Friday, July 31, 2015

Late July WIPocalypse Check-In

Hi all,

I was bad and didn't post for the early July WIPocalypse (or July Stitch from Stash) this month: this summer has been jam-packed with an office move at work, housesitting for my parents for the past two weeks, and a vacation to the beach.  Despite the lack of blogging time, I have had a really fun summer so far, and I hope you all are having one too!

I have lots of updates from the last two months, so here we go:

3 New Starts!

My most recent start is "Spring Baby Girl Sunshine Line" (Brooke's Books).
I am making this birth record for my future niece: each piece will be cut out (after some embellishment with specialty stitches, memory thread, and beads), and hung on a mini clothesline for a 3D effect.  (A picture of the finished model is in my June SFS post.)

I started this on July 8, and hope to have it finished (except for the date of birth, etc.) before she is born. I have about half of the pieces stitched so far, so it'll be close: her due date is in late August.

I began my second start right before the baby sampler arrived. I wanted to practice stitching on perforated paper because I'd never stitched on paper before, so I decided to start my first Mill Hill kit, "Snowfall" on July 2:

This one got put aside once the baby sampler kit arrived, but I plan to continue working on it and hope to have it finished by this winter!

And the last start I announced in my June Stitch from Stash post,but I didn't show my progress:

This is "The Balloon" by Gorjuss Designs/Bothy Threads.

1 Finish!

I showed this in my June SFS post, but for those of you who only follow the WIPocalypse posts, here it is again:

"Tree Frog Trio" (Dimensions)

and progress on 2 WIPs!

Besides my 3 starts, I worked on primarily 2 WIPS:

"The Wave"



"Autumn Sampler"



Beauty and the Beast, my stocking and Quiet Time got about 100 stitches each, not enough to really see much progress on those particular pieces, so I'm waiting to take progress pics.  I'll try to put more time in on those three over the next month so I can show you all some more significant progress.

With the three new starts and only one finish, I am now at 8 WIPs total (!!) but I figure if they're in my stash anyway, might as well work on them! : )  I have a few that are really calling to me that I haven't started yet, but I'm going to try to force myself to finish a couple of these first.  Luckily my new starts are all small-medium sized, so they shouldn't take too long to finish.

Happy Stitching! :)