Saturday 3 March 2018

February WIPocalypse

And just like that, February is gone as well...we've certainly had a busy month! Grandma was back in the hospital as an emergency Thursday last week, but thankfully everything went well, and we took her home again this Friday. Now she's even bit better than she was before she went in, and hopefully things will start looking better from now on...

Gadgets!  Show us your favorite stitching gadgets! Actually, I don't use any fance gadgets...I think. I have a weird thing about frames/snaps/hoops, though. I use all different kinds, but only ever one for a project - once I have settled on one, I will stick to it, and I'm really not sure what makes me chose one over the other for a project :D Sometimes I will even stitch in hand, although it certainly is not my favourite way to work.

As for my 18 in '18 list - I have only worked on five on them this month, and since I have six that require monthly/daily progress, that means I've fallen further behind on the one I did not work on. Of the five I did work on, I fell further behind on one as well, did okay on three, and really really good on one. So here we go:

1) Fire and Ember SAL
I finished my monthly page just in time - page 18 was another detailed one, but so worth it. I think next month I will almost finish the Dragon's head, and after that things should move a little quicker again.

2) The Puppeteer
I continues to stitch one length of black every day, finishing page 13 and getting about halfway through the almost-solid-black page 14. Just a few days left for a row finish! Don't his horns look awesome, even in the negative?

3) Snow White
Sadly, I didn't work on her at all, so I only mention her to say that I am now about 9 weeks behind my plan...and that getting her back up to date (or at least closer to it) will be one of my main foci in March!

4) 99
This is were I did really good, and also were part two of the question of the month comes in: How did you do with Olympic Stitching, and what goals did you achieve? My goal was to stitch on this every day, and I did even better, working on this piece for every day since the last WIPocalypse checkin. Each day I either stitched one bottle or a section of the shelf, for a total of 48 for bottles on February 28th - that's a plus of 26 bottles since my last checkin, finishing a page on the way! I'll work on this a bit more to finish the last three bottles on the current page (which will also get my past the halfway point), then I'll put it away for just a bit, aiming for the next page finish in April.

16) Ornaments of the Month

 I stitched the back for the February Amathyst ornament, but have yet to finish-finish it.

17) Disney Princess Fobs
 I started the Pocahontas fob/biscornu for February, but didn't get very far. I hope to finish it up in March, as well as the new one. On a very happy side note, this is the first and so far only project I started this year and did not finish yet!

So that's it for now. February was very stressful at times, but I also managed to carve out quite a bit of stitching time. March will be more busy in other parts of my live (work and a mini vacation), but I hope to be less stressed and still make some nice progress on a few projects...we will see!


Brigitte said...

Das sieht wirklich nach sehr viel Fortschritt aus - ein sehr produktiver Monat. Ich wünsche dir, dass es im März so weitergeht.
Gut, dass es deiner Oma besser geht als vorher. Ich wünsche ihr weiterhin gute Genesung.

Pamela said...

Very nice progress, especially with 99 bottles! Hard to believe it is March.

Tiffstitch said...

Excellent progress on all of them! 99 especially, but also Fire and Ember. Plus the Puppeteer looks so cool right now.

Justine said...

That looks like a great month's stitching to Me! I saw the dragon for the first time on Fire and Ember today. He looks fantastic.

Linda said...

Fantastic progress on all of your projects Leonore.


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

Glad to hear that Grandma has perked up a bit.
Love the progress on 99. Fire and Ember is looking awesome too!

OhSewCrafty said...

Great projects, you made wonderful progress especially on Fire dragon & 99 bottles! I hope your Grandma continues to improve.

Sheryl said...

You have made very good progress and I like how Fire and Ember is coming along, what vivid colours and an awesome design.

Katie said...

Feb was weird stressful for several people including me. I really hope March is better to all of us. You made beautiful progress though.

Susan said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandmother, but glad she's doing better. Despite the added drama, you made amazing progress. Puppeteer is looking very cool and I love the needleminder you have on 99 (as well as the stitching).

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

Wow, you got a ton of stitching done during the last month =) I love to see your work on Fire and Ember, it's just stunning =)

I hope your Grandma will get better soon!

Bethan said...

Glad grandma is home and doing okay! Fantastic stitching this month; will your Puppeteer piece only have black thread? x

Astrids dragon said...

You do know how to keep busy! I'm loving your progress on the dragons, yay!
I'm glad your grandmother is okay, do try and keep her out of trouble!