Wow, it has been a while, hasn’t it? My poor blog has been neglected due to Life and its many distractions. One of those being stitching, naturally. Stitching really helps me when things are tough (and things have been really tough lately.)
So, I have a bunch of new things to share! (Some of these are already up on my Facebook page, so apologies if you’ve already seen some!)
First, my current project – Sword Kirby!
I’ve been working on this piece on and off over the past couple of weeks, although I’ve taken breaks to work on other things (including the current Sprite Stitch stitch-a-long, more on that another time!) It’s a lot larger than it appears, since every “pixel” is a block of four stitches. I’m *this* close to it being done, though!
Next, four projects that were completed a while ago.
Here we have a Link to the Past stitch (it’s a cut-down version of an after-boss scene); a Samus suit diagram from Super Metroid; a fiery Rapidash sprite and a cute Purrloin.
Finally, a cute Mario Kart image, done as a favour for a friend.
I actually have about four other pieces in progress at the minute but will post about them when I’m done with Kirby. Hopefully Life won’t interrupt me again!
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Tagged cross stitch, kirby, mario kart, metroid, nintendo, peach, pokemon, purrloin, rapidash, samus aran, video game, zelda
Seems like most of the pieces I’ve done this year have been for other people! But that’s ok, I love to give gifts and it’s nice to make other people happy! 😀
This time, birthday presents. For my superspecialawesome best friend Nick and his twin brother Alex (who is also a long-time friend). Their birthday was on 29th November and I worked my fingers off (in between sessions of Skyrim, of course) for two weeks to get some gifts made.
I gave the Samus and the Distant Worlds logo to Nick, and the Skyrim “Dragon Soul” achievement icon to Alex. Hope they liked them!
Having a few days rest from stitching before I go back to my current project, another Elder Scrolls themed piece! WIPs soon, I promise! 😀
Over at Sprite Stitch recently was a discussion on possible charitable projects. Eventually, it was decided that we would make a quilt, with each of us submitting squares to be stitched together. We got a lot of people signing up, so that quilt then became three – a Zelda quilt, a Final Fantasy quilt and a miscellaneous one.
We’re well past the ideas stage and I think that most people have got their patterns sorted – some of us have started work on the squares. Now, I put down ideas for nine squares, that’s three for each quilt:
Top row (misc quilt): Alis from Phantasy Star, Shining Force and Super Metroid;
Middle row (FF quilt): FFX Shiva, FFVIII Rinoa and Cactuar;
Bottom row (Zelda quilt): Golden Goddesses, OoT Great Fairy and LTTP Fairies.
I thought it would be hard to get images to fit the size we all need, which is 96×96 stitches, but by chance I had a lot of good pics that size or similar on my PC – I just had to choose some! I also tried to pick games and pictures that meant something to me personally 🙂
Still not too sure about the third column there, and I do have more images ready to be made into squares. I’ll see how it goes! On to progress!!
Damn those energy-saving bulbs! It actually looks a lot brighter than this in daylight. Ah well. This Alis square is going really well, but I can’t finish it until my new stock of colours arrive. So, before I run out of black, I thought I’d make a start on my next one:
Not much to see here, but there’s the beginnings of the Shining Force square.
Work is ongoing, of course, so I hope to update very soon with more on this great collaboration 😀 For more infos on the project, please check out the thread on Sprite Stitch to see how we’re progressing!
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Tagged alis landale, cactuar, charity, cross stitch, fairy, final fantasy, golden goddesses, metroid, nintendo, phantasy star, quilt, rinoa, samus aran, sega, shining force, shiva, sprite stitch, video game, zelda
I recently re-discovered this while moving some stuff about in my room. For those of you that may not know, it’s Samus Aran from the Metroid series. I found the sprite for it somewhere on the internet a few years back. The file name says “Samus SNK Style by Shoba”, so some credit should go to that person and I hope they didn’t mind me borrowing it 🙂