Mystery Steotchalong: Part 2

My favorite thing about this project is this exchange:

“What are you making?”
“No idea.”

I finished stitching the second pattern yesterday during lighting focus for one of our new shows. 


I’m not sure what I even think it looks like. Maybe a dragon? Like, lying down?

I’m sad that I won’t be in the U.S. next Monday. It’ll be a miracle if I can get the next pattern before next Thursday. Maybe I can get someone on land to email it to my work email….

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Mystery Steotchalong 1

As I said in a previous post, I am doing the Mystery Steotchalong this year! 

I was reading other people’s thoughts on the first pattern on tumblr and the Steotch forums, and decided it would be best to grid out my project first, which I rarely do. However, since going through this it would be very difficult to see where you messed up without it, I went for it. 


All ready to go!

Now, as of this morning, I have just finished the first pattern, and not a moment too soon! The second pattern comes out today!


I finished it in the airport.  I am headed to my next ship today, which is why I’m posting this from my phone. I will not be able to post as much for the next month and a half or so, as we’re working around the clock (and passenger schedules) to install brand new shows on the Carnival Elation. Definitely not for lacking subjects to post about (I discovered shrinky dinks again!!). 
I sincerely hope I’ll be able to keep up with the Steotchalong during this time :) 

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Water you want from me?

You want the Pokemon puns to stop?

Well too bad, ’cause:

140 Dewott Pun


I dewott I want.

I love puns.

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Sprite Stitch Challenge June 2015

The theme on Sprite Stitch this month was video game animals and companions. At first, I asked Frank for his favorite video game dog, and one of the ones he said was Rush, from MegaMan. So, originally, I was going to just stitch his sprite, but then I saw some of the other entries, and upped my game a bit. Dogs are my favorite, so:

Video Game Doggies


Poochy, from Yoshi’s Island
Rush, from MegaMan
Dog, from Duck HuntGrowlithe, from Pokemon
Okami, from Okamiden (the sprite is actually an item that looks like him)
Boney, from Mother 3

I really like how this came together :)

In other news, I will be participating in this year’s Mystery Steotch-a-long ^_^

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Cast Commission

At the moment, I am working in Florida to install shows onto another ship. I did this about 8 or 9 months ago as well. We’re in a studio instead of a ship, and the cast is rehearsing all the shows before we get to our new ship. Meanwhile, the ship we’ll be going to is preparing for our arrival, with demolition and light shows.

Anyway, I know some of this cast from before. About half, actually. And they know (and now the whole cast knows) that I avidly cross stitch, and do commissions. Seeing my business card sitting on the desk, one of the cast members, Thomas, asked me to make something for him and his English boyfriend, who is also in the cast.

Minger + Baby Bird

He says he calls Matt “Baby Bird” because of the way his hair fluffs up in the front like a baby bird. He says Matt calls him “Minger” because he farts a lot. True Love right there.

The happy couple:

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Chantelle’s Box

Frustrated with her tendency to misplace things, our cast manager Chantelle offhandedly asked for me to cross stitch a box for her with her name on it.

Now, because I’m working on other projects, and I only had scraps with me at work, I didn’t make a full box.


I had scraps of purple leftover from another project I’ve recently finished, as well. And purple is her favorite. It didn’t take long.

She also wanted it waterproof so it could be outside, so I was just going to put it on a cut up water bottle. Actually, I did.

It didn’t look very nice at all. But she took the little scrap, and made a little box with gaffe tape.

It’s not waterproof, but it’s okay. It’s up by the door that goes outside though, right above the fire extinguisher.

Her reaction was priceless. It was a funny little project.

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Pikachu Pun

Okay, so over on my Tumblr, I got 200 followers, and so decided to do a giveaway of sorts.

It was a bit of a bust, and I think the problem was the prize was both too specific and too broad. And too much to my own liking. I wanted people to reblog with their favorite Pokemon puns. I know a lot of them.

Anyway, several people liked the post, but only one person reblogged, and then told me their favorite Pokemon was pikachu. Well, of course that’s a pun I can work with.

And now that they’ve gotten it, I can post!

Pikachu Pun

Made from a sprite I modified sprite from one of the Mystery Dungeon games. Stitched on 14 count aida while I was supposed to be working on my sampler.

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Sprite Stitch Video Game Sampler

In April and May, the Sprite Stitch challenge was a sampler stitch-a-long. In April, people submitted designs, and in May, each week for the first three weeks a design was chosen based on a vote, and the last design was the stitcher’s choice.

I edited each design a little bit so that I could stitch from my existing stash.

Due to my choice for the final panel, it ended up being a Nintendo sampler :)

SpriteStitch Sampler

I thoroughly enjoy the Pokemon panel.

Stitched on 14 ct, and it should have been finished a week ago :)

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Do you need help?

Because I think I know a guy.

Stitched this over the weekend:

135 Clippy

Not sure why I thought this was a good idea to stitch….but I think it’s hilarious.

Stitched on 14 ct in the car.

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Pokeball Necklace

Several months back, I adjusted the spirograph patterns to make a pokeball spirgograph.

And then, after I made the last one for the white elephant, I took the small piece that I cut out and saved it. I finally got around to doing what I wanted with it, and I’ve finally just gotten around to posting it :)

Pokeball Spirograph Necklace

I hadn’t originally put the beads on, but the pendant is too light to weigh the cord necklace down.

I’ve been wearing it around town a lot lately, and I really like it. I think I’ll make a bunch of non-pokeball ones too :)

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