Saturday, 30 June 2018

June WIPocalypse

As usual, I'm sqeaking in veeery late for this SAL - what it the last Sunday of the month doing on the 24th anyway?! I couldn't post there, I was busy stitching! But the way I see it, that posting date is more of a suggestion anyways, it's still June, so let's just pretend I'm right in time ;)

The question of the month is Tell us what you think the ideal stitching retreat would include.
I've never been to a stitching retreat as I don't think they are offered in my country a lot (although I have seen some people go to knitting retreats, so there is hope!), but I think ideally there would be some, if not all, of my online stitching friends, lots of time to stitch, a place to sit outside during the day and inside with decent light at night, and lots of good food (maybe even something you can snack on while stitching without getting your fingers greasy). I don't need anything fancy, I'd just enjoy sitting and chatting with likeminded people while stitching.

Because of the Longest Day SAL last weekend, I got to work on a lot of my 18 in '18 projects this month (not all of them though, since some are new starts and I didn't do my knitting/crochet WIPs for the SAL).

1) Fire and Ember SAL

Obviously I worked on this for the LDSAL, but I also focused on it for a week or so and actually had a page finish! Five more pages to go, so I'm still once page behind schedule, but that's okay.

2) The Puppeteer

I was a bit behind on this one too when I last showed it, but I'm all caught up again now. I finished three(!) pages in June, but as you can see, they didn't have a lot of black to begin with. I'm also getting close to a row finish (one and a half pages left to go), but since the remaining space is almost entirely black, I think I won't get there until August.

3) Snow White

Snow White got a little love last weekend, starting the next shade of yellow, but at this point I think it's safe to say I won't be catching up on her anytime soon! I'd still love to get back on her for some serious yellow-ing sometime.

4) 99

99 had a page finish in June, and I made a start on the 6ths and last weekend. This will be my focus now until it is done - 15 bottles left to go!

5) The Mermaid

I'm still slowly working on adding more blue to the border - there are so many different shades!

6) Cut Thru Cottage

Cut Thru Cottage also saw the light of day again last weekend...this one is just a little over a page from being finished, so I'm thinking of making it a focus once 99 is done.

7) Wacky Witches in Stitches

Another one that was untouched for way too long...I'd love to say I'll get it done before Halloween this year, but with how busy August and September are going to be around here, I really don't see it happening.

13) Fans of the Far East

Another one that could use way more love...but isn't it pretty?

14) Lizzie Wallet SAL

I also added some green on my Lizzie Wallet SAL...I don't think this one would take too long to finish, the side I've been working on has the most stitching by far.

15) Lady and the Tramp

I'm running out of stuff to say. I just love all these projects so much and wish I had more time to work on them all!

16) Ornaments of the Month

Not as much  progress on these this month, but at least the first June ornament has a back now. I still have three June and one December ornament to stitch up, and plenty of finish-finishing left to do, but they're coming along.

18) Blackwork Waterlilies

Those had been living at my grandparents' house for a while, but I never got any stitching done there lately, so I took them home with me. Hopefully they will see some more progress now; they do stitch up pretty quickly once I set my mind to it.

Next month, I am sure to work on less of these projects, but with any luck I'll be able to finish one or two, which is also nice - see you then!


Justine said...

You certainly do have some beautiful WIPs! I think we could all use some more stitching time...and a retreat every weekend!

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on all of your projects Leonore.


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

The Longest Day was awesome for you! Fire & Ember does look close to a finish and I'm sure you can manage a couple more, we're only half way through the year!

Suz said...

You have a lot of wonderful pieces on display there. I really like the blackwork waterlilies.

Bethan said...

Plenty of progress! Fire and Ember is looking are so close to finishing! x

Carol said...

Wow! So many gorgeous projects, Leonore! My husband would love that beer bottle piece--he does love his beer :)

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

Wow, you worked on a ton of projects in June and made great progress on them =)

rosey175 said...

Wow I feel like I haven't seen some of these pieces before (BW waterlilies is new-to-me!). It will feel so good to knock out a couple of finishes that you're so close to. :D

Brigitte said...

Ist es nicht einfach toll, wenn man an so vielen WIPs sticken kann? Man bekommt wieder ein Gefühl dafür, wie viel Spaß es macht, an älteren Projekten zu arbeiten. Mir geht es auf jeden Fall so. #1 und #2 sind ja mächtig gewachsen. Und nur noch 15 Flaschen, dann ist das Geschenk fertig. Super Fortschritt.

Astrids dragon said...

Great progress on everything! I really like the Lizzy Wallet.