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

Monday, October 1, 2012

WIPocalypse 2012 - September Report

Hey Blog Buddies,

Ummm, yes, I know it's now October, but I haven't done my September report yet and Measi,  Mistress of the WIPocalypse, gives slackers like me a grace period.  If being late isn't bad enough, I did nothing from my WIPocalypse list last month.  Nada, zip, zilch--not one stitch.  Not even Crabby.  Blame it on commitment stitching.  Oh, wait.  I did have one tiny start/finish last month, which was not really part of my WIPocalypse list (and not commitment stitching, either)--it almost slipped my mind.  Since you haven't seen it finished, might as well show it to you now...

This is Quaker Cardinal by The Workbasket.
He's quite chubby--must have been spending a lot of time
at the backyard feeder.
For the threads, I substituted Gloriana silks in
 Poinsettia, Charcoal and Lacquered Gold.
If the red looks familiar, it's the same red
that I used for CT13.  I had quite a bit extra.
Karen from the Guild will finish him as a stand-up.
He'll make a return appearance on this blog
when he's all finished-finished.

And now for the comic relief:  my commitment stitching.
I crocheted a boa for my quilt guild boutique.
In cotton.
The instructions said to make a chain 70" long (quite long),
but it must have stretched out a little while I was crocheting.
It's now eight feet long.
I took it to my stitching retreat to finish it this weekend
(more on that in a separate post).
The ladies were very kind.
They said some teenager would want to buy it.
But I'm afraid it will come back to me.
So I'm exploring some home decorating possibilities for it:

...a centerpiece... garland...

I'm sure I'll think of more uses for it.

I also started a small, red hardanger tree
that I'll show when it's finished.
It's for the boutique, too.
I wouldn't mind getting that item back,
it could fit somewhere on my tree.
I do hope it sells, though--
the whole point is to make money for the guild.

You can click on Measi's name above,
to see everyone else's WIPocalypse progress.

Hope you had a great weekend!
Thanks, as always, for visiting!


Giovanna said...

The cardinal is just smashing - congrats on the finish!

cucki said...

beautiful stitching..
have a lovely week x

Julie said...

Look forward to seeing your Cardinal all made up.And you will be nice and warm with your Boa being that long. :)

Anne said...

Your cardinal is beautiful! And your centerpiece is tres lovely!

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Love that Quaker Cardinal! And your boa certainly would make a nice tree garland!

Joysze said...

Cardinal is adorable. :) Love the colors on the crochet piece.... so many uses. :D

Mangogirl said...

beautiful stitching :D

Sarah said...

What a cutie! I think the tree garland idea sounds like a keeper :)

robindefender said...

Love that fat little cardinal!

Siobhán said...

Love the boa, but my favorite is that cardinal!! I must get that chart--I love cardinals. Great choice in threads!

Karen said...

Love the cardinal! I love your boa too, but it might be a tad long at 8 feet lol. Looks great as tree garland!! :)

Shaunterria Owens said...

I just *love* the reds you used for cardinal, so rich and vibrant. Beautiful :)


Lynn said...

I love the chubby cardinal. He's adorable!

Carol said...

Hello and thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog--I'm happy to have found yours also! Love that cardinal--just so handsome!!

Julie said...

Beautiful cardinal. I love your scarf garland, great idea.