Hello everyone! I hope you’re well. WIPocalypse is the monthly check-in SAL hosted by Measi on her blog, and via the Facebook group – we welcome all enablers! Click on the icon to the right to learn more.
- Bead & FFO Genoa Santa’s NOPE
- Complete stitching on Wales Santa’s NOPE
- Stitch & FFO Hello There April NOPE
- Complete & FFO Kiwi 10 Cents FINISHED
- Complete first fairy in Shakespeare’s Fairies ALMOST!
- Work on Arezzo FINISHED
With most of my stitching working around the School of Magical Stitches group challenges, I haven’t worked on Shakespeare’s Fairies as much as I would have hoped in Feb. But, I have several starts, two finishes (one of which I am so, so stoked to get done), dropped three off to the framers & there are a few closer to a finish. Bonus points given that one of my “homework” pieces will double as my SIL’s present, as she loves cats.
Arezzo doubled as both my WIPocalypse “stitch every day” piece and for 1000 stitches of an Ultimate Challenge. I worked on her for 24 of the 25 days (the 25th was the day I finished) & honestly, don’t know why I didn’t finish her sooner. She’s so pretty & delicate that I am considering which Mira I will stitch over one next! But as I started Coffee Quaker over one, that won’t be for a while.
- Use Genoa & Wales for Extra Credit piece (500 stitches)
- Complete first fairy in Shakespeare’s Fairies
- Stitch Hello April AND Hello May
- Work on Quaker Coffee every day in April
Question of the month: What newer designers and product creators (fabric or floss dyeing, etc) out there have you discovered and recommend? I do recommend (new to me, anyway) Sirious Stitches & KiwiXCrossing designers, purely for the ease of their patterns (both are Etsy); and for fabric I always recommend Catherine at Countrystitch Fabrics – her shop is not new, but the range is ever expanding, the website is fantastic, service is great AND if you want to get an idea of the fabric/design combo, she’s listed on the Fabric Viewer website.
When it comes to Stitch From Stash, I’m a little bit in the red. This would fix with no spend/no finishes in April, but I got a wee bonus so had a binge. Mani di Donna’s Blue Quaker Sewing Basket, Mirabilia’s Mermaid of Atlantis (plus Waterlillies threads) and two Mill Hill kits, the Celestial Sleigh and Princess Carriage. I’ll show pictures as I work on them.
|Country Stitch Fabrics Cloudburst||-18.11|
|Country Stitch Fabrics Bourbon||-17.39|
|Floral Cat (Etsy)||-5.25|
|Spotlight Lugana FQ||-15.00|
|SamSarah Need to Read||4.42|
|KiwiXCrossing 10 Cent||13.92|
|Arezzo Conversion (over one)||32.44|
|Rollover + Budget||$107.01|
|Total Available Budget||-$18.52|