Monday, December 31, 2012

Final WIPocalypse Update

First of all, Happy New Year everyone!

So, it's the end of the year and time to review.  First my January challenge:

1.  Biggest Stash- barely worked on it.
2.  Sweet Pea (Mirabilia) - done!
3.  Sewing Jars (SanMan Originals) - done!
4.  Jack o Cat (Mill Hill) - barely worked on it.
5.  Cookie Monster scarf - done!

6.  Plant Love (Lizzie Kate)- done!

7.  Cupcake stand (SanMan Originals) - about half done
8.  Little Witches Needlebook - maybe 1/3 done
9. New Year's Fairy (Mirabilia) - done!
10.  Phoenix (Joan Elliott) - done!

11.  Dragon Dreams afghan - made no progress
12.  Baby Sampler - done! (no pic)
13.  Tiny Pumpkin Etui - almost 1/3 done
14.  Winter Sampler (Teresa Wentzler) - done!

15.  Magnolia (Mirabilia) - about 1/2 done

So, 8/15 done isn't terrific, but not bad either.

Other happy dances:

And finally, some finishing and a few crafts I did this month.  

Well, I've had years where I stitched lots more, but given how little time I have now, I didn't do too badly.  I plan on doing the WIPocalypse 2013 challenge too, because it kept me inspired to stitch and post.  So, onto the new year!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

November WIPocalypse Update

Wow, this month went so fast!  I can't believe it's time to update again.

First, a happy dance.  I made a crocheted snow lady from a free pattern as a Christmas present for my mom.

I also put together a tree skirt and stockings with a giraffe theme.  I picked up the tree skirt and stockings on sale after Christmas last year.  I took some of my stuffed giraffes (Of which I have more than any one person should have), sewed on Santa hats or scarves, and sewed them on.  This started due to my using a giraffe as a tree topper last year when the star topper fell apart. 

I also did a little finishing.  I bought a lot of tucks from Sandy of SanMan Originals, and between the new ones and the ones I already had, I finally did something with the monthly jars (also from SanMan) that I finished over a year ago.

And a few WIPs.  I worked more on Magnolia.

I did a lot on Winter Sampler.  It is soooo close to being done!

And I remembered an ornament that has sat around mostly done.  I just need to backstitch now.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

October Wipocalypse Update

So, finally it's time to update for October.  It's been a long month. 

First, I have two finishes! 

I finished Happy Halloween from Fresh Threads Studio.

I also finally finished Sewing Jars by SanMan Originals.

I also finished my spider garland.  Three have crocheted bodies, but the rest are pompoms.  The "web" is a really long chain stitch.

I also did a little finishing, and made Bittersweet Autumn into a bellpull.

And now onto the WIPs.

I worked a bit more on Magnolia this month.

I tried working on Pumpkin Sampler, but the Byzantine stitch pumpkins are being difficult.  I'm hoping the removable backstitch will help.

I also worked a bit on Winter Sampler, the cupcake SAL, and the Little Witches needlebook.

I started a couple new things as well.  One is a Halloween ornament.

And the other is a crocheted snow lady that I'm making as a Christmas present.

And that's it for this month!  I will leave you with my pictures of my cats being very reluctant fairies.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

September WIPocalypse Update

It's finally fall, my favorite time of the year.  The only down side is that winter isn't far away, and that's my absolutle least favorite time of the year.  But for now, I will revel in Halloween goodness.

So for a stitching update...just two WIP pictures this month.  My stitching mojo seems to be weak lately.  But I have worked on some fall/Halloween projects.

First is Jeanette Douglas's Pumpkin Sampler.  It's working up fast.

And I've been working on a Halloween ornament by Fresh Threads Studio.

And while I haven't been stitching, I have done a bunch of finishing.

And I almost have the little pumpkin done (just needs it's stem).

And of course I already decorated for Halloween.  :)

And that's all I have for this month.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Blue Moon WIPocalypse update

I'm a bit late again, because I'm on vacation.  :)  But it ends tomorrow, sadly.  Still, it was so nice to have some time away from work.

So, the main triumph this month was finishing Phoenix, which I got done during the Olympic "sprint".  I posted it then, but I'll post it again.

I tried to sprint on Sewing Jars, and I did get the cross stitch done!  But the 15 (!) colors of backstitch bogged me down.  But it's coming along slowly.

I also worked on a couple of my crazy January projects, Tiny Pumpkin Etui and Winter Sampler.

These are panels of a pincushion.  Two are done, and I started the third.

And Magnolia is also coming along slowly.

I have a couple of new starts, Pumpkin Sampler by Jeannette Douglas from the Halloween issue of JCS and a Halloween crochet project (spider garland).

I also got into a crafty mood and started some finishing, as well as a smaller version of the glass pumpkin I did last fall.

And that's it for another month!