WIPocalypse #9

Oops, I missed a check in! Oh well.

I had a couple of “finishes” in the past couple of weeks. Another Round Robin finish and a bigger piece that I’ve been wanting to finish for awhile!

I had the pleasure of stitching on Jocelyn’s RR this month.

And, on September 4th, I finished Hannah Beeby finally!!! She’s already at the framers in fact! Can’t wait to see the results.

Started March 2008
Finished 9/4/2012
36ct Edinburgh Flax fabric
Thread: Moon Called Sea HDF stitched 1 over 2

WIPocalypse #7

Finished another round of the Round Robin .. and that’s about it!

This is Stephanie’s piece and she designed the layout and made changes to the charts in order to make them fit the way she wanted. It’s absolutely stunning in person.

2012 “forgotten” Finish

I finished this right after the New Year but didn’t post it because it was a gift for my Brother and SIL and they weren’t going to receive it for a month or so.

My SIL, Laura, was born and raised in Florence before moving to the US when she was 15 or 16. All her family still lives in Italy, besides her Mom, so she goes back as often as possible.

I found this kit by accident and decided it was perfect for them. Little did I know I would end up HATING it before it was all said and done. I didn’t track the hours on it, and wished I had. I estimate somewhere between 150-200 hours on this piece. The detail in the little pictures in the border was the worst of it.

That said, I love how it turned out. I just wouldn’t do one of these pieces again! LOL

And a close up of the detail:

Wipocalypse #6 Update

Getting in under the gun again. I finished this Round of the RR a few weeks ago, just haven’t gotten around to posting it yet. Sophia is going to be doing the beading when she receives her piece back – so the “holes” are where the beads will be located!

And a picture of the whole piece:

That’s it – all the stitching I got done. This week I started the newest RR piece, and I’m hoping to work on Hannah Beeby some more! Till the next check in!

WIPocalypse #5 Update

WOW! Getting this in just under the wire (cut off is tomorrow).

The sad thing is, I haven’t stitched at all this month until yesterday!

I did make progress on Hannah Beeby through 5/5/12, but this is where she sits as of tonight. I’m really hoping to have this done before I go on vacation in July. I’m a little tired of it right now! LOL

And over the long Holiday weekend I got the prettiest piece of fabric from Stephanie!! It’s GORGEOUS! It’s 28ct Jazlyn – Tropical. I’m going to put Nora’s Trick or Treat Fairy on it!

WIPocalypse Update #4

Phew – a little late. But here.

I made some progress on Hannah Beeby. This is as of 4/15/12. I’ve made more progress since then, but that’ll be for another update!

I also completed Round 2 of my Mirabilia Round Robin. This is Tanya’s RR, I stitched June Pearl Fairy:

And what it looks like so far:

I hope to have Hannah Beeby finished by my next Update. I’m also trying to keep myself from starting another new project (a HAED). *sigh*

WIPocalypse Update #2

Time for another Cross Stitch update!

I was fairly productive this last month, though had no finishes. Hopefully will be able to finish a couple this month.

I worked on 3 different pieces this month (2 were new starts).

Hannah Beeby:

Progress as of 1/7/12:

Progress as of 2/7/12:

Moonlit Garden by Blackbird Designs – Started 1/31/12:

Progress as of 2/7/12:

LNH Ornament – He’s a Flake – Started 1/19/12:

Progress as of 2/7/12:

I’ve updated my drop down window with the new additions and updated progress pictures!

Until next month!

WIPocalypse Update #1

As I just signed up for this yesterday, I have no progress to show.

I did create a Category at the Top of my Blog – the drop down will take you to each piece currently in my WIPocalypse rotation. As other pieces are started, a page will be added for it! And each piece will be marked DONE as they are completed!

My original WIPocalypse post can be found here!

Looking forward to making some progress this next month!


I’m going to participate in WIPocalypse this year! It’s a SAL in the stitching community, to works towards getting your WIP pile decreased throughout the year.

I hesitated joining, as my list is not that long really, but was encouraged by Melissa to join, so I did!

I’ll be taking pictures and linking them later today of the current progress on each!

Current WIPS for 2012:
Magnolia Pixie – Mirabilia
Hannah Beeby – Timeless Designs
Mary Wigham
America, Land that we Love
My Lady Quaker

New Starts in 2012:
Moonlit Garden – Blackbird Designs
6 Fat Men – Lizzie Kate
Mirabilia Round Robin (8 rounds) at TWRRB
Letter T – Nora Corbett
LHN Ornie of the Month ornaments (22 total)

You can read more about the 2012 WIPocalypse here.

And here’s the crazy list of participants so far!!

I’ve spent a great deal of time organizing all of my Cross stitch supplies and making lists, etc.

I’m going to spend the time and do the same thing with my scrapbooking supplies. I need to make a list of WIPs there as well, and work to make progress on some of this stuff!

2011 Cross Stitch Finishes (Picture Heavy)

The last few months of 2011 saw me stitching a ton. I decided early on in the year that I was going to give Cross Stitch for Christmas gifts this year. I had long ago purchased the kits/materials for 3 of the pieces, it was just a matter of me getting them done!

I started stitching in April, and quite quickly finished this piece for my Grandmother: (I must have missed taking a “final” picture, as I sewed buttons between each section in the final piece).

Once that was done, I started stitching on this next piece. I stitched on it for about 10 days in April and May, and then picked it back up in October – finished it on October 29th, 2011. This was for my Parents, and depicts the day they got married, and their initials.

I then did a very quick stitch for my BFF, Melissa. I finished it up in just a few days.

My next finish was for my other BFF, Jill. Her and her family graciously keep my dogs while I’m away on business travel. I will forever be indebted to them! I finished this one in the middle of November.

In November I began a SAL (stitch-a-long) with some girls on Facebook for this next piece. Anyone who knows me, knows I love sunflowers! When I saw this pattern, and found out about the SAL I had to do it! I finished it Thanksgiving weekend.

And, I also finished a couple of ornaments (at least the stitching part), in December. These are part of a set of 24 that I’ve collected for the past 2 years from Little House Needleworks Ornament of the Month series. My goal is to try to finish at least one ornie a month from here on out!

Fa La La:

Pear Tree:

I diligently worked on another piece for most of December, and into the New Year, and finally finished it last night for my first 2012 finish, but as the intended gift-ee reads my blog, and they have yet to receive it for a few more weeks, I can’t post a picture yet. Once it’s been delivered I will post it though! Those who follow me on Facebook will know what I’m talking about!! :)

Cross Stitch Update

It’s been a few days.

I’ve found that when I’m at home on a break from work I tend to hibernate. And that’s not a bad thing! I like being at home. It’s nice. I got together with some girlfriends one night and we just worked on whatever we wanted – I worked on scrapbooking. I’m really close to being done with my Hawai’i 2008 scrapbook and I’d like to finish it hopefully the next time I’m home. I’ll post some of those pictures when I get home again – I didn’t take pictures of my completed pages.

I did finally deliver my Grandmother’s Christmas presant to her last week when I was off. I hadn’t seen her since Christmas and headed over to Quincy and Tri-Cities for a couple of days last week.

I stitched and framed this for her:

She quite enjoyed it, which is nice.

I’ve moved on to a new stitching project. This one isn’t a gift for my Grandmother, but a gift for someone else. Here’s a peak at how far I’ve come on it:

This is the outside border and finished it will be around 13 inches square! I’ve commissioned my Dad to make a frame for it, so hopefully it’ll all be done LONG before Christmas! :)

I’m spending these days in Missouri, while it technically isn’t snowing right now, it’s cold as all heck (around 0 degrees last night). Luckily it’s supposed to warm up by Saturday and be in the 40′s and 50′s for hopefully the duration of my stay! Plus it’s going to be sunny, and apparently I could use the Vitamin D. More on that later though!

One last picture to share tonight, and then I’m off to bed. Last week when I was dropping into Sunland, I saw this beautiful eagle sitting on the ledge above the river! It might be a bit blurry since I took it on my cell phone at full zoom.