Sunday, 27 January 2019

January WIPocalypse

First month of the year and I'm off to a great start. Record cold temperatures and two significant snowfalls have made for lots of indoor stitching time.
As I'd hoped, I managed to complete two of my major WIPs that were carryovers from last year. 
I'm thrilled to share my first finish which is Plum Street Samplers Pomegranate Santa.



I thought that I had started this in early 2018 but it turns out I actually started it in early December of 2016! It's about time I finished it off, lol!  I dragged my feet of this one many times. A lot of frogging took place and all that snow at the bottom border was time consuming. The shading on the pomegranates turned out better than I expected. I just couldn't seem to keep focused on this one for some reason but I am very pleased with the final results.

My second finish was equally satisfying for me as I'd started it in late September of 2017. However I must say that I enjoyed working on this finish. This the The Primitive Needle Annie Hyssop's Harvest Moon.


It was the colours which first drew me to this design, in addition to the fact that it was a Halloween piece and I love Halloween. As I stitched it I loved every little motif that developed. I can't wait until it's framed. Hopefully I won't have to wait too long!

My first new start for 2019 is one that doesn't even appear on my WIPocalypse list of hopefuls. As I as browsing through my charts I came across this design. Prairie Moon The Good Shepherd is one which I first started stitching in 2007. I wasn't happy with much about it at the time. I disliked my fabric choice and finally put it aside for a couple of years. Then I decided to do away with it and restart it if I ever got around to it again. Fast forward to Jan. 2019 and this is that time. A fresh start with new fabric and a new conversion of the silk floss has made me fall in love with this piece all over again. One final motif and I will actually be complete!



So are these sheep, or cows? 




Can you tell how much I love this one?! I'll have the final pic of the finish for you next month.

I've also made a small start to another Blackbird Designs piece which also doesn't appear on my list. Are you starting to see a pattern, lol! 
This piece comes from the BBD book, A Fine Collection, and it's called February's Hearts. I found an older piece of fabric which worked but it's 28 ct so I'm using two strands of floss for coverage on this one.

 Not much to show yet but hopefully more by next month. 

The cold let up a bit today and we had a couple of visitors to the feeder. I believe this is a male House Finch along with his mate.



5 comments:

  1. Great projects. Love that Pomegranate Santa, so pretty!
    Cold here also, I feel bad for the little birdies.
    Marilyn

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  2. Love Pomegranate Santa. Your other stitching is great too.
    On our weather they mentioned the wind chill factor over in Canada as being between -30 and -50. Think I would have to stay indoors definitely.

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  3. Lynn, good for you on getting 2 WIPs finished! Your other 2 stitches shared are lovely. Stay warm!

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  4. Two great finishes, I love them both!
    Your Good Shepherd looks great, the colours are lovely. I'm thinking cows since they're as big as the deer?

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  5. Lynn: Congratulations on your finish's it feels so good to have s design done.
    I believe they are cows just because of the length between the front and back legs, it is a wonderful design.
    Pomegranate Santa is beautiful.
    It was 31 degrees below zero yesterday morning when we went to mass, brrrrr, today -27 below, a warm up tomorrow yahoo.

    Catherine

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