Monday, November 18, 2013

November WIPocalypse update

Another full moon and time for another WIPocalypse update!  Check in on Measi's blog with your November update, too!

I won't have this one ready to hang up for Autumn this year, but definitely next!  This is Fall Welcome, a Saturday SAL with Linda and Kaye.  I stitched the post of the scarecrow, the stems of the pumpkins, and most of the squash.  I am using 14 ct Aida Lambswool and it will be about 4" x 15" when it's finished.
Fall Welcome update #3
Here's another one that I haven't touched in a few months.  This is Santa's 12 Days of Christmas by The Prairie Schooler, a Sunday SAL with Linda and Kaye.  I started Day 5 with the backstitched border and part of Santa's hat.  I should have this done by Christmas 2014.  I'm stitching them all together on one piece of 28 ct Mushroom evenweave and the finished size will be about 12" x 22".
Santa's 12 Days of Christmas (Day 5)
I finished parts 5 and 6 of Mary's Sampler II, a free Mystery SAL from Plum Street Samplers.  I added 6 more stars and 2 angels for part 5.
Mary's Sampler II (part 5)
Then a shepherd and another star for part 6.
Mary's Sampler II (part 6)
I was missing DMC 611, the color for the shepherd, so I went to my brand new JoAnn's which is only a mile from my front door, and bought just ONE skein!  It was on sale for 35 cents so I couldn't use a coupon.  Next time I'm sure I'll have a bigger purchase.  LOL!

Another Christmas design is Santa Hang-Up, which Linda already finished.  I stitched a lot of white for his beard, trying to get up to his face!  This is stitched over 2 on 20 ct sparkly Valerie fabric and the finished size will be 5" x 12".
Santa Hang-Up update #6
I stitched more yellow walls on Cut Thru' North Pole House.  I'm going to backstitch the elf next, so we can see him more clearly.  Check out all the great Cut Thru' designs everyone is stitching on the Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Monday SAL page.  I just bought another Cut Thru' kit from the UK for the Vintage Car!
Cut Thru' North Pole House update #4
I had already finished the Cut Thru' Igloo, but it didn't have the stars yet.  Now I've added the 12 sequin stars.  I found a frame for it at a thrift store and will get it framed soon.
Cut Thru' Igloo - FINISHED!
Thank you so much to Ingrid of Mii Stitch blog!  I was a winner in her giveaway of this great chart. It flew very quickly from the UK to my California doorstep in only a week!

19 comments:

Marcy said...

Everything looks great! Congrats on your win.

Linda said...

Another great update Debbie. The stars on the igloo look fantastic. Really finishes off the design. Great progress on NPH and hang-up. Mary's Sampler is really pretty. Nice start on santa 5 and awesome progress on Fall Welcome. What a fun post.

Linda

CrossAStitch said...

Looks great! I was going to do Mary's Sampler but I decided I wouldn't start anything else until I get my stocking finished! Congrats on your win :)

Katie said...

Love all your stitching. LOL at your big purchase at the store. Congrats on your more finished finish and your win.

Deb said...

Congrats on your igloo finish! Beautiful and fun piece!
Wow! You have a lot of WIPs! They all look fabulous!

cucki said...

Beautiful projects..
Congrats on your win x

Marilyn said...

Wow u have made a lot of progress.i love the santa one😊look fed to seeing them done

Marilyn said...

Wow u have made a lot of progress.i love the santa one😊look fed to seeing them done

Brigitte said...

Debbie, your SALs are really going great. And I can understand that because it's so motivating to see the other SAL participants' progress. I really love your WIPs, particularly Fall Welcome. Diane Arthur's designs definitely have something ...

Mii Stitch said...

Great update! Cut thru igloo looks fantastic!!! Have a lovely day :)

Giovanna said...

That's lots of lovely stitching there - well done!

Cathy said...

Wow you have made alot of progress. I love checking in to see what you are stitching.

Julie said...

Yippee....thanks for the igloo fix, can't wait to see it framed.
Wow.... You were very restrained in Joann's , I have visions of you in there with blinkers on like racing horses have so they can only see straight in front with no distractions on the way lol. X
Fabulous stitching progress, well done.

Susan said...

You have been busy! Everything looks great. Congratulations on the igloo finish.

Carol said...

Such nice projects, Debbie--I especially love your PS Santas! Congratulations on that cute win, too :)

Donna said...

Just love all that you shared, thank you it was great to check it all out

Preeti said...

Great progress and congrats on your win, Debbie!!

Shebafudge said...

Wonderful progress on everything! Those little stars set off the Cut Thru beautifully.

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous stitching :D