Another project off the WIPocalypse list!
Rosemarkie by Long Dog Designs
32-ct Cream Linen
Needle Necessities MacAulvey Manor
This is a phenomenally bad picture, I must say. I started this design years ago as a SAL after it was gifted to me. I’m so very happy to have it done! I still love the colors chosen
One would think that having a month long work “hiatus” would have resulted in loads of stitching and blogging, eh?
Evidently that is not the case. LOL
I have managed another square on my Stars for the New Millennium. May I present Cary Grant….
And the entire piece:
I have a few more days to go before starting my new job (May 1, woohoo!) and I’m hoping to put a few more x’s in on some other WIPs. I have found a new framer after “auditioning” a few this month and now I’m itching to get more finishes on the wall! The problem is that I went thru most of my finishes from last year in the audition process so now I’ve got to rebuild the pile
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This week I added a new square to my Stars by Tony Minieri
That’s Eva Marie Saint, bottom center. Here’s a closeup:
The result is lovely but the process to get there is long!
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My first official WIPocalypse finish for 2013!
Lanarte’s Tuscany (kit) – I started in 2006, not long before I left my last company. Given I’m leaving my current company in about two weeks, it seemed a good time to get this one finished up
Picked up two newly framed pieces this week. Both were finished in 2012:
Country Cottage Needleworks Liberty Lane:
Lizzie Kate’s Halloween Mystery:
Very glad to have these hanging on the wall!
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JABCo The Boys are Back in Town
30-ct Graphite Linen; GAST/WDW
Started 3/29/2013; Finished 4/2/2013 (23 hours)
I created my own “sweet 16″ list for March and I planned to spend two days on each or at least 5 hours, whatever worked out.
This was definitely the most ambitious plan I’d ever come up with for Heather’s annual March Madness.
I did manage to stitch every day. I only left one piece with less than five hours added. I also netted to the same number of WIPs I started with… I had three new starts and three finishes (two of the new starts were completed).
Here’s what I worked on… (* new starts, # finishes)
For April we have
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I’ve got a few options here… Sometime this month I plan to pick up:
- Mirabilia Spring Queen
- Chatelaine Egyptian Garden (on 28-ct it is definitely the largest WIP!)
- Stars for a New Millennium
Thanks to my March Madness, I have now touched all but one of the WIPs I put on my WIPocalypse list….
I guess that means Spring Queen needs attention in April. Wouldn’t want her to feel left out, would we?
I didn’t finish any WIPocalypse pieces in the midst of March Madness stitching, but I did get one or two closer to that state. Here’s a couple of examples:
Lanarte Tuscany – I started this piece in 2006 (it was lunch time stitching at my last job) and given I’m getting ready to move on to my *next* job, this seems a good one to get finished up.
This is the result of 9 hours over three days. I’m guesstimating 15-20 hours to finish it up.
My Mill Hill Clarissa Cow is also close to finishing:
This was 10 hours added on to a small start. Another 10-15 hours should see it done.
Hopefully both will be part of next month’s update as finishes!
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Three more WIPs have been hit by this month’s madness…
#4 – Textile Heritage Fairytale Bookmark
Before & After (6 hours):
#5 – Hinzeit Dark Shadows
After (3.5 hours – busy couple of days). I thought I had a before shot, but evidently not! When I picked it up I had the “H” and the spider done, so not bad for the short time
#6 – Textile Heritage Welsh Farm (new start!)
Completed in 5.5 hours:
#7 – Primrose Needleworks LUV Letters
45 minutes in and I remember why I put it down. There’s a border of GAST Buttermilk on the Magnolia 40-ct linen (part of it is already stitched above the “Letters”) and it’s like stitching white on white…. ugh.