Monday, May 7, 2012

Derby Wipocalypse and I'm back!

First I will make my May Wipocalypse report, and then blabber about my vacation.  That way, you can seemy progress, but not be bored with my life - with one caviat.  I was on vacation for one week of this period, so I don't have as much progress on my one main WIP. I decided to stitch all the main part of the big letters first, and then stitch the flowery vine running through them.  I think that will make the confetti stitches a little easier to plot out.


I also have come to a decision that one of my needlepoint WIP's was just not something I ever wanted to put a bunch of work into, so my new DIL has been wanting to learn stitching so I gave it to her. If she does finish it, I will post a picture. The one I gave her was Jungle Wildlife. Well, since I removed one WIP from my list, I just had to add two more - LOL. Actually, my vacation was a stitching one in Myrtle Beach, and we all worked on the same projects. So, here are the before and current pictures of these. This first one is Beach Tree by Nouveau Encore Designs, stitched on a fabric Amy from Down Sunshine Lane found for us - really perfect right? It is 16ct aida and I stitched it with DMC colors of my choice. I am pleased with the outcome, and you can see the fabric I bought in MB to finish it with. I am thinking a flatfold at this time, but that could change! The second one is Beachy Mood by Cricket collection, and I am stitching it on 16ct aida Everglades by Silkweaver with DMC. I have changed the colors of the letters because I didn't think the called for would show up on this colored fabric. I have found some gorgeous fabric (also in MB) to make this into a pillow. I will wait to show you that when I am done stitching the piece.
This concludes my WIPOCALYPSE report just to warn you that the rest is just life stories - LOL!


Okay, so now I can say that, yes, I am back from vacation. Actually, I have been back a little over a week, but that week was Derby week in Kentucky, so there was very much to do. Also, I have the great news to tell you that on Tuesday I finally got my port (for chemo) emoved, and so now another major milestone has been passed.  Whooo Hoo!!  I am just going to show you a couple of pictures of where we were in MB for you to drool over.  It was really wonderful, and I am very grateful to have been asked to join in the group there.  As you can see, we had a very wonderful spot to sit and stitch it.  The only little problem was that it was cloudy and cool all week.  None of us could get a good beach sunrise picture which was a disappointment to some and of no concern to others - LOL!  The last afternoon we were able to get out on the beach and collect some seashells, so our beach trip was complete - LOL!

I am hoping that this week I will be able to start catching up on all my online activities - visit blogs and comment and do some emailing that needs to be done.

Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog and leaving such lovely comments.  I really love reading them. Until next time, have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!





16 comments:

Katie said...

I just bought the Cricket Beach piece to do. I think it's too cute. Your stitching looks beautiful. I love the house you vacationed in. That had to be so much fun!

Kathy A. said...

That looks like such a lovely vacation. Your beach house is wonderful! Glad you had so much fun.
I have another Cricket Collection called Summer Place that is just so cool. Maybe we could trade one day.
Great WIP post!

dulcinella said...

Looks like you had a wonderful vacation! I love the stitching you did...lovely soft colors. Congrats on your milestone.

Rhona said...

Fantastic milestone! Love your wip, is that a Joan Elliott design?

Linda said...

Great stitching Beth. All of the pieces are coming along.

Linda

Shelleen said...

All of your projects look great. Jealous of your time with the gang , at the beach :-)

BeckySC said...

Welcome back :)
You have been busy-your stitching looks great!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Nice report - everything is coming along nicely! Sounds like you had a great time - always fun stitching at the beach. Great news from the doc, too. Congratulations!!

SoCal Debbie said...

Your Welcome stitching is so pretty! I like the Beach Tree too. You are so lucky to go to the Myrtle Beach retreat and get such great fabric too. I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish these!

Marcy said...

Everything is looking great! What a nice vacation -- collecting shells along the beach is such fun.

lesli said...

Welcome back from vacation! I know it's a downer when vacation ends, but I love coming back to my own home and my own bed!
You had great progress on your pieces..even with the week off!

Carol said...

Wonderful stitching, Beth--you sure got a lot done... So happy that the port was able to be removed, too--now that's a reason to celebrate :)

Carla said...

Love your beach tree finish!
You made great progress in your two wips!

Fiona said...

Great progress on your WIPs. Your Beach tree looks great, what a nice idea all to stitch the same projects. Looks like the house was beautiful, and when you are with friends who cares what the weather is like.

Lynn said...

It sounds like an absolutely wonderful vacation! I love your WIP. They look like relaxing stitches.
Congrats on your port removal! That's a milestone!!

milly said...

Hello

your vacation sounds lovely.

All your WIPs are great, I especially like the sampler in the first photos.