I spent alot of time stitching since my last WIPocalypse update. Unfortunately I didn't do anything on White Christmas -- the hardanger piece. Instead, I picked up the beagle puppy (started January 2011) and stitched lots on it. All that's left to do is the collar, eggs, grass and backstitching:
I'm planning on making the grass green (instead of the original straw color) and adding a few small lazy daisy flowers in it. This piece should definitely be done by the next update.
Another WIP from 2011 is the Tulip Sampler by Rosewood Manor. Because of all the backstitching on this piece, I'm going slow on it so that I don't burn out from said backstitching. Probably only stitching one or two squares a month. I finished the 2 squares in the pink rectangle over the weekend:
The original plan was to finish one of the squares over the weekend but things went so smoothly, I finished them both. I have to say that even though there is tons of backstitching, it isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Dare I say, I'm finding it almost relaxing. I think it's because there is a pattern to it within each square -- making it almost mindless. Imagine that!
And lastly, I worked on the Old European Sampler and am still making headway on it -- slowly but surely:
With a little luck, I should get around the corner in the near future (maybe by the weekend since this in my Mon-Fri stitching project). I think once this is done, the piece will go faster -- or at least seem to go faster.
I hope everyone that celebrates it, has a safe and fun 4th of July!