Monday, January 09, 2012


Well, it's been several years since I've posted, or stitched for that matter but a friend of mine, Christine, posted on her blog that she was going to join WIPocalypse and after reading a bit more about it (here) I decided I wanted to join also. I'm hoping that it will give me back my stitching mojo, which has been sorely missing for a few years now.

So, I guess in lieu of doing a "progress" post for the first full moon of the year, I'm merely doing a small introduction post with a list of the WIPs I'll be working on, and maybe a few I'd like to start.

First of all, the two main ones I've had sitting around for forever and a day.

Fairy Moon - Mirabilia

This is the last picture I took of this WiP at 58.5 hours. It was taken nearly 4 years ago in April 2008! (see what I mean about getting my stitching mojo back?!)

Fairy Moon - 58.5 Hrs

Once I finished my post and dug out my stitching to get started I was pleasantly surprised. I had over 70 hours completed, but I'd just never taken a picture. I stitched for a few more hours last night and today and took this picture when I reached the 75 hour mark!

Fairy Moon - 75 hours - Jan 10 2012

End Edit.

Summer Blooms.

This came from a magazine somewhere, I'm not sure which one. I LOVE the piece, but have the hardest time getting into it. I hate stitching it, but I know it'll be worth it when I'm finished.

Summer Blooms - 20 Hours - August 2007

Summer Blooms - 20 Hours

What Summer Blooms will look like when it's finished! I only hope I make it there someday!

Summer Blooms

Dream Sampler by Dragon Dreams

Another one I'd like to add to my list is Dream Sampler by Dragon Dreams. I did this for my oldest daughter a few years ago and would like to do another for my younger. I've even gone so far as to buy the fabric and work the outline grid on it already. I just need to get my lazy butt in gear on this one. Here's the finished version of the last one I did.

Dream Sampler - Dragon Dreams

There are others I'd love to add to the list, for example, I've already collected the patterns for Celtic Spring, Celtic Summer and Celtic Autumn by Lavender and Lace as well as the pattern for Romantic Stitcher by Passione Ricamo but I think the ones I have here with a few Christmas Ornaments from the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issues I've collected over the last few years should be sufficient for now. However, I reserve the right to change my mind at any given time. ;)

Happy Stitching


Christine said...

Don't forget to check in with Measi so you can be eligible for the draw for more stash. Because we need more of that. Really.

Christine said...

Yep, checked in already with my first post here. lol. I know what you mean about more stash. I haven't been actively stitching in several years and I STILL have to stop myself from buying more stuff when I see something I like. lol

Measi said...

Thanks for joining, Christine! I've added you to the participant list.

(and yes... more stash is a good thing... I think. Although I think I've hit that more-than-I-can-ever-do level).

Looking forward to your progress posts. IMHO, if you're not enjoying a piece, put it aside. Nothing kills stitching mojo like working on something you're not enjoying. And if you need start-enabling help, trust me... I can help with that in SPADES.


Ziggyeor said...

OH very pretty! Can't wait to see the rest of your progress.

Marcy said...

I love the summer blooms -- and you're nearly a third done. It shouldn't take too long to finish. I look forward to your progress.

Some (but not all) blinkies adopted from:

Others found randomly around the net and put here to use for my own nefarious purposes! Muahahahaha. (*J/K*)