Thursday, September 01, 2022

August WIPocalypse Update

Long Dog Samplers - Pandemic 

I'm a little bit slow getting my WIPocalypse update posted, but here it is.  I stitched on my "Pandemic" sampler.  I always work more slowly on a project when I have to choose colors and placement ... but I do love the way it is evolving.

I also did a bit of stitching on "Victorian Charm".  Not much progress, but any progress is good. (And the cat in the window now looks like a cat.)

Here is where I left off last time:

I stitched on my "Halloween Pumpkin":
You can actually see the progress on this one - here it is from last month's update:

Finally ... I stitched quite a bit on my 'Spanish Sampler".  I finished the 3rd and 4th corners, and completed the "4-sided stitch" border around the entire piece.  You'll just have to wait in suspense for photos - as I didn't get a good shot.  But it is moving along nicely.

The question this month was about online meet-ups ... and my answer is "nope".  I think it might be fun, but I haven't ever tried any of those apps & I am an extreme introvert.  So, I will just say "maybe, in the future I will give it a go."

Thanks for visiting. Happy Stitching!

Sunday, July 31, 2022

July WIPocalypse Update

Butterfly Forest
It's time again for another WIPocalypse update.  I worked on as many different WIPs as I could this month, so I have lots to show and tell.

Above is a current photo of "Butterfly Forest".  I finished the top left butterfly and all the back stitching, as well as more of the background stitching.  Here is where I left off last time:

I worked on my "Winter Sampler", stitching the snowman and nearby areas:


and my "Spring Sampler", doing some back stitching and stitching the area by the perfume girl's hair:

I also stitched on my 'Autumn Sampler", stitching and back stitching the toy top in the right border:

 I finished the border on my "Halloween Pumpkin", and worked a bit on the cat:

Other projects I stitched on this month are "Candy Nutcracker", which is a Christmas stocking:

The Autumn Sampler "To Everything There Is a Season":

 and "Yankee Doodle" Carousel Horse:

I still have not finished any of my WIPs this year, but a few are getting close.  I have worked on almost half of my WIPs, and I am making more progress than I did for the first half of the year. 

Topic(s) for next time: What five patterns do you really want to purchase (or start) right now?

LOL. I am concentrating on my WIPS this year.  Past that ... I would like to stitch this ship in a bottle for my sister: 

But haven't really looked around much to see what else is out there.  

That's all I have for this update.  

 Happy Stitching!


Sunday, June 26, 2022

June WIPocalypse Update

BeeHive Sampler Progress
It's time for another WIPocaylpse update.  The last update I posted was back in February.  I do have quite a few project updates, starting with "Beehive Sampler".

Beehive Sampler
I completed the bee band and started working on the Bargello band (shown at the top of the post).  I have about 80% of the sampler finished. 

I also made progress on "Afternoon Nap", filling in areas of the cat and stitching the green area around the ear.

Afternoon Nap

I started stitching the sunflower on my "Summer Sampler".

Summer Sampler
I worked a bit more on a border area and alphabet on my "Castle Sampler".
Castle Sampler
I stitched quite a bit on my "To Everything a Season" sampler, working on the greenery and basket.  I am nearing a finish on this one!

To Everything a Season Sampler
I stitched more of the sky and tree blossoms on "Napping Kitten".
Napping Kitten
I managed a few more inches of the border on my "Linen Sampler".

Linen Sampler
I stitched on my Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Pirate Ship.
Cut Thru' Pirate Ship
And made more progress on my Cut Thru' Haunted House.

Cut Thru' Haunted House

 And finally ... I completed another embroidered flower cluster on my "Rose Lap Quilt".

Rose Lap Quilt
That's all of the update photos I have ... I think I have a few other projects that I need to photograph and update, but that will wait until next time.

The topic of the month is:
Half-year recap:  How are you doing with your goals so far this year?

I set some pretty easy goals this year, as I am working 2 jobs and am usually too tired to stitch.  My goals for the year are to work on each of my WIPs, and try to get a few projects finished.  Out of 41 WIPs, I have worked on only 10!  I am trying to step up my stitching ... so I hope to actually achieve my goals this year.  I have made a lot of progress on a few of those projects and am nearing finishes ... so time will tell.

Happy Stitching!



Sunday, February 27, 2022

February WIPocalypse Update

Looks like it's time for another WIPocaylpse update.  I haven't done one in such a long time. 

I started getting up a bit earlier to take time for stitching in the morning, because I found that waiting until the end of the day wasn't working for me.  I was always too tired and bleary eyed to get much done (and had to frog often).  Anyhoo ... I actually accomplished enough to post.

Above is shown where I am with my "Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Haunted House" (which was my "marathon" piece to work on during the Olympics).  Look how much progress I made from my last update:

 The only other project I stitched on this month was my "To Everything A Season" Sampler by Sandy Orton.  I've only worked on it this past week, but can see the progress I have made.

Here is where I am today:

Making progress down the left side border, and some stitches in the central flower basket.  Here is where I left off last time:

Question of the month: What stitch-a-longs (SALs) are you participating in this year?

I made so little progress on my WIPs over the past few years, that I decided to focus on my current projects this year and avoid starting anything new (except an ornament or two).  However, if my current projects fit into a stitch-along theme, I am all for it.  

I guess that's all I have for this update.

Happy Stitching! 

Praying for peace!



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