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Thursday, September 11, 2014

WIPocalypse redux - September update


A little belated, as usual, but at least right now I have an ongoing kitchen remodel to blame. I am definitely looking forward to a new kitchen, although I didn't really enjoy the long hours boxing up 20 years worth of kitchen stuff. I suspect there will be considerable downsizing of said stuff when we repopulate the new kitchen....

Topic of the month: Who is your favourite person to stitch for, or do you prefer to keep your stitching yourself?
I used to stitch (or crochet) for gifts a lot more than I currently do. Mainly, I just don't have the time right now to stitch gifts, but I've also heard too many fellow stitchers become upset when a gift they worked long hours on goes unappreciated. So I suppose it's a bit selfish, but most of my stitching I do because I like the pattern, I look forward to the journey if it has specialty stitches, or both.

I suppose if I have to define a favorite recipient, that would be my family/household.

I have a finish this month!!

Project: Music trio (Here Comes Treble, Alto Gether Now, First Bass)
Designer: Ink Circles
Fabric: 32ct Lugana - Countrystitch "Parchment"
Total hours to date: not tracked
Progress since last update: Finished 10 September 2014!
Notes: I just need to finish it as a bellpull now. I love the music fabric I found for it.

Ink Circles clef series
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Project: Stars for a New Millennium
Designer: Tony Minieri
Fabric: 18ct pewter mono canvas
Total hours to date: not tracked
Progress since last update: Finished two more squares and am halfway through #11.
Notes: I'm continuing to focus on this, and I feel like I'm coming down the home stretch. Hopefully I will finish this by next update.

10.5 Stars
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The final part of Papillon Creation's "Around the World in 80 Stitches" has been released, so I'll start focusing on that once Stars is finished.

In non-stitching news, life has been busy. I'm at 28 of 30 workouts on the Curves challenge I mentioned last month. I have through Monday the 15th to get two more in. I hope I can make it - it depends on how much of my time will be consumed by the kitchen remodel.


Marcy said...

Love your finish and Stars is gorgeous! Good luck with the kitchen.

Brenda A said...

Oh love the Music trio! It's been on my wish list for awhile. I played a variety of instruments through high school & college so this would be so cool to make... someday! :)

CathieJ said...

Your stitching is very pretty. I love the variegated blues in the borders.

DraxZaster said...

I rarely keep things for myself. I make a lot of items for my girlfriend and my daugher, but I also make things for my boss, who seems to like the things I am making for other people or just stitching because I like the pattern, so she winds up with them. I have made at least one pattern more than once so she can have one.

Suz said...

Gorgeous work!

And big congrats on the finish!