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Saturday, July 12, 2014

July WIPocalypse

Tonight's full moon is a "super moon", the first of three.  It didn't appear to be too different from previous moons last night, but yesterday morning? OH MY!!! I didn't get a photo as I was driving (slamming on the brakes on I-95 for no apparent reason is frowned upon - although it does seem to happen a lot) but it was an amazing orangey/red.  Even though I know the scientific reason for the color it still caused a moment of "eeekkkk" in the more superstitious corner of my brain.  Anyway, the full mean means it's check-in time for 2014 WIPocalypse.  Measi at Measi's Musings hosts this SAL. Another low stress SAL (I do favor those don't I?).  Make a list of WIPs that you would like to finish and/or see progress towards a finish and stitch.  Post your progress once a month.  See easy.  To make it a bit more interesting, this year's SAL has questions for each posting.  This month's is "Do you start your holiday stitching this early?  If so what do you hope to accomplish this year?"  I tend to have holiday stitching, mostly Christmas, going all the time.  I try to stitch an ornament a month (I have yet to finish-finish any) and have a Santa/Christmas slot in my rotation for the larger pieces.  You can see the ornament finishes in the "2014 Smalls SAL" tab up top.  My only real plan for holiday stitching is to make progress on Santa's Magic and keep up with the ornament stitching.  If I actually finish-finish a few ornaments that would be a huge extra for me.

As he's already been mentioned, here's my progress on Santa's Magic:

He was here at my last WIPocalypse report:


And as of today, he's here:


I showed the progress pics of Chatelaine's Secret Victorian Garden last week with my YOTA update, which leaves Elegant Doily by Kayann's Kreations as the last piece on the WIPocalypse list.  It is on the frame this week and, as usual, I have been stitching eyelets.  But, there is an end in sight!!  Here's where it is right now:

The diamond shapes and the outside "borders" are all that's left!!!
Here's a close up of that flower motif in the middle:


This is on the frame the rest of today.  Santa's Magic will take it's place there tomorrow.

15 comments:

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on both pieces Susan.

Linda

Shebafudge said...

Lovely progress on them, especially your hardanger. (But you know how much I love that one by now, don't you!)

Pull the other thread said...

Wow Elegant Doily is so pretty. The flower motif is just lovely. Santa has some great progress. They both look fantastic.

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Nelza said...

Very exquisite hardanger project!

Annie said...

Beautiful stitching!

Rachel S-H said...

Lovely work!

Sandy said...

I love your Santa, he is in my wish list pile (and has been more years that i care to count). Love watching your progress on him. Also love the doily, so pretty.

Sandy

Leonore Winterer said...

The flower motif on Elegant Doily is very pretty, and it's a big plus if you're actually getting nearer to a finish now ^_^

Scrapbrat1 said...

Elegant Doily simply takes my breath away. Beautiful. Your Santa is great, too!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wow, stitching eyelets! That never changes LOL. It's nice that you can see the end in sight, it's such a beautiful piece.

And Santa is looking great too, I noticed the extra red, just for a change from all the white.

CathieJ said...

Elegant doily is absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to see the finished project.

Jacki said...

Your Santa's Magic is gorgeous! Every time I see your progress, it makes me want to go start mine!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Santa's Magic is going to be great!

Marcy said...

Both are looking fabulous! Glad to hear you're nearing the end of eyelets.