Thursday, March 8, 2012

March WIPocalypse update and a BAP update too

Where does the time go? This has been a busy month, trying to close things out at work, packing, and planning. And for the past week or so, there hasn't been a ton of time for stitching. I imagine things are going to get even busier for the next month, and then things will hopefully slow down some.

On to my stitching: I had to set aside my BAP Challenge piece about a week and a half ago to work on some gifts, and here's what it looks like so far:

You can finally see where the giraffe's legs are! Hooray, the big blobs of color look like a bit of something. I hope to put in another week's stitching later this month.

I also worked on two WIPs. This first one is a Halloween ornament that I did the actual stitching for last year. I didn't completely finish it, but I did do the outlining of the pillow, cut it free from the larger piece of linen, and cut the backing fabric out as well.

Finally, I picked up Sous le Soleil de la Lune by Reflets de Soie. I bought and started this sampler after seeing progress photos on another blogger's posts. It was just so beautiful that I had to have it for myself. And I am loving all these gorgeous overdye Gloriana silks it is stitched with! Here's what it looked like when I set it aside sometime last year:

And here's where I'm at as of yesterday morning:

I added some more to the green border and worked on the yard and houses. I know these photos aren't very exciting, maybe next month will be better. Maybe.

I'll be posting photos of the gifts that I'm working on after this weekend's shower. Then you can see what I've spent more of my stitching time on! My goals for this month are to put in a week or so on my giraffe sampler, maybe another 2 weeks on Soleil, and to finish at least one pillow (maybe the Halloween one, or maybe one that's non-seasonal).

That's it for today. I hope this post was mostly coherent. I've caught some nasty little bug and I'm feeling a little loopy. And I'm in the process of losing my voice. Hopefully, this won't completely ruin this weekend's shower for me. And maybe this will be my one time to be sick this spring and that I won't be sick next month for my wedding and honeymoon. Til next time, I hope everyone has lots of time to be creative!


Margaret said...

What a bummer about your being sick! Feel better -- hope you're all better for the shower!

Love your giraffe WIP! You've gotten a lot done! And Sous la Soleil is so pretty too! Nice little Halloween ornament as well!

Miamina said...

Sorry to hear you aren't too well. I wish you a speedy recovery so you can enjoy the weekend!

Your work is beautiful! Well done on the progress you've made. Looking forward to seeing the gifts.

Have a great time this weekend!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

All you WIPs look really great! I am in awe that you have time for any stitching this close to your wedding! Looking forward to more updates. Feel better!

MoonBeam said...

Keep up the good work. Hope you are feeling better soon...there are a lot of bugs going around.


Ziggyeor said...

Feel better soon so you're not sick on your wedding! Keep up with the gorgeous stitching. I like your big project.

Veronica said...

I wish you a speedy recovery. Your WiPs are stunning. Look forward to seeing the gifts you've been stitching.


Chris said...

Great progress Robin! You get so much stitching done, I am always in awe of what you finish. Have a great time Saturday! I wish I was able to be there.

stitcheranon said...

Lovely projects. Take care of yourself and I am sure you will be fine for your to get these bugs out of the way lol xxx

Deb said...

I hope that you're feeling better! Rest up so that you are well for your wedding!!

You have some wonderful projects in the works. I can't wait to see more progress on them!!

Yvon (jioya) said...

I hope you are feeling better, i love your projects.
Looking forward to see more of them.

Hugs Yvon.

Julie said...

You have some nice projects on the go.
Hope all goes well for your wedding shower.

Carolyn NC said...

Try to rest so you'll be better soon, especially for your wedding! Love the stitching!