royal/dark purple for the egg, but again this turned out rather nice!
|Stitch Spot||My zen space, cozy, tucked in a corner. Winters this is where you can find me, there's an option for natural light or synthetic. In summer I have pulled this papasan to the deck in the backyard, where I can watch single engine planes take off from the small local airport.|
|Topsy Turvy||I usually stitch \ this first but this project I started / that way on the X. It was time consuming more than anything trying to rewire my muscle memory. It's amazing how awkward it felt as well. Habits are hard to break! Stitched 2 over 1 on 18ct ; Pattern (modified)|
|Stash System||Discovered organization inspiration:||DIY Embroidery Floss Organizer using Clothespins Currently I have half skeins, half bobbinated. I came across this cool idea for storage and I like this would make a nice brainstorming board for creating color palettes for patterns as well|
|Revisit a UFO||The reason I set this aside is because I had to frog, I have some frigging yet but I got stitches down as well as frigging. Feels good to make progress on this piece again. Pattern|
|Take Inventory||Took inventory of their stash:||Whiteboard of WIPs - I chose WIP inventory/stitch project inventory. What's nice about using this magnetic dry erase board is I can keep my current WIPs, my planned projects, and pattern design things straight. I can also put some of my needle minders that aren't currently on a project on the board as well I would like to get some more of the magnetic clips and rings so I can put more of my current project floss rings across the bottom so I can just grab and stitch rather than keeping them in a drawer with the projects|
|Unconventional Canvas||This was tough to do, organza is delicate and the fiber moves very easily under any sort of tension, so the stitches are loose, a lil messy, puffy, but still identifiable!|
|Scissor Soiree||Left a couple out, these are the most used and the newest additions|
|Prepare to Dye||Omg I loved this quest! 18ct aida, started white. I used low immersion with both liquid and powder dye. I didnt realize one of the containers has a hole so the lighter one had less liquid after the hour soak.|
|International Style||Traveled the world and discovered:||#puntocroce The thing I like the most is the simplicity of the colors, they are almost primitive in nature some of them seem. After going through a couple designers, I settled on this one, Cuore e Batticuore. I want to stitch so many of their designs!|
|Artist Studies: Ink Circles||Ink Circles Freebies Ink Cricles Lobster Bouquet freebie, I stitched just the center so I could make it into a scissor fob. I really like the Kaleidescope patterns in all the patterns, center out twists and turns, its all very eye appealing|
|Blackwork Research||Researched Blackwork and discovered:||Danse Macabre I have been eye some fall and Halloween patterns for a bit I settled on sharing this free pattern from Kim Brody Salazar. The reason, it's versatile! Being a border, or using the swords as stand alones, the leaves as the ornate edge for a biscornu, as a whole or piece by piece I'm in love with this pattern.|
|Bewitching Blackwork||I made my own pattern for this, inspired by this freebie.
These little pumpkins are the makings for a perfect bookmark for my fall reads! 18ct black aida, 1 thread on pumpkins, 2 threads on letteringI used 2 oranges (720 & 740) and 1 green (700)
|Petite Patterns||Found a small pattern to stitch:||Tiny bows I like that the color changes and all the colorways are already figured out for me in the wonderful tutorial from Sirithre I'm thinking 40 mins per bow?|
|Speedy Stitching||51 sts: 19:05 mins roughly 2.7 sts/min
162 sts per hour (high for me, I'm usually around 145) Stitched on 14ct plastic canvasPattern
|Specialty Study||Found a tutorial:||Shell Stitch Tutorial This site is a wonder for specialty stitches and there are so many I didn't even know existed or when I would ever use them, but this shell stitch I have seen used in a couple pieces before and I think it's really pretty.|
|Specialty Practice||This is by far the most fractional stitches I've ever done, the red you can see them finished, the yellow and blue you can see more clearly the fractionals before they are crossed.|