Saturday, 1 September 2012

August 31st WIPocalypse

I can't believe that August has come to a close and September's cooler weather has already arrived. The full moon made its appearance last night which tells me that it's time for a WIPocalypse update.

I've spent most of this month alternating between my current two stitches - Turkey Love and Birds of a Feather. Most of the stitching has only taken place in the last couple of weeks since the early part of the month was rather hectic.
Turkey Love is nearing a completion. Only the hill at the bottom remains to be stitched. Within the hill there is a box which contains the date that the Pilgrims held their first Thanksgiving celebration. We Canadians however held our first celebration on a different date. There are two dates that I could use. One is the date that was first recognized by Parliament in 1879. Another option is the date 1578 which is thought to be the celebration of the first Canadian Thanksgiving by the explorer Martin Frobisher in what is now Newfoundland. I'm leaning towards this particular date. Whichever date I choose remains to be charted for stitching. Here's my progress so far.


I've completed the centre portion of the stitching on Birds of a Feather and now I've moved on to the border. I'm loving the colours of these flowers. They have such a fall taste to them.




That's about it for this month. I'm planning on stitching some Halloween smalls in the near future and by next WIPocalypse I should have a new start. I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend and manages to squeeze in some stitching time.

14 comments:

CalamityJr said...

That's such a fun pattern and you're stitching it beautifully!

CalamityJr said...

Ah-ha! They both look great!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

great progress

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love both your WIPs! Beautifully stitched!

Daffycat said...

Those turkeys have awesome knobby knees! I'm liking the colors in the border of BoaF too. Great stitching, Lynn!

Beth Pearce said...

Turkey Love is looking good, and that border on Birds is going to be fantastic!

Deborah said...

Love both of your wip's.

Gabi said...

Turkey Love is SO gorgeous. I really love this funky little design. And Birds of a Feather is so pretty as well.

EvalinaMaria said...

Nice progress, well done!

Cathy B said...

You are making great progress on both pieces Lynn!

Karen said...

Both look wonderful! And I never knew when/where thanksgiving began so thanks for that little bit of history. :)

robindefender said...

They are both looking great!

Lois said...

Love both of those but especially love the colours in Turkey Love!

Bonnie Brown said...

Great Stitching Lynn

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