Monday, August 6, 2012

First August WIPocalypse Report

Well, my WIPocalypse report is going to be pretty different.  I have not worked on any of the original list of WIP's this month, so I guess I am in trouble for that.   And, I really  haven't gotten too far on most everything I worked on because I got really ADD this month and worked on many different things.  Before I get to the stitching I have done this month, I thought you all would like to see how my Autumn Leaves needlepoint piece looks now that it has been framed.    I really like the frame,  and this is one of the pieces I am going to put in the State Fair next week.



Now to what I have been stitching.  I have spent the most time working on this Halloween piece.  I can not say that it has been a pleasure to stitch.  As a matter of fact, I have decided that I will not stitch on 18ct dark fabric anymore after this.  I am having a good bit of difficulty seeing it.  I am not sure whether this will be a piece for MB yet or not.  I really want to get this one finished because I have picked out a bunch more for the exchanges I really have to get to.  Wish me luck!




The other project that has taken up a bit of my month is another needlepoint piece.  I know, I really shouldn't be stitching on this when I have so many other pieces I should be doing, but this one is so much fun, and MUCH easier to see.  This one is called Liberty Star, and I did think (rationalize) that it was appropriate for me to be stitching it in July.  It is also a Nancy Needles chart.  I am not sure you can really see this, but I love the way the pearl cotton floss shines!

Lastly, I am taking a big trial step on this piece.  I found some scrap  fabric in my stash, that I believe is 28ct Jobelan, and it is so soft and lovely to feel, that  I decided that I had to try one more time to stitch on something other than aida.  I can't work on it very long at a sitting, because it is very hard for me to see, and I have to take out stitches all the time because I have put the needle in the wrong spot, but I do think it is coming along.  I think it will take me a long time to decide if I want to put out this much effort on anything else, but we'll see. 

I am not sure what I will be able to show you on the next WIPocalypse report, because I am going to be working more hours for the next two weeks, and then I will be out of town for the next week.  Doesn't look too good for stitching time.

Again, I want to thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving such lovely comments.  It really does make my day to see them!

Until next time, have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!

12 comments:

Karen said...

It all looks great! I especially love the Autumn Leaves. Good luck with the jobelan. I hope it works out for you.

Topcho said...

All of your projects look great, I LOVE the needlepoint!

SoCal Debbie said...

It looks like a great WIPocalypse post to me! I love the Liberty Star needlepoint. It's beautiful!

Karen said...

Your finish is so pretty! Good luck at the fair....

happy stitching...

Becky said...

Beth, your Autumn Leaves if beautiful! I'm sure it will compete well at the Fair - good luck! And I know you'll do great with the L*K piece - keep going with it!

tadamama said...

Absolutely beautiful work! Well done!

Carol said...

Your framed Autumn Leaves looks wonderful, Beth--I wish you the best of luck at the State Fair!!

Fiona said...

Love the colours in your Autumn Leaves. You are making great progress on all your stitching projects. Good Luck at the State Fair.

Shelleen said...

You are making great progress on everything. Bring home a ribbon from the Fair.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Good Luck in the fair! Whoot! Its beautiful (and one I have on my list - and kitted - to stitch for my fair next year!)
I love that fabulous other needlepoint WIP and your halloween piece too :)

Valentina said...

Loving your framed Autumn Leaves! Good luck with the Jobelan, I think when you'll get used to it you'll love to work with it.

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

Your stitching is wonderful. I stitch on all types of fabric. A hint about over 2 stitching, instead of going over a square you will be going over what appears to be a tic tac toe board. That is what it looks like to me. Another hint for getting your needle to the right spot is to remember if you are next to a vertical thread coming up from behind you will be going down next to a vertical thread. Those tips from my LNS helped me when I started on linen. Nancy