Hubby’s First Cross Stitch!

April 9, 2011 at 7:28 pm (Finished) (, , )

Thought I would post this on my blog. I got my hubby into cross stitching and here is his first completed piece!

He did a mario pattern from Sprite Stitch and it looks pretty good for a first time stitcher. His back is just as neat as the front (and yet mine are always a mess, go figure).

His next work is going to be a large picture of Kratos from God of War, he’s already started it so hopefully soon it will start to take shape!

My updates will be coming up shortly!

Got to catch them all,
Ploegette

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Final Fantasy Kadaj Pattern

April 7, 2011 at 4:17 pm (patterns) (, , )

This was a pattern done for someone (Brityboo) over at Sprite Stitch for a decent size project to do. She wanted Kadaj from Final Fantasy and after searching google I found the perfect picture!

The problem I had was finding a picture that didn’t end up being so dark when I convered it over to KG chart, and obviously I found a successful one. I may have to eventually do this pattern myself (It’s smaller than the ones I typically do)

Anyhow, if this is a project that you are interested in doing you can find the pattern here: http://www.spritestitch.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3415

I have posted both the sth (KG Chart) and pdf versions of the pattern so everyone should be able to access it.

I know I’ve probably said it before but I will say it again, Final Fantasy makes some great cross-stitch patterns.

Oh, what the Frell…
Ploegette

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Riku (Final Fantasy) Pattern

April 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm (Future Projects) (, , )

Wow, I keep going on a roll. Three posts today (or at least so I think). Anyhow, I was fooling around on my computer and found a new pattern that I really like and will add for the voting. It’s Riku from Final Fantasy (the picture has a grid because it’s the stitched view from KG Chart resized down).

She actually turned out really well and there was next to no editing that needed to be done to the final product. Bright colours, which is a bit of change for me as most of my pictures tend to be darker colours.

I actually think that Final Fantasy X had some great characters. So far, they are also turning out to make great patterns. But enough of that, let’s get down to the important stuff which is the details.

18 Count Aida (Think I may go linen for it though)
139 stitches wide X 192 high
Total colours: 67
Total stitches: 26 668

Not bad, definitely one of the smallest patterns that I have done by far. Not that it is a bad thing, just means I will get it done a lot quick and see progress much faster than what I normally do. I think it will be a fun project all in all and I will definitely have to post it on the Sprite Stitch forum as I can see other people wanting the pattern.

Now I promise that this will be my last update for the night. Even if I decide to snap a photo of my progress on Wesker I will leave it for tomorrow. I’ve given everyone enough to read already.

*UPDATE* If you want to do this pattern I uploaded the sth and pdf files here: http://www.spritestitch.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3413

You have to risk it all if you’re ever gonna win big!
Ploegette

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Game of the Week (GotW)

April 6, 2011 at 6:59 pm (GotW) (, , )

And the game of the week is…Dead Rising 2. Playing as Chuck Green, motocross champion you fight your way through Fortune City bashing in zombies with almost anything (and I mean anything). It’s great because you can actually combine things to make weapons. For example, who wouldn’t want to take on zombies with chain saws attached to each side of a paddle!

Of course, that’s not what makes it the game of the week for me. In fact, I played this game a long time ago and revisited it, and so did my husband. No, what makes it great is that we found a store where you can actually change the attire that Chuck is wearing to leather assless chaps!

Okay I know the picture is small but it was the only one that I could find online. And as if this wasn’t enough! No, through searching it was discovered on a tanning bed. What you ask? A pink “massager”. I kid you not, actually in the store where you found the assless chaps, they had more in a variety of colours. So, what better way to kill zombies then by beating them over the head with a dildo while wearing assless leather chaps? Granted it’s not very effective for killing zombies (who thought it would be?) but it is definitely worth the novelty factor. Laughs for hours on end! Why not pick one up in every colour?

Now can you see why I’ve called it the game of the week? I can.

Wait…Jayne…are those grenades?
Ploegette

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Assassin’s Creed Pattern

April 6, 2011 at 4:52 pm (Future Projects) (, , , )

Alright, time to reveal pattern idea #3 for my next project. This is from a game that I loved playing, both in the storyline and online modes. And here it is:

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. I love the fact that you have your main assassin in the front, and all the other playable characters for the online play lined up in the background. Of course you meet some of them during the game play but let’s be realistic – killing people online is a lot more fun.

So let’s get down to the details:


 18 count Aida
500 wide X 186 high
53 Colours
93 000 stitch count

Lots of work, but once again it turned out to be a great pattern when I threw it into to KG Chart. Once again, so many patterns that I want to do and not enough time to do it all. Sadly, I love them all so it’s going to be up to you guys! I’m remembering so many of my favourite games so I keep looking for pictures! Maybe not the best idea…

I called him Waggleton P. Tallylicker…
Ploegette

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Heavenly Sword Pattern

April 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm (Future Projects) (, , )

I posted this on the Sprite Stitch forum a not too long ago, but this is another pattern idea that I have for my next project. It comes from the video game Heavenly Sword and there is just something about this picture I absolutely love.

Once again this will be one of the patterns that I am going to put in a poll for you to decide on. It’s too hard for me to pick which one I want to do when realistically I want to do them all!

As per usual, here are the details:

18 count aida (white) / white linen
300 wide x 328 high
61 colours
Total stitch count: 105 644

Because I’ve already posted this, it means it needs no editing and is ready to go. Now I just have to finish editing my final fantasy one.

Let me know what you think. This is pattern two in a series of who knows how many for you to decide from. I figure until I’m just about done with Wesker, I’m going to see patterns or pictures that I like.

How weird is that?
Ploegette

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Final Fantasy Pattern

April 2, 2011 at 9:35 pm (Future Projects) (, , )

Alright, I know that I’m still working on trying to get Wesker Done, but it doesn’t mean I can’t start coming up with ideas for my next big project. So over the next little while I am going to start slowly updating possible pattern ideas and eventually have you guys vote for which one I should do.

This is the first possible design pattern. I’ve always loved the way she looked and found that this made for a beautiful designs and turned out to make a great pattern. Here are the key details:

18 Count Aida (white)
500 wide X 375 high
46 Colours

There still is a bit of editing to do to the pattern, there ended up being a lot of green in the rocks of the background that I’m not sure about. Either way, when all is said and done I will make sure to at least post the patterns on the forum over at Sprite Stitch.

So now it’s time for your feedback guys! What do you think, good idea for a pattern? Maybe it’s too big (though I do like a project that’s a bit of a challenge). Maybe it’s too dark or maybe there’s just better out there.

Just remember, I can kill you with my brain!
Ploegette

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Wesker – WIP

April 2, 2011 at 9:18 pm (Wesker) (, , )

Okay so for those of you who have been following me on sprite stitch you know that my big project for the moment is Wesker from Resident Evil.

Wesker

This is the base image that I am using. I used KG chart to make the pattern which has turned out to be 21 pages in total. Not too bad I guess considering.

Here are the stats: 18 count Aida (white) with a stitch count of 250 stitches wide by 223 stitches high. All in all there are 49 colours.

Well after a lot of hard work and countless hours of stitching I’m just under 1/4 done the project. I’ve managed and ear and a red eye, so that means something right?

Well, here is the progress so far:

Wesker WIP

Hopefully pretty soon I will have another update for you! Just have to keep stitching. Progress is a little slow when there are so many colour changes to be done.

Shiny, now lets be bad guys!
Ploegette

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Game of the Week (GotW)

April 2, 2011 at 7:19 pm (GotW) (, )

Branching out from my regular cross-stitching posts, I’m going to put a bit on my favourite game for the week (or month or however long it lasts)

This week, I’m going to start off with Bulletstorm. It’s created by the same people who created Gears of War (part of the reason my husband bought the game was because of the early beta invitation for GoW 3).

I’m not too far in the game right now, but I am loving it. It has a similar feel to gears of war, but has expanded in a whole other sense. The best part about it has to be the sniper rifle. When you shoot it, you actually have to move the bullet towards the target (who is often running away from you). Headshots are a lot harder to get in this game, but that makes it all the more challenging.

I also love the dialogue in the movie. There are some amazing one liners that you won’t forget any time soon (I named him Waggleton P. Tallylicker) and the bantering is just a riot.

Anyhow, this is the game that has been keeping me going over the last little while. There are definitely some parts you have to replay a few times (yeah, I’ve died a few times, what’s your point?). I would recommend giving it a try if you have the x-box. It will be time well-played.

This must be what madness feels like,
Ploegette

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