Monday, 29 October 2012

2012 WIPocalypse - October Full Moon

Golly, its gone cold round here! Hope you are keeping warm wherever you are and wishing New York and the US East Coast all the very best of luck! 

Despite having very cold fingers, I have a WIPocalypse stitching finish to show you. Finished just before I turned the computer on, here is Teddy.  Apologies for the dodgy photo - I had to rotate it and the definition went a bit blurry.  However I will show you another hopefully better picture when it is finish finished.  It now needs a wash and to be made up into a little Christmas stocking ornament to go on my cousin's baby's first Christmas tree.  I hope that she will like it.

I finished another couple of blocks on Train yesterday morning and put stitches into several new blocks.  However I think that progress on this is going to be hampered by the clocks going back and the increasingly dodgy weather because I really do need good light in order to work on this one.  I may have to move operations into the lounge where I have a daylight lamp, instead of working in my bedroom where the morning light is usually good and I have plenty of space to spread out on the bed.

Progress on this one includes last week's regulation three blocks and the stitches put into this week's first block before work this morning.  I was really pleased the other week when a friend of mine recognised which painting it was just from the corner of it that I had stitched.  

In other news, I have been enabled, or why blog hopping is a bad idea.  I have a number of blogs which I always visit and then some of these have nice lengthy blog lists on them, so I hop from one blog to another, admiring people's work and reading about their lives.  The problem is that often the bloggers out there have some seriously enticing stash and The Crafty Princess is one of them.  Thanks to her, I am now in possession of a new HAED chart, "Four Seasons" by Jacek Yerka (bought in the Halloween Sale), and a massive piece of 18 count Magic Guide aida.  It is going to end up about 30 inches square so I am going to have to invest in a new 39 inch rotating frame to put this on.  It is going to take forever to stitch and then I will somehow have to frame it and then find somewhere to put it - I must be mad!

My stash buying from the other week has started to materialise.  Not just the fabric for Four Seasons, but also the fabric for Mum's Just Nan guardian angels, the beads and the special threads, and the card blanks for the Delft pieces.  I'm still waiting on the DMC threads for the angels, but as I'm out tomorrow at Pilates and again on Wednesday for Mum's Halloween party, nothing is going to happen until the end of the week anyway.  Hopefully I will have some finish finishes to show you in my next update, but until then keep warm and carry on stitching!


  1. You have some beautiful stitching done! I really like you christmas stocking, cant wait to see it finished.
    Happy Stitching

  2. Cute Christmas stocking--and great progress on your gigantic WIPs! Don't think I would have the patience to tackle a HAED!

  3. I got Four Seasons too in the Halloween event! I have no idea when I will start it but I have wanted it for so long :)

  4. The teddy stocking is cute - congrats on the finish.

    Wow! 30" square. I can't imagine it -- you are much more patient than I.