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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wicked....

...wicked cool!
Introducing 
"My Castle, My Dragon"©
Figured you could watch me bring this to life...
this will be available ... after it's totally complete.
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Once again, I love what I do!
Even when it takes an entire day to accomplish one small area!
I haven't come up with a name for my beast,
it'll come to me though.
Scales, sparkle and shine and ... well defined!
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His ear and eye ridge.
Eye ridges are important to dragons.
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So a little more sparkle to the ridge.
I managed to move to an area that is
the Sahara Desert of Needlepoint.  

Not one shop is close by.
I do, however, know how to pick up the phone.
 But ... sometimes ... WHO wants to wait.
 The idea is there and you're ready to stitch.  
This happened on his eye ridge.  
I only have Kreinik #8 in 3202, one of my favorites,
 so it's not odd that I'm out of a size.  
Another BUT ...
did you know you can strip/ply some braids??  

It's not easy but it is possible.
So I gently extricated three very fine plies
from my #8 and worked
just the tiniest bit of string art
on his ridge ... and it's perfecto!

Warning...this may take a while for me to stitch.
I'm on a roll right now but shortly 
I'll be winging my way to Germany for
 ... drum roll ... can you believe it's been a year???
Emma's first birthday!!!
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Emma's First Easter celebrated in Crete.
My little world traveler!
And yes, I knit that colorful cardi she's looking so adorable in.





9 comments:

  1. You can always do the obvious - Puff. And then there is your title - Wicked. DO you want an evil terrible dragon or a rather sweet lovable one?

    Jackie
    http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

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    1. He is grumpy and lovable and very protective....a sound keeps coming to mind as I stitch 'Harumph'

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  2. Kim, you always amaze me with your gorgeous creations! This dragon is looking very handsome and the colors in this piece are just gorgeous...but they always are! ... Little Emma is totally adorable in her sweet cardigan. There truly is no end to your wonderful talents, my friend! I hope you have a great trip over to celebrate her birthday! xo

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    1. Oh Paulette, thank you. This will be my second trip over, last time was for her birth!

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  3. You are so talented. I admire your work so much. Have fun with the little one in Germany. I've been there. It's a truly beautiful, remarkable country!

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    1. Thank you Sharon! It is beautiful, so much is unspoiled. I was so impressed by how there isn't much urban sprawl. Lots and lots of green!
      Of course, the big draw is family and my sweet little Emma. Amazing how fast the year has sped by.

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  4. I think I am going to have to stitch this. Hurry, hurry!

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    1. Oh Jane, he's across the room from my stitching chair. He's very grumpy at being put aside while I work some magic on another piece. This one is not good at working more than one piece at a time. Unless it's basketweave :)

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    2. Oh Jane, he's across the room from my stitching chair. He's very grumpy at being put aside while I work some magic on another piece. This one is not good at working more than one piece at a time. Unless it's basketweave :)

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Thank you for popping in.
Have a great day,
Kimberly