Annette's Acre

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July 4th, 2012 by Annette

WIPocalypse – July

First, a very happy Fourth of July to my American friends 🙂  And a belated Happy Canada Day to the Canadians.  And for everyone else… Happy Wednesday!

I’m taking a holiday from work today.  K and I saw Brave this morning and really enjoyed it.  We then went for lunch at a local sushi place with Terri and her DH and finally stopped at JCPenney to pick up a few items for K to take on her upcoming vacation to Georgia.  Friday will be Z’s turn.  The child just keeps growing!

And now… home to relax a bit for the rest of the day.  It’s been rainy and overcast so while still warm (it *is* Arizona, after all) not unpleasantly so.

On to the WIPocalypse update!

Since our last chat, I’ve made a bit more progress on LHN’s Sea to Shining Sea

I’m thinking a push during the Olympics next month will see this complete!

A little more progress on my June Cottage…again, another very close to finish.  Maybe this month?

Before I headed off to Dallas, I pulled out many of my “small” WIPs and will be adding them to the WIPocalypse list for the year.  I have every intention of getting the WIP list under 30 by year end and finishing off the smaller items is a quick way to make an impact.

One of the ones I found was an old Mill Hill Snow Charmer.  I’d only but a couple dozen stitches in and had followed the directions (a rarity) using three strands.  I have since figured out to use only two strands (such a rebel) and the perforated paper was not conducive to ripping out even the two dozen or so I’d put in.  One of the benefits of using fabric for the MH Bead & Button pieces is that I tend to have some leftover paper…. so I restarted the snow man and am much happier with the look.

Comments

3 Responses to “WIPocalypse – July”
  1. Great progress.

    I’m such a sucker for those Mill Hill kits. I can’t wait until you have it all done.

  2. I like the change of color for your snowman. And your other wips are coming along nicely.

  3. Hope you enjoy stitching penguin, I would like a finish photo as I am tracking his progress. xxx