Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Eighth Full Moon of the WIPocalypse

It has only been 2 weeks since I made my last WIPocalypse post ... so no new finishes, but I made some good progress!

The Maritime:  This is a new kit that I added in July.  I am stitching this as a gift for someone special.  I have included this in my Olympics Stitch-a-long "Rotation Relay".
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Carousel Zebra:  This one has been on my WIP list for too long.  I have also included this in my Olympics Stitch-a-long "Rotation Relay" to get it moving along.
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United We Stand (pattern found at: http://www.123stitch.com/free-cross-stitch.html): This is a new project that I started to stitch during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics.

I am adapting the pattern into an ornament using just the center image. I am stitching on 28ct linen.  I don't have any patriotic stitcheries - so I thought this would be a nice small project for me to stitch during the Olympics.
I couldn't resist grabbing the Just Cross Stitch Halloween Issue. I want to stitch everything in it. So of course, I had to jump right in!
I started with "Mr. Whiskers" (page 14), mainly because I had never stitched on plastic canvas and wanted to give it a try.  Stitching on plastic canvas is a bit harder on my hands, but it works well for ornaments & it is nice not to use a hoop or frame while stitching. I completed all of the cross stitching and I only need to add the whiskers and finish into an ornament.

Finally, I had to start stitching "Halloween Pumpkin" (page 43).  It is such a wonderful piece.  I love the bat border around the black cat and Jack O'lantern!

I actually purchased the 28ct Cashel linen that the pattern called for.  It looks quite a bit lighter in person than the photo - but we'll see how it goes.

To sum up my WIPocalypse month ...
I started 4 NEW projects (shame on me), and I had ZERO finishes.

bwa-ha-ha!

7 comments:

  1. You might not have had any finishes but you did make some nice progress this round. Love that Halloween kitty!

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  2. Ha! I love all your new starts.

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  3. Hi great progress.
    http://claire-stitchart.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. You really got a lot done on Maritime! That will be a wonderful gift. United We Stand is perfect to stitch while watching the USA athletes earn gold medals! Your Halloween ornies look great!

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  5. You made some great progress on Maritime and the Carousel and who can resist Halloween!

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  6. Thank you all for commenting!

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  7. Everything is looking great. Great progress!

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