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

Friday, April 6, 2012

WIPocalypse 2012 - April Report

Hey Blog Buddies,

It's the April full moon and it's time for another WIPocalypse update, so I'll get right to it:

First up is a finish!  I had a freebie Calico Crossroads chart in my possession...

(my "before" photo")

... since approximately the turn of the new millenium, so I finally stitched it up--and it's finish-finished!

I finished it as a bellpull.
The floss used for the lettering is something
I've had for a long time,
and the label has long since been removed.

Next is Rainforest Revisited by Needle Delights Originals.

Here is where I left off last month...

...and this is where it's at now.
I'm happy with my progress on this one.
There are 32 squares in all, so I'm over a third done.

Last is CT13 by Alessandra Adelaide, my swirly tree:

Here's where I was at last month...

...and here's what the tree looks like now.
It hasn't grown an inch over the past month,
but, like almost every other tree in this area,
it's sprouting leaves!
Many, many tiny leaves.
The leaves are bringing the tree to life,
but it's slow going and kind of tedious.
Some folks don't like to do backstitching--
I'm not a fan of this confetti-type stitching.

Well, that's it for this time.
If you want to check out all the other
April WIPocalypse posts,
go to Measi's blog for all the links.

Have a happy Easter, Passover, Equinox
or whatever else you may be celebrating.
And thanks for visiting!


lesli said...

Congrats on your is so cute!! Wonderful progress on your WIPs!

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

Congrats on your cute finish. The thread is lovely.
I love your swirly tree and all it's leaves.
The canvaswork looks great too.

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

My son has just said he can see a face with a swirly moustache in your tree!

MoonBeam said...

Great progress! I love your canvas piece.


Yvon (jioya) said...

The tree is my favorite and i love the text on your bellpull.

Hugs Yvon.

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D

Patty C. said...

Wonderful progress & great freebie ;)

Siobhán said...

Congratulations on the finish! Love the WIPs!