AmethystSquid

From Pixel Stitch RPG
AmethystSquid
Kristina.png
Guild Melee
Class Barbarian
AlignmentTrue Neutral
Exp 2150
Achievements
  • Founding Member
  • Melee Guild Leader
  • Skills
    Stitch Speed+1
    Pattern Design+3
    Organization+3
    Resourcefulness+9
    Studious+4
    Stubbornness+4
    Creativity+3



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    Color SwapAmethystSquid ColorSwap.jpg2 over 1, 14 ct aida ; Pattern
    Color TheoryAmethystSquid ColorTheory.jpgWedding theme inspired palette (maroon, blush, grey, with eucalyptus green). L&T: 732 (?), DMC: 154, 320, 905, 895, 413.
    Design: Inspired by ColorAmethystSquid Design InspiredByColor.jpgSaturn inspired by Schursch’s colour palette, made using StitchFiddle (4” by 4” on 14ct)
    Unique TechniquesDiscovered a Tutorial for:How to Make a Cross Stitch Paperclip Bookmark (Written by Kristina herself!)
    Artist Studies: Durene JonesAmethystSquid Studies DureneJones.jpgPattern I had to substitute one of the oranges and I made a mistake in the leaf placement for a couple branches.. but I decided to leave it as is haha. This was fun! I've never done a pattern yet that had two colours in one square, so had to do a google search on that.
    Stitch SpotAmethystSquid StitchSpot.jpgFor once it even is tidy too! This is where I binge watch Netflix while stitching up a storm! Nearby is my fiance's computer. While I stitch he is either gaming or watching guitar videos on YouTube!
    Topsy TurvyAmethystSquid TopsyTurvy.jpgIt took a lot of concentration! I started each stitch \ and second stitch /. There's definitely a couple in there that I accidentally switched, but I noticed them at the end and decided to just leave it rather than re-stitch them. Pattern no longer available, but was by AlitonEmbroidery
    Stash SystemDiscovered organization inspiration:Craft Closet Makeover I love the idea of pegboards. I like the system I currently have for my floss, but the problem is there simply isn't space in my house right now for a designated crafting spot. If I wasn't in a rental, I would love to turn the spare room closet into something like this!
    Revisit a UFOAmethystSquid RevisitUFO.jpgPattern ; It was the second project when I started cross stitching a year ago. I counted part of my stitches wrong, became frustrated, and set it aside. In true barbarian fashion, I forced my way passed the mistake and got it finished (finally).
    Take InventoryTook inventory of their stash:Thread Spreadsheet - I used a spreadsheet to take inventory of my DMC thread. I used a template that was available for free on google drive. Template
    Unconventional CanvasAmethystSquid UnconventionalCanvas.jpgThis was a learning experience for sure! We drilled the holes quite small, so it was very tough to get the needle through areas that already had a stitch. I ended up breaking a needle in the process, and I had to use pliers to pull the needle through the holes. I bit off more than I could chew for sure... I still have four other cute cacti to finish in the row. It is a wooden box that I plan to use for organizing my craft room.
    Scissor SoireeAmethystSquid ScissorSoiree.jpg.
    Prepare to DyeAmethystSquid Prepare to Dye.jpgThis is the second time I used Rit dye! The first time, I dyed some fabric to bright orange so I could make a Magikarp hat. This time I used "Eggplant" and I dyed the fabric in pieces to try and get a gradient going. The darkest was in the dye bath for 1 h 15 m while the lightest was in for 15 minutes. I took out a piece each 15 minutes. The 6th piece I dyed in Tim Horton's Chai Tea. It smells so pretty!
    International StyleTraveled the world and discovered:Since my dad's side of the family came from Norway, I decided to find some Scandinavian artists!

    MrsNeilsen on Etsy stood out to me because of the traditional geometric designs that incorporate birds, deer/stags, etc.

    I also wanted to share NordicAndNice from Denmark. This shop has a section of vintage cross stitch calendars. I found the 1968 Zodiac calendar very interesting!
    Artist Studies: Ink CirclesAmethystSquid Studies InkCircles.jpgInk Circles Freebies I used this pattern from the 2006 freebies. I really enjoyed making this bookmark! It was super fun to see how it all interlocked together as I stitched it. I used the thread I received in the switch swap from Cuteteahoru and I absolutely love how it turned out!
    Blackwork ResearchResearched Blackwork and discovered:Teresa Stephenson's Blackwork Cats I came across these lovely cat themed blackwork patterns and, as an avid cat lady, I got very excited to add these to my collection of future projects. Unfortunately, I learned of the original artist and how her patterns were stolen, eventually leading to her retirement from selling patterns. Artist is Teresa Stephenson.
    Bewitching BlackworkAmethystSquid BewitchingBlackwork.jpgI decided to do this Squirtle Pattern by Gatchacaz. I decided to just focus on the squirtle because this month is super busy. It was a lot of fun! I enjoy the repeating patterns in blackwork and how satisfying it is to start seeing the picture come together with each stitch.
    Petite PatternsFound a small pattern to stitch:I'm going to use the mini patterns that are released for the Stitchonomy Halloween 2020 Free Stitch Along.
    Speedy StitchingAmethystSquid SpeedyStitching.jpgFirst time it took me 42 minutes for approximately 108 stitches, so around 2.5 stitches per minute. I was watching Kim's Convenience on Netflix and snuggling my cat.

    Second time I finished in 27 minutes, so approximately 4 stitches per minute.

    This is the candy apple pattern released for the Stitchonomy 2020 Halloween Stitchalong!
    Specialty StudyFound a tutorial:I selected the Rhodes Heart because I thought it was cute!
    Specialty PracticeAmethystSquid SpecialtyPractice.jpgI started a biscornu for a friend that incorporates beads and French knots. My month got pretty crazy, so this is as far as I got!
    Design: Seasons StitchingAmethystSquid Design Seasons Stitching.jpgSo I guess I got really into my idea because I spent my lunch break yesterday and today working on this. This is my family lefse recipe! About 20 of us typically gather each Christmas season and have a lefse making competition. There are many roles to fill: The Roller, The Stick Man/Woman, The Runner, The Taste Tester, and The Judge. There's also a Statue of David apron that new people are required to wear. It's quite an event and it will be missed this year!

    I used DMC Christmas Red and Snow White

    I used Carrie's Creations freebie fonts as reference.
    Needle Minder ManiaAmethystSquid Needle Minder Mania.jpgHere are my needle minders! The classic tomato pin cushion, a biscornu (pattern by Siri), a Mele guild crest (from Siri's shop), and some cute kitties from Chubby Unicorn Crafts on Etsy!
    Color KaleidoscopeAmethystSquid Color Kaleidoscope.jpgI shook things up and used earthy tones that I don't often use. I selected a pattern that uses green and brown variegated threads. Then I decided to make use of the fabric I dyed for a previous quest. It was my first time using a fabric that wasn't the standard black, white or oatmeal. When I dyed the fabric, I used the Rit Eggplant colour and I love how it turned out! Pattern can be purchased from FuzzyFoxDesigns via this link
    Project ProjectionAmethystSquid Project Projection.jpgI set up an Airtable recently for pattern organization, so this seemed like a good opportunity to extend that a bit further through the Project Projection quest!
    Artist Studies - Dragon DreamsAmethystSquid Dragon Dreams.jpgI did the little Spot of Tea from the Dragon Dreams freebie website. I had fun with this little guy! It was the first time I did this kind of backstitching. I think, although a slow process, it created a nice effect that makes the subtle colour switches really pop :)
    Stitch Spot - Away From HomeAmethystSquidStitchSpot-AwayFromHome.jpgThis is my office desk! Not a very exciting away from home spot, but it does the trick! I usually stitch here if I have a project with a tight timeline, working through my coffee and lunch breaks.



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