Steotchalong 6: Week 4

I actually finished this one on time! Early, even! I finished it on Monday. The reason I didn’t post about it before was because of this week’s challenge: do your civic duty. Which was Tuesday. I’m proud to say that I did vote, and pestered everyone around me to do the same.

  

After that, work got kinda busy, so here I am, looking like I finished just under the wire. As I add more colors, I feel like my colors look like they were picked out by Lisa Frank herself. I may do a second one in my original palate, which was going to be shades of black, so it wouldn’t be out of place in a theatre lol.

There are some good guesses coming out of this week, a couple of which I agree with. I’m excited to see the next pattern drop!

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Steotchalong 6: Spoopy Week (Week 3)

Ahhh still behind a bit. But, I’ve finished week 3, and the challenge for this week!

This week’s challenge was to submit something scary with your WIP. The scariest thing around our house is also one of the cutest.

Confession time. While Tidus has chewed on a WIP before, this picture was super staged. It took forever to get him to put this piece of fabric in his mouth. He must have learned from when he got in trouble before. He’s a good puppy. (If you like this precious pup, he and his sister, Maddie, have an instagram.)

I then finally finished Week 3:

Let’s get on to Week 4!

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Steotchalong 6: Week 2

I’m a little late on Week 2, but I’m getting caught up now. Two new challenges were introduced: one is a challenge where all the members of the team (or as many people as possible) stitch on one piece, and another was a Take Your Stitch To Work Day.

I was running sound for an event that day, so this was my submission:

My friend Melissa and I work at the same place, so we did a bit of a photo shoot at one of our theatres in some downtime

I’m designing a cute stitch for us all to work on, and hopefully we’ll get to all meet up soon.

As for my week two finish, here it is:

I decided to change my fourth color, and go with an orange rather than a green, especially looking at the upcoming pattern. I will hopefully finish this week’s pattern more quickly, though work is getting a little rough lately.

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Steotchalong Year 6: The Stitchening.

I have a few things in the works right now, but…THE STEOTCHALONG IS HERE!

This year is SO DIFFERENT! Teams this year, and we don’t even get assigned colors! So, I’ve convinced my coworkers to join, and then they convinced a couple people, and we’re

I spent FOREVER picking out my colors, but I knew I wanted to do something really different this year. Different for me, anyway. I wanted to dye my own fabric this year. And so I did. My final choices:

Fabric by me, one skein hand-dyed by MadXStitcher, and the rest by DMC. Let’s get this started! (Not using a grid this year! Gulp!)

I’m really excited to see where this goes!

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Me too.

TW: Sexual assault and violence.

Several months ago, a friend of mine from college put out a call for art reflecting the #metoo movement. I was one person that answered the call. So I put out my own call to real people to give me quotes from their #metoo moments, if they were comfortable sharing it. I was clear about what it would be used for.

The most fucked up thing is that I talk about my “moment,” and I say I’m lucky (!) because mine was not physically sexual, only emotional/psychological and one weird minor physical assault. It’s truly not nearly as bad as it could have been, and I would obviously react differently now than I did in school.

I designed this piece with all those other women in mind. I can’t say that I loved working on this project; it was heavy. But I am glad that I’ve done it.

So I finished it a couple months ago, but was sitting on it so that the unveiling of this piece would be at the performance this was originally for. However, recent events have really brought out some feelings, and I want to share this piece a little early.

Me Too

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If you can, take a look at some close ups.

This was stitched on 14 count aida with DMC threads.

 

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Vine Stitch 5: What do you want to eat?

 

Alright, I lied. More Vine stitches! Super simple.

Bagels

I actually have a few more planned, and at some point I’d like to make a collage with all of them and an accompanying compilation.   The Steotchalong is supposed to start soon, though, so it may just be a part of the ever-growing queue I have lined up

Based on this vine:

 

 

Stitched on 14 count aida with DMC threads.

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Meme Stitch 3

I’m really on a meme kick lately, if that wasn’t obvious. This one took me a bit to finish because of work.

My fellow stitchers, how many times have well-meaning strangers asked you about your “knitting” or “crocheting”? I know it happen a lot to me when I’m stitching out in the wild.

So this one is for the non-crafters that pretend to be interested in my grandma craft.

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Stitched on 14 count blue Charles Craft Aida and DMC thread.

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Vine Stitch 4: RUN

I think this might be the last one for a while, but I’m basically stitching my Vine compilation. This video is so stupid, but it makes me laugh every time.

Run Umbrella

I modeled the umbrella off of a Parasol Lady sprite from one of the Pokémon games.

Based on this Vine:

Stitched on 14 count with DMC threads.

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Vine Stitch 3: Definitely Not Weed

Carrying on with the current theme, I’ve made another Vine stitch. I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who thinks this stitch is funny, though.

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A mix of classic surrealism and modern absurdism that I find just delightful.

Based on this Vine:

Stitched on 14 count with DMC threads.

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Vine Stitch 2: Road Work

So a while back I did a Vine stitch for Frank, based on his favorite Vine. Lately, late at night when we want to watch something, but we don’t want to commit to a movie or tv show, we put on vine compilations. We’ve watched so many. So. Many. There are some that always, always make us laugh, so I did what I do: cross stitch it!

Literally one of my favorites:

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So simple.

Based on this Vine:

Stitched on 14 count with DMC threads.

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