Friday, May 4, 2012

WIPocalypse and BAP challenge updates

Most of this stitching (actually, all of it) took place before I got married. I was just too busy to take the time to post updates on my blog. Things are calming down now. I'm finding time to stitch again, and I'm really looking forward to scrapbooking all day long on National Scrapbook Day.

First up, my WIPocalypse progress. I have been working on Reflets de Soie's "Sous le Soleil de la Lune." In my last update, I was slogging through an endless field of green grass.  I am happy to say that I have finished the grass and moved on to more interesting things.  Here's where I was at my last update:
And here's where I am now:
Not only is the grass done, but all the dark green in the border as well.  And I've added a vase and a pair of pretty blue birds:
You can read more about the WIPocalypse challenge on Measi's blog, here.

I also had a little time to work on my sampler for BeckyBee's BAP challenge.  You can find her blog here.
I've been working on the Gyrafa sampler from SANQ magazine.  Here's where I am now:
This last section has been attacked by frogs, and the frogs have destroyed my desire to work on the project.  This is just a temporary setback.  I'll be back to my dear giraffe in a couple of weeks, I'm sure.  Meanwhile, Saturday is going to be all about the scrapbooking.  Well, the crafty side of the day is going to be about scrapbooking.   My husband and I are planning a walk to the local farmers' market (there'd better be fresh strawberries!) followed by the debut of our fancy schmancy waffle maker.  THEN it's gonna be all about the scrapbooking.  Happy National Scrapbooking Day!


Elfie said...

Lovely projects - and you've made good progress. Congratulations on your marriage - I wish you and your partner a long and happy life together.

Margaret said...

Gosh, I love both projects! They are both so pretty -- and on my todo list too. Bummer about the frogs on the giraffe piece. Hope they stay away from now on!

Yvon (jioya) said...

I like both your Wips and hope that the frogs will stay in the pond!

Happy scrapbooking Day and thanks for the reminder, i have some photo's that need attention.

Hugs Yvon.

MoonBeam said...

Two really ambitions WIPs. It would definitely feel good to be finished with that large stretch of grass.

Keep up your good work.


Penny said...

Lovely stitching on both pieces! I remember seeing Gyrafa and thinking what an unusual piece it was and pretty too. Hope the frogs stay away. :) Enjoy your scrapbooking day!

Linda said...

Great progress on both pieces. Congrats on getting the grass done.


Southpaw Stitcher said...

Beautiful stitching and good progress on both your WIPs. I am hoping to see one or two wedding photos!

Chris said...

Beautiful progress Robin! I hope that you had lots of fun scrapbooking!

JoAnna said...

Congratulations on your marriage! I am a scrapbooker, as well, although we have already done our National Scrapbook Day crop. Unfortunately, I didn't get as much done that day as I would have liked to. Your stitching updates look great!

Madeline said...

Beautiful stitching! I used to do quite a lot of hardanger and cross-stitching...but that was before I discovered scrapbooking. So many things to little time!