Sunday, January 15, 2012

WIPocalyspe update and crazy January week 2

So, first updating for the WIPocalypse.  As part of my crazy January challenge, I've worked on several WIPs.

First off, is Mirabilia's Sweet Pea.  She is so very close to being done!  I hope I'll be doing a happy dance on the next update!

Next, is Lizzie Kate's Plant Love.  It's only technically a WIP, because I started it before Christmas. 

Another Mirabilia, New Year's Fairy.  Not so much done on her.

The Miras are part of my goal to have one for every month for a particular spot on my wall.  So far, I have 5 done.  This one will be the January Mira obviously.  Sweet Pea will be for July.

Phoenix by Joan Elliott.  This one is also pretty close to being done.

Winter Sampler by Teresa Wentzler.  I was speeding right along with this one until I hit that over one section.  But I'm plugging away at it.  I have Spring Sampler kitted up and ready to go when I get this done.  :)

Ah, the Dragon Dreams Virtues afghan.  This got started as a round robin actually.  I did one square (peace) and the other two (and a half) were done by friends.  This only got pulled out due to interest on the SanMan board to do a afghan SAL.  I worked a bit on the half done square, discovered more than a few "issues", and then started a new square.

Last, but not least, the baby sampler I'm doing for some very good friends.  The baby's due next month, so I have to get going!  The nursery has a woodland theme, heavy on the owls, so I used a couple different designers to put this together.

So, that's all the WIPs.  Now for the crazy January week 2 update.  Mostly WIPs this week.

Day 8:  Started Little Witches needlebook by Fern Ridge designs.  I just got the outline done and the moon stitched.

Day 9:  Worked on New Year's Fairy by Mirabilia.  See pic above.

Day 10:  Worked on Phoenix by Joan Elliott.  See the pic above.

Day 11:  Worked on Dragon Dreams afghan and started a new square.  The pic above was a "before" pic.

Day 12:  Worked on baby sampler.  See pic above.  I counted over to start one of the owls, but now I'm wondering if I should have left more room for the baby's name.  The parents won't tell me until after the baby's born.  I just know how many letters.

Day 13.  Started tiny pumpkin Etui by Praiseworthy Stitches.  This is actually 3 pieces, a pincushion, a needlebook and a scissors fob.  This is one panel of the pincushion.

Day 14:  Worked on Winter Sampler by Teresa Wentzler.  See pic above.  I decided to remove Earth Goddess from my list and put another WIP on it.  I'll start the goddesses only when I finish Phoenix.

Day 15:  Starting Magnolia by Mirabilia.  And I should probably get off the computer and get on that.  :) 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Crazy January Challenge-week 1

So far, I've worked on one project a day.  Five were new, two were WIPs.  So much for concentrating more on WIPs!  *lol*  

Jan. 1  Started The Biggest Stash by Janis Lockhart (magazine pattern).  Since it doesn't look like anything but a greenish blob at the moment, I won't post a pic.

Jan. 2  Worked on Sweet Pea (Mirabilia).  She's pretty much number one on my WIPocalypse list because she's almost done.  I finished the braid in her wings and backstitched her legs.

Jan. 3 Started Sewing Jars by SanMan Originals.  This is a beautiful vintage sewing machine with lots of sewing stuff.  Someday I'll have a sewing room to hang it in (not to mention my great grandmother's treadle sewing machine!).

Jan. 4  Started Jack O'Cat by Mill Hill.

Jan. 5 Started a crocheted Cookie Monster scarf for my niece.  The main part of the scarf is cookies with the two ends being Cookie Monster's head.  Ok, that sounds a bit creepy, but it really is cute. It's a free pattern found here. (Pic is on Ravelry).  I got four cookies done, but didn't take a pic, since they're just four brown circles.

Jan. 6 Worked on Plant Love by Lizzie Kate, technically a WIP, but I only started it right before Christmas.

Jan. 7 Started a monthly SAL from the SanMan board of a cupcake stand with monthly cupcakes.  This is from the Merry Member club that you pay to get into.  I started the cupcake stand and got it to the point where I can start the January cupcake. 

Well, that's my first week.  Today, I'll be starting my Little Witches needlebook, as it seems a bit complicated and thus needs a bit more time than I have on week nights.  I think I have to stitch the outline lots of counting.  *sigh* 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Project list(s)

So, I'm back home to my stash, and have picked my projects!  I think.  This list may change!

Crazy January challenge (new):

Tiny Pumpkin Etui (Praiseworthy Stitches)
The Biggest Stash (Janis Lockhart)
Sewing Jars (SanMan Originals)
Little Witches needlebook (Fern Ridge Collection)
Jack O'Cat (Mill Hill)
Earth Goddess (Joan Elliott)
Cupcake Tree (SanMan Originals)
Magnolia (Nora Corbett)
Cookie Monster Scarf (crochet)

Crazy January challenge (WIP):

Plant Love (Lizzie Kate)
Sweet Pea (Nora Corbett)
New Year's Fairy (Nora Corbett)
Dragon Dreams afghan
Phoenix (Joan Elliott)
Baby Sampler (various designers)

WIPocalypse (feasible, maybe):

Bluebell (Nora Corbett)
Irish Toast (Cross My Heart)
Windows of my Heart (Victoria Sampler)
Winter Sampler (Teresa Wentzler)
Witch's Hat (SamSarah)
Good Karma (Blue Ribbon Designs)
Celtic Seasons (Mike Vickery)
A Day Without Stitching
Home is Where the cat is

WIPocalypse (in my wildest dreams):

Peacock Tapestry (Teresa Wentzler)
Tuscany Town Mandela (Chatelaine)

Hmm...if only I didn't have to work.... *lol*

So, it's January 1st, and time to start the first crazy January challenge project.  I decided new year means new project, so I'm starting with The Biggest Stash.  It seemed appropriate.  *lol*