Oct 30, 2017

October WIPocalypse

It's time for a WIPocalypse check in. WIPocalypse was a fun idea in the blog world to stitch up all our projects before the end of the world. Luckily that hasn't happened as predicted many times since this SAL started. I use this a fun excuse to keep track of what I work on and how many days in the span since the last check in. The last check in is here on September 27th. Now let's see what I've been working on since then...

June Snapshot -- Finished up the June piece with 3 more days of work. Here is the finished piece...
Harvest Garden Mill Hill Kit -- I started and finished this fun kit in 2 days. Here is the finished piece...
Then I went on a vacation. I did get in some stitching while gone this time.

To the Beach 2013 PALs Piece -- I had started this one in June for the Longest Day SAL. Here is what it will look like...
I only got to here on the first day since I only worked on it for an hour...
I worked on it while attending the PALs Retreat for 2 more days. Here is where I am now...
I finished the first side of the pillow and got a start on the 2nd side.

To the Beach Freebie from Hands on Designs -- I worked on this one at the PALs Retreat. I can't find a picture to show what it will look like when finished. It's basically just a sign that says To The Beach with an arrow.  Here is where I got on it after the first day...
Ocean of Wisdom -- Worked on this tiny piece at the PALs Retreat as well. Then I continued to work on it while resting on vacation. So I worked on it a total of 3 days in this span. Here is where I was on it...
Here is where I am now...
I'm happy with that progress for how busy I've been this month. Hopefully next month will be even better. We also get a fun question to answer with our check in. This month the question is – How did you begin stitching?

I was always a crafty person. I loved having something to do with my hands. I tried needlepoint, latch hook rugs, and all kinds of other stuff. When I was walking through the store I passed a dragon counted cross stitch piece. I figured why not try it. I really enjoyed it a lot. This was when I was in high school. I put it down for a long time. Then when my son was born I realized when he was sleeping or playing I again was sitting with nothing to do with my hands. I picked up counted cross stitch again and it just clicked for me. It was the best stress relief. I joined yahoo groups and started my blog. It was just meant to be. I'm so thankful I happened on that dragon piece. I never finished it. I have no idea where it is. It just was the connection I needed to this wonderful hobby.


  1. Great progress on everything and finish on June. So nice to see that tiny one again! Also, very good to learn how you got started. :)

  2. You have managed to stay productive with your little crosses despite having a great time while on holiday :) Absolutely love the tiny project!

  3. Very nice progress! :)

  4. Lovely stitching and the small finish is cute!

  5. The snapshots are such fun designs.

  6. Two finishes and a lot of progress on your WIPs - what do you want more? Lol, I know maybe a bit more stitching time. But it seems it was a very successful stitching month.

  7. Lovely work on all your projects - I especially love Harvest Garden, it's so cute =)

  8. Considering you have been on VACATION for most of the summer, you got a fair amount of stitching in for this WIPOCALYPSE! I especially like the Ocean of Wisdom piece... have to check it out! Hugs!


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