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September 29th, 2012 by Annette

September WIPocalypse – Let’s Dance!

My timing is perfect for this month’s WIPocalypse post!  I have TWO…yes, TWO Happy Dances to share!  And both from the WIPocalypse list 🙂

First – my long neglected Mirabilia Round Robin from 2011.  It came home needing only Queen Mermaid stitched.

You would think I could get right on that, yes?  Unfortunately, this makes the *third* time I have stitched QM on a Mira RR and I can definitively state I will never stitch the whole piece.  I did change her beads a bit to be ornery, but now that it’s all done, I’m so glad she’s there 🙂

The mermaids are stitched on Star Sapphire Jobelan and the borders were done in SNC’s Warlock Road.

For the second finish…. Little House Needleworks Sea to Shining Sea:

I was drawn to this design for the palm tree and saguaro cactus there on the left and once *those* were done, it languished in the WIP pile until this year.  It’s stitched on natural Belfast linen with the Crescent silks included with each of the designs.  (this is pre-Belle Soie).

The only intentional change I made is for those little white dots in the center panel.  I used white MH beads rather than doing individual stitches.  I hate “rogue” stitches 😉  There are some unintentional changes (especially in this panel… the frogs live in that river, I swear) but nothing too obvious, I hope.

That’s two items off the list!!  Woot!!

Also making fine progress on my L*K Mystery Sampler….

Only the last part to do and it’s my favorite of the three!

Comments

12 Responses to “September WIPocalypse – Let’s Dance!”
  1. Lovely pieces and finishes!

  2. I love the Mirabilia RR. I am very envious. All your projects look great.

  3. Congrats on your finishes! They are beautiful. And Lizzie Kate is looking great as well.

  4. Cogratulations! Such beautiful finishes!

  5. Congratulations on your finishes! And that L*K mystery is cute!

  6. Everything looks great Annette! Your RR is gorgeous!

  7. Congratulations on the two Happy Dances 😀 both are gorgeous 🙂 and what a lovely progress on the L*K* Mistery Sampler 😀

  8. Both beautiful finishes! Yay to crossing things off the list! I love that L*K Mystery piece.

  9. I have Sea to Shining Sea kitted since it came out. Maybe I should start it. LOL Both finishes look great! 🙂

  10. So glad to see Shining Sea finished. I’ve always loved that one. Your RR looks fabulous, and I know the L*K will be done in no time. I don’t even manage one finish a year, and here you’ve had two in a month! 🙂

  11. gorgeous stitching 🙂 I love your finishes!

  12. Congrats on your two finishes. I’m loving the L*K Mystery sampler I can’t wait to see more of it.