A bit late on my update for the WIPocalypse, but I think I have a good excuse. We moved into a new house about 2 1/2 weeks ago. So the last 4 -5 weeks we have been packing, cleaning and moving.

I do have a few things that I worked on this last month. First I finished a pair of baby booties

which will be given to a friend along with a blanket and toy. The blanket is coming along and the toy is knit but not put together yet.

These are my current knitting adventures.

My stitching adventures include:

1. a few more letters finished on my Medieval Sampler

2. a small amount done on one of my Crazy January Challenges, the Letter R for my daughter Rachel

3. more set up stitching for the Band Sampler RR which begins next month

4. a little more stitching on a mystery sampler that I started a couple months ago

5. the only stitching thing I finished this last month just before the move was my part in the Mira RR that I am currently working on

That is my update for the WIPocalypse.

My TUSAL is pitiful, mostly some yarn tails.


Lots more boxes to unpack and I can’t find all my stitching stuff yet, slowly but surely it will all get done.

Have a happy stitching day.

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Although I have been working on some round robins and had a WIPocalypse finish, I was still able to stitch on one of my crazy january pieces.

Here it is so far (An Humble Heart)

It looks like a spooky heart shape skull at the moment.

The last day of new starts for this challenge. Now we will see how many I can complete by the end of this year.

My last start is Simple Abundance by Heart’s Content. It is stitched on 40ct silk gauze with silk thread. I have taken out my magnifying glass to stitch this one. Because it is stitched in tent stitch or half cross stitches only, the stitching is going quickly but the eyes tire quickly as well. This is what I accomplished this morning.

I had to find a dark background to make the stitching more visible. Being on silk gauze the entire piece is completely stitched. No blank areas.

From now on I will be posting only when I have some significant progress to show.

Day 12. I decided to do Awesome Autumn a pincushion pattern. This is probably the smallest of the patterns that I picked for this year. I have wanted to do this one for a very long time. I have all the seasons from the pincushion series, but I think the Autumn one is my favorite. I love the colors (autumn is my favorite season as well) and the types of stitches and motifs.
Here it is so far:

3 more days of craziness and 3 more new projects to start.

Yesterday I stitched on Sampler au Bouquet part1. I am going to like stitching on this sampler because the colors are bright and cheerful ( much brighter than the pictures).

Today, I stitched on Best Friends part1. After I had started on the far right edge I thought it just did not look quite right and then I realized I had used the wrong color to stitch the border. I was stitching it with a pale pink which was hard to see on the fabric and it was supposed to be stitched with a medium brown color. How did I do that when the picture was clearly showing a darker color. Well, the pattern showed a symbol for the border if you did not look closely enough was similar to the pale pink color. This would not have been such a catastrophe but this pattern is stitched over 1 with 1 thread and pulling out the wrong stitches took longer than the actual stitching. I persevered and picked out all the wrong stitches and started over with the correct color. So my efforts today would have been much more but this is what I have stitched so far.

Starting something new each day for 15 days doesn’t sound so hard when you first think about it and decide that you can do it, but the doing is a little more difficult than expected. I will keep on going because once these first days are done I can go back to stitching as before. Now I know why it is called a Challenge!

Several stitching projects in this post. They have all come together on the first full moon of the year.

1. WIPocalypse 2012 – a group created by a fellow stitcher to work on the multitudes of WIP’s that most of us have. I have totes full. So I decided to join and here is my work on Aunt Ina by Indigo Rose so far. I was able to get some of the satin stitching done on the center motif.

Before:

After:

At least it is a start at completing some of my WIP’s.
Thanks Measi for giving me a jump start on finishing up my numerous WIP’s.

2. Day 8 and Day 9 Crazy January 2012 Challenge.

Day 8 is Peach Tree Cottage, I did half of the roof of the cottage.

Day 9 is Live,Love,Laugh and Be Thankful

Pretty good starts for this weekend stitching.

3. 2011 Band Sampler with the TWWRR group
This is my contribution to Sophia’s TW border Band Sampler. I decided to do the top border of Holly and Ivy Sampler since it was Christmas time when I received the RR. I love Teresa Wentzler band samplers because the borders are gorgeous.


Lots of stitching this last week and weekend.

I had a pitiful start on Above the Clouds yesterday. I have a new start time at work this month, earlier than I usually go in so I did not even get to start stitching until about 1/2 hour until I had to get ready for work. So after organizing the floss, I only had minutes to stitch. So here is my pitiful beginning.

Off to work I went and it was very busy. When I arrived home just before midnight I did not feel like stitching so I vegged out in front of the tv and watched Iron Chef America (battle Asparagus). An early show with Morimoto vs Symond(before he was an Iron Chef).

This morning I got up did a few chores and started with day 5 of my challenge. I decided to start Houses of the Moons. Today I go in to work again at 1pm so I got a bit done on my cross stitch but my husband today was a total distraction. He kept asking me to look at this or do this while I was trying to stitch. He had a day off today so it made me grit my teeth alot. Only a small section done today as well.

Well, time to get ready to go to work. I’ll be back again tomorrow with another installment of my Crazy January 2012 Challenge.