In the last few days, I've gotten a couple of comments from people other than my mom, so HI!!! I'm so glad you stopped by! Gee, maybe I should be pathetic on the Interwebs more often if it makes people comment. Just kidding, I will try *not* to be pathetic. Much.
It's time for another Scarlet Quince cross stitch update. Behold!
(Phase 1 is here if you would like to compare.) I did A LOT of black this month. Like multiple skeins of nothing but black. I only worked with two symbols, the plain black and one that's a blend of black and slightly brownish black. As a reminder, here's what she'll look like on the twelfth of never:
I've decided that "Take the Fair Face of Woman" is too long a title, so she needs a name. I thought of Titania, Queen of the Fairies, but for some reason that didn't work for this fairy (I think Titania should be either an ice-blonde or have raven hair, don't ask me why), so I was trying to think of a name to go with a girl who has red-gold hair when inspiration hit. Her name is now Eilonwy, after a character in Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain, who was always described as a princess with red-gold hair. I've always loved the name Eilonwy anyway. If you've never read the books, I cannot recommend them highly enough, 'cause I know you come here for my book and movie recommendations (more of those soon).
If you're curious, I managed to put in a whopping 10,547 stitches this time around, meaning that this piece is now just a bit shy of 16% finished. 20,057 down, 105,943 more to go, ha. Next time around I won't be able to do quite so many stitches because I'll be working on the many zillions of color changes on her butterfly crown, but that will be fun. Nice change from black, although I think a lot of the symbols in the butterfly crown are some color blended with black, so I won't escape it entirely. But that's okay.
For this month, I'm taking a break from the Scarlet Quince rotation to finish up some other projects so I can give them to my mom for framing. But I'll be back to attack The Accolade in November, and I might work on that one for two months since my parental units will be out here and we'll be so busy with the holidays. I've only got a tiny start on that one anyway and it's the biggest of the pieces in my current rotation, although believe it or not I've amassed most of the supplies for an even *bigger* piece. And one more. 'Cause I'm crazy. But you knew that already.
I got my sweetie pie back today so I am now a happy camper. No firm plans as to what we might do this weekend, although there may be a trip to London involved. As long as I get to spend time with Lee, I'll be happy : ) Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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