Thursday, February 13, 2014

WIPocalypse 2014 - February Update

This month, we're telling about our style of stitching and how many projects we feel comfortable working on at one time. Sadly, my attention span is far too short for me to be a one-at-a-time stitcher. I think I'm more of what you'd call a "goal-based rotation stitcher" - i.e. I will have a smallish goal in mind when I pick up a project (for instance, "finish stitching the pond" or whatnot), and an idea of what part of the design I'd like to start work on after reaching my goal, and I'll stitch on that until I'm tired of the project and ready to move on to another one. Three largish and one small project at a time seems about right to avoid boredom and give me a finish every now and then.

Here's what I've accomplished in the last month:
The Victoria Sampler New Hampshire heart. My goal for this one was to finish it, and I did! The bird's head looks flat on top, and I'm tempted to add a couple of stitches.
Dimensions Early Snow Cardinals Stocking. Goal this month: finish stitching the male cardinal.

Lo, How a Rose, by Better Homes and Gardens. Goal: reach all 4 sides.

Dragon Dreams Not Forgotten. Here, I wanted to finish stitching the sea monsters and the left side of the boat's hull.
And this will be my new "small" for the next month - Crossed Wing Collection nuthatch and bluejay ornaments. I think I'll start with the nuthatch, because I think they're charming little birds!
So, overall, I did pretty well on meeting my modest goals for the month. Onward to March!

Monday, February 10, 2014


I also deviated from working on my WIPs to stitch a valentine for my mother:
This was a freebie I found online, but I'm not sure who designed it. The watermark says After I stitched it, I very inexpertly made it into an ornament. Maybe I'll do better next time. :-)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Happy Groundhog Day!

In honor of Superbowl Sunday, I took a break from my WIPs and finally got around to stitching this little freebie:
Ground Hog Day freebie by Bent Creek