Friday, March 25, 2016

March WIPocalypse

It's been a while since I've participated in Measi's WIPocalypse.  But there's no time like the present, right?

Since my participation score for this year, so far, is 0, I thought I would update my progress since the beginning of the year.

I started off this year with a new start.  Who doesn't?  This year's new start was Sea Witch from HAED


I finished the first page 


I love how those colors POP against the black background.

Then, I pulled out Mill Hill's Glory and Honor.  This was the second time I've stitched it.  I left off the border this time around though.  Here's where I left off last year

And here is my first finish of 2016

After my finish, I decided on another new start.  This time it was Chatelaine's Medieval Octagon in colorway 1

Here's my progress so far

Then I pulled out The Loneliness of Autumn from Love Thy Thread
Before

I haven't managed to finish page 3 but I needed a break from the confetti.
Current

Right now, I have Coat of Arms band Sampler out and am making pretty good progress.
Before

page 16

page 17

page 18

I'm hoping to finish this row of pages by Sunday night.

Measi asks a question each month.  This month's question is
Do you use hoops, stretcher bars, lap stands or Q snap frames and why?

I'm pretty exclusively a Q snaps at this point.  When I started stitching many years ago, I used a hoop.  That's what Mom used and that's what she taught me to use.  Over the years, I've used the split dowel rods and hated them.  I've also used Lokscrolls from Artesan Designs and absolutely love them, but so many of my projects are too big for them and they get really bulky to deal with.  My favorite Q snaps are 11" square.  I have a homemade grime guard over them and I have a bag that goes over the bottom of them for my HAED Super Size design.













8 comments:

Firecrakr Projects said...

You have so many beautiful projects going! I too have been out of the blogging game for awhile. The funny thing is I have all the WIPacolypse dates on my phone and I have wonderful posts written in my head, and then life takes over and the posts never make it to the blog...LOL...

OhSewCrafty said...

You have some beautiful projects! I love the coat of arms band sampler.

Rose Barrow said...

Wow love the work you are doing the Octagon is just gorgeous!!!!!!

ANGIE said...

Hi Sarah, so many wonderful projects! Happy stitching!

Angela S said...

I love the variety of your projects. Sea Witch is an amazing chart, and you stitch Chatelaines so fast! Great progress so far this year. :)

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

Lovely progress on all your projects, especially your new year start =)

Sara said...

Great projects! Hope to see you post again soon. I too have been sort of out of the blog world but I'm trying to get back in as I miss seeing all the lovely ladies and projects!

Heather said...

Beautiful progress I love how the heart came out!