Sunday, June 25, 2017

my June WIPocalypse Update

Multi-Coloured Alphabet by Gail Lawther
It's time for another WIPocalypse update!  These are projects I hope to finish before the end of the world.

I have had a bit more stitching time the past couple of weeks, so I pulled out some of my neglected projects to stitch on.  Shown above is "Multi-Coloured Alphabet" by Gail Lawther, on which I made some pretty good progress.  I am following the shape of the pattern, but I am just using floss in variegated colors - placing them where they seem to fit.

Here is where I left off last time:
I also stitched on "Carousel Tiger" designed by Angela Pullen.  The hind legs and tail are taking shape.  This was a kit gifted to me by my sister (along with the matching "Carousel Zebra" and "Carousel Lion", both of which I have finished).  This kit had issues with floss and blending filament shortages - so it sat neglected for quite awhile.

Here is how the project looked when I last posted:

I did continue on a bit with my Dutch Sampler as well.  I stitched more on the windmill and finished the medallion next to it (lower right area).

I also stitched a bit more on my "Cow Sampler" ... but I will save that one for next time when I have more progress completed.

The topic of the month:  Show us your stitching space!  Where do you sit, and what is going on around you while you stitch (TV, audiobooks, etc)?

Honestly, I don't have a special stitching space.  I am often sitting at the computer in the kitchen stitching while I earn swagbucks (to use to buy more stitching supplies, lol), or I stitch in the front room while watching tv, or in the back room before I go to bed.  Wherever I can find some good light and a little bit of time.

That's all for this update.  I can't wait to see what everyone has been working on!  I don't comment very often, but I do make the rounds to get inspiration from all of you WIPocalypse stitchers.

Happy stitching!

Monday, May 29, 2017

my May WIPocalypse Update

Dutch Sampler by Sandy Orton
Hello.  It's time for another WIPocalypse update!  These are projects I hope to finish before the end of the world.  lol.  

I managed to stitch on my Dutch Sampler this month, making progress on some motifs, the maiden, and windmill in the lower right corner.  

Here is where I left off last time:

I also made good progress on my Cow Sampler.  I am stitching this in red, black and green.  I stitched the two trees on the left, completed the black part of the border, started the alphabet, and added some grapes and a leaf. 

Finally I put some stitches into my Berry Patch Rooster.  I think I am close to 30% completed. 

I am really trying to stitch for a little while each day.  Some days I am just too tired to manage it.  I'm happy as long as I make some progress.

Happy Stitching!


Friday, May 19, 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness - Finally a Finish!

I'm a little bit late for my Gifted Gorgeousness post ... but I wanted to put the final stitches into my "Too Much Honey" Sampler before I posted this month.  I received this project as a kit from a special friend and have been stitching it "off and on" for the past couple of years.. 

I have had very little time to stitch this year, so this finish is a happy accomplishment for me.

I love the little bees next to the honeypots. I added the stingers ... the pattern left them stinger-less.  That is the only change I made to the pattern.  

The kit stitched up fast (even though I took a long time to stitch it). Lots of solid color areas made this a good project to stitch while watching TV.  The chart was easy to read and I didn't have to mark it up to keep track of where I was. There were a few French knots here and there (which I didn't mind at all), and I had plenty of floss left over at the end (tons actually)!

Two thumbs up and a happy dance for me!



Monday, May 01, 2017

my April WIPocalypse Update

WIPocalypse time again!

Things have not been going as I had hoped ... but I am going to post the little bit of stitching I managed to accomplish anyway.

I put some stitched into my Butterfly Forest.  The image below shows where I left off last time. So yay! some progress has been made.

The only other project I stitched on was my "Too Much Honey" Sampler.  I finished the alphabet and the honeypots ... but "Uh-OH!"  Who Moved my Honeypot?

Clearly the honeypot on the right has jumped a stitch or two to the left.  UUGH!  Looks like I have some frogging in my future. The image below shows where I left off last time.

So, I did make a little progress - even with the moving honeypot.

And that's how my Spring stitching has been going.

On the brighter side, several new art pieces and murals have been popping up around Midtown Atlanta.  Here are a few:

Finding art around town is one of my favorite things about living in the city.
Happy Stitching!

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