Wednesday, February 24, 2016

February WIPocalypse 2016

Sorry I'm late guys...I'm bogged down with vacation planning right now and just forgot!

This month's question is: "If you have any of your pieces on display in your home which attracts the most plaudits? (via Hazel)"
All my pieces that I've done for myself are hanging on my walls, but unfortunately (or thankfully, depending on how you look at it), no one ever comes over to my house, so they are basically just there for my own enjoyment. Besides, I have a blog to show them off, so no one need come visit in person.

For this month's WIPocalypse, I made considerable progress on some and none on others, so without further ado, let's see the progress!

I worked the most on Maleficent. Last month she was here:
And I managed to finish the third row making her total now here:
She is on my usual HAED fabric of 28ct Monaco, 1x1 full stitches. She's going back to the bottom of the rotation pile for a while though...she's pretty exhausting!

The next project that got the most love was Snow White. She went from here:
To the first row finish here (which is really not that spectacular because they were partial row will be harder, but it's also her face, so it will be exciting!):
I'm nothing if not a creature of habit, so she's also on 28ct Monaco, 1x1 full stitches, but I quickly discovered that this cut of material was very subpar and it's making her difficult to work on, especially in the confetti areas.

Tartan B got touched for the first time in forever. I left off here:
And thanks to Grandmother-babysitting duty while my Aunt had surgery (nothing serious), I managed a bit more although I thought I goofed and stopped (because it's hard to fix issues in a hospital waiting room). Once I got home and gridded the fabric (which I should have done in the first place), I discovered that I didn't goof after all, but I didn't want to mess with it anymore and left off here:
It's on 22ct Hardanger (or Aida) 2x1 full stitches (or at least I think...this is my third start of this project because of fabric changes). I hate working with hoops now because I have to work one-handed (and that's always slower), but stupid me tends to do hoop up on projects I deem as quickies instead of put them on scroll rods. They rarely ever turn out "quick" though as this one's age shows, so I don't know why I just don't scroll them in the first least then they would be faster and easier to work on.

I got started on the second half of Rainy Wedding, the worded panel, and managed to get to here before I got bored with it (so much for hurrying up and finishing!):
I'd forgotten what a pain it is to work with variegated thread. It's on 28ct Caribbean Blue evenweave by a manufacturer I can't remember, 1x1 full stitches. And stupid me put this one in a hoop too, so who knows when it will get finished!

I've been working on Cinderella Castle the last week. I left off here on it last year (after finishing Sleeping Beauty Castle):
And managed to finish the bottom two pages and started on the top two:
It's on 18ct opalescent Aida, 2x1 full stitches

I've also been working on Suteki on the weekends. She's a project for my sister and also for A New Stitchy Start Blog, but I figure since I posted last month over there, it would be OK to show you guys that progress. Obviously, I'm farther than this now, but she went from practically nada...just one day's worth of work:
To this at the end of last month:
Again, 28ct Monaco 1x1 full stitches. She's been a total nightmare, but since I'm only working on her on the weekends, it doesn't bother me too much.

I haven't touched Night Wish or Alice and the Bouguereau Princesses (only because they haven't come up in rotation for this month), A Summer Ball or 35th Anniversary Celebration (and it would be a total miracle if I worked on either one of these), so there is nothing to show for these guys, but there is always next month, although I can probably guess that none of my WIPs will get much love due to vacation plans.


Mii Stitch said...

Impressive progress on all your projects :)

Kate said...

Ahem! I love love love the highland girl!

Tiffstitch said...

Nice update on all the current WIPs. I'm trying to figure out what show you were watching behind Tartan B with Joey. :)

Linda said...

Amazing progress on all of your projects Keiley. I need to come and take stitching lessons from you.


Justine said...

Great update! I love how Snow is turning out.

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Your WIPs are all lovely but Maleficent is just stunning, I love the colours! Great progress on everything.

D1-D2 said...

Great progress on all your pieces. I especially like Maleficent.

Bea said...

It's nice to see all the current projects in one place. You've put in a lot of stitches, so enjoy your progress.

Good luck with the planning!

Cathy said...

Great progress. They are all lovely

Heather said...

Nice update :). Your progress is awesome and I love seeing the tartan letter again

OhSewCrafty said...

Wow! Excellent progress. Your Maleficient is really coming along and I love the Cinderella castle too.

ANGIE said...

Hi Keebles, your progress are so fantastic this time too! I'm always looking forward to your WIPs! Happy stitching!

Sara said...

Great progress, you've gotten so much accomplished this round!