Saturday, July 12, 2014

WIPocalypse Check-In: July

Hi all,

Thanks so much for the encouraging comments on my previous post!  Please forgive my tardiness in replying: life was a bit hectic for awhile, but by next week it should slow back down.

The WIPocalypse question of the month is: It’s halfway to Christmas.  Do you start your holiday stitching this early?  If so, what do you hope to accomplish this year?

I do start my holiday stitching this early, in fact, I probably am stitching on something Christmas-related all year long.  This is partly because I love Christmas/winter designs, but also because during the school year I don't have a lot of free time, so I get my projects started early in order to ensure finishes by Christmas. This year I have several gifts I am making family members for Christmas, and I have 2 of them partially complete: one a stocking, and one a picture that is not a Christmas design, but will be a Christmas gift! (My progress is below...luckily no one else in my family blogs, so I don't have to worry about them peeking!) Besides these, I am planning on making a set of 4 ornaments for my parents, which I will start once one of my current gift projects is complete.

My Stitching Progress:

"Aurora Cabin" went from here:
To here:
I completed most of the forest hills (mountains?) to the left, which despite all of the confetti went fairly quickly because they were half stitch instead of full!
"Checking His List Stocking" went from here:
To here:
 Santa's bag is full, and he has a (partial) sash!
And "Napping Kitten" went from here:
To here:
 He has a face! : )  I'm very excited about how quickly this one is coming together.
I did not have a page finish for "Quiet Time," because I spent most of my stitching time with my other projects, although I did make some progress on it! I will post an update once I have a page complete.   Thanks for looking! :)