Sunday, April 24, 2016

April WIPocalypse

I'm a few days late for the WIPocalypse check-in, but fortunately Melissa doesn't put a time limit on posting.  You can find out everything you need to know about WIPocalypse on Melissa's website Measi's Musings, but basically it's a reminder to give our WIPs some lovin' before we start something new.  Melissa also provides us with "Questions of the Month" so we can get to know each other.  This month's question is:  What do you listen to while stitching?  Most often I listen to audio books while I'm stitching.  I discovered them 18 months ago and love them.  If I'm not listening to a book, there is usually music on and occasionally the television.  If the television is on, it's usually on something that doesn't take a lot of active watching as I would rather concentrate on my stitching and not the show.

So WIP stitching...  three projects in my current rotation are on my WIPocalypse list - you can see the list in the "WIPocalypse Project List and 2016 Stitching Plan" tab up top there.

The three projects are:  Secret Victorian Garden; Shakespearean Fantasy; and, Christmas Presence.

I finally finished Secret Victorian Garden - I showed the finish photo in my last post, but I'll show it again.

Shakespearean Fantasy went from here:

I love how the black makes the greens pop.

Christmas Presence was here:

and today it's here:

Didn't quite finish the column, but will fill in those missing stitches and start a new column next week.
I also had progress on two other projects that are not on my WIPocalypse list, It's About Time and Christmas Soldiers.

IAT is now here:

Quite a few missing stitches in that column
and Christmas Soldiers is here:

Those stars in the middle are two different colors, they just aren't showing up too well.
All in all, it was a good stitching week.


Heather said...

Wow you've made tremendous progress! Great job!

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress! The black/green contrast on SF is really amazing, and I just love the Christmas Soldiers :)

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish Susan. Great progress on your other projedts.


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

Great work on your WIPocalypse projects.

Lovely to see the Secret Garden again. I also like the way you've mixed up the block stitching and the cross country on SF too.

Kerryp77 said...

Wow, so much progress. SVG is stunning, it really is.

Stitching Noni said...

Wow! You have some fantastic progress on show :o)
I do love Christmas Presence and SVG.... Christmas Presence is so close now...
Hugs xx

Robin in Virginia said...

Wow, Susan! Your needle must have been smoking as you stitched! Enjoy your week!

Cathy said...

Beautiful finish. I have a Chatelaine in my stash and have been afraid to start it. Nice progress on all of your projects.

Sara said...

Beautiful work on your Chatelaine! Congrats on the finish! And Christmas Presence is one of my favorite HAEDs too, can't wait to see more.