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August 10th, 2010 by Annette

Ten on the Tenth – August

Wow, another month gone by! 

School is back in session (at least for one kid) and while the heat continues in Arizona, the end is in sight. 

For this month’s Ten on the Tenth, I’m going to expose ten dark secrets. (Only ten.  There are more.)

Yes, I’m posting ten long-suffering works-in-progress.  None of these pieces have seen the light of day for at least a year… most several.  Here we go….

1 – Stroke of Midnight by Teresa Wentzler

I probably have a few more hours in her than reflected here.  This design is what led me to the stitching community back in 2000.  And I still love it. 

Don’t let the snail’s pace progress fool you.

2 – Desiderata by Indigo Rose

This would definitely go faster if I worked on it now and then.  I can’t even remember the fabric this is on.  I do know it’s DMC.

3 – Brave Hearts by Little House Needleworks

Silk (1 over 2) on 40-ct fabric.  I really need to get a better light setup in my stitching corner….. yes, that’s an excuse and I’m sticking to it!.

4 – Fortunate Traveler by Teresa Wentzler

Isn’t that pretty?  Yeah, I think so, too. 

5 – Skeleton Crew by Cricket Collection

Given my avowed love of all things Halloween, one would think this would be further along.  It’s just all that white…..

6 – Lilac Pixie by Mirabilia

Poor lilac was a victim of the Mirabilia Round Robin.  I was Mira-ed out 🙁  I’m sure she’ll come back after Summer is done, though.

7 – Toy Shop Bead and Buttons from Mill Hill

Now that I know Missy Ann’s beading trick, this one will probably get done before Christmas 🙂

8 – Egyptian Garden by Chatelaine

I love love love this design.  Not  a fan of printing each chart, but I’ll work thru that.  I just haven’t found the magic system yet….

9  – Rosemarkie by Long Dog Samplers

I think fear is keeping me from stitching on this.  I’m using a lovely Needle Necessities overdye.  You know, the *discontinued* thread people?  I have at least five skeins, so running out is a relatively small risk….but still….  to get all that way and run out… [shiver]

10 – Noah’s Ark by Teresa Wentzler

Probably a *little* further along.  I would have sworn I had most of the ark done.  Funnily enough, the animals aren’t that scary any more.  I guess after starting (and finishing) pieces on 40-ct, 25-ct over 1 is cake.  The light issue….that’s still a kicker, though.

Just digging up the pictures makes me want to pull them all out and give them some love.

I’m sure the feeling will pass.


10 Responses to “Ten on the Tenth – August”
  1. Thanks for posting your WIPs Annette – you’re making me feel better about mine LOL. My only TW is Fruit Bellpull which hasn’t seen the light of day in 3 to 4 years. It’s only 1/3 done. Skeleton Crew is in my stash but I have to figure out something to put under the boat. I have a reptile phobia so there’s no way I’m stitching that serpent thing! I’ve also got 6 or 7 of those Mill Hill village houses – nary a one has been started but it doesn’t stop me from buying more. That looks like Needle Necessities #127 on Rosemarkie – I have a skein if you run out!

  2. Your wips are some really great ones. I see several that I would want to be working on, I see your dilemma.

    If you ever need a stitching partner to get motivated, I’m in the neighborhood. I’ve been spending this week on Deepest Love (Mirabilia) and I will be starting Summer Queen soon. I also have a few other wips calling out to me for attention.

  3. Awesome WIPs! I would love to start the Fortunate Traveler if only I had the courage…

  4. Thanks for sharing your WIPs. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who lets things languish. Although, I have more than a few that haven’t seen the light of day in much, much more than a year. 😉

  5. Sylvia Perez-Hardy says

    Thanks for sharing some of your WIPs with us. It makes me feel better about the twelve I have. No matter how I go about it I do not have enough self control to finish all my WIPs before starting a new piece. The lowest I have gone since joining TWBB back in 2000 is 5 WIPs. I also have some that have not been worked on in several years. I have to come up with a better plan but I keep running into new designs and types of stitching that I like. Although I would like to finish more pieces as long as we keep stitching and loving it it doesn’t get better than that.

  6. I think I’d need to do 31 on the 31st to even scratch the surface for this theme! =D

  7. Wow those sure are 10 gorgeous dirty little secrets you’ve got hiding in your stitching basket! Ack! 3 unfinished TW’s!!!

  8. Thanks for the link back love! I sorted out what my WIPs are last month. I’m still unspeakably depressed…

  9. Hmmm…like Heather, I’m not sure if all my WIPs would fit within the confines of 31 days either. 😆

  10. Oh good – it’s not just me! Maybe all of us in the stitching communities need a little sprint push on old Wips, somewhat like the Olympics push this past February? (September Sprint?)