Thursday, September 19, 2013

My September WIPocalypse update

I knew it must be WIPocalypse time because last night as I was driving home the full moon was shining so brightly.  It was beautiful!

I'm sorry to say that I haven't worked a smidge on any of my older projects.  I've been stitching Halloween and Christmas ornaments and Exchange pieces exclusively.  Two exchanges are still in process so I can't show you anything on them yet -- both are Halloween related.  I participated in an exchange hosted by Mii Stitch last month and haven't posted the item I sent my partner Heather yet.  So, here it is:

I found this pattern in an old Just Cross Stitch issue (May/June 1995).  It's called Sandcastle by Marie Barber.  The theme of the exchange was Summer Holiday and nothing reminds me of summer fun like a sandcastle.  I liked this pattern so much, I stitched another for myself.  I didn't have any more of the dark linen, so I put it on some coffee stained linen instead.  I think I like it better on the darker fabric -- it just shows up better against the darker background.

I'm currently working on a cute little snowman ornament (times 2) and am almost finished with them.  They just need the words, Let It Snow, added (though I may add a little border, just for fun).

The pattern can be found in the 2009 Christmas issue of  Just Cross Stitch.  It's called Let It Snow by designer Glory Bee.

And finally, I started a new Christmas ornie with tons of bling:

It's by Threedles Needleart Design and is called Christmas 2011.  The silver thread is driving me nuts, not because it's difficult to stitch with but because it's so shiny.  All that glitter is straining on my eyes so I only stitch this one early in the morning when I'm fresh.

And that's about it for September.  I hope you have a nice weekend.  Mine is going to be busy with dog-related activities but I hope to get a little stitching in on Saturday for IHSW.


  1. What a difference in how the sandcastle looks stitched on the two different fabrics! Interesting experiment you undertook for us. Thanks! I like your blingy ornament. Hope it doesn't strain your eyes too badly.

  2. Thank you soooooooooo much for my exchange goodies! I love my beach scene! I realised this evening that I never said thank u :(

    I have just emailed you then clicked on it blog to see what you are up too and saw you have posted a photo. I will show off your fab stitching on my blog too xxxx

    Thank you so very much again .... pride of place in my living room xxxxx

  3. The sand castle looks really gorgeous, what a wonderful choice for a summer exchange. The fabric colour makes such a difference.

  4. You worked on a lovely project for the exchange!! Can't wait to see your progress on the ornament full of bling!!