Thursday, 19 September 2013

September WIPocalypse

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi of Measi's Musings.

The main focus of my WIPocalypse this year is my "13 in '13" a list of 13 projects I want to complete in 2013, click on top tab for the list.  And I am pleased to announce I actually stitched on one of them this month!!

Here is Prairie Moon's Thine is the Trick and the Treat:

That is two days' progress.

And here is the whole thing so far:

I have now reached the bottom right corner so you can see the full height of the piece.  I'm stitching over 2 on 40count linen using DMC 310.  Because I'm using two strands I'm getting great coverage but I'm missing off all the quarter stitches.  They just look lumpy.

I was able to pick this one up again because I finished Just Nan's Autumn Typography!  Happy Dance time!!  Here are some photos:

Close-up of the over 1 animals:

 And the moon in the corner:

And one with a flash to show the fabric colour better:

So, time for a little competition.  I made a couple of changes, most notably making the squirrels red and stitching them over 1 having recharted them myself.  And I changed one of the pumpkin's colours too.  But there is one larger change I made.  Can anyone spot what it is?
Clue - it's not a colour change and you don't need to look at the original design to be able to guess at my personalisation.

I'll make comments so they have to be approved before posting and do a little draw next Thursday if anyone gets it right.

I celebrated my Birthday this week and received some lovely cards and presents from family and friends alike.  I'll save the photos for the next blog post but here is a picture of my cards all hung from the ceiling beams as it's the only place the Small Boy can't reach them!

Finally, you may have spotted that I don't post photos of myself or the boys on this blog.  It's open to the world at large and I choose not too share our family photos.  But here is what I would look like if I were a Lego Mini-figure, as created by my brother as my Birthday card:

Those of you that have seen photos of me will be able to confirm it is a very good likeness.  Apart from the pleated skirt.  I don't think I've ever worn a pleated skirt!


Vickie said...

hahaha! Love your picture. ;) A belated Happy Birthday to you dear Jo!

Marcy said...

Lovely stitching! Happy birthday to you!

Shebafudge said...

I'm guessing at the word awesome down the right hand side of the design.

It certainly does look awesome and you have done an awesome job on it :)

Hope you enjoyed your birthday!!

Miss Lilly said...

:) awesome lego pic!
Lovely stitching too :)

Linda said...

You added the charm and/or the purple beads.


Linda said...

Congrats on finishing the autumn sampler. I love it and the colors are so pretty. And, belated happy birthday Jo. What day is it? Mine is the 14th.


Southpaw Stitcher said...

Happy belated birthday! Your projects look wonderful--I love that Prairie Moon Piece. It looks like you stitched AWESOME instead of AUTUMN toward the upper right of your Autumn Typography piece. Is that the change?

Bianca said...

I loved all the pics in today's post! This is probably a bad guess, but is the personalization the added charm?

Sandy said...

Happy birthday to another September baby, mine was a few days ago :) Hope you had a great day. Love your progress.


Christine said...

Glad you had a good birthday, I love the picture of you as lego!
I spent ages staring at your autumn finish (which is gorgeous by the way), trying to spot another personalisation, and I was just pondering that when you read the same word enough times it starts to look wrong and you begin to wonder if that is really how you spell it, when it hit me that one of them actually says "awesome", so I'm thinking that is your change

Brigitte said...

Very nice progress on your WIPs. Happy dancing with you for the JN autumn finish which looks wonderful.

Happy belated birthday and enjoy all the gifts from family and friends. Not bad, your Lego-self, lol.

Mii Stitch said...

LOL!!! I love Lego :) Great picture :) Happy Birthday x

♥ Nia said...

Ohh! it was your birthday!! Happy birthday sweetie :D May all your wishes come true :) Wish you all the best!!
BTW, love your lego ;) hheheh

Emma/Itzy said...

Happy Birthday Jo! I Hope you had a great day :)

What changes did you make...I am not sure...perhaps I am blind? :D

Haha the lego figure made me chuckle :)

Anne said...

LOVE the Lego card! So inventive!! Happy Birthday again Jo!!! Great progress on your stitching too!

Mouse said...

eeee lass I recognized you straight away hahahahaha
nice way to hang the cards ...

i think you have added a charm :)

and well done on the stitching progress too :) love mouse xxxxx

Kathy Ellen said...

Happy Belated Birthday Wishes, Jo! Hope that it was an extra special one too! Love that great card that your brother made for you! Now we can all imagine a little similarity of what you might look like.....ha...ha...

Nice progress on your Prairie Moon quaker design... and JN's 'Autumn Typography' is so rich and colourful, just like the beautiful colours of autumn....great stitching.


Kate said...

Happy birthday for last week. I love your autumn finish, it looks great. I think you added the word awesome instead of autumn in one spot.

Karoline said...

Happy birthday No!

Your Autumn typography looks gorgeous, congratulations

Julie said...

Beautiful stitching
Belated birthday wishes Jo, i'm sorry I missed it.
The lego figure is brilliant, you look lovely. :-)