Cross stitch update #3

Final Fantasy VII

 

This is a Final Fantasy VII pattern by Cloudsfactory, stitched with DMC threads on 14 count aida. I like Cloudsfactory designs for their simplicity, and have only put this down due to starting the piece below.

Story Time Sampler

This is the piece that has been receiving all my attention of late, it’s The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery‘s, Story Time Sampler. I am super behind in terms of deadlines, as this is a stitch along with another small section being released every month, but when you stitch for only a couple of hours a week, what are you going to do? These borders are driving me crazy, they take so long, but I adore the finished product and just keep that in mind when I put the aida down to make my 5th cup of tea that day! (This is stitched on a piece of 16 count aida from Chromatic Alchemy)



Hearthstone Hunter Deck

Hearthstone Hunter

 

After investing in the Alleria hero skin, I decided that my second class to play as in Hearthstone would be Hunter, I like how quick games with a deck that focuses mainly on hitting the other hero’s “face” can be, and enjoy the different play-style, when compared to Rogue (this is less about combos.) Pictured above is the deck I am currently using, the only ones not pictured are 1 x Tundra Rhino and 1 x Savannah Highmane. It has served me pretty well so far, but I’m still new to the class, and so will tweak and update here when necessary.



Cross Stitch Update #2

Cherry Blossom Sampler

This is The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery‘s Cherry Blossom sampler, stitched on 14 count aida with DMC threads, although i did swap around the colours, so that there is less red, and more purple!

LOTR

This is a Lord of the Rings pattern available via the Jodyri Designs Facebook group, stitched on 14 count aida in Ashardalon Breathes by Chromatic Alchemy fabrics…I adore her fabrics, so they come highly recommended. The thread is DMC perle in 310.

New Year Fairy

This is unfortunately how far I have got on New Year Fairy by Mirabilia, it is stitched on 32 count linen, and it’s just too much of a struggle for me that I really lack the motivation to stitch on it, I’m considering changing fabrics as the threads for this are Crescent Colours and I really love the finished piece.

 



Guildwars 2: Playing as a Guardian.

GW2 Guardian
GW2 Guardian

After 200 hours spent as an elementalist, I felt it about time for a change. ¬†Step forward Sylvarian Guardian. Currently hovering around the level 60 mark, I can honestly say that no part of levelling a second character has yet become a chore. Guardians are possibly the more flexible and forgiving of professions in the game, wearing heavy armour they can feel tanky when armed with a greatsword, but can make awesome support healers when using a mace and shield. At the moment I’m set up running the following traits and switch between those 2 weapon sets, but there are other weapons guardians can wield, including staves.

Zeal

Zealous Blade – Greatsword attacks heal you.
Greatsword power – +5% greatsword damage.

Valor

Defender’s Shield – +90 Toughness when wielding a shield.
Purity – Cleanse a condition from you every 10 seconds.

Honor

Resolute Healer –¬†Generates a Shield of Absorption when you start reviving an ally.