Monday, May 4, 2015

WIPocalypse Check-In: May 4

Hi all,

It's finally May: whew!  I graduate this coming weekend, have job interviews lined up (fingers crossed!) and move at the end of the month!  We are moving into a bigger place, so I am looking forward to having a designated space for stitchy stuff...I may post photos of it once I get it set up over the summer. : )

Despite the continued crazy, this month was a little less hectic than March, and I was able to stick to my rotation, working on all 6 of my WIPs!

My most recent start, "Autumn Sampler" (Janlynn), only had a few stitches in it at the time of my last post:

But after 5 evenings of stitching it actually is beginning to look like something:

I have never stitched a sampler style pattern like this before, and I love it!  It just seems to move so quickly because it is not a full coverage pattern, and each section is like a mini finish.  Really enjoyed working on this project this month: it was difficult to put it down!

Beauty and the Beast
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This is one is actually starting to look like something too, now that I've completed the gargoyle and started on the column!

Aurora Cabin
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The cross stitches and backstitching are complete: just need to finish the couching and all of the French Knot stars! Should be a finish by my next check-in. : )

Sleigh Ride at Dusk Stocking
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The Wave
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Quiet Time
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You can't really see it in this picture, but I got to work with some Kreinik #4 braid for the first time, adding some sparkle to the edges of her tail: very pretty but I understand why people dislike working with it!  I think the final result will be worth it though. : )

Happy May (and early Mother's Day), and Happy Stitching!