This is a fun SAL (Stitch-A-Long) to help us finish some of those neglected projects that may be lurking in some forgotten corner! You can read all about the SAL over at Measi's.
But before you disappear off to visit Measi, and maybe even join in?! let me show you what I've been up to since my last update: HERE
By the way, Measi, if you are looking in, I haven't been able to link up on your blog previously, but I will try again today, and hope I am successful this time.
See who is joining in this month : HERE (on Measi’s blog)
These are two projects I started last year and finally finished last month, which I can now cross off my WIPocolyspse list.
|Pattern: CrossStitcher Issue No: 332|
The binding was tricky! The first 3 sides were fine, then I had to think of a way to finsh the top ..... which was difficult because I had added a pocket on the back and the binding at the sides were in the way for binding the top. Still with a bit of tweaking it was done! Yay!
Each month Measi asks us to answer a question and this time the question was:
“ Talk to us about your longest-running WIP or UFO.”
This has to be my Cocoa Sampler, started: 5.4.2004, at a time when I really wanted to start blogging!
Hard to take a really good photo as it is quite large!
I found some nice photos here on my blog which show the sampler very clearly.
This is a project I never intended to finish quickly. I always thought I'd add a few stitches ..... as and when I felt like it. I have to admit it's taken longer than I imagined!
The next photo shows where I picked up again this week. Every time I look at this sampler I'm encouraged to add a few more stitches, but the frame it is in makes it so awkward to hold and makes my hands hurt after a while! So I start off each time with lots of enthusiasm but then my hands start hurting and back it goes into one of the "Dreaded Cupboards" (my husband says I'm taking over the whole house ..... well, yes, of course!)
The stitches on the left of the heading were stitched previously ..... and I'm working on the right side, err, right where the needle is sticking out!
|Oops, sorry the photo is a bit dark|
I think its high time I finished this one so I'm determined now to try to finish this year. We'll see!
I don't suppose any of you have this pattern by any chance? I only have a photocopy ..... my sister had the original and I think it went out in one of her "clear outs" ..... trouble is the back stitch is in more than one colour but there is no way of telling from the photocopy where each colour should go!
I'm sure I can work something out but it would be interesting if I could use the right colours.
Thank you for visiting today ..... it's always nice to hear from you! I'm off to visit a few blogs via Measi to see what everyone else is finishing off! Oh, and my old friends at The Endeavourers have just posted their interpretations of their latest project "Rain", so if you have a few minutes why not come and visit with me.
But, before you go I've got a little story on the subject of buttons! I have finally gotten round to making a jacket of DH's wearable again! Some years ago (and that must be at least five years) I stole brass buttons from a jacket of his because I needed them on my own jacket to play bowls for the county and comply with their strict dress code! From time to time over the years DH said how nice it would be if his jacket had buttons and he could wear it again. This month, after further pleadings and finally threats to withdraw all labour in the kitchen, and shopping duties (not to mention cat poo duties ..... which he is very good at!) I finally succumbed to putting the buttons back on. Unfortunately the weather has now changed and he can't wear it until next year!
Hey ho, never mind eh, another job done!
Look forward to seeing you again in a month ..... for another WIPocolypse, let's see if I can tick some more projects off the list then.
Polka Dot Lady has had a couple of visits, perhaps I can think of a few ideas how to finish her! Tee hee!
**********But I do have another post almost ready to go, about a few new things I'm working on. So that should be here before the next WIPocolypse!
Have a great weekend!
See you soon!