Thursday 6 April 2017

March WIPocalypse

Hallo, lovelies...I know I am being terribly late, but when I though my life would become a little quieter now for a few weeks, I was obviously wrong! We did spend a wonderful weekend with my best friend to visit the zoo and the book fair, and after that, things did return to normal for about a week (and a wonderfully lazy weekend at home!), and until here I might just have been to lazy to post. But then on Monday, my grandpa had a nasty fall and is in the hospital for about 10 days (hopefully a bit shorter), and grandma is alone at home, so we were kind of rotating between work and hospital and her home those last few days. I do have a few things to show, and I want to, just keep in mind that those picture are not all up to date, but have been taken at various stages throughout the last few weeks when I thought I was going to post them!

First, the question of (last) month: What stitchy blogs, groups, or flosstubes do you follow and why?
I follow a ton of blogs of people I enjoy reading from, way too many to list, and also a few 'official' blogs from designers. On facebook, I'm in a few general cross stitch or crafting groups, but mostly, I follow along with designers and SALs there. I do not watch a lot of flosstube, mainly because I don't have the time to (and way to many shows to catch up on as it is!) but I do try and follow my friend Carla on hers to support her!

No for stitching. On our weekend trip, I took Joan Elliott's Freebie Bunny Biscornu which I had kitted up (the pattern can be found on her facebook group), and I did finish the back (minus the beads which I didn't bring with me) and quite a bit of the front. I hope to finish and finish-finish this for Jo's annual Easter bloghop!

I can now also show you this iPhone case I have been working on for my best friend - she found the empty case in a craft store before Christmas and asked me to stitch something for her, and as she loves otters, I took this baby cub (and the reed) from a pattern by LittleBeachHut and also added a few waves to the empty looking background. I finally gave it to her and think she liked it! The phonecase was much easier to stitch on than I thought, but I still want to do the whole pattern on fabric eventually.

This last weekend (that I spent at home), Jody from Unconvential X Stitch called out a SAL to see how much we could stitch, and I participated by catching up on the Puppeteer for a a bit (about 300 stitches - I have now finished the first 10 metres of black, but I'm still quite a bit behind, and didn't get to work on him all week).

I also started the April page of the Fire and Ember SAL - which was also just black for now! But it's going quickly and soon I'll be done with the fixing all together, so I'm not complaining.

I also have some progress on the blackwork to report. Maybe, if I'm not finding much time for anything else, I can at least use the extra time at grandma's to make more progress here!


Susan said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandfather. Hope he is better and home soon. So scary when that happens. Despite everything you've been doing, you've made great progress on all your pieces. The phone case is too cute. I love the blackwork piece - can't wait to see more of it.

Linda said...

Awesome progress on all of your projects Leonore. Sorry to hear about your Grandpa. Sending hugs and happy thoughts for you and your family.


Irene said...

Quanti progetti, il blackwork è stupendo. Mi dispiace molto per il nonno

Mii Stitch said...

Wishing all the best & speedy recovery to your granddad.
Beautiful crosses. I especially like the phone cover. How clever & the design is too cute!
Fantastic work on the black work, it truly looks beautiful!!

Tiffstitch said...

I hope your Grandfather recovers quickly, and more time with the blackwork is a good way to look at your increased responsibilities. :) Beautiful work on everything!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandad, hope he's better soon.
Love the little otter cub on the phone case. What a neat idea.
There's certainly been a lot of black thread in your life this week!

Pamela said...

Love the blackwork!

Brigitte said...

Die Hülle für das Smartphone sieht toll aus. Das Geschenk ist sicher gut angekommen.
Toller Fortschritt auch auf deinen Projekten. Vor allen das Blackwork-Projekt sieht genial aus.

Katie said...

What beautiful pieces!! I just love the phone case. It turned out perfect. The bunny biscornu is just adorable. I've been watching someone stitch it on Instagram and it's beautiful. Hope everything settles down for you and your Grandpa gets all better soon.

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

Oh my goodness! I just finished reading everything from way back to now and have to say you have really made some beautiful things. I'm still bummed for you about having to attach the fabric but I'm loving how it's coming out on Fire and Ember. I do have a suggestion...find some thread the same color as the fabric and attach the pieces with back stitch? I also cannot wait to see your finished bunnies!!

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