Friday, December 2, 2011

So of course

I'm off playing Skyward Sword. Be back soon.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Slime Knight!

Have I ever mentioned how much I enjoy Dragon Quest? I knew very little about it until Journey of the Cursed King came out on playstation 2 and I picked up a copy purely for the fact it came with a playguide (and I love playguides!). Since then I've collected as many titles as I can for the DS and recently finished up DQ VI : Realms of Reverie. I realised I hadn't contemplated doing any DQ related stitching so without further ado :

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Good news! I managed to pick up a new computer on special so I'm back in action. Below is a quick phone photo of the little progress I made on Crocomire while I was on night shift last week. I would like to have this one done and posted to it's new home by the end of the month so I'm putting any other little projects on standby until this one is DONE! Gosh, stitching on black aida in the middle of the night hurt my peepers though...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

And I'm done!

So pleased to have finally finished this Mario piece I've been playing around with since the start of the year. Just a matter of finding a frame that fits! The finished product contains over 23,000 individual stitches and 70 different colours. It is by far the biggest piece I have ever attempted. While I'm on a roll I thought I'd dig out that Crocomire...

Monday, September 26, 2011


I managed to break my laptop in an unfortunate cooking accident (I was reading a recipe off it next to the sink, water from the tap sprayed everywhere etc) so I'm having to rely on my phone. As a result I don't have access to my patterns and as I'm not in the habit of backing up files, a lot of them will be lost : ( Oh well, the recipe worked out perfectly!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I've had an awful stomach virus for just on a week now with no signs of it clearing up. I couldn't work on my cross stitch from the toilet so I've packed it away for a bit. That and the fact I made another error in the mario piece and am still scratching my head trying to work out the best way of fixing it without having to unpick too much. I think I've been stitching too late at night, like midnight, when I get home from work and I need something to unwind, thus mistakes aplenty. In the moments when I'm not strapped to the porcelain or curled in the foetal position I have been playing a few games lately. Mainly Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii. This came out recently and without doing any research I picked up a copy only to find out it's just what the doctor ordered! Amazing story, characters with depth, fast paced action, levelling up to my hearts content and a million and one collectables and side quests. Why couldn't the last Final Fantasy be more like this?? *glares at long forgotten FF box*. When I've not fighting Mechon I've been playing a host of other great games including Heavy Rain (which I finished the other day, great stuff!), Read Dead Redemption (I suck at these sort of GTA genre games but I find great amusement in perservering) and Assassins Creed 2 (again not my sort of game because I struggle with the controls but I'm getting there). The weather here is beginning to warm up though and my body is craving a bit of vitamin D so perhaps I need to take a bit of a break and head outdoors!....not yet stomach still hates me.