It’s time for my end of January wrap up and WIPocalypse check-in post. (but seriously, how is it the end of January already?) So, I’m continuing with my weekly rotation and enjoying that. A week seems to be the perfect amount of time to work on something. I had originally been switching projects on Sundays, but for the past couple of weeks I’ve been switching on Fridays so that I have a “new” project to work on for Friday Off the Grid stitch-in hosted by Caroline of Off the Grid Needlearts (info here).
After working on Ten for a week (progress shown on my last WIPocalypse post), I picked up His Eye is on the Sparrow and worked on it for a week. I’m working toward a page finish. That deer and I have had some issues. Currently Sparrow is in time out awaiting a replacement thread to use for his body since my Weeks Putty isn’t going to work.
Anyway, then it was time for #dark13stitching, so I picked up my Halloween Neighborhood to work on.
I finally finally finally was able to finish this block. I got way bogged down in all the fill in. But, I managed to finish the last tombstone, stitch the tree, and the bats, and voila – finis! I’m still mulling over what to add next but hopefully I’ll have that figured out before the 13th of the month rolls around.
I slipped in a little #santasundayxs and pulled out my Green Santa to give him some love.
I basically got everything below his pockets stitched. He is so much fun to stitch and I’m looking forward to another Santa Sunday soon.
Last week I pulled out Dutch Beauty to work on. I’d been itching to get back to it. I managed to finish up the vase of lilies. So, so, so happy with how they turned out. And then I moved on to the roosters up at the top of the page. It took about three tries, but this is what I finally landed on.
And then I stitched the Tree of Life between the two roosters. And then I stepped back and decided I didn’t love it.
I don’t know if it’s the colors or the variegation or what. But, I don’t love it. So, instead of making a hasty decision and ripping it back out I decided to table it for now and work on the border. I’m working my way across the bottom and trying to make sure everything fits.
So that’s where I’m at! I haven’t yet worked on Anniversaries of the Heart, my model stitch, or Vierlande Winder’s Keeper but those are coming. I did spend some time last night and pulled some new threads to replace the too-light ones. It does feel good to make some progress on these pieces, despite some setbacks.
You can also take a look at my last video for a little more info on these projects.
I am grateful for Friday stitching parties.