Sunday, 29 April 2018

April WIPocalypse

In addition to my small finishes this month which I previously posted here, I have added some stitching to the lovely Awake My Soul.

I continue to enjoy the spring colours in this one. It's such a pretty piece. I want to do nothing but work on this one right now however I'm desperately trying to get some stitching done for gifts. I dislike deadlines and I should have started them earlier but we always think we have more time than we do, lol. Hopefully I will have a few days to devote to this for my next month's post. In the meantime I will show you some pics of recent finishes that I have had framed.

 Blackbird Designs  It's Spring Fever

Blackbird Designs   Evergreen

Both of these pieces have been framed by Patti Nicolosi of By My Hand Needl'werks. I will be picking them up from Patti at the Prim Stitchers Society Retreat which runs from May 31 - June 3. I'm looking forward to bringing them home and adding them to the other treasures on my walls.

I'm scouting through my stash now looking for a new start for when Awake is complete. Anyone who knows me knows that I don't often stick to my original WIPocalypse list. I go where my mood takes me and often something will just jump out at me and say "stitch me".  

April's question of what is your longest running WIP or UFO got me to thinking. I looked it up and a design by A Mon Ami Pierre called Paradis Perdu is my longest. I started it in Jan. 2012 and it still sits unfinished. I've completed quite a bit of it too. It's a large Adam and Eve design which I'm stitching with silks. I think the reason I've left it linger for so longer is that I'm not comfortable stitching it on the larger Q Snaps. It's difficult for me to hold in hand for any length of time and I'm not interested in purchasing one of the stand frames.  

It took me a bit of time to find these pics but just seeing it again makes me want to work on it. Now if I could only find it, lol!

Warmer weather is forecast for this coming week and with any luck I could quite possibly be stitching outdoors in the gazebo. I can't wait!


  1. Lovely WIP, Lynn! What beautiful framed finishes you will be picking up at the PSS Retreat! I hope you find the AMAP piece; it is a beauty.

  2. love your WIP, and totally understand about the larger qsnaps. My arms are long enough to reach around from and back when I hold them in hand, so I tend to use smaller sizes and just move them around more.

    Hope you gat back on it, would be lovey framed.

  3. I have fallen in love with your Evergreen frame piece, it is so beautiful. We all have long time wips, my longest is a Winnie the Pooh sampler I started for daughter's nursery wall, she is now 22 but I will get it done one day!!

  4. Awake is so pretty.
    The BB pieces are so pretty in those frames.
    The A Mon Ami Pierre piece looks really detailed, maybe just do 1 motif at a time and put it away fro awhile.
    We are finally supposed to have Spring this week also!
    Where has it been hiding?
    Have a great week!

  5. Lynn: your Awake my soul is a beautiful design, I love Blackbird Designs.
    That Subrosa is a sweet design, I have bought many of her designs.


  6. Oh, your wip is stunning! The framed pieces all turned out perfect! Can the ufo not be put into a smaller QS? It’s should go dig it out!

  7. Beautiful WIP. Your framed pieces are lovely too. Could you put the A Mon Ami Pierre piece in to a smaller frame? If I have stitches that go on the clip of a q-snap or under rollers I put a piece of wadding/batting or felt there to protect the stitches.