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WIPocalypse 31 Dec 2012

Well, the world didn’t end after all.  I hope you all had a good Christmas and will have a good New Year.

Warning, this is going to be VERY picture heavy!

This is what I said I wanted to get done in the WIPocalypse for 2012 – updated statuses are in bold:

Finish:

Classic Embroidery – Tallulah – framed 5-Feb-2012 ??????????????????????????????? I apologise for the poor quality of the picture – it’s very difficult to photograph a black picture!

Sunset – A Gracious Era – framed 19-Feb-2012 DSC00048

Feltworks – Woodland Santa Stocking – finished 23-Dec-2011 DSC00006

DMC – Blackwork World Map – not finished, but had some work

Before: DSC00027

Dimension’s Gold Collection Petites – Tiger Reflection – not finished, but had some work DSC00013  After: DSC00035

Heritage Stitchcraft – Golden Pavilion – no work

Lanarte – Virgo – no work

Scarlet Quince – Circe Invidiosa – no work

Maia – Wild Westies III – no work

Cross Stitch Collection – Fairytale Castle – almost finished a quarter of the design

Before:IMG_0130 After: ???????????????????????????????

Miniature Textiles Company – Floral Needlework Carpet – no work

Fine Arts Heritage Society – The Kiss – no work

Lavender & Lace – Emma’s Garden – no work

Cross Stitch Collectibles – The Last Judgement – no work, now contemplating unpicking and re-using the fabric

Finish finish (the stitching was finished, but they needed finishing into a proper item):

The Mark Twain Silhouette – no work

Nicola Mascall – Fire Screen – no work

Roses card – no work

Margaret Sherry cat – no work

Running Horse – no work

Deer in the woods – framed 27-Aug-2012 DSC09842

Bay window – no work

Country scene – no work

3 Jeremy Fisher scenes – no work

Fletcher 901 class train – framed 27-Aug-12 DSC09841

Blue and Scarlet Macaws – framed 27-Aug-12 DSC09840

Christmas Angel – framed 19-Feb-2012 DSC00045

Posy Collection – Yellowstone Bison – framed 19-Feb-2012 DSC00044

Valerie Pfeiffer – Lady in Red – framed 19-Feb-2012 DSC00046

Valerie Pfeiffer – The Blues – framed 19-Feb-2012 DSC00047

Then of course there were the starts:

Lavender & Lace – Christmas Tree 2008 – finished 29-Jan-12 DSC00023

My Big Toe – Dog Hair – finished 12-Jul-12 DSC09827

My Big Toe – Give Me the Cookie – finished 14-Jul-12 DSC09826

SK Forest Walk – finished 10-Jul-12, framed 25-Aug-12 DSC09844

Yellowstone patchwork bag – finished 10-Apr-12 DSC00058

Bucilla – Cardinals felt stocking – finished 24-Nov-12 ??????????????????????????????? DSC01173

RICO – Squirrel Christmas hanging – finished 24-Nov-12 ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? I brought the kit back from Austria this year – this could be the first time I’ve ever completed a holiday piece in the same year as the aactual holiday!

Tower of London – finished 24-Nov-12 

Batman – 3 pages finished, 6 to go DSC09768

HAED – Euphoria – four pages completed, 56 to go! DSC01176

Ro Pace – Solar Flare – should be finished tonight DSC01170 DSC01180 Yay, finished 1-Jan-2013

So, I started the year with 14 WIPs (Works In Progress) and 18 FUPPys (Finished Unfinished Project Pieces).  I finished 15 pieces completely, including 7 bonus start-and-finish pieces, and I now have 14 WIPs and 14 FUPPys.  I’m pleased with that – although it’s the same number of WIPs, there are some different ones from last year. (Don’t try and figure out the numbers – I couldn’t!)

For 2013, my WIPocalypse – the Revenge! (see link to Measi’s blog on the sidebar) goals are to:

Finish: Solar Flare; Blackwork World Map; Tiger Reflection; Batman

Start (and possibly finish): Tony Minieri – Stars For a New Millenium

Work on: Fairy Tale Castle; Circe Invidiosa; The Kiss; Euphoria

Finish finish: Christmas Tree 2008; The Mark Twain Silhouette; Fire Screen; Roses card; Margaret Sherry cat; Running Horse; Bay Window; Country Scene; 3 Jeremy Fisher Scenes; Tower of London; Orange butterfly.

Oh, and as a bonus now that Christmas is done, I can post a picture of the Christmas present I made for my Mum:

DSC01165 Yes, it is Cousin Itt.  I think he came out really well.

Happy Stitching!  I’m off to finish Solar Flare. Edited on 1-Jan-2013, because I have indeed finished Solar Flare.

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WIPocalypse – 8 Feb 2012

Well, first of all, I finally framed Tallulah:

She’s rather difficult to photograph, because of being on black fabric, but you get the idea.  I’m pleased with her.  I have a load more framing ready to go, but I find I get bored very quickly of mounting.

The World Map has made some progress.

Before:  and as of last night:

But I got bored amazingly quickly with the blackwork ships, so I picked up a sparkly Angel Wreath, which now just needs beads and finishing:

Yeah, I know, it’s not on the WIPocalypse list, but hey, it’s sparkly!

Tiger Reflection has seen a little bit of work:

Before:

 and as of today:  

He’s coming along.

This came yesterday, and yes, I know, I’ve already got WAAAY too much stash:

This is a canvaswork piece called Solar Flare, by Ro Pace.  It’s got all sorts of interesting speciality stitches, and having read the instructions, it’s going to be a challenge!  I think it will work better on a dark background, though, so I’ll be changing the canvas colour.

I’ve also got a piece of specially dyed linen on the way, from www.countrystitch.com in New Zealand, for this:

It’s a really cool chart, but it calls for SIX AND A HALF skeins of colour to stitch the background!  I just know that it’ll become a UFO (UnFinished Object) if I have to do that, so the lovely Catherine has dyed me some linen to match the thread colour.  I’ll be dropping everything to start that when it arrives, so let’s hope I finish the map first!

And I’ll be staying in a lot to stitch – it’s so cold!  Not Canada cold, I’ll grant you (it’s around -3 overnight), but we’ve had our first major dropping of snow:

This was it just starting on Saturday night, and we woke up on Sunday to about 3 – 4 inches.  Again, nothing major compared to other places, but hey, this is the UK, we can’t cope!  And another big snowfall is predicted for Friday, I gather, so there’ll be lots of staying in.

Happy stitching!

24 Dec 2011, 2012 WIPocalypse update

Well, it seems that Measi’s WIPocalypse has got me on a roll. 

Classic Embroidery – Tallulah – Finished 21 Dec 2011

 This how she was when I picked her up (left), and this is her finished (right).   

She was a NIGHTMARE!  The thread was just horrible to work with.

Sunset – A Gracious Era – now working on this one:  This is how it was when I picked it up again.

Feltworks – Woodland Santa Stocking – Finished 23 Dec 2011  Really pleased with this.  The face came out particularly well.

Scarlet Quince – Bird of God – Finished 18 Dec 2011, framed 24 Dec 2011

Mill Hill – Snowflakes – Finished 24 Dec 2011

Mill Hill – Desert Santa – Finished 24 Dec 2011

Cross Stitcher – Royal Guard – Framed 24 Dec 2011  (this is a Christmas present for my uncle Andrew, who is obsessed with most things military).

Here’s hoping 2012 is as productive.  Happy Christmas to everyone!

Sunday 18 Dec 2011

Well, been a looooong time since I posted!  I’ve moved over here from www.emmadragon.multiply.com, so if you want to see my older posts, that’s the place to go.

Measi’s WIPocalypse http://measi.net/measiblog/2012-wipocalypse/ has pushed me to come back to blogging and have another go.

Woke up this morning to the first snow of this year:

Max still hasn’t figured out what this cold, wet, white stuff is.

In sewing news, I finally finished Tuscany Town mandala a couple of weeks ago:

finally completed

I also finished Bird of God on Friday night – will post a picture once it’s framed.

I inventoried my stash yesterday – boy, there is way too much stuff there!  I have definitely achieved SABLE (Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy).

And getting started early on the WIPocalypse, I’ve returned to ‘Tallulah’, which is very nearly finished.  Just a bit of filling in left to do, but it’s a bit of a pig to work on, because it’s on black.  She’s also very dusty, because she’s been sitting in a corner for probably two years, but hopefully that’ll come out in the wash when she’s done.