IHSW, D3, and TUSAL

Hello, fellow hermitters!!! How were all 122 of your weekends?? :D

Thank you all SOOO much for your understanding on my last post. I figured if anything would sway you, it's cute animal pictures, you tender-hearted lot! :D

I am pleased to report that I was a good hermitter and dungeon crawler this weekend. I finished the inner border of Butterfly Lace, and those cute little jessica stitches make me swoon every time. If you've noticed that the right side has two less flowers on than the left side, you are correct!!! The butterfly which will reside on the right has a bigger wingspan.

See all the holes in the center part? The unstitched rectangle, the corners, etc... ALLLLLL beads. I am tempted beyond reason to bead-as-I-go on this one, cos they're going to make this so gorgeous, but I will resist.




The D3 beta went well. I forgot to take pictures of the characters to show you guys. In particular, I wanted to show you the hulk of a man that was the female barbarian. Yup, you read it right.... 'hulk of a man...' LOL!!!

TUSAL!!! I had my moons messed up and thought that it was WIPocalypse time... so I shall update this post with a TUSAL pic later.



Will be blog hopping today for sure. I'm loooooong overdue. :D

Comments

Jennifer M. said…
Great progress! It is looking fabulous. I was out of town this weekend so no hermitting for me this month.
It's so pretty so far, and looks like so much got done, especially considering that there was gaming to do, too! I hope you enjoyed both the stitching and the game!
Julie said…
Another beauty you have on the go again.

Getting your moons wrong and man turning into a woman are you sure you haven't been at the sangria with Daffycat. ;)
Tammy Bergeron said…
I love the colours in that mandala! Good job stitching. I stitch every night so got a fair amount done too. I'll have my UFO's done before I know it I hope
geeky Heather said…
Preeeeeeetty!!! I failed miserably at hermitting and playing any kind of videogame. =( Oh, well, there is always next month!
demeter83 said…
Beautiful stitching, and that is going to be a lot of beads!
Bea said…
That is such a gorgeous piece. And it looks like you made some nice progress. My weekend was not quite so productive, but I did get in a few stitches.
Agi said…
I loved those little blue flowers! Gorgeous!
Ewa said…
NICE! That thing is going to bling like crazy! I'm going to hermit today, too, since I didn't get to at all on Saturday. Glad you enjoyed your Diablo!
Mountain Ash said…
The Butterfly Lace just gets more and more special. Glad to see you fitted in both your stitching and your gaming.
Mouse said…
ooooooooooooooo very pretty :) and glad you managed to do both ..lol love mouse xxxxx
Anne said…
Gasps!!! Oh Joyce!! It's so gorgeous!! I love the wee little flowers!! So cute!

That's where you have been...dungeon crawling :P Wish I could've been dungeon crawling with you!!!

HMBW!!!!!!!
tiffstitch said…
Glad you managed to get some stitching done despite the temptation of D3. :) Looking fabulous, so good luck meeting your deadline.
lesli said…
Butterfly lace is to die for! I LOVE IT!!
Had to steal your owl picture from your previous post....oh my gosh...adorable!
Daffycat said…
Ooo, the different pastel shades on each side are so pretty! And I LOVE the row of flowers along that left side.

My IHSW post is up! I had a great time!
Kaisievic said…
Fabulous progress and I do understand. DS1 is a gamer, too. It is as addictive as cross stitching! Thx for organising yet another fabulous IHSW.

hugs Kaye xoxox
nikkin said…
I am going to be an enabler and say bead it! You know you want to! hahahaha! I just want to see all the bling, cause girl, it is fantastic so far!
Glad you had time to do both of the things you really wanted to this weekend,can't wait for screenshots of D3!

/hugs,
Nikki
Rita said…
So beautiful your stitches..and it looks like it's kind of a difficult design!! But you're doing a great job!!
kisses
Xeihua (Sara) said…
GORGEOUS... and you did stitch more than one stitch eheheh very good :)... I will be the crowd screaming Bead it! Bead it! But taht is just because I can't wait to see more of it.... (and I guess I'm becoming the one that always tries to make you do more to show more eheheh) glad you enjoyed D3 and I don't doubt you at all on the barbarian woman ;)

Hugs,
Sara
Linda said…
Great progress Joyce. Looks good.

Linda
McKenna C. said…
It's beautiful! You are such a clean, fast stitcher!

~McKenna
Stitching Noni said…
Amazing! Can't believe how much you ended up getting down with your time split over Butterfly Lace and Diablo!! Well done :o)
This is looking gorgeous - so want to see it beaded up - but we probably should wait a wee bit longer - no... don't wait - bead it!! :o)
Veronica said…
You stitched all that and still had time to play D3? Dang, Joyce, you sure are one fast stitcher. Butterfly Lace looks awesome.

I'm so sad the Beta test is over. I didn't think of taking screen shots either. LOL! So which character did you like best?

Hugs,
Veronica.
Lesleyanne said…
Great stitching for IHSW. Glad you managed some videogame time as well.
Keebles said…
Good luck with all the beading! I can't wait to see it!
Giovanna said…
Terrific stitching on the beautiful, beautiful project!
Yvon (jioya) said…
This is another great one, i love to see the beads on it, they will really sparkel.

I had no time to hermit this weekend, we went for a bike ride through North -Holland.

Hugs Yvon.
Oh man that is stunning stunner!!
Bling it baby, I love the sparkles.
Glad you enjoyed D3, there's nothing like escaping it all and immersing your senses in a great game!! xox

P.S. Sorry couldn't join you all in this IHSW but downside of shiftwork is sometimes you lose your weekends. But everyone's work is amazing!
Miamina said…
I adore your stitching, it's all so beautiful and neat! Well done on resisting the beading :)

I had a great weekend with my stitching and managed to get a fair bit done for me!

Glad you managed to play the D3 beta, I chose not to play and wait for release, OH didn't and caved. It's looking really good and I can't wait to play it!
milly said…
It's beautiful Joyze!
valerie said…
Pretty, Pretty! The center is really coming along and those Jessicas are teeny. I'm really enjoying watching your progress so far! :)
Andie said…
BL is gonna be so pretty!! :D

Did you have lots of fun with D3? I sure hope so! :D
Melissa said…
Thanks for hosting ISHW!!

Butterfly garden looks amazing :)

Glad to hear D3 went well. I can't wait to start playing it :)
Ineke said…
WOW Joyce!! It is absolutely fantastic, even without the beads.
Why don't you bead as you go?
Jenny said…
Wow - looking absolutely fabulous! Can't wait to see all the beads in place! ;-)
The large flowers are so pretty and I love that they are all of a different color too.
Shelleen said…
Your stitching is gorgeous. I hermitted over the weekend.
♥ Nia said…
I love those colors!!! Your work looks just gorgeous :D
Otter said…
Ok so I added an email to my blogger account, didn't realize I didn't have one. Thanks!

Looks like you did a little bit of everything over the weekend.

Hulk of a man? OY! Where did they come up with that? Well my daughter told me that all she wants for her birthday is the years WoW, so looks like my son may get his D3 after all.

Love your TUSAL jar!
Horay for stitchy time! Your specialty stitches look amazing, and all those beads will be worth the wait! The Maiden
Horay for stitchy time! Your specialty stitches look amazing, and all those beads will be worth the wait! The Maiden
purplesunset24 said…
Beautiful stitchery! The beads are going to look beautiful on this peice. For me, I can't wait to do the backstitching on mine.
Mangogirl said…
gorgeous stitching :D

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