Monday, August 22, 2016

Olympics SAL and August WIPocalypse Update

It's time for another WIPocalypse update and the wrap-up of my Olympics SAL projects.  For the Olympics SAL I worked on a different project each day to make progress on my many WIPs.   I showed the first 10 days in my previous post.

Above is my "Linen Sampler" by Nancy Rossi.  I stitched on this during Day 11 of the Olympics.  I only managed a little bit of stitching on this project, but was happy to make any progress after having it packed away for so long.

Day 12 of the Olympics I worked on Teresa Wentzler's "Summer Carousel Horse".  I added more to the border and the flowers and leaves at the top.

Day 13 of the Olympics I pulled out my "Carousel Tiger" designed by Angela Pullen.  This kit was short on 2 or 3 colors of floss and the blending filament - so I  had set it aside.  Now I have enough floss to cover it, so I started stitching on it, again.  (I have completed the Carousel Lion and Carousel Zebra.)

Day 14 of the Olympics: I happily stitched on my "Spring Sampler".  I completed all of the color stitching on the Hollyhock seed packet and have started the outlining (of which there is plenty).  This sampler is just so light and pretty.

On Day 15 of the Olympics I worked on my little blue and gold colored "Quaker 2011" a freebie by Gazette94.  It won't be long until I have this one finished.   I chose the colors as an experiment ... but they have grown on me.  I think they look kinda' cool together.
Day 16 of the Olympics I gave some love to the little schoolhouse photo on my "Autumn Sampler".   I didn't quite get it done, but it is moving along.

And on the final day of the Olympics, I stitched a frog.  I am adapting this cute little freebie frog into a birthday card for my mom.  I plan to have him sitting on the word "MOM" with a "Hoppy Birthday" above.  We'll see how it goes.
Whew!  I sure did stitch on a lot of projects during the Olympics!  One thing I realized is that while I do have tons of WIPs, I really enjoy working on each of them - for different reasons.  I will continue to whittle down my WIP list and make as much progress as I can before the end of the year.

I give myself one GOLD MEDAL for stitching every day during the Olympics, and one GOLD MEDAL for a mini marathon project on Day 3 - stitching the "Oh-so-cute hot air balloon" shown in a previous post from start to finish!

I can't wait to see what everyone accomplished during the stitch along.
Happy Stitching!


  1. Wonderful progress and cute finish Cheryl.


  2. I did not join the Olympic Stitching on WIPocalypse but I am enjoying seeing everyone's progress and projects.

  3. Congratulations on your medal haul! You have some lovely projects on the go. I especially like the Spring and Autumn samplers. They remind me of the books of scraps I used to collect as a child in the 70s.
    As long as you enjoy your projects it doesn't matter how many WIPS you have!

  4. Awesome stitching progress!

  5. Congrats on your excellent progress and managing to stitch every day! I didn't manage that, it's quite an accomplishment in the summer.

  6. Wonderful progress =) You have so many lovely projects! The spring and autumn samplers look amazing, I love the designs =) I have not seen the Summer Carousel Horse before, but it's a stunning design and I am happy you picked it up again.

  7. I love all your WIPs, they are all so lovely and also different so that you will never get bored with them. Nice progress on all of them.
    I stitched the Linen sampler many years ago and it was a fun stitch.

  8. Congratulations on the medal haul! I love the TW Carosel Horse and the blue and gold quaker, the colours look great together.

  9. Great job finishing the olympics! Everything looks great! I love those blue and gold colors together


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