Friday, 20 December 2013

Final WIPocalypse post for 2013

It's here! Whether we're ready or not, the full moon has arrived once more and it's time for the final WIPocalypse report of 2013. I had a look back at what I set out to do this year and I'm pretty pleased with my progress. So far I have 35 designs completed and I know that I'll have one more ornament completed by this weekend which makes a total of 36 finishes for 2013. I know that I didn't complete several of my choices on my first list but that's always a rough draft for me. My tastes and feelings change as the year passes and I don't always feel like stitching some of my original picks.  This year I stitched more large pieces as compared to last year so I'm very happy with the finished pieces.

Here's where I am with this past month's progress:

These two ornaments are designed by The Sunflower House and the second one is meant to be the backing for the first. However I have decided to finish each as a separate ornament.

I finished Plum Street Sampler's Mary's Sampler II which was a Christmas gift SAL from Paulette.

My ornie commitment for November was Little House Needleworks Peppermint Twist.

I have one other ornament finish which is also a Little House Needleworks design. I will post that on the last Wednesday of this month since it is for my ornament SAL.

In addition I started two other new ornaments.

First up The Primitive Hare Santa's Welcome - Ho, Ho, Ho
This one is being stitched over one so that it won't end up being too big.

The second ornament is Country Garden Stitchery Box Ornament III. I only have 4 more rows of stitches on this one and I know it will be complete before year's end. It stitches up very quickly despite its looks. There will also be some beading added to this one.

Last but certainly not least is my Torah Stitch By Stitch project. My portion of this project is nearing completion. The bottom border is nearly complete which only leaves one remaining side border. I will also be extending the border on the left to reach the edge of the bottom border.

Certainly it has been both a successful month of stitching and a successful year's worth! If you want to see all of my completions for this past year, just click on the title 2013 Finishes at the head of my blog.

Christmas is fast approaching now and I'm just about ready. Tomorrow I'll do a bit of baking, Sunday after church we are picking up the necessary food supplies for the meal and Monday is the final choir practice for Christmas Eve. I finished wrapping my gifts this morning and my cards are all out. 
I am very grateful to my son Daniel for all his help with decorating the house. Due to my hip issues I'm not able to get up and down on my stepladder to decorate the tree so he spent last Friday with me and we got the job done.

Here are some pictures of the results.

Lots of freezing rain is expected here this weekend so I plan on staying indoors, snug as a bug. I'll be back with another post of some of our recent Christmas festivities. Until then stay safe and stay warm!


  1. Lovely stitching and lovely decorations. Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!

  2. Lovely stitching. Your decorations make for a lovely inviting home. Those snowmen are just the bees knees.
    Have a very Happy Christmas.

  3. Looks really great Lynn. God bless Daniel for taking care of his mom. ;)
    We had the freezing rain twice now. Stinks!

  4. Your home looks very welcoming for the festive season.
    Well done on your stitching achievements this year, lots of lovely pics on this post.

  5. You've stitched and finished a lot this year. And I love your little stitchy tree with all the ornaments. Looks so beautiful.

  6. Lovely stitching and holiday decorations too! Love the LHN Peppermint ornament, might have to add that one to my wish list.