Woo Hoo Second WIPocalypse check-in and I’m on time – well I was on-time until the laptop froze taking my post with it. So here I am a day late with a replacement post. All of the sub-headings are links to the various albums for more photos and information on each project.
I’ve found the threads for my WIP of Cuor di Fiocco (Snowflake Heart). I was using “Cranberry” by Gentle Arts Sampler Threads! So in between other projects, I got a couple of good days in on this project!
25 Jan 2014
I love Brodeuse Bressane designs and decided when the Fleur de Lys SAL was announced late last year, that I would stitch this one on black. After a number of floss tosses and false starts I finally got a good start on this one on the 25ct evenweave black. Parts 1-4 complete.
This is a SAL put together by the girls of the Aussie Stitchers FB group. We do one part every two months starting February 2014. Part one is complete. I’ll get back to this in April 🙂
Part 1 Finished
Halloween Town is a Alessandra Adelaide Mystery SAL for 2014. One piece will be released each month starting February. Here is part one complete.
Part 1 Finished
Stitch-a-longs appear to be my kryptonite. I don’t know why I sign up to so many of them especially as I don’t complete *any* on time, but I just cannot resist …. especially Mystery SALs. This was a SAL in 2012 and I somehow stopped after part 3 of 5. I think all the stars did me in. Anyway, a few days of stitching and it is now finished! With the exception of 4 beads. They are supposed to be French knots, but blast it, I’m going to use beads. I need 4 Mill Hill 00347 Garnet beads to really finish this.
24 Jan 2014
Topic: How many projects do you generally feel comfortable having in progress at a time? Tell us about your one-at-a-time or rotation habits!
One at a time?? I don’t think I’ve ever stitched one at a time since I started back in the 1990s. Strict rotations don’t work for me either as I tend to find them restrictive and I chafe and find them a chore and then I lose interest in my stitching altogether. So I tend to stitch on something while it interests me and then change to something else. This year I am focusing on finishing some of my 50 o so WIPs that have come about because of the way I stitch 🙂 🙂 Of course as can be seen, I have also signed up to new SALs too – I never learn. But hopefully I will stick with these and get them finished on time for a change.
First WIPocalypse check-in for the year and I’m already a few days late …. oh well. Here goes:
Stitchalong SAL – Any AAN design
For this SAL I thought I would dig out my WIP of Cuor di Fiocco (Snowflake Heart). Unfortunately, although I found my WIP, it was not in its project bag, so I have no idea what thread I am using to stitch it in. Further investigation is required before I can get back to this piece.
Progress 16 Jan 2014
Brodeuse Bressane SAL – Fleur de Lys
I love Brodeuse Bressane designs and decided when the Fleur de Lys SAL was announced late last year, that I would stitch this one on black. After a number of floss tosses and false starts I finally settled on a mix of ThreadworX threads with a touch of Gloriana here and there. Well I only had 32ct black Belfast in my stash and I’m not happy with the garland of leaves, I think the fabric is too small for such intricate lines to show clearly. So I’m going to start this design again in a few weeks when some 25ct black fabric arrives – courtesy of Julie. I think she had enough of watching me struggle with this piece 🙂
Maggi Co’s Village WIP – Catgirl & Catboy
This is a WIP from 2012. It was originally designed to go into the group house I was in at the time, but as usual the project outlasted the item it was being stitched for. I still love the project and I have now finished it. First finish of 2014.
Topic: Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!
Hi I’m Mel, formerly a librarian but now living on disability due to chronic migraine. I do what I can, when I can and don;t stress about the rest. I live with my two beautiful cats in Melbourne, Australia.
Instead of picking specific projects for this WIPocalyse, I plan simply to work on all of the SALs and whatever of my WIPs that interest me at the time. I have over 50 WIPs so if I can get 1 small one finished each month, I will call it a win!
Some of my WIPs are in the list to the left and the tab above. I will add other WIPs as I unearth them! Planning to shop my stash this year, so the WIPocalype is keeping on path. How about everyone else? How are you going so far this year?
I have no idea where my side widgets that showed my stitching albums have gone to. They have completely disappeared. They aren’t even in my list of available widgets to access anymore … I will have to look into that.
In the meantime over the last month of so, I have been stitching. Here’s current progress on the Maggi Co Village Mystery SAL. This is halfway through part 3 (of 5 parts). Part five is being released next Wednesday so I’m as always a little behind, but I’m more caught up than usual, and most importantly, still stitching!
Night is in the Air
11 August 2012
Part 3 Progress
A couple of notes: yes that is a medium grey fabric. The shadow on the top right of the fabric is indeed a shadow, not a stain on the fabric. I’ll upload a better photo later.
Also I will find and upload the full gallery of progress photos for this project soon.
Yes I’ve been stitching. For four nights running. I’ve turned down Warcraft and other social activities to stitch. I think after all of these months I’ve finally got my stitching bug back!
I’ve been stitching Catgirl & Catboy by Jardin Privé based on the artwork of Maggi Co’s Village. Yes the same Maggi Co’s Village that is running the Night is in the Air SAL that I mentioned in my last post. The link to join that SAL is still up if anyone is still thinking about that by the way …..
I have a full album of pictures and thoughts on each night’s stitching (such as they are). Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook already has those ramblings.
2 July Progress
Night is in the Air
SAL – Maggi Co’s Village
Stitch-a-longs appear to be my kryptonite. I don’t know why I sign up to so many of them but I just cannot resist …. especially Mystery SALs ….
This one is by Raquel Blasco of Maggie Co’s Village. I have reviewed one or two of her Jardin Privé collaborative designs in my Project-a-Day blog.
Raquel says of this Mystery SAL:
SAL will start next June 15.
Size design is 186 x 141 stitches.
Will be 5 parts and they will be every 15 days.
Participants will receive by email, the list of materials and every 15 days, the objective that they should stitch.
Signing-up until June 30
To make this SAL more fun, the embroiderer that sends the first photo with the design completly stitched, will receive a surprise gift.
As the first part of the SAL was released on 15 June, we can see the first part as some have already stitched it. Noelle’s blog and Nuria’s Blog.
Night is in the Air Pt 1 – by Lulu
The Cost of the SAL is: €5.50
The sign-up page is here. If you need to change the language, look for the country flag in the top right corner of the page.
You have less than 24 hours left to sign up if you are interested.