Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Summer Passed Us By - March Wipocalypse

Sydney summer has been non existent - about 7 hot days - the rest have been rain.  Most of New South Wales is covered by water and people are being evacuated.  The huge Warragamba Dam has topped the spillway the first time in years.....But the silver lining of course is that we can use it as an excuse for sitting inside stitching where it is dry.  I have been reasonably busy with stitching.  The Wipocalypse has really focussed my mind on the huge range of stuff I have waiting to be started/finished.  I am please to see that this challenge is call Works in PROGRESS....I have lots of them.  Pity help me if they ever come up with a Focalypse - Finished Objects ..... I would be very much to the back of the pack in that race....Ah well.....here are some pictures.  Did get one small item finished - these Christmas ornaments were bought at the last Stitches and Craft show at Rosehill last April and were for Christmas 2011....but......(you all know what it's like)


The Crafty Princess and Aunty Nene and The Quilting Queen and I are going to this years show on Friday - so expect a vast number of pictures of our purchases!!!!

Other Works in Progress are as follows (in no particular order!)



This embroidery was dredged out of a Spotlight bag (Spotlight is our big craft department store for non Australian readers) bag.  The bag was so old it was starting the fall apart - not a bad effort for a modern plastic shopping bag!  So I added it to the list of things to do and I actually embroidered the hearts.  It is at least 15 years old and does not look too old fashioned (everything comes back if you keep them long enough).  But I can imagine it finished and in a lovely wooden frame.....sometime in the future!



Still going with Golden Wood...get used to this dear readers you will see it for some time.  But I have got to the right hand side edge....yet another black tree trunk with an elfen lady lurching behind it.  Looking at the picture it gives the impression that I have made some dire error and the right hand end finished below the left hand end.  I looked at this when I took it out of the Qsnaps and nearly died of fright (I HATE unpicking)....but followed the bottom row across and they DO meet up.....it just doesn't look like they do....heart went back to normal rhythm.




And the last one is this little sampler from Birds of a Feather, and it is going to say "The Bee makes honey from the Bitterest Flower".  The pattern actually says the bee sucks honey from the bitterest flower....which apart from being biologically incorrect sounded ugly so I am going to change it.  I love samplers, they are quick and charming.

12 comments:

  1. Great update! Golden Wood is coming along very nicely.

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    1. Thank you so much...I am actually starting to daydream about what sort of frame to put it in....a good sign I think!!

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  2. Wow Mrs D the xmas ornament looks really good. Only 5 more or so to go! GW is fantastic I can't believe how much you've completed on it just by ignoring car crews and stitching at work LOL!!

    Can't wait till Friday for all the lovely stalls and to see the lovely boys again. I need to make some fabby purchases.

    Lovely work stunner see you soon!

    P.S. I'm so glad you changed the wording on that sampler. There's a time and place for "sucks" and it's not on a sampler.

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    1. Oh thank you lovie....have money left over from last OT burning the proverbial hole in the pocket, and that metre of linen to exchange.....AND A WHOLE LOT MORE!!! See you love

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  3. Love your ornament! Great progress on the GW and Sampler!

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    1. Thank you so much....when you have been stitching for a long time, you are too close to it....it looks much better when I stand back from it and don't concentrate on the individual stitches......all 1,387,398 gazillion of them!!

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  5. Terrific progress on all your stitching! Hope the rain holds off for the Craft show visit.

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    1. Yes, thankfully it was a beautiful day....and today it si not raining either (two sunny days in a row!!!!) - spent a bit of money at the Craft show stalls - standby for the photos

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  6. Your ornament finish is so pretty. I think you've done a great job on it. Lovely progress on your WiPs.

    Hugs,
    Veronica.

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  7. Hello

    I love your ornament finish it's lovely.

    Very pretty WIP's too.

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  8. Love the ornament! Your stitching is beautiful!

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