I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIPocalypse 2012 - March Report *EDITED*

Hey Blog Buddies,

February was a short month (even though we had an extra day), and it's WIPocalypse report time already!

This month I have four items, including two finishes!

I included this in the WIPocalypse because
I had had it kitted up for a l-o-o-ong time.

This month I started it and got
the four center squares finished.

Another chart that I've had for some time
is Springology, and I knew I needed one or two
spring designs for my stitchy bookcase.

So I started and finished the Spring design last week.

The most exciting news of the year so far (at least for me)
is that, after ten years, I finished the Uptown Stitcher!!
If you're new to this blog, click here to see my post about it,
complete with close-ups.

And, finally, we have to talk about the swirls.
(Yes, I'm afraid we must.)
I'm still plugging away at CT13.

Here's where I left off last month.

And here's where I am now.
Yes, there are leaves in the design...
many, many leaves, not just the few that you see here.
And I decided to make the woefully undersized pot green.
(The design calls for only one color:  red.)
I actually added a row of stitching to the pot,
and it is still really, really small.
But it's not supposed to be true to life, is it?

I'm really glad I signed up for the WIPocalypse.
I made my list at the beginning of the year and,
with one or two exceptions, have really stuck to it.
Even though it's only March, I've realized that
there's no way that I'm going to finish
all 22 projects, but they're all on my radar,
and that's a good thing.

To see the links to everyone's progress on the
WIPocalypse this month, go here.

That's it from here.
Hope you're having fun doing what you're doing.
And thanks for visiting!


Pam said...

Wow, two finishes, you are really flying.
All the detail on the stitcher is amazing.
I adore the canvas work design. I didn't think of adding a canvas work to my WIPocalypse but I am going to do that.

claire93 said...

well done - I love the swirls

Diane (di) said...

Oh my goodness, everything is just beautiful. And two happy dances to boot! Your stitching is simply gorgeous Southpaw... great job!!

Chris said...

wonderful progress and beautiful stitching!

CalamityJr said...

The WIPocalypse is certainly working for you - what great progress! And... I'm assuming your basting line is the center of the tree design. If so, if you (mentally) move the swirls above the line to the right of the photo, then you're half way done! Way to go!

lesli said...

I am so in love with Rainforest. Everytime I see your updates I want to go out and buy it! Spring turned out beautiful and congratulations on Uptown Stitcher!! I LOVE that purse!

Ziggyeor said...

Yeah on Finishes! I'm determined that March will see a finish of something!
Pretty tree progress.

Carla said...

You're doing great so far! Love your Uptown stitcher and the little spring design is pretty :)

MoonBeam said...

Lots of interesting pieces. I love the rain forest piece. Can hardly wait to see more on that.

Happy stitching.


geeky Heather said...

Great work and major congrats on the finish! Rainforest looks really fun to stitch on.

robindefender said...

The swirly tree is looking good! Congrats on both your finishes this month.

Shaunterria Owens said...

I will add my "congratulations on your finishes" to the pile...the mounting you did on the "Spring" piece looks pretty pro-fess-ion-al! Keep up the good work on your WIP; monochromatic pieces look so cool when they are done :)

Joysze said...

CONGRATS on the finishes!! Spring is darling but I must say, I love your Uptown Stitcher!! :D

AAN's looking great. :D

Beth Pearce said...

Wonderful progress on all of the projects! I agree, this has really helped me tackle what I thought was beyond me.

Faith... said...

I LOVE the Uptown Stitcher! She is adorable. Congrats on your finish.

The Swirls look great, can't wait to see more progress on it.

Kim said...

Nice progress!

Veronica said...

Beautiful stitching. The colours in Rainforest Revisited looks good enough to eat. The swirls are progressing nicely :)

Veronica. said...

Love your commitment to finishing. Love the rotation thing you are doing to accomplish this. I should take note!

Jules said...

Uptown Stitcher is adorable! Love the new WIP and I also LOVE the CT13 you are working on. Looking forward to seeing more progress!!

Yvon (jioya) said...

Great work, i too love your Uptown Stitcher.
Spring is looking nice too and let's hope that Mother Nature will give us Spring weather soon.

Hugs Yvon.

Julie said...

Congrats on your finishes.
Just love Uptown Stitcher shes so delightful.

Kielrain said...

Rainforest Revisited... wow. Love that one. Can't wait to see more.

Marcy said...

Awesome accomplishments for the month. I love Uptown Stitcher -- she's looks great.

Shebafudge said...

Lovely progress for the month. You have some gorgeous designs on the go.

Susieq said...

Congratulations on your finishes. I agree with you about how this SAL is helping me keep focused.

Mireille said...

you did a lot of stitching. Great job.

milly said...


I just became your 100th follower!

Your Uptown Stitcher is just great!

Love your Spring finish too.

Rainforest is stunning - I love the colours on that one.

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching and wonderful finishes :D