WIPocalypse Check-In – January 2012

The first month of WIPocalypse! I’m excited, because if I keep on track, I should have one big design done by the end of the year, and another with a fair bit more progress.

As I mentioned earlier, this month’s focus project is Egypt Garden by Chatelaine. As of today, it looks like this:

Egypt Garden by Chatelaine (WIP)

Yep, exactly the same as it looked on January 1st. :/ I haven’t had much stitching time so far this year.

My other WIP for this month is Gingerbread House by Teresa Wentzler. I’m stitching it on fabric from Enchanting Lair. (I think it is Tourmaline, but I don’t remember.) As Geeky Heather pointed out in a comment on my last post, the colours are brighter than the model picture on TW’s website. And, I think it pops nicely against the green fabric. (Surprisingly, the picture is pretty close to true colours.)

Gingerbread House by Teresa Wentzler (WIP)

I’m going to also admit that I’ve already had a bit of a breakdown. I bought a kit. I know, no one is surprised. But, it’s worse then that. It is a lovely kit; a pansey needle keeper from Riolis. Unfortunately, I didn’t read the package before buying it, and so I assumed it came with cotton floss. Well, it comes with acrylic/wool blend thread. It is probably a 75%/25% blend, but it is enough to make my hands itch and my eyes burn. Once I started reacting, I read the package, and I was so disappointed. One should never assume, right? Especially when buying from a company for the first time.

It wasn’t a total loss since I also got a Mill Hill kit and the new Jim Shore Monograms book. Someone please stop me!!

 

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4 Responses to WIPocalypse Check-In – January 2012

  1. Darlene says:

    Gee i didn’t even notice that the floss was a blend otherwise I would have said something.
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  2. cucki says:

    beautiful stitching xxx

  3. Giovanna says:

    Gingerbread House is very cute! Too bad about the floss, I wouldn’t have even known kits like that existed :-(
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  4. Caitlin says:

    gorgeous stitching. Good luck with the wipocalypse and staying away from any kits!
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