Saturday, February 09, 2019

WIPocolypse - progress and a date for the diary

This is a SAL for the projects we want to finish before the end of the world:

Hosted by Measi's Musings

Unfortunately my list is growing as I remember things I really would like to finish, like "NOW"!

But progress has been slow because its generally the case that when something is put away it has been because the next step is not so easy and needs a little consideration and planning!

Updated list
(Progress is in blue ink)
(Other projects rediscovered)

Cross Stitch:
  1. Camper Van - started last year -  needs handles and picture attaching to front of bag.
  2. Bee needle case - started last year - still needs FFO.
  3. Etoilé thread sampler - framing.
  4. Easter cross stitch piece - framing.
  5. Polka Dot Lady quilt - finishing.
  6. "Stitches" - unfinished.
  7. Night time - finishing.
  8. Tatty Teddy - back stitching and framing.
  1. Polka Dot lady
  2. Dormouse
  3. Laundry day
  4. Name badge (nah, not a lot! Got it out, played with the binding, no inspiration, so it's back on its shelf!!!!
  5. Plus two others - block painting
Assorted Embroidery:
  1. Goldwork picture
  2. Stitch sampler bag
  3. Crewel Work (found in the Dreaded Cupboard)
  1. Luna (another one in the DC)

Some of you might remember the "Camper Van" I stitched in the summer of 2018:

This January I used my new sewing machine to make handles, but as the binding has already been stitched around the top of the pouch I found I needed a different method for adding the handles.
Oops, I'm sure its not really wonky!

After seeing a demonstration of how to use Fimo for Millefiore I decided to drag some out from one of my deepest stash cupboards to make buttons:

But my Fimo is old and needs plenty of working to make it pliable enough to make buttons, so this may take a while!

Our host, Measi, asked what other SALs we are participating in:

  • I mentioned previously that I am joining in with a Pin cushion swap over at Beaquilter - and you may have seen the pincushion I sent in January to Bethan, and I received mine from Meloney. February's pin cushion is still a WIP. And this is the second pincushion I've received in the swap from my super quilting friend Turid of Den syende himmel (visit Turid's blog for lots of wonderful stitching - quilting and pin cushions).

  • there is a hand stitching QAL at Elm Street Quilts but unfortunately I haven't had time to join in after all, but if you are interested it looks a lot of fun!
  • and I am stitching a little something for Jo's (Serendipitous Stitching) Secret Stitching Sweethearts blog hop in a couple of weeks time that I hope I will be able to finish in time!

And even more urgently I need some finishes as the handicraft group I attend has an exhibition of work in March (hopefully before the end of the world, tee hee) and I'd really like to have something to display!

Anyway, here are the deets for anyone who lives nearby:

If any of you are coming do let me know.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Barbara xxx


Pamela said...

It's great to read about what others are stitching! The colors for the camper van bag are perfect. I'm interested in the buttons.

Clipping Path said...

Thank you so much for the detailed article

Kim said...

I hope the end of the world doesn't come before all your projects are finished, Barbara. =) Gosh you have a lot of pretties on the go. Love the sweet camper little bag. Me thinks there are just not enough hours in your day.

Birthe Marie said...

Love the camper van embroidery! Beautiful pincushion you received from Turid. I also received one in a similar design this week after her give away. :-)

Mary said...

I'm very interested in how you make the buttons. The colors for the camper are perfect and its all coming together wonderfully. Love your little quilted cushion. I wish I had the patience to quilt!

Julie said...

Pretty pink pin cushion.
An exhibition of work is always lovely to see.

Astrids dragon said...

Your bag is going to be adorable when finished, those colours are great.
I'm looking forward to seeing how your buttons turn out.
The pin cushion is perfect for February!

RJ said...

Barbara you have lots of wonderful projects scheduled. I will be rooting you on. Love your looks great. Good luck with the buttons. The pin cushion is so sweet and perfect for this month. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Faith... said...

Love the bag! Hope you can get the handles on. What a cute pincushion you received, it looks like it is ready for Valentines!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

You have so many lovely projects on the go. Good luck with getting some of them finished soon :)

Queeniepatch said...

You have a long list there!
It is so rewarding to finish any UFOs so take one at a time and you will feel great.
The camper van bag is looking good already. Interesting with handmade buttons!

tubakk said...

That camper van is so nice. Lovely projects you're going to finish. And I'm so glad you like the pincushion. I'm addicted, but soon have to find a new patttern.

Sheryl said...

I like the pretty camper van bag and am interested to see how the buttons work out. The pincushion is gorgeous and your list of projects to finish will keep you busy for a while - I daren´t make a list.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

What a list!!! 😳 lovevthe idea of making buttons !!

rosey175 said...

Ooo I hope the fimo worked out! I recently dug out some ollllld Sculpey clay that was practically a brick at this point. Do you have to work a tiny bit of mineral oil into the Fimo to soften it back up (I'm not sure how similar it is to Sculpey)? I never thought to use it to make buttons though!

Do you think if I swam across the puddle, I would make it in time for the exhibition?

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رامز المثاليه said...

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