Sunday, June 19, 2016

Progress for June

I have some more finishes for the year.
First up a knitted lace shawl.
My first ever raggy quilt.

This stack is 40 little quilts for the treasured babies program.

A cushion to go with the raggy quilt.

A wedding quilt for a special couple.

This is just a finished top, waiting to be quilted. It was paper pieced.

A knitted blanket for the Hamlin Fistula shop.

A baby quilt for a special baby .

Monday, May 2, 2016

The year to date

I started the year with some dress making.
A summer dress for me.

A dress for DD#1

This pincushion was a kit gifted to me.
It is an Ami Downs design and was and quick to make.

Another summer dress for me.

A finished and framed cross stitch.
I love lighthouses and have them in each room of the house.

This little one was stitched on 40 count silk gauze with one strand on DMC and finished as a coaster.

These large cushions are for the new couch that DH has made. Pictures to follow in my next post.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Final finishes for 2015

Here are my final finishes for 2015, two scarves, a child's sweater, a baby hoodie and vest.
It has been my most productive year since I started keeping track.
I finished 236 things, ranging from dish cloths to queen sized quilts.
I am looking forward to a great 2016.

Wipocalypse recap for 2015

This has been my best year for stitching in a long time.
Quite a few small finishes but more importantly, I have been making time to stitch.
I am looking forward to more stitching next year. 
Here are my finishes for the year.
In my next post I will have my goals for 2016.
Happy stitching.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Lots of December finishes

I am finishing the year with good progress.
First up, beaded ornaments.

Two more children's sweaters.

A ballet outfit for DGD doll.

Mittens and a jacket.

Three cushions.

I am hoping for several more finishes this week.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wipocalypse November

Here is the 12th and final design in this series

Here is the final grouping of four. I hope to have them finished into cushions by the next update.

I had previously attempted starting a HAED but quickly abandoned it, I had problems with the fabric.

I have done a restart and this time it is going very well.
I hope to make more progress on this next year.

The question for this month, which designer has inspired me?
It would be Marilyn Levitt Imblum.
I have finished several of her designs and hope to finish more in the next year.
I love her blending of colours.
The designs are a delight to stitch and I love that there is almost no back stitching, the designs do not need it as the skilful use of colour gives the required definition.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wipocalypse October

I have three finishes for this month.

First is the lily of the valley

Second are the sweet peas.


This was a very special finish as I was present at the birth of this little baby, not be design.
I was supposed to babysitting the toddler while the parents went to the hospital but the baby decided that a home birth would be her style!

A close up of the petit point face and hands.