needle point

Misery Needs Company

it sounded like @copperbadge was having One of Those Weekends, so i asked if he’d like some fic and he requested someone with a headache getting coddled

feel better!

“Tony!” Pepper calls and he flinches.

A headache going on day three is sitting like a pulsating rock in his frontal lobe and the pitch of her voice is enough to send a needle point of pain inward.

Pepper pauses, looks at him for five seconds, and then says, voice lowered, “When did it start?”

“On the way home from NBC?” Tony tries because he honestly isn’t sure.

Pepper stares at him. “That was two days ago.”

“Yeah,” Tony sighs.

Tony,” she says, sounding appalled.

“What?” he replies defensively. “I’ve gotten six hours of sleep the last four nights, I’ve eaten regularly, I’ve only had like four cups of coffee per day, and I haven’t gone over the recommended dose of over-the-counter painkillers even though I know you can go over that and be fine!”

“Tony, that wasn’t criticism,” Pepper says, her expression sympathetic and her hand light on his arm.

“Oh,” Tony says, and deflates. “I’m tired and I’ve been sleeping,” he whines. “How is that fair?”

“It’s not.” She nudges him forward gently and Tony moves as directed, reaching up to dig his knuckles into his forehead. If he presses hard enough, it briefly dulls the pain. “Come on. We’re done for today.”

Tony should protest. There’s still a lot to do. But it feels good to have someone take the reins and he doesn’t have it in him to fight when he wants to do what she says so badly.

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Week 3 of the #YearOfStitch : Fly Stitch

Heyyyy girl hey that’s a pretty fly stitch.

I’m sorry I can’t help myself…with a name like fly stitch how can you?

I’m officially obsessed with this stitch. This week we will learn the most basic of fly stitches and in the coming year we will build on it with all sorts of fancy things so learn it and learn it well. 

We’ll start with the photo tutorial (pay super close attention to step 3 because that’s where your success hinges):

How about an illustration too?

Here’s how it looks when you just stitch as taught:

BUT, after you master the basic version you should start playing around it. Have some fun! See how on the left I started moving the stitches out wide or in close to the “stem”… then I went crazy:

Right?! Get crazy with it people! Perhaps you will also notice that I incorporated our first two stitches into this one…the cross stitch and the backstitch. Ooooooohhhhh Aaaaaahhhhh. 

Happy Stitching My Peeps

Shannon