Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July WIPocalypse

I can't believe it's time for another WIPocalypse update!   I didn't think I was going to post again this week til I saw someone else's update earlier this morning.  I haven't done a ton of stitching on my WIPocalypse pieces, but I did make what I consider a ton of progress on my WIPocalypse goals for this year.  First off, let me show you the progress I made on Sous le Soleil.  I put a good week in on this piece before putting it down due to traveling and a desire to work on some patriotic pieces.  Last month, I was here:
And I am now here:
As you can see, most of the progress was made on the upper portion of the sampler.  At this point, I am working one color at a time, and doing all of the remaining stitches in that color before moving on to another shade.  I have one shade of purple left to add to the border and, of course, quite a bit left to do in the rest of the sampler.

The main WIPocalypse-related accomplishment of mine has been getting old, long ago finished pieces framed and ready to display.  Along those lines, I have managed to get six older pieces pinned and framed this month.  Two more are well on their way to being finished up as well.  I hope to get several more framed by the end of the year, but for budgetary reasons, those pieces will have to wait a month or two longer before I place more framing orders.  To see the pieces that I have framed, go to this post and this post and this one too.  I would put them all in this post for convenience, but there are a lot of them and it just seems too redundant to put them all up again.  Besides, most of you have already seen them.

My most recent stitching time has been devoted to Penny America.  I really wanted to have this one done by the weekend, but I strongly suspect that isn't going to happen.  Something about this extreme heat just is NOT conducive to lots of stitchy time.  At any rate, here's what I've got so far:
That's it for today.  Once again, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and is able to stay cool and safe in this crazy heat.

15 comments:

Faye said...

Outstanding progress on both!!! Nice job~~~~ Happy Fourth!

Faye

Margaret said...

Both pieces are looking so great! I agree, it's hard to stitch when it's so hot. Looking forward to seeing more framed pieces!

Nicole said...

Sous le Soleil is so pretty! Well done!

sharine said...

Great stitching!

Claudette497 said...

You look like you've made great progress despite the heat. Stay cool and happy 4th!

Lois said...

What nice progress on both! Hope it cools down a little soon.

Chris said...

Both pieces look great Robin!

Always smiling said...

Fantastic progress, I love the designs you have chosen

Chris

Grit said...

Wow,
ich bin begeistert. Wunderschöne Stickerei. Ich liebe das Motiv.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Beth Pearce said...

Great progress on your stitching, and your framing is amazing! I love the way you have framed your pieces.

belle said...

Your stitching looks lovely.

Hazel said...

Stunning pieces - both of them. Thanks for leaving me a comment so I could find you! Fab blog. xx

Ordinary girl said...

nice one! stunning! wishing you can make it done soon! :) (www.stitchingRendezvous.Blogspot.com)

Bonnie Brown said...

Wow that looks great. You did get a chunk done :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

You've gotten a lot done on your main wip and Penny America looks great.