Time for the first update on my WIPocalypse progress. Yay! I have two finishes to share. Of course, they are the two finishes I mentioned in my last post. But this time I have pictures.
First up, I have Jenni Bean's Creation Sampler. I looked back at last year's posts, and it turns out I never posted a progress photo of this piece. No matter, here she is in all her finished glory:
I love how this piece turned out, so please believe me when I say that she looks much better in person. I used the fabric and fibers called for in the pattern. Most of what I finished was in the very bottom part of the sampler: the waves, lower writing, and several of the spot motifs. Here's a closeup:
I also finished Waiting for the Harvest by Blackbird Designs into a pin pillow. The actual stitching was done back in October. Since I have a bad habit of stitching stuff up and neglecting to finish it, part of my goal for this year is to finish all the smalls that I stitch. One down, many to go. Here's the front:
And here's the fabric I used for the backing:
Since I finished the pin pillow, I've been working on the Sarah Hatton McPhail Sampler. I got this piece in a class at Jeanine's 3 years ago. It is time for her to be finished! My last progress photo was from February of last year:
And here's where I'm at as of Sunday morning:
Now, not all of this progress was made this year. I picked this piece up in August and made some progress. I put it down again when my grandmother died, and didn't bother to take a photo of what I'd done. This month, I made my first dent in the massive amount of back stitching this piece requires:
And I did most of the pink in the flowers this month:
For the rest of this month, I plan to continue working on Sarah's sampler, and try to finish another pin pillow. I hope everyone else is having as good a time with their stitching or their scrapping as I am right now.
I have started boxing up all my books in preparation for the big move in April. I'm trying to be somewhat merciless in my culling, but I have so many books that I am too fond of to part with! Boxes and boxes of books will be making their way to either Alton's house, or to a donation box over this next week.
Til next time!