Monday, 9 January 2012

2012 WIPocalypse - January Full Moon

Hi, its time for my first WIPocalypse post.  I can't guarantee that it is going to be any more exciting than my usual posts, but never mind.

 Starting with Noah's Ark, I have rolled this since you last saw it because the backstitch on the top half is now complete, apart from the baby's name and details.  I also still have to do the French knot for the dove's eye (which I swear looks more like a seagull), but I didn't want to do it and then it get squashed when I rolled the piece.  The photo is not brilliant, but the backstitching goes down to, but does not include, the strip of green squares which are the top edge of the hull.  I have started work on the hull, but am going to have to roll it again soon before I start running into the bottom of the frame.  I'm also keeping a close eye on the amount of threads that I have left for this bottom half.  Unfortunately Design Works don't guarantee that the threads in their kits are DMC and I certainly won't have time to ask them to send me more, so please keep your fingers crossed for me.

I am starting to have a quiet panic about the Beetle.  As soon as possible is still quite a loose deadline for the Ark, but 4 March is a very definite deadline for this piece, and I'm not convinced that I'm even halfway through yet.  Once I have the car itself finished, I still have to do the dark area around the base, which is mainly one colour but still a lot of stitches.

I made some more progress on the left hand side yesterday morning, but as ever all the fractional stitches are so time consuming.  I think that if the worst comes to the worst, I shall have to tell my friend that I have a present for her but it isn't quite finished yet.  As soon as the Ark comes off the frame for framing, this one will get priority status!

Now then, I need to check in with Measi and then I plan to take a nosey at everyone else's posts so far.  Happy Full Moon to you all.


  1. They are both wonderful and I know I said this before, but... I love Noah's Ark! Sooo cute!! :)

  2. Both pieces are so cute! Good luck with getting each one finished by your deadlines.

  3. OH dear well take a picture of the WiP and give it to her? LOL good luck on finishing it by deadline.

  4. Yeah, definitely take a pic and put a Some Assembly Required" note in with it. :) I've done that for holiday gifts in the past and it's met with great success.

    Good luck!

  5. Noah's Ark is a darling design. I don't believe I have seen that specific one before, and I am a Noah fan - good luck getting it finished. And your Beetle is going to be great as well!