Sunday, 25 November 2018

November WIPocalypse

November has been a great month for catching up on my WIP. I made a fair amount of progress on Annie Hyssop's Harvest Moon, more than I expected. 

All the stitching of the hill and grass was completed and I stitched the border with one exception. As you can see from the top of the piece, each border on the three sides must be filled in with the mustard coloured floss. It's time consuming and boring to boot! I got partway through the top portion and by that time Halloween had just passed and I quickly lost interest. Christmas stitches were  occupying my thoughts at that point so I have put this one aside for now. With what little remains I know that it will be complete by next Halloween.

Next I picked up a Christmas stitch from last year that I had lost patience with....Plum Street Samplers Pomegranate Santa. This is where I had left off partway through this year.

Here is this month's progress:

I probably would have been further along except for the fact that some frogging had to take place. I don't know what it is about this piece but I keep screwing up in my counting. As soon as I picked this up once more I realized why I had put it aside. Santa's stick and sack were both off. I had to completely frog them out and restart. Partway through I realized that I was repeating the same mistake! Duh!!! Frog and repeat a second time!
Finally I managed to get things done right and could move on to stitching Santa. It's moving along fairly well now but I have some ornaments for gifts that I want to get working on so it will sit for now. However I don't think it will be too long before I pick it up once more.

Winter has arrived here a little sooner than usual as you can see from my pics. Shortly after the snow fell there was an arctic front which brought in some record breaking frigid temperatures. Consequently the snow remains for now. It's starting to warm up and rain is forecast over the next few days so I'm hoping this white stuff disappears for a spell. Below is Clarisse's reaction to the whole thing.

To all my US family and friends I wish a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you all had your fill of the gobble, gobble and without too many added pounds. 


  1. Great progress on your WIPS.
    The weather here has been back & forth, warm, cold, warm, cold.
    No measurable snow yet.
    I think Clarisse has the right idea! :)

  2. Oh Clarisse, LOL, that's probably what I would do. Wonderful progress on your WIPs.

  3. Wow snow already, a great reaction of your beautiful cat Clarissa. I love your stitching projects.

  4. Good progress on your WIPs! Love your snow shots!

  5. I love the Pomegranate Santa he is beautiful.
    Your Harvest Moon is beautiful.
    I love your cat so sweet.


  6. Great progress on Harvest Moon, now you'll have plenty of time to finish in time for NEXT year!
    Oh wow, Santa looks fantastic, in spite of that darn frog.
    Lovely snow pics, we got a teaser but I'm ready for more.
    Clarisse is adorable, totally oblivious to everything!