Monday, 30 January 2017

January WIPocalypse

It's a beautiful, sunny day today..... the first time we've seen the sun in a couple of weeks! Although the sun is very welcome, the overcast, rainy and snowy days have lent themselves to some great stitching time. 
I continue to plug away at This is the Day but basically I'm just filling in the background stitching so no new progress pic.

I have done very little on the Plum Street Sampler piece I started just before Christmas. It's called Pomegranate Santa and I think I just don't feel like stitching a Christmas piece right now. I will get back to it eventually but for now here is my meagre progress.

My latest start is one which is almost a companion piece to my earlier stitch, WTN&T Heaven and Nature Sing. This is also by With Thy Needle & Thread and is called Paper Snowflakes. There is a similar deer in the piece but instead of the angel there is a lovely snow woman in this one. How do I know it's a snow woman? Well if you follow the link to the completed pic of this you will see that she is wearing a dress! Here is my progress so far:

I'm really enjoying this one and although I haven't quite got to my snow woman yet I don't think it will be very long before I put my first stitches into her. This piece is moving along quite quickly.

There's not much else happening around here right now. I've been hunkered down indoors most of the time. The weather has been so miserable that my Tuesday stitching group has had to cancel for the past 3 weeks. Even the birds have remained hidden with the exception of this lone mourning dove. I suspect that the fact there is a hawk in the area has driven them all into hiding.

So for now I content myself with my stitching, catching up with some taped TV shows and finding new recipes to try out. Oh yes, and always looking for another start!


  1. Pomegranite Santa...I love this one! And the WTNT piece...looks stunning :)
    We have big Red Tailed Hawks in our neighborhood and the birds all scatter and hide now that no leaves for cover.
    Hugs to you Lynn!

  2. Pomegranite Santa has nice colors.
    Paper Snowflakes in in my "to do" pile. :)
    So pretty.

  3. I love Pomegranate Santa! The colours are gorgeous. Paper Snowflakes is also very pretty. I've not seen that one before.

  4. Nothing wrong with putting your Pomegranate Santa to the side, as long as you know where to find it.
    I love your Paper Snowflakes so far, that is going to be one big snow woman!

  5. Two lovely projects on show - I haven't seen Paper Snowflakes before - it is lovely :o)

  6. Beautiful pieces. That dove looks very cold!

  7. I love both pieces! I had made a small start on Paper Snowflakes, but I'm not sure when I will get back to it. It's so funny to look out on my deck and see the mourning doves mingling with the tiny juncos and chickadees. : ) We had a visit from a hawk a few weeks ago, but thankfully I haven't seen him/her since.

  8. Great project choices, I haven't seen either of those before so I look forward to watching your progress.

  9. Love your projects, Lynne! Hope you aren't buried under snow!