Sunday, September 7, 2014

YOTA and WIPocalypse

The stitching drought finally ended last weekend!  Apparently four episodes of Endeavour and the first Hobbit movie was just what I needed to settle in and stitch.  I had all intentions of settling in with the Desolation of Smaug and stitching all day yesterday but instead of looking at this:

I looked at this:

Yes, another "finally", we got the boat out and did some fishing.  Not a lot of luck fishing but it was a nice day to be on the water.

Yesterday was the first Saturday of the month and Tuesday is the full moon which means, YOTA and WIPocalypse respectively.  YOTA is hosted at Pull the Other Thread and WIPocalypse is hosted by Melissa at Measi's Musings.  They are both set up to help keep you on track to finish up some of those WIPs that you have hanging around.  As I had that stitching block going on I only stitched on one WIP on my list so another combined post.  Here's where Mirabilia's Santa's Magic was when it started its round in the rotation:

And here's where it was last night:

For whatever reason Blogger decided the photo should be sideways and despite all my tries, including following all the directions I could find on rotating photos in Blogger, it stubbornly stayed like this.  I am very happy with the progress I made and even more thrilled that things are lining up and matching where they are supposed to.
Before I forget, Melissa has questions to go with each month of WIPocalypse.  This month's question is, "Who is your favorite person to stitch for, or do you keep your stitching for yourself?"  I don't know that I have a favorite person to stitch for.  I have stitched a lot of gifts over the years, but I don't think any one person has received more than anyone else.  Items that will be given away tend to be picked out specifically for that individual and usually for a specific event, such as weddings, babies or anniversaries, so eventually everyone gets something.   


Justine said...

Great progress! The boat looks like fun. I realised the other day that my parents have lots of my old projects hanging on their walls, but I haven't made anything for my mum in years. I love stitching for others.

Pull the other thread said...

Absolutely love your progress on Santa. You are getting on so well with this project.

Robin said...

Super progress on Santa, Susan! The view from the boat looked fabulous. Enjoy the coming week and glad you are past your stitching drought.

Robin in Virginia

Linda said...

Nice progress Susan.


Leonore Winterer said...

I'm so glad you got our stichy bug back and love your progress on Santa so far; can't wait for your further updates!

The boat seems like a great exuse for no stitching yo, looks like so much fun!

Suz said...

Fantastic progress! And isn't it great to have the bug back!

I admit, I'm jealous of the fishing/boat :)

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

Nice stitching progress. I am not a boat fan, I get seasick on a bridge LOL.

Now I am busy thinking about the WIPocalypse question myself!

CathieJ said...

Santa is coming along nicely despite being sideways.