Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye
May 5th, 2012

WIPocalypse – May 2012

Another month another progress post.  I’m really liking this whole WIPocalypse thing, I have to say.

Since we chatted last, I have finished three of the four pieces in my shorted rotation.  You’ve already seen Plum Pudding (admittedly, not on the original WIPocalypse list) so I’ll share the other two…. both *on* the WIPocalypse list 🙂

Little House Needleworks Sea to Shining Sea

Three houses done and two remaining.  Well on track for a finish this year!  Woot!

Mill Hill Bead & Button Kit – Haunted House

I finished all the stitching this round.  I predict a finish later this month as I don’t believe the beading is more than ten hours.

And lastly, my first WIPocalypse finish came home from the framer today…


March 11th, 2012

March WIPocalypse

Another full moon come and gone and that means another update on my WIPocalypse progress.

I’m happy to report that not only do I have one finish (Liberty Lane) I have kept faithfully to projects on the WIP list (with a very short detour due to an unexpected Travelling Pattern finish)!  I must admit that I continue to marvel at my ability to stay on task each month 😉

In addition to hours on Ink Circles Masquerade and TW’s Dragon Ride, I have spent time on Sea to Shining Sea…

Apologies for the more-than-usual craptastic photo on this.  I finished the words, bottom border, white “box” border and started on the far right house.


And today I finished off another ten hours on Rosemarkie (again, an unusually craptastic picture)

This is using McAulvey Manor from Needle Necessities (not sure what the Threadworx conversion is) on cream Belfast.

For this stint I did all the backstitching in the upper left quadrant there, add the first box (lower center) and started filling in the North “arm.”  I will finish off the first page of the four page chart next time – and it’s definitely the largest of the four.  Woot!

Next I’m returning to the Mill Hill piece and I’ve got my eye on a third WIPocalypse finish for the year!

In other news… my kitchen, dining area, pantry, laundry and both bathrooms now have gorgeous porcelain tile installed.  In fact, we liked it so much we’ve decided to do the same in the remainder of the house.  That will start again tomorrow, so another hectic week here.

Last weekend, we rehung most of my stitching and there’s a suspiciously large space in the living room that we’ve earmarked for Spring Queen.  I suspect she’ll be added to the rotation shortly as that space continues to remind me of her less-than-finished state!

February 7th, 2012

February WIPocalypse

And for this month’s full moon, we have quite an update!

As noted in the last post, I did finish Lizzie*Kate’s A Good Marriage!  Score ONE FINISH for the WIPocalypse. Woot!

All of the Jardin January pieces were also from the WIPocalypse list!  Score ONE for WIP Stitching Only!

In the first seven days of February, I’ve completed 10 hours each on two more WIPs from the list 🙂

Mill Hill’s Toy Shoppe (starting pic here):

Almost all the regular stitches are in.  For some of the white x’s that are interspersed with white beads, I’ll do them all at once.  All other x’s are complete 🙂  Just beading and a bit of backstitch left to go!

And after ten hours on L’Epoch Nouveau I ended up here: (starting pic)

Not bad!  I even finished a page.  I didn’t say it was a big page.

And the next two pieces that will see some time….

Ink Circles’ Masquerade and TW’s Dragon Ride (a last minute substitution in honor of the Year of the Dragon!).


January 9th, 2012

January WIPocalypse

Welcome to the first WIPocalypse update!

I had hoped to have a finish, but sadly, it is not quite there yet…

Three words left and the bottom band.  Definitely a finish this month, just not quite in time for the full moon 😉