Sunday, 30 July 2017

July's Oldest and Newest WIPocalypse

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings
Also linking up with 17 in '17

Each month we have to share the projects we want to complete before the End Of The World.  I have chosen my "17 in '17" which are the 17 projects I want to focus on this year.  You can see the full list on this page here.

This month I managed a WIPocalypse finish!  Thanks to Just One July and Joan Elliott July I was able to focus on Joan Elliott's July Mermaid and get her finished:

28 count Jazlyn in Peacock by Crafty Kitten

Here are the other WIPocalypse projects I've been stitching on:

1. Stitcher's Alphabet by Brooke's Books:

2. 12 Days of Christmas by Joan Elliott:

3. Happy Hallowe'en by Imaginating:

4. Spring in the Square by Just Nan:

So close to a finish now!

5. Enchanted Alphabet by Lavender & Lace: 

Measi always gives us a topic to discuss and this month we have

July - What are your oldest and your newest WIPs?

I can't 100% say this is my oldest WIP as I didn't keep records back then.  But I think the Ernie Bishop NOEL letters are older than Bande des Dragons.  I've put them in my X-Stitch app as a 1998 start which may be a year or two out but it's definitely that era.  Which makes them nearly 20 years old.  I have no idea what I would do with them if I ever finished them as unframed whitework does not mix with a house with a wood burner!

For some reason I started with L and then worked backwards:

Newest WIP is much easier, the latest Just Nan ornie Snow Forest was restarted last Sunday, 23rd July, 2017 and I have stitched 30 a day for 9 days:

Finally, I have noticed a new "person" commenting on my blog and a couple of others too.  I say "person" because all they are doing is copying the previous comment and when you go to their profile all you see is gambling websites.  I don't think there is any harm they can do just by commenting but I would advise deleting their comments and not clicking on any of the links on their profile.


Kerryp77 said...

Congrats on the finish Jo. Spring in the square looks so pretty. Will you do another 10 a day when it's done? The whitework is quite lovely.

Linda said...

Your angel is gorgeous Jo. Great progress on the others. Are you going to do another 10 a day project when spring is done? I had the same comment this morning. All they said was hi.


gracie said...

Wonderful mermaid finish. The other projects look good.

Sandy said...

I love the Enchanted Alphabet by L&L, she is one of my favorite designers. the Emily Bishop looks wonderful too, maybe one day you'll get it finished, it would look great as a banner on your mantel at Christmas.

Mini said...

Wow I have never seen that Ernie Bishop NOEL letters on your blog. Is that hardanger in the one yous started?The colors in Spring in the Square are lovely.

Brigitte said...

Great stitching this month, Jo. And such a wonderful mermaid finish.
I have never seen the NOEL letters, neither on your blog nor on someone else's.They are so lovely.
I love to see old designs, and it's so interesting to see how the style of the designers has sometimes changed, and also my own tastes. But I also love stitching old designs.
I have also had the comment which leads you to links to gambling sites. And I deleted it immediately.

Rachel said...

I couldn't have imagined you having a WIP that's about 20 years old! They're lovely, by the way!

Thanks for the heads up about the unspecified "persons" duplicating comments. I've picked up a few from Sok Sareth if that's any help. Not only have comments been copied, they have also been posted on the wrong pages! I like the delete option! :)

shakatak66 said...

Wonderful wonderful group of projects, as always - love 'em all! :)

Vickie said...

Spring in the Square is so pretty. I also love your Noel project. And I also got the weird comment, which I promptly deleted.

OhSewCrafty said...

Lovely stitching all around, the mermaid looks great, perfect fabric. As for the Noel letters, perhaps you could finish them in some way to protect from the woodsmoke... someone recommended a dip in sugar water to stiffen up my harbinger ornie, or perhaps a clear varnish spray. The pattern is so pretty, seems a shame to give it up.

Lili said...

How pretty is "Spring in the Square", I love the owls on the corners.
All is very pretty!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your mermaid finish! Beautiful stitching and fabric on that one. I'm a long-time fan of Emie Bishop, and I love the Noel letters. I think a banner, either horizontal or vertical, would be lovely!

Anonymous said...

Hello Jo

I started to follow you a few weeks ago but managed to delete my blog. I'm following you again now. Beautiful stitching - I love the Joan Elliott finish.

Katie said...

So many beautiful projects. Love all your progress. Those hackers amaze me in how fast they come up with new stupid stuff we have to keep ahead of.

Leonore Winterer said...

Wonderful progress! I love everything you stitch so much, your blog has become seriously dangerous for my stash, haha :D
I also really like those come we've never seen them in the longest day? Or did I miss them? I can't be that blind!

D1-D2 said...

Lovely finish. That Noel piece looks really nice. By the way, I got one of those weird comments as well. I just flagged it as spam.

Christine said...

I've just started getting comments like that too. Odd.
It would be a shame not to finish the Emie Bishop banners, why not sew them all down onto a piece of pale green linen and then you could stretch and frame it as a single piece

Julie said...

The Noel banners are gorgeous.
Only a couple more Brooke's letters to go now, I've loved seeing these grow.

Astrids dragon said...

Of course everything looks wonderful! I really love your NOEL, maybe putting it as far away from the wood burner might help?
Yes, I have noticed said "person" and deleted the comment.

Justine said...

Another great update - I enjoyed the topic this month and seeing all the oldest WIPs in particular!
I've had comments from that person too but just assumed it was someone whose English wasn't too good!

Heather said...

I'm slowly catching up! I love your progress on enchanted alphabet and your 12 days awes me every time I see it. Great progress!

The Crafty Princess said...

Yay Congrats on finishing Joan's Mermaid. What can I say, but that Peacock fabric is amazeballs! I really love the colours on Spring in the Square too. It's so pretty and Springy. So now that you have pulled out a 20 year old wip do you think you will stitch on it now and maybe gift it to someone who doesn't have a wood burner. Or will this be the forever wip?
Great post Jo
xo Alicia

Stitching Noni said...

Great post! Congrats on finishing the very pretty mermaid.
I am no pleased to hear that it's not only me getting Sok Sareth commenting along with 2 others of similar style name! I have turned on comment moderating now in the hope that they go away!
Hugs xx