Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Is it really Wipocalypse time again? - post #5 - a month later I manage to finish this post

Is it really that time again? It seems I have posted my progress only yesterday.

Oh well the blogging feed says what it says so be it. [please note I wrote this bit a long while ago, its seems it along with photos has been in drafts forever]

Let start with a biggie ... I have a finish wooohooo (I was going to share it in a separate post in advance, but the time has run out it seems).


I recently had this finishing mode. Where I had one finish after another. This, the Snowflower Diaries' one, I also completed my input on the latest doll in progress. Hair sewn, and body stuffed. She is looking gorgeous. Then I picked up my knitting (a project being stored for a year or two). It is a jumper that I almost finished and only had half the sleeves to go. It has a mildly complicated pattern so once you put it down picking up and figuring out what line of pattern you are on amidst what to increase what to decrease. Anyhow it isn't done yet, but getting close. I am now beginning slowly to decrease the sleeves, just above the armpits essentially. The confusing part is that I think the pattern is telling me to decrease too slowly, and judging by my tension I will have a rather long shoulder. I need to find my original tension sample. I have decreased the amount of stitches according to this, but as most of pattern tells you how much to knit in length rather than rows I don't remember paying too much attention to that.

Christmas Candle

you saw this progress a few days ago in the Tuesday post:

April 2014

May 2014
But I am actively stitching on this project at the moment. Getting through all that confetti hair. It isn't too bad to be honest I imagine the golden leaves to the right will be a lot harder if the first leaf that I had on page #1 is anything to judge by. Threading just for one stitch! common this is just plain cruel. I think I'll leave for last that way I can start gridding next page and move on the threads to next page.

Ember II

After a large input in April, May saw little stitching:

April 2014

May 2014

I have finished the first flower and started working on the next one.

QS Poisonous Beauties

April 2014
May 2014

Since the photo has been taken back in May, there is actually a little bit more stitched on this one.

And for the big finale ...

Lean on Me:


April 2014
May 2014

It is finished!!! Mind this was meant to be mentioned in the promised 'finishing mode' post, but that was back when I was ahead. And now I am a little more that behind.

Anyhow till soon. There is still TUSAL update from last month to go ... and almost time to begin afresh with this month's updates.


P.S. The questions of the month were: what designs or themes do you really wish you could find? What do you think is missing among stitching designs?

Well to answer I'd have to say I wish I could find Judy Rossouw work easier. They either cost a fortune and then a fortune in postage, or just nowhere. 
I wish I could buy kits for cards. The sort with pre-printed card blank. I am including 2 examples. One was a free kit with World of Cross Stitching. And the other I have created myself around the design. There is only a few I came across in this style.





11 comments:

  1. All of your projects are looking great and the piggies are lovely! I love Judy's work too - she captures the funny side of animals so well. Keep up the good work! :)

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  2. Great progress on your projects! Can't wait to see your next posts :D

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  3. Great progress and a lovely finish :)

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  4. Beautiful stitching and very sweet finish x

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  5. Amazing progress on a range of projects. They all look wonderful. I know what you mean about the single stitches, there can be quite a bit of that in Clara's hair it makes the back of my work a complete mess. Though I can't figure out how anyone keeps the back of a HAED tidy.

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  6. Wonderful progress on all your beautiful projects!

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  7. Nice progress. I loved stitching the freebie of the little girl and her dog. It was a fun fast stitch.

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  8. Great stitching! I love Lean on Me...so cute. xx

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  9. Awww Lean on me is so sweet! Congratulations on finishing them. I'm with you, I really hate those single stitches, sometimes I cheat and just stitch it with a nearby colour that's close in colour. Hee hee! Happy stitching, all of your wips are coming along very nicely!
    xo Alicia

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  10. loveeee the piggies, very excited to get mine done xx

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