Wednesday, 30 December 2020

December WIPocalypse

The last two months I've mostly concentrated on small finishes for gifts. I planned on posting last month with the one finish I did have but I realized that I wasn't able to show you a pic because I'd already delivered the piece to my framer. I asked him only to stretch the piece for now and I'll get it framed later with consultation from my son. The finish is of course the birth sampler I stitched for my grandson.

 I'm quite pleased with how this looks. We wanted a birth sampler that wasn't really babyish and would grow with the child so that it could be hung in his room at any age. It's really a great birth announcement for a boy.

After finishing this one off I pulled out a kitted work by Shakespeare's Peddler. It's a small Christmas sampler called A Wassailing. It was a limited edition kit when it was released so as far as I know it's no longer available. It's stitched on Lakeside Linen Vintage Meadow Rue with Limited Edition Gentle Art floss. I've managed to complete a little more than half of the piece and I'm really hoping that I can finish it by year's end.

That's it for current WIPs although there are a couple still hiding in my pile, lol. They can wait for now as I start searching through my stash for what pieces I would like to work on in the coming year.

I didn't accomplish any of the goals I set out for myself last year with the exception of two. I completed the Pennsylvania Dutch Sampler that I had started last year and I chose A Yuletide Welcome as my Christmas stitch for the year. All of the other charts that I had pulled remained untouched as well as the WIPs from the previous year. As per usual, I ended pulling and stitching out a completely different choice of stitches. In light of that, I may just not compile a list for next year and just go with the flow, lol! 


  1. beautiful birth sampler ... lists hmmmm I am with you on that .. my plans for no more stash sorta went out the window with a new 12mth compilation .. happy new year to you .. love mouse xxxx

  2. A lovely birth sampler. Sometimes it's best to go with the flow, I stitch a piece at a time but it has to have a reason to be stitched. I have made a plan but who knows what will happen. Good luck with your 2021 stitching.

  3. It's a nice Birth Sampler for a boy.
    I have stitched A Wassailing, it's a nice design.
    Seems everyone's plans change, don't they?
    Wishing you a safe, happy, healthy New Year!

  4. The birth sampler is lovely. I look forward to seeing it framed. I don't tend to plan my stitching for the year as I know that I will change my mind. Happy New Year.

  5. Lynn: Happy New Year, the Birth Sampler is beautiful, I am looing forward to seeing it framed.
    This has been a year where I did not get a lot of stitching done, I hope for a more productive year in 2021

    Blessings to you