Saturday, October 29, 2016

Celestial Dragon 1

I finished the first ten hours on Celestial Dragon last week, but then was caught up in Halloween costume-making and didn't get a chance to post. But, the costume is done, the Halloween party at work was a success, and now I can go back to stitching.

So here it is, the first ten hours on Joan Elliott's "Celestial Dragon"

Some things you can't tell from the photo:
- It's stitched on Picture This Plus "Meditate" (28 count, 2 over 2)
- There will be lots and lots of beads

It's a fun and easy quick stitch, divided up into four pages so I'll keep going until I have the first quarter page done. There's four or five different colors of Kreinik in the whole pattern so I'm hoping those will show up eventually. There will also be two different colors of beads, but I'll stitch those in at the end along with the french knots and backstitching.

I mentioned working on my Halloween costume. Well, here it is. The great reveal (for those who haven't seen it on Facebook):

That's me in there. And if you don't get the reference, click here for a hint. The costume was H³'s idea, but I didn't get started making it until about three days before the work party. Whoops. The robes and gauntlets are made from scratch and underneath, to black out my face, I'm wearing a black morph suit. Suffice it to say I freaked the hell out of everyone at work, made them quite uncomfortable, and had a great time doing it. Most people didn't know it was me.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween. And happy stitching!


Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

I love the celestial dragon pattern! Your stitching is so beautiful. And congrats on the creepy halloween Costume. I'm going to be Tonks this year.

Linda said...

Love your new start and great costume Ewa.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great work on your dragon. Joan Elliott has also been nominated for a British Craft Award so you can vote for both of us, we're in different categories LOL
That costume is awesome!

The Crafty Princess said...

Oh man I love your costume. 3 days effort too, perfect!!
The colours on Celestial are amazing too. I can't believe how much you got done in 10 hours. Well done you!
xo Alicia

Heather said...

Lol I love it! The stitching and the costume lol