Sunday, March 16, 2014

RDP SAL Week 16: "How does she know you love her?"

This week's princess is one of my favorites because it was the first time Disney made a movie where they appeared actively aware of some of their more ridiculous traditions.

It's Giselle, from Enchanted!

A couple of pattern notes:

  • I thought about doing her crown of flowers as I have others and satin stitching it, but instead I chain stitched it to give it a different look than the rest of her. You can do either.
Okay, so that was one pattern note. 

Hope you all enjoy stitching her! Hope to be back next week with a fierce lady. I am going to be gone the start of the week so I hope to get a lot of stitching in today on her.

Until then - Happy stitching!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Maybe I boasted too soon...Operation Sparkle Update 4

So....I may have spoken too soon last week...two bad runs (Saturday and today) have me pretty down. I had some trouble breathing in both instances...Saturday the air was wet and heavy and today my legs were sore and I lost my breath a couple times. My sinuses have been acting up the last few days and I'm blaming that.

A very wise friend of mine said you have to take the good runs with the bad...and I guess she's right because you don't really have a choice otherwise. The good runs empower you to keep going...the bad make you mad enough to go and try again.

Right now I'm sitting on 2-3 miles and can't really make it much further. I have 350 days to change that.

I guess I just need to decide that I'm up for the challenge.

The same friend posted pictures from her Princess Half weekend this year today...and it makes me decide yes.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

"God Help the Outcasts" - RDP SAL Week 15

Good morning stitchers!

This week we have another not-quite-a-Princess, but still a complete and total badass, in my opinion. Like many before her, I didn't really appreciate her movie until I saw it in my 20s, but I think it's ambitious, underrated, and an important message for kids about tolerance in turbulent times.

It's Esmerelda!


Hope you all have a great week! Next week we have another more traditional Princess (at least in title)...if I can get her done this week. 

I leave you with one of my favorite Disney songs ever...especially as I get older and see the injustice "different" people feel everyday.