Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WIPocalypse update #8 and LOTS of finishes!

I've had six finishes since the last WIPocalypse update!  I finished Cackle, Trick or Treat, Spring & Fall (April), Santa's 12 Days of Christmas (Day 2), a Butterfly ornament, and a long lost UFO from 1998!  Welcome Cottage was all stitched except for the word, "Welcome," which I finished and framed today.  The kit came with the printed mat.
Welcome Cottage (newly discovered long lost UFO)
Welcome Cottage - finished and framed!
"Welcome Cottage"
Designed by Michael A. LeClair
JCA, Inc.
Started 7/31/1998, Finished 8/1/2012
Cackle - finished!
Trick or Treat - finished!

Spring & Fall (April) finished!
Santa's 12 Days of Christmas (Day 2) finished!
"Santa's 12 Days of Christmas" (Day 2)
Book No. 125
Designed by Pamela Byrd Smith
The Prairie Schooler
Started 3/24/2012, Finished 7/28/2012

Santa #2 and this ornament are both counted towards my X-Stitching Christmas Challenge for July on Lady Kell of Kincavel's blog.
Butterfly ornament - finished!
Designs for the Needle
Started 2/22/2012, Finished 7/31/2012

I also added backstitching to Dog House Sampler, which I finished last year but I was never happy with it since the dog bone and fence blended into the fabric.  Now it's framed in a perfect blue and brown frame that I bought at a thrift store.
Dog House Sampler - finished (without backstitching)
Dog House Sampler - finished and framed!
BBQ Queen and the flamingo have legs now.
BBQ Queen update #15
Two more jack o'lanterns are backstitched on Halloween House.
Halloween House update #18
I started "May" in the Spring & Fall booklet from The Prairie Schooler.
Spring & Fall (May) update #1
I also started the Passione Ricamo Fairy Mystery SAL and the Lizzie*Kate Very Scary Mystery Sampler.
Passione Ricamo Fairy Mystery SAL (Part #1)
Lizzie*Kate Very Scary (Part #1)
What a busy stitching month I've had!  You can see current pics of all of my WIPs on my WIPocalypse page.  Don't forget to check in on Measi's blog with a link to your WIPocalypse update, too!

Happy Stitching, everyone!


sharine said...

Your needles must be on fire. Wonderful progress!

Monique said...

Wow you have really had a fab productive month. I absolutely adore all 3 halloween ones and want to get them all. So not only are you productive but you are inspiring.

Shebafudge said...

Wow! Smoking Needles!

Your Welcome Cottage is so pretty and I love the way it has been framed.

All your other finishes are great too and so much progress on the others too.


Kaisievic said...

Wow! Debbie you are an absolute wonder - I love them all. How did you find the time to finish so much? Clever girl. I am now regretting doing my 12 days of santa as single ornies - I am thinking that I should be doing them on a single piece of fabric as you and Linda are - I might start again! ?!

tadamama said...

Wow, what a fantastically productive month! Good job!!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

welcome cottage looks so pretty the way its framed - lots of finishes great job!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Great stitching this month!!! I love the Welcome Cottage. What pretty colors!!! And the frame on the LHN dog one is perfect., too!


Adrienne said...

I can't believe how productive you were in July!! That's amazing! And the stitching looks fantastic. Well done!!

cheryl said...

Welcome Cottage is so lovely! All of your finishes look wonderful! Wow! Such great accomplishment this month.

Shelleen said...

OMG, smoking needles and a numb butt lol. Everything looks awesome!

Kelly aka STITCHNMOMMA said...

WOW! Look at all the fantastic finishes! I'm so jealous, lol! Can't wait to see what else you get done next. :)

Claire said...

Wow so many finishes.Love trick or treat.

Anonymous said...


You have so many lovely finishes!

robindefender said...

Wow! That's a lot of finishes! Everything looks great. I especially love all the witch hats with the little cat peeking out from one of them.

McKenna C. said...

Congrats on all of your gorgeous finishes!! I love all of your WIPs too. :D I especially LOVE the Welcome Cottage!!


Rosemary said...

WOW! Look at all these finishes, they look grand! I must admit that I'm very fond of that Welcome piece, it's lovely. But, seriously, all of these are looking good!

Mangogirl said...

Wow! So many finishes this month!

Linda said...

Wow Debbie. Great job. You were sneaky and didn't tell me about the welcome cottage and butterfly. Everything looks just super. You are doing such a great job. You need to come and give me a kick start. lol


stitchinrose said...

All I can say is wow. And ask where on earth did you get cackle, my sister's favorite holiday is Halloween and this would suit her to a t. Where can I get it, if you don't mind me asking? I have never seen it before.

SoCal Debbie said...

Stitchinrose, you have no-reply so I couldn't answer you by email. The Cackle chart is available at 123-Stitch.