Sunday, 8 January 2012

January WIPocalypse post

I'm happy to say that I have a finish, a new start and some progress to report for this first month of the WIPocalypse. I stated that I wanted to complete more Christmas ornaments for this year and my first one is done. My reindeer ornament is complete except for the final finishing.

Santa's Buddies
Designer: Angel Stitchin'
Fabric: 32 ct Silkweaver Sand
Floss: GAST and DMC


I know the tree is leaning in this design but it looks like I might have been leaning as well when I snapped the pic. One ornament done, several more to finish, I hope!

Next up is my progress on Plum Street Samplers Gobble. I've included a before pic so you can see exactly how much I've done. All of this has been done during the holidays, a lot of it while we were driving home to visit family. The border is repetitive so it's a good one to work on in the car.
BEFORE


TO DATE

I didn't think I'd made this much progress until I took the piece off of the Qsnap.
Mind you, I do think I will have to change the date on it. It seems I was a little too optimistic with this one!

As for my new start, this one will also be featured on Becky's BAP Challenge. I've been itching to start this for some time now. There's not much to show but here it is in all it's glory: A Mon Ami Pierre Paradis Perdu.


I'm using the called for count of fabric which is 28ct and I found the perfect piece of Queen Anne's Lace. Unfortunately you can't see the colour all that well in this pic. Hopefully I'll get a better one next time.
I'm stitching this one with Vicky Clayton silks and one NPI silk substitution. It's been ages since I've used silks and I forgot how much I enjoy stitching with them. Too bad I can't afford them all the time!

I've also started another winter ornament but don't have enough progress for a pic yet. I've managed to get in some quality stitching time the past couple of days but I have a busy week ahead so I'm sure there won't be as much to post next time.
I hope you have all had a great weekend and you are fully rested after the busyness of the holiday season.

35 comments:

Beth Pearce said...

That reindeer is too cute! You did get a long ways on your Gobble. You are lucky you can stitch in the car. I do all the driving because I can't do any stitching/reading/sleeping in a moving car. Bummers!!

Guess we can work with each other on keeping up to date on the WIPocalypse!

Carol said...

Oh, your Gobble is coming along so nicely, Lynn. I really need to pull my chart out and stitch that one this year, too! Love the little reindeer peaking shyly from behind the tree! The snowflakes are a nice touch :)

Good luck on that huge sampler--it will be fun to follow along on your progress this year...

Susan said...

Love your leanin' tree-very cute!

Gabi said...

Congrats on your cute finish. Love it how Gobble is coming along.
And looking forward to see more of your AMAP piece.

CATHI said...

Lynn, you made such a progress on the "Gobble"! :o) Love to see the finished piece!

Cathi

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

awe retirement,,,lol everything is coming along nicely Lynn, and we all lean from time to time so don't worry. Have a great week and pull a thread for me too.
Be always in stitches.

Diane (di) said...

Love, love the reindeer... too cute and Gobble is just wonderful. Beautifully stitched. Great job Lynn!

Tatkis said...

Great results for a first 9 days of the new year! I love the reindeer!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Chris said...

Wonderful stitching Lynn.
I love your 1st ornie for the year. I need to stitch this one.
The turkey and your new start are both looking great.

Vonna said...

Your ornament finish is so sweet...I love that one! And Gobble...HOW GORGEOUS is it?! just a little ways yet to go!!!

CalamityJr said...

Wow - you've had very busy fingers! Everything looks great.

Pumpkin said...

Have you even left the house? LOL! Look at all the lovely stitching you've been doing :o) Congrats on your ornament finish. He is just adorable.

Gobble is coming along very nicely. I've always loved this pattern. Can't wait to see more on your latest WIP.

Jane said...

Cute finish Lynn, the beads look great on the tree ~ now what's with this leaning, come on! were you celebrating this Happy Dance with a camera in one hand and a glass in the other?!!!
I would definitely be leaning if I tried to stitch in a moving car, I can't read in one either!
'Gobble' is great and looks like another Happy Dance is fast approaching xxx

Deborah said...

Love the ornie. So cute. Gobble is wonderful and will be finished soon. Look forward to seeing your progress on your new start.

Judy S. said...

Happy New Year, Lynn! I love your turkey! And the reindeer, too! Looks like you've been very busy with that needle of yours.

Lisa said...

your reindeer ornament is gorgeous
love the use of the snowflakes

your Gobble wip is coming along nicely

Katie said...

Hello I'm a WIPocalypse blogger stopping by. Great Progress! Love your ornament finish it's just too cute!

Faith... said...

Love the tree and reindeer!

Faith
A Fellow WIPocalypser

BrendaS said...

Lynn --
Congrats on your ornament finish:)) It looks great

I really like Gobble too -- that just might have to go on my "must stitch" list which seems to be getting longer!

Bonnie Brown said...

Congrats on your Happy Dance!!

Mindi said...

You got the beads on! I like the snowflake charms you added as well.

Gobble is very close to being complete. I think you got more done than you're giving yourself credit for.

Lija said...

Well done!

JoAnna said...

Wow! Considering the first month has really only been 9 days, I am super impressed with the amount of stitching you've done. Way to go!

Patty C. said...

Love Santa's Buddues !!!!!

Mary said...

The reindeer is adorable!! You really did get a lot stitched on Gobble-not much more to go.
Can't wait to see more of the BAP project. Looks great so far!!

littledebbie said...

Gobble is so cute.

Joyus said...

Lovely stitching, the ornament is just so cute!

Andrea said...

A lovely ornamnet-to-be and Gobble is coming along a treat,

Littlebit said...

I love, love, love that reindeer ornament!! I can't wait to see it all finished and ready to hang.
And your Gobble is wonderful. I think I did "Give." I do love Plum Street Samplers. LoL!

Karen said...

What an adorable reindeer! Great progress on Gobble, too!

Siobhán said...

Congratulations on the ornament finish! It is adorable!! I am so impressed with your progress on your Gobble. I need to get to it! Nice work on your BAP, too!

Von said...

Nice progress on your projects, Lynn! I'm hoping to.drag out my stitching bag this weekend after my bunco party tonight! It's been far too.long!

Suzanne said...

Cute ornament finish and nice work on Gobble.

jennilynn said...

Congrats on the finish. You're moving right along on Gobble. I can't wait to see more of your A Mon Ami.

Measi said...

Congrats on the finish! It really is a cute one. Happy stitching to you, and sorry I'm a bit late checking in (I've fallen way behind on blog reading this month!)

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