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.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

catching up on finishes

I have a few more things I have finished that need posting.

Three Children's sweaters

Five knitted hats. There was a sixth one I forgot to photograph.

Crochet rug for the Hamlin Fistula hospital shop.
I also made a sleep sack that I forgot to photograph.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wipocalypse August and september update

I am doing a combined post showing my progress over the last two months.
August question was
  Pick one of the WIP pieces you’ve stitched on this month, and tell us about your stitching journey with the piece.
I started this SAL project this year and have enjoyed the way it has motivated me to get back into my cross stitch.
I am planning on doing more stitching next year.

I managed to get quite a bit of stitching done this month.
Here are the finished daffodils. 

I enjoyed doing the gladioli, they were fun to stitch.

Here are the first four designs together. They will be finished as a cushion.

The violets were a little fiddly, but look nice done. 

I really loved stitching the roses, they were a joy.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Wipocalypse Blue Moon

On my tablecloth I have finished all the red hearts surrounding the honeycomb Centre. 
I have continued with the filling in of the Centre,  still a long way to go.

This is a new start. Dipping my toe into the murky waters of doing a HAED.

A second finish in the flowers SAL. I didn't enjoy the back stitching but it is good to have it done.

The question of the month is " what makes you pick up a long abandoned UFO rather than beginning a new  piece "

The most effective  thing  for me is  to  reorganize my stash. Seeing what I have,  instead of just consulting a list spurs me on to finish some  things.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

First July finishes

I knitted this sweater for DH.
The yarn was from a jacket knitted 40 years ago, unravelled, dyed and re knitted. 
It is knitted from the top  down and took two weeks to complete.

A quick knit, a child's beanie, the current one was too small.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Final finishes for June

I have quilted two quilts that my mother has made.

The border diamonds are actually tiny hexagons

Another toddler sweater.
Knitted toys for my grandchildren