Monday, January 28, 2013

January 2013 WIPocalypse update

Yes, even though we are no longer 'in fear' of the end of the Mayan calendar, the WIPocalypse stichalong goes on.  If you want to know more about it, or you think you might want to join in, check out Measi's blog, here.

For this first month, we are supposed to set goals for which unfinished projects we'd like to complete this year.  So here's my somewhat lazy list:

1- everything on last year's list that wasn't complete (told you it was a lazy list)
2- Coraggio by Scarlet Letter
3- Giraffa sampler
4- Feast of Friendship by Blackbird Designs
5- 12 Christmas-related pieces (one for each month)

And now for this month's progress... I finished the stitching and 'finishing' on the Sugarplum ornament from Heart's Content.  I thought about attaching a hanger, but then decided that I was just going to hook a metal ornament hook through some of the lace:

I have also done a little more stitching on Coraggio:

Of course the over-one alphabet is slow going!  Recently, I've been working on a model for market in March.  I'll share photos of it (I hope) closer to release time.  I'm thinking that I will actually be going to market this year.  Whee!

So that's it on the stitching front.  Between now and the next update, I plan to continue working on Coraggio and finish another Christmas piece.  I was thinking that I would stitch up the large pillow I finished at the end of last year, but I might finish a Little House ornament that I stitched last year instead in fitting with the monthly theme.  We'll see what kind of mood I'm in when the time comes to choose.  ; )

In a day or two, once the sun is bright enough for me to get some decent pictures, I'll share some scrapbooking that I did over the weekend.  Yes, for the first time in a very long while, I actually scrapbooked!!!

Til then, stay safe, stay warm, and stay creative!


Margaret said...

Love finish on the Heart's Content piece. Gorgeous! Corragio is just so spectacular! I love seeing it every time!

Ellen said...

Lovely finish! Corragio is beautiful. Yes, the over 1 stitching is very slow going! I know it as I stitch the over 1 on Dorothy ha ha!


Chris said...

Pretty stitching. Sugarplums is lovely. I am looking forward to seeing Louise's new designs.

Miamina said...

Well done on the finish, it's beautiful!

Good luck with this year's stitching, look forward to seeing all the progress :)

Giovanna said...

The ornament is gorgeous, and you're doing great on Coraggio - what a beautiful project.

Myra said...

Fabulous finishing on your ornament Robin! You are coming right along on Coraggio.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your ornament looks like a fun one! Good progress on your WIP

Nicola said...

I have my chart of Coraggio now and am folloiwng your progress with great interest. I am looking forward to seeing your model stitching, how exciting.