Tuesday 27 November 2018

November WIPocalypse

Hello everyone and welcome to the November installment of the WIPocalypse, for which I am only a teeny-tinsy bit late. Ignorable, really - it's even November still (she says, confidently, as she starts writing the draft on November 26th).

The question for this month is What new stitches or techniques did you learn this year? and I have two comments on that: For one, I LOVE the question because I really love learning and trying out new stuff, and then, I have to admit I didn't really learn anything new in stitching this year. Shame on me! I did learn how to knit braids and how to crochet a moebius loop though, so that is something, right?

Now, onto my progess for the month, which is pretty exciting...at least I think that it is, we'll see what you think.

1) Fire and Ember SAL

To jump right into it - we have a finish! I stitched the last page of Fire and Ember in the middle of this month and now it is all done and shiny and dragon-y. I started looking at frames and hopefully this will be up on the wall before Christmas. I had a ton of fun in the two-and-a-half years I've been working on it, and my brain is hard at work making plans for new starts to replace it in my rotation!

2) The Puppeteer

Less exciting, but I am still proud for keeping up with this for so long. It is now apparent that I will not be finishing the row before the year is over - I am still not quite done with page 27, and there is another page of almost only black before the row is over with - but that just means I get to start 2019 off with a row finished, which is nice too!

6) Cut Thru Cottage

With Fire and Ember done, I picked another project I'd like to see finished before the year is over, and that is Cut Thru Cottage. In fact, I'd love to get it framed up as a Christmas present for Felix' sister! I spent the weekend finishing the cross stitch on this page, now I'll add the backstitch and then start on the last page for this slot of my rotation. Shouldn't be too long.

16) Ornaments of the Month

While I didn't stitch up any new ones, all the ones I did stitch are now finish-finished. That means I finished four of them this month - April, July, June and August. See the People's Choice SAL for the full set!


Pamela said...

Great progress on all, but I really like the ornaments!

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

Woohoo! A Happy Dance for Fire and Ember, it looks awesome!
The Cut Thru is cute too, the backstitch just makes those designs.

rosey175 said...

Awesome, a super huge finish! \:D/ And a whole bunch of small ones; also awesome! Starting off 2019 with a row finish will be nice too.

OhSewCrafty said...

Congratulations on your Fire and Ember finish! Your dedication with the full coverage pieces is inspiring. The cut thru cottage looks amazing even without backstitch, it will surely be a treasured gift.

Leonore Winterer said...

Thank you! It took over two years, but I am kind of proud that I (mostly) kept to my one-page-a-month schedule, and finished only one month late.

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

I am so envious of your Fire and Ember finish. So both you and Jody have completed it and then waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay way in the back is little ol' me not even looking at the project haha!