Sunday, 4 September 2011

Out of my basket came.........

These WIPs.......
Last week, because I have ordered  BBD,  'Anniversaries if the Heart' which is all of charts, the floss for the first three and a yard of linen I felt to  had to justify my expenditure by stitching  some of my WIPs and my UFO!!
So here they are... the first one is a BBD, 'Willow House.'  I couldn't  get the recommended colour of linen, tobacco, so bought a one called brandy and that was a  bright rust colour and I hated it.. so I used this instead.. because I wasn't fussy on the colour it got pushed to the bottom of my basket. But here it is,, ta-da... finished!

Then I stitched another motif on my Rose Manor, 'Spring Quaker,' so that is moving along.(it's the bottom one on the left as you look at it.


'Summer' Celtic Lady had been  pushed this into my UFO basket because I had made a mistake and couldn't find it. But I sat one evening and frogged all of the pale blue section of her skirt and re-did it all, plus a bit more over two evenings. The gold was made easier by using thread heaven, why had I never heard of it for metallic threads before?? It made it so much easier and I happily stitched until I had finished all the blue section and all that's left now of her skirt,  are the greens and some more gold.

And this Bothy Thread called 'Buzzy Days,' is my real UFO because having finished all the stitching, I had the back stitching to do... ugh!But in two hours I have managed to do the leaves and dandelions to the left of the little mouse. I re-did the outline of the mouse, as I had outlined it in black and it was supposed to be a thread colour called stone.

So I am feeling very virtuous as it was really hard to leave my 'Poppies' and also my Chatelaine 'Convent's  Herbal Garden.' to do these other WIPs.
I intend to rotate all my WIPs for two evenings and try to finish one every other month.
I hope I can, as I am dangerously close to be stitching well into my hundreds!!!LOL
I hope you too can catch up on your WIPs...
Happy Stitching


16 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress. All of your stitching looks lovely. A gorgeous finish. Good luck with your rotation look forward to seeing your progress.

Catherine said...

Wow! What a great bunch of projects!! Good luck with your goals!

Tina said...

wow,lovely wip's love your BBD finish,look forward to seeing more HD'S in the near future x

Sue said...

You have been busy Chris, love the BBD finish, in fact I love all your stitching. Trying to find some time and motivation to get me sewing again
feels like ages since I did any stitching......x

Leslie: said...

All your stitching is so beautiful and I'm wondering what you do with them all when they're finished.

Rachael xxx said...

Well done on your finish, and for picking up those wip's. They all look lovely!

Giovanna said...

Lovely WIPs - I'm particularly in love with Willow House (also on my very long to-do list...). Have fun!

Bette said...

All of your WIP's are lovely but I especially love Buzzy Days. That is so cute.

Julie said...

Fabulous progress, well done!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

OMG, such awesome work!

Kate said...

Brilliant progress - does make you feel quite virtuous!

geeky Heather said...

Your WIPs are all lovely...I've never seen the first one, and I just love that cute bird with the soft colors of the basket!

Elisa said...

Wow those WIPs are looking great...

Sally said...

I love your Willow House finish Chris. It is absolutely gorgeous.

Lovely progress on your WIPs.

Melanie said...

Wow! You've been a busy busy stitcher recently. Love your WIPS!! I'll have to remember that bit about thread heaven. Metallic is the WORST. :\

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on the finish, it is gorgeous. Your wips are looking great, and I will be with you stitching away when I am one hundred also LOL.