Monday, 24 June 2013

June WIPocalypse

Summer's here! With its arrival has come some lazy, hazy hot days, the finish of school for many, holidays and lots of outdoor stitching in the gazebo.Up until this week the days have been quite pleasant for outdoor stitching but this week's humidity will keep me stitching indoors in air conditioned comfort, at least until the evenings.

Here's a look at my stitching efforts over the past month. In celebration of our upcoming Canada Day, I stitched up a quick little patriotic design. This one was originally designed as a U.S. patriotic finish but I've adapted it for Canada Day. 

Tree of Life Samplings My Sweet Land

Next up is the new start I promised at the end of last month's WIPocalypse. As you may remember, I had a lot of charts to choose from and I went with Shakespeare's Peddler Weeds Make Haste.

  
I got a good start on this one and it has progressed fairly quickly throughout the month. It's a fun stitch and perfect for the summer. I think I'm about halfway through it at this point.

I put lots of quality time into Fruit of the Spirit this month. It's coming along nicely. I'm hoping to have either this one or Weeds completed by next month's WIPocalypse post.


Lots of fun colours in this one. The picture really doesn't do it justice.

I've also completed an ornament for my monthly SAL which will be revealed this coming Wednesday.

My summer vacation won't take place until the end of August this year. For those of you who know me well, you know that my summer is not complete without a visit to Muskoka. I hope that by the time we head there I will have another couple of new projects to stitch dockside. One piece I do hope to spend some time on will be last year's late Halloween start, A Wicked Plant, seen below.



Look for some updates on this one in the fall.

As we reach the halfway point of this year (can you believe it!), I hope you are all well on your way to achieving your WIPocalypse goals. I know that I haven't yet started some of the pieces that are on my list but I certainly have achieved many others. I never did like following rules!

20 comments:

Melissa said...

Good morning, Lynn! Congrats on your two finishes and I see you've made progress on your WIP. I like that Wicked Plant piece - the colours look great. The linen you are using appears to be splotchy with blue, is that right? Looks great!

Cath said...

Wow , some lovely stitching there. Looking forward to seeing more progress . XXX

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh WOW Lynn! How darling is your stitching coming along! Fruit of the Spirit is going to be stunning!

Catherine said...

Great stitches!!

Penny said...

Pretty stitching! You've really made some good progress. :)

Annette-California said...

Great progress on all your wips. Fruit of the Spirit is looking beautiful already:) love Annette

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching!
Calendar shows summer arrived but what do I see? Grey clouds all over.
Two very hot days last week and now...?
Hope I will see the sun again soon.
Warm greetings from Germany

Marilyn said...

Great progress on all projects.
Love Fruit of the Spirit.
Marilyn

ricketyjo said...

I like all the things you are stitching, they are lovely! :)

Chris said...

Great stitching progress! The year is flying by, isn't it?

Giovanna said...

Very nice going on your projects, and great start on A Wicked Plant - what a perfect choice of linen for it.

Sharon said...

Lynn, you have some beautiful projects going here! Love your Canada finish. 6 months till Christmas, this year just won't slow down.

Bekca said...

Gorgeous stitching Lynn. I've just finished a Halloween design myself, I love the colours in the project you're working on.
Best wishes.

Lois said...

Lovely stitching as always Lynn. I agree, this year is flying in.

SoCal Debbie said...

Weeds Make Haste and Fruit of the Spirit both look so nice! The black jack o'lantern looks positively spooky on A Wicked Plant!

Carol said...

I can't believe we are half-way through the year either, Lynn!! Amazing!!

Lovely stitching--that Shakespeare's Peddler piece is so cute with all the little details :)

Andrea said...

Lovely stitching. I can't believe how time goes so quickly. When you were younger time seemed to go along at a snails pace.

Mouse said...

was just about to say how come I had missed this post with all the wonderful stitching in it and realized it was only done on Monday ...DOH ...lol love mouse xxxxxx

Brigitte said...

Wow, that's some very beautiful stitching here. And so much progress on each of the pieces.
Fruit of the Spirit is such a beautiful project, I have pulled my own chart out and kitted it up for a start in August.

Judy S. said...

Lynn, you have some really nice pieces going here!

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