Saturday, 12 July 2014

July WIPocalypse Christmas Stitching


WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi of Measi's Musings.

The main focus of my WIPocalypse this year is my "14 in '14" a list of 14 projects I wanted to complete in 2014.  In the last month I have worked on four of the list.  Here is the current stitching status of each one:

6. Primitive Hare - Spooky Countdown, the bottom half of a cat!

7. The Little Stitcher - 12 Days of Christmas

9. Just Nan - Winter Typography

12. A Mon Ami Pierre - Noel Blanc
Look, a lovely alphabet after all that long border!

Measi also gives us a topic to discuss:

July 12     
It’s halfway to Christmas.  Do you start your holiday stitching this early?  If so, what do you hope to accomplish this year?

Well, I think the pictures speak for themselves this month!  I don't usually start stitching for Christmas until after Hallowe'en which is my favourite stitching holiday.  But when I started stitching Noel Blanc for last year's WIPocalypse it became obvious that unless I stitched it during the year I would not complete it for many Christmasses to come.  So I started my habit of stitching on it each day when my younger son is in the bath.  So just one or two threads an evening and it's gone from here:

January 2014
to here:
Not bad for six months.  Slow and steady does it.

As well as Noel Blanc I will have the 12 Days of Christmas by The Little Stitcher completed.  I am unsure how I will finish them.  I am leaning towards a 12 apeture multi-frame with some nice wintery mounts for each one.

The rest of my festive stitching will be based upon whatever grabs me from the JCS Christmas Ornie issue.  I try not to plan too much in case something grabs me and demands to be stitched!  I've just looked back at last Decemeber's blog posts and discovered the only seasonal piece I stitched was the Advent Calendar by The Little Stitcher.  Here's a reminder of my Advent Tree:

Finally, back to Summer!  The Summer Postcard Blog Hop is underway.  To take part just email me a photo of something you have stitched on the theme Gardens with a nice message, plus an optional photo of your own garden.  For more details click on the Garden photo to the right.


diamondc said...

Greetings Jo: Sounds kinda of cherry like the holidays, yes I am one to start my stitching this early, only because I do other crafting for Christmas and baking, so I need to get an early start however last year I did very little stitching for the Holidays.
Love your Halloween Countdown oh so cute, love all your stitching.


gracie said...

Lovely stitching...

Pull the other thread said...

Great stitching on everything. I might see if I can get some work done on my Christmas stitching but not sure if I can fit it in. Oh well. Love your stitching though.

Lili said...

Beautiful stitching!
Your Christmas pieces are lovely!!
"Advent Tree" is gorgeous, love what you did with the little ornaments!!

Susan said...

Great progress on everything. Love how the alphabet fits into the border on Noel.

Linda said...

They are all progressing nicely Jo. Good job.


Thoeria said...

Lovely progress Jo! You've been busy :)

Giovanna said...

You're doing great on all the WIPs! I somehow fast forwarded by a block on Spooky and I don't know how - go figure... I'll take a pause next week :-)

Kaisievic said...

You are making fabulous progress on all of those pieces - you know my favourite one, already, of course!

Dani - tkdchick said...

You've made great stitching progress!!!

beadgirl said...

I love the Just Nan typography design.

My only official Christmas project this year is to get a stocking finished for my youngest son, born last November. It's slow-going for me, but while I got away with no stocking for him last year, I really need to get it done.

Brigitte said...

Great progress on each of them. You must be so glad that the border in the AMAP piece is finished and you could go on to other motives.

Julie said...

Great progress this month.

Scrapbrat1 said...

Beautiful work!!

Marcy said...

Everything looks great. noel is gorgeous! Love it!