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.
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:
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! :)