Easing back in after a major hiatus.

So I had to drop things rather suddenly this summer due to a confluence of events: the frantic close of the summer semester and the diagnosis of my spouse’s grandmother with an aggressive form of cancer. My spouse’s family lives in upstate New York, so that meant a lot of long drives and exhaustion. As…

Sprite Stitch SAL, Update 3

Here’s how my band sampler for the Sprite Stitch stitch-a-long stood as of two days ago: My spouse and I went on a small weekend trip to a camp in the Adirondacks for a low-key tenth anniversary celebration. It was our first time to both be away from the kids overnight, and the first time…

Craft update: SAL sampler; Black Mage

The SpriteStitch sampler stitch-a-long might be officially over, but I fell behind quickly due to real life. I’m still plugging away, though. I finally (!) finished the second band of the sampler today, the arrows from DDR: After that photo, I also started on band 3, kuja.girl’s excellent Journey band. I still haven’t picked my…

Sprite Stitch SAL, Update 2

I finally finished the first band of the sampler for the first Sprite Stitch stitch-a-long! And it only took me all four weeks to do it. I made a few changes to the base pattern: I made Yoshi blue (obvs), I changed the mirrored banana peel into a star, I made Toad’s outline black, and…

Sprite Stitch Stitch-A-Long

Sprite Stitch is hosting our first stitch-a-long. It’s a band sampler. Individual bands were solicited from the community. Over 100 bands were submitted. We then voted on our favorites. From the top 8 results, three bands will be randomly selected and given out to the community, one per week. Each individual will select the fourth…