Sunday 26 March 2023

March WIPocalypse Stitching Supplies


WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings

Each month we have to share the projects we want to complete before the End Of The World.  Since 2011 I have chosen a number of projects to focus on that year, starting with my "11 in '11" and increasing to "23 in '23" for this year.  This month I stitched on 7 of them and had 1 finish.

5. Carriage House Samplings Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow

11. Nora Corbett Taurus

13. Mani di Donna Halloween Stitching Basket

17. Stitch it Picasso Temperature SAL

18. Circle Cross Blackwork Tarot

20. Amanda Butler London Houses - Finish

21. Amanda Butler Belfast Houses 

The full list can be seen here - WIPocalypse and "23 in '23"

Finally, Measi always gives us a topic to discuss too.

March - Tell us about your favourite places to buy stitching supplies

I use a mixture of online stores trying to use places run by enthusiasts.  Lakeside Needlecraft is one of the first places I look, Kate is very helpful.   If she hasn't got what I need then Peakside or Patchwork Rabbit are the next ports of call.  For hand-dyed fabrics, it's Sparklies or Chromatic Alchemy.  There is a small needlework shop about 10 miles away who supplies me with the latest Just Nan designs.

Two places I will never shop - Hobbycraft and Amazon.

Of course Etsy is fabulous for PDFs from international designers too.


diamondc said...

Hi Jo: So many beautiful designs, Taurus is really coming along, the Carriage House Samplings is really showing progress.
Have a wonderful day.


butterfly said...

Great progress on all the stitching ,love the Just Nan Taurus .
I use most of the same stitching shops , great service from all.

jocondine said...

So many new projects in that post, I love the houses and the blackword Tarot is so special! xxx

DJ said...

Oh my goodness, it's been a while since my last visit...look how much you've been getting done! And of course, all your stitching is just lovely! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite so I'll just say I love them all! Those houses look like fun stitches...but lots of color changes. I've been working on a piece that I haven't touched in almost 2's good to knock the dust off some of those older pieces. Happy Stitching!

Shelly said...

Wow, Halloween at HRH is really coming along! Nice progress on everything. I like the London house because it's looks scary!😆

Akila said...

Wow a lovely selection of projects and great progress

Carol said...

Wonderful progress on all, Jo, but my favorite is the HRH piece (and I'm not even a Halloween lover--ha ha!). I think Etsy is a great place to discover new designers, too. I enjoy buying something that is not being stitched by everyone else at the moment :)

Mylene said... have so many projects on the go and all are coming along beautifully. My favorite is the Carriage House Samplings. Goodluckon all your projects.

Leonore Winterer said...

Another great month of progress - Wow, look at HRH, it's getting close to being a big finish now!