Wednesday, 6 June 2012

WIPocalypse catch-up

Between WIPocalypse and TUSAL posts the month just seems to fly by! If you check my WIPocalypse page you'll see that I've added items that strike my fancy as I go along. I never really seem to stick with a plan, lol! Two of these stitches are fairly new starts and I'm enjoying both of them a lot.

The first is Shakespeare's Peddler Magic Garden Sampler.

I'm lovin' this one so far and hated to put it down but I really needed to put some time in on the other start.
This one is called Maisonnette aux Fraises  and it too is plain fun to stitch.

I'm thinking of frogging out the white flowers on the right since they don't seem to show up all that well on the fabric. If I do, I'm going to replace it with the same soft yellow colour used in the windows. What do you think?

Since last month I've also completed Midsummer Night Designs Peace Inside. Loved the colours in this stitch!

That about sums up the past month. Along with the nicer weather comes lots of other activities to take up my stitching time. Rainy days are often welcome for that very reason.
This coming Saturday though is strictly a stitchy day since I'm hosting the Tuesday afternoon stitchers at my home for the day. Friends, food and stitching.... should be lots of fun!


Vonna Pfeiffer said...

What gorgeous stitching! Have a great day together stitching, you'll be a fabulous hostess!

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

Hi Lynn, I just love your choices and hope you have a great time with the gals on Saturday.
Be always in stitches.

Sharon said...

Your projects are looking fabulous! Love your Magic Garden sampler fabric! I have been thinking of starting a new Midnight Summer design-called Simple Pleasures! I love her use of colors. Thanks Lynn for always stopping by my blog to see me!

Bekca said...

There's nothing I like more than stitching on a rainy day. You've made excellent progress Lynn, I think the pale yellow flowers sound like a great idea.
I hope you have a blast at your stitchy evening!
Best wishes.

Jane said...

Miserable, gloomy rainy weather here in the UK so your 3 pretty stitches are a very welcome sight!
Gorgeous colours and very Summery, pale yellow sounds a good idea to me and will blend in lovely with the windows.
Enjoy your stitchy get-together, wish I lived nearer!

Nancy said...

Beautiful stitching! Enjoy your stitchers day!

Vickie said...

I think the yellow flowers would be better too. Love Peace Inside, pretty colors.

Marcy said...

Everything looks sooo pretty! I would definitely replace the white flowers.

Melissa said...

Everything is looking great, Lynn! I especially love the colours of Peace Inside.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful stitching, and your Peace Inside finish is lovely!! Enjoy your stitching get together with friends!

Beth Pearce said...

I Love your stitching, and I agree those white flowers do not show up very well. The pale yellow would be pretty or maybe a pale mauve? I look forward to seeing what it turns out looking like!

Veronica said...

That sounds familiar. LOL! I've only stitch on ONE, UNO design so far this year that's in my WiPocalypse list :P

Magic Garden is pretty. Every time I see yours, I have the urge to stitch mine.

Yeah, I think yellow flowers would work... or pale blue to have a bit of contrast to the yellow center.


Lois said...

Love your Magic Garden. Must admit I hadn't really noticed this one before but seeing it as your WIP I think it will have to go on my 'must buy' stash list! I think going with yellow flowers would work well. Love your Midsummer Night Designs finish - such a nice one. Have fun on Saturday with all your stitching friends!

Chris said...

Great progress this month. All your projects are so colorful. Fun stitching!
Have a wonderful time with your stitch group.

CATHI said...

Wonderful finish! Love it! One day I will stitch it, too! :o)


Cheryl said...

Beautiful stitching Lynn! Congrats on your finish, i love those colours too

Crazee4books said...

Hi Lynn,

Did you stitch today??? I get the impression that
rain and storms passed through our area this
afternoon so figured you might have received
some of their attention too. I work in an office
area with absolutely no windows so keeping
track of the weather isn't possible except at
lunch break.

Love your ongoing projects!! I too love colourful
designs and enjoy stitching them so much.
Magic Garden is quirky but fun and I think I'm
going to really love Maisonnette aux Fraises ...
after all it has a pink bricked house!! Those
flowers would look nice in yellow and would
pop more. Would you stitch their centres in
white or perhaps black??

And speaking of colour ... Peace Inside must
have emptied half the thread boxes with all
the fabulous colours in it. That checkerboard
roof is wonderful with the blue of the house.
Love it, love it, love it!!!

Have fun on Saturday!! I'll try and stitch
along here between chores and appointments.
Looking forward to a report.

Hows Clarisse??? (hint, hint)


Dani - tkdchick said...

You've made lovely progress on your two WIPs.

Your finish is pretty!

Tatkis said...

Wow, lovely starts, Lynn!
And Peace Inside is adorable!


Siobhán said...

Fantastic stitching, Lynn! Your WIPs are so pretty. I love the colors in the Maissonnette Aux Fraises.

Anne said...

Shakespeare's Garden is very magical Lynn!! Your little French house and strawberries are darling too!! I see that the east has stolen our sun LOL!! We've had nothing but rain here and dreary days!! Where's Clarisse?!


Brigitte said...

I should have waited until reading this post as you mention the designer of the Magic Garden pattern here, lol. Thanks. And it goes straight to my wish list.
Peace Inside looks gorgeous and I can see why it certainly was a fun stitch - most lovely colours and motives.

Suzanne said...

What beautiful stitching and congratulations on finishing Peace Inside!