Let it snow

Don't worry. It's just a Country Cottage Needleworks ornament I finally started. I've had this kitted up forever. It's been a fun, easy stitch so far.

 

Here is where I left off until it's up next in my rotation. I believe this is a piece of 28 ct. Evenweave, that I dyed in coffee.

 

 

 

 

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WIPocalypse 2015-January

I’m Angie. I’m 38, married 15 years, with a nearly 5 yr old son. I stitch about 1-2 hours a day.mNow that my son is older I sometimes stitch evenings I don’t work as well. I started stitching when I was 10ish, then took many years off until I was around 30.

Although I have participated in the past, I sat out last year. I am participating in WIPocalypse this year. You can learn all about WIPocalypse as well as sign up here.

My goals this year are to complete as many of the following as I can. Most of these will be new starts. I am proud to say missing from my list is Japanese garden, my chatelaine, which I finished. You can see pics a few entries back.

I stitch on a rotation. Currently one week Earthdancer, one week HAED, one week a small. As this first full moon came 5 days into the year the only one I have worked on is Earthdancer.
Here is my current progress. Stitched on Silkweaver’s fairyland 32 ct. Wexford linen
 
 
Here is a list of my goals for the year.
 
 

Crabby all year-may-raise the roof (Rabbits). I am stitching each month separate.

 

Crabby all year-June-raise the roof ( bugs)

Night owl- mill hill kit (my first mill hill)

 

Earthdancer 50%-butternut road

 


Dragonflies whisper-HAED- 3 pages. This one I have started already. My goal would take me 1 page into the second row. This is approximately 3 1/2 pages.


Sheep in the meadow- CCN

 

Garden pleasures-LHN

 

Live simply- dimensions kit

 

Let it snow-CCN- 2008 issue of JCS-no pic
Mr. Blue monster- mosey -n me- 2012 Halloween JCS-no pic
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAED update, TUSAL, final framed finish

Long time no post. Sorry about that. You know how life gets in the way. I have been stitching a fair amount, and have a page finish on my Haed. Dragonflies whisper. It is also my yearly goal. Though it is only August so I hope to get a bit more done before years end. This is the first year I hit my HAED goal. I attribute it to finally finding the combination that works for me.  22ct, 2×1, tent stitch.  I just wish I had experimented more earlier on and not let what others used and said about tent stitching influence me.

I also included a photo of what it will look like someday, since this still isn’t much to look at.

HAED-Dragonflies whisper

TUSAL JULY
 
Springtime serenade-CCN

I can’t believe I didn’t share this before but apparently I shared it everywhere but here.  My final recently framed piece. Would you believe I found the frame at goodwill?  It couldn’t fit better if I had bought it specifically for this piece. I can’t wait til it is spring so I can hang it.

3 Framed Pieces, cirque update

I know it has been a long time.  My computer was broken so all my updates had to be through my tablet. It was a pain in the butt to try to get photos on it from my camera.

Anyways. I have been collecting frames for awhile now for these pieces. I have about 7 frames.  Here is the first 3 to get frames…

Crabby all year- January

Garden Bugs- Country Cottage Needleworks

Coffee Crazy- Lizzy Kate

Cirque Des Circles

I plan to use that same frame for all the crabby months. I am stitching each separately and will change them out.

I found all the frames at used stores and refinished them with spray paint and a sanding block.

I recently was in the smoky mountains. Here is the stash I acquired while there-

Wipocalypse 2

I had lots of progress this past month. You can see links to other Wipocalypse participants or join the fun by going here.

I started cirque de couers. Despite having to frog that big heart 3 times, I managed some good progress. It is being stitched on 32 count jobelan with caron waterlillies blue Lagoon.

My mom finally received her gift so I can show you how it turned out. Took forever for me to get it just right but I’m so pleased with how it looks and so is she. cowboy dreams by CCN. I took out the pony toy the upper guy had and used beads instead of French knots.

I had another rotation on haed as well. I’m about a quarter of the way through the second page. It’s coming along nicely. dragonflies whisper by kuik on 22 count.

Last I had a restaurant that on one of last year’s Wipocalypse pieces. Snowflake serenade by CCN. I believe it is okay on a 28 count jobelan. I had to redo it as I had the fabric turned wrong. I didn’t like the mint green as charted so I have changed it to purple in the scarf and house.

WIPocalypse 2012- Final

Although I didn’t get everything done I had on my list I am pleased with what I did get done.   Here is what I was able to get done. 
Hop Squared- Lizzy Kate-Mystery Yellow fabric

Shades Of Autumn- From Nancy’s Needle

Springtime Serenade-Country Cottage Needlework

Coffee Crazy- Lizzy Kate

Joy Love Peace- Country Cottage Needleworks

Crabby All Year Long- January- Raise The Roof

Also on my list but not finished yet-

Fire Goddess-Joan Elliott

Dragonflies Whisper-HAED

A Trio Of Angels- Harmony-Cross Stitcher August 08
Japanese Garden- Chatelaine-

I definitely will be joining next year.

Sierra

                                   

A Finish

I had another finish today.  I’m pleased with how it turned out, though if I stitch it again I will change one of the colors.  I thought about changing it, but just didn’t want to frog what I had already done.

Joy Love Peace- CCN-Mystery pink fabric, 2×2

It was really hard to get a decent photo of this.  The fabby is actually a pale pink, and you can’t really see them but there are white birds at the top by the star and two snowflakes below the birds.  If I stitched it again, I would change the mauve, to a more pink, or perhaps a purple or blue. Still it was a quick and fun stitch.

I was originally going to stitch it as an ornament, but it is a bit big for that, so I’m not sure how I will finish it.  I may do an ornament finish but hang it on the wall instead of the tree.

This was also one of my Crazy January challenge pieces as well as a WIPocalypse. 

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