Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Year of the WIPs Challenge

I forgot to post this blog! I did it way back the first part of October, and here it is November 23. Oh well, I'm posting it anyway! 

The Soulful Stitchers group on facebook is having a challenge to work on and finish WIPs. It started October 1 and runs through December 31, 2017.

Out of my gazillion WIPs and UFOs, I have picked 12 to concentrate on, and here they are in no particular order.

The first one is my Halloween House, and it is sooooo close to being finished! I just have to do the back stitching. Can I tell you how exicting that is to me? The pattern is by Imaginating, and I started it January 2012. (I know I just showed a photo of this, but I'm putting it here too.)


Santa's Village also made the cut. This is a series of different Christmas-y stores designed by Country Cottage. I decided to put all of mine on one piece of fabric. I started this in September 2013, and I have two finished.





Next up is Very Scary Mystery Sampler by Lizzie Kate. I just started this one on September 30, 1016, and it was just a few stitches...enough to call it a WIP.



This one is Pumpkin Patach Farm by Victoria Samplers. I started it in June 2012. I just love autumn themes.


Things Unseen Mystery Sampler by Lizzie Kate, started December 2014.






Blue Jeans and Daisies Mystery Sampler by Blue Ribbon Designs. I started it January 2013. (Can you tell I have a thing for Mystery stitching?)
 

And here we have Petit Trianon, a needlepoint piece. I think this was offered as a chapter project by Cyberpointers Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild.


Wildpea and Longhorn Moth is a stumpwork piece by Jane Nicholas, one of my all time favorite teacher and designers. I took this as a class at the Embroidery Guild National Seminar in September 2011. I am very close to being finished with this piece.


   

This piece I call Mushrooms, and it is my oldest WIP/UFO. It is from an Aunt Martha transfer. I started it when I was 15, way back in 1977.


This little WIP is Spooky Spider by Mill Hill, started in January 2012.




This is an Embroidery Guild of America Correspondence Course I started in March 2012. It is a piece of Rozashi, which is Japanese Needlepoint, and was designed and taught by Margaret Kinsey. I only have the background left to do, so I am this close to a finish! I enjoyed this so much I bought anothere Rozashi piece from Margaret.


This is a needlepoint sampler called Curious by Needle Delights. I haven't put a stitch on it yet, but I did draw the gridlines so I am counting it as a WIP.