Thursday, 25 April 2013
WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi of Measi's Musings.
The main focus of my WIPocalypse this year will be my "13 in '13" a list of 13 projects I want to complete in 2013, click on top tab for the list.
I have actually finished one of the items on my list of 13! The Lizzie*Kate design Spring. I thought I'd add as many of the gifted charts to my list as possible this year as a little Thank You to the people that had sent them to me.
Here is Spring:
You've seen Spring already this month but as I haven't stitched on anything else from the list this will have to do! I'm hoping to get into town this week and buy a nice Spring themed page for my scrapbook so I can mount this one, the San Man design, the Twisted Threads and the Needlecraft Haven Challenge altogether.
You'll see the Needlecraft Haven piece after the Big Reveal this Sunday. Christine is very strict with us, dentention for anyone revealing
themselves their stitching early!
I did look at all the designs on my list and thought about fabrics for them. I have a £10 voucher for Willow Fabrics and I'm trying to choose some linen.
I'm looking at 35count Edinburgh and I'm torn between the neutrals; Mushroom, Sand, Summer Khaki or Flax. Any opinions on which would be more versatile? They all look nice and I just find it hard to decide between items of equal worth! So whichever gets the most mentions will be my choice.
It's either that or get half a metre of 32count Tobacco in the sale but there's no picture!
Finally I have discovered that Just Cross Stitch no longer allow people in the UK to subsribe to their magazine! My sub ran out last issue and I received an email inviting me to subscribe and get a free copy. I thought this was odd as I'm already a subscriber! I went into the website and found my sub details had "expired" on there which was accurate but there was no way to renew. I emailed JCS and they said to use the offer in the email. So I clicked on the link, filled in the details then got the Country box which gives the choice of USA or Canada. No UK anymore. Now I know we're going down the pan financially but I don't think we've totally vanished off the planet yet! So I'm waiting to find out why I can't resubscribe. Very disappointed. They could at least have emailed or written to their UK subscribers, they have our addresses after all! There is a UK based website that can sell me a subscription. It costs a little more and I'm not sure if the Christmas Ornie issue is included as they only refer to 6 issues a year. I'll wait and see what JCS say first.