WIPocalypse August Check-In

Wow!!!!  I have been having a really crazy stitching month.  I took part in 2 counting challenges this month via 2 Facebook groups - The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group and Semi-Sane Stitchers and manage to put in well over 10,000 stitches in over 10 WIPs.  The Semi-Sane Stitchers challenge required me to work on a minimum of 10 WIPs and I am currently on my 11th.

WIP #1 (a finish)

2015 Holiday Treat - Dragon Dreams (freebie from the FB page)

WIP#2 (a finish)

What Now? - Dragon Dreams (2018 JCS Christmas Issue)


Alice In Wonderland - Bothy Threads

WIP#4(a finish - just need to add button)

Dickens's Mittens - Scrooge - The Cricket Collection

WIP#5 (a finish)

Noah's Christmas Ark - Giraffes - Plum Street Samplers


More Chocolate Bunnies - Hands On Design

Octopus's Garden - Blackbird Designs

Cross Canada Cross Stitch - Many Flowers Designs

So Many Books, So Little Time - Heaven and Earth Designs

Monopoly - C & L Crafts Co. (Parker Brothers)

Winter Wonderland - Blackbird Designs

This month's question is:

What do you have on your stitching bucket list? (for example, specific projects, designers, fibers, etc)

I want to stitch on every chart in my stash and more!!!!!!!  I have several Blackbird Designs, Plum Street Samplers and Brenda Gervais charts that I want to get at before I die.

Well that is it for this month!!!

Take care and Happy Stitching!!!



Fully Finished Gallery 2019 - August Check-In

This month was not as productive as the previous months.  All I managed to do was to fully finish two Christmas ornaments.  Both designs are by Dragon Dreams.  The top one was a 2015 free treat that can be found on her Facebook page, the bottom is from the 2018 JCS Christmas Ornament Issue called What Now?

I have several projects in the queue that I meant to get to this month but it just didn't happen.  Maybe next month.

Take Care and Happy Stitching!!!!


WIPocalypse 2019 - July Report

Wow!!!!  Where does the time go.  It is already the end of July!!!  So much to stitch and so little time!!!! (And I am retired!)

Despite my whining, I had fairly productive month.

I manage to finish stitching and fully finish 3 Christmas Ornaments (all are from 2018 JCS Christmas Issue:

My Christmas Song - MTV Designs

Left Behind - Misty Hill Studio

Bless the Lord - My Big Toe Designs

My other finishes include a start from Stitch Maynia 2019 (9 down, 22 more to go), a WIP from this year,  a WIP from last year, another WIP from 3 years ago and a new start this month.

Noah's Christmas Ark I - Plum Street Samplers

A Year in Chalk: Spring - Hands on Designs (JCS April 2016)

Berry Time - Valerie Pfeiffer 

What Cancer Cannot Do - Gloria & Pat (freebie)

Santa's List - Country Cottage Needleworks

Finally, I worked on the following WIPs:

Alice in Wonderland - Bothy Threads

Octopus's Garden - Blackbird Designs

More Chocolate Bunnies - Hands On Design

This month's question is - How do you get yourself out of a stitching drought?

Generally I just let it ride.  I know from past experience that it will past and I will be back stitching again with a vengeance.

I think that is it for now.

Take Care and Happy Stitching!!!



Fully Finished Gallery 2019 - July Report

Almost forgot to post this month.  My finishes this time around include 4 Christmas Ornaments and the remainder (6) of the  A Year in Chalk Series by Hands on Design.

The 1st 3 ornaments are from 2018 JCS Christmas Ornament Issue:

My Christmas Song -  MTV Designs

 Left Behind - Misty Hill Studio

Bless the Lord - My Big Toe Designs

Penquin Ornament #1 - Vee and Co.

My set is now complete.

Next month I hope to have Spring: Seasons in Chalk by Hands on Design fully finished along with a few more Christmas Ornaments

Take Care and Happy Stitching!!!!



June WIPocalypse Report

All in all a very successful month.  I finished another ornament in the JCS Stitch Along (Facebook).

Special Delivery by Pickle Barrel Designs (2018 JCS Christmas Issue)

I also finished stitching the final 7 A Year in Chalk charts by Hands on Design that I started in Stitch Maynia 2019:

The rest of the month I concentrated my efforts into finishing Seasons In Chalk: Spring (Hands on Design - Artwork by Priscilla Blain - JCS April 2016)  and Halloween Fairy (aka Trick or Treat Fairy) by Nora Corbett (downloaded from Herrschnerrs, originally published in Cross Stitch & Needlework September 2008)  They are almost done and should hopefully be finished by the end of next month. 

This month's question is "How are you doing with your goals so far this year?"  As a rule I don't set goals (too much pressure) but I do have to say that I am very happy with the number of finishes (including some FFOs) I have managed so far and hope it continues until the end of the year.

That is it for now.  Until next month,

Take Care and Happy Stitching!!!!