Sunday, 11 December 2011

WIPOCALYPSE 2012 and some other little stitches

Warning: This will be a photo intensive post!!!

Good morning everyone from frigid Arizona! That's right FRIGID!!! It was 36F this morning. What is up with that. The weatherman is calling for rain Monday and Tuesday. Did I stop for the winter in the wrong state????

Well, since I can't do anything outside I have worked on my new Mirabilia RR that will start in January. This time I have picked Christmas as my theme and I have gridded out a window. At least, I hope it looks like a window. This took me forever to stitch - it is only 4 rows thick. All I stitched for this entire week was DMC 535 in rows. Making the archway look like an archway took some doing. I tore it apart several times until I got the right look. I don't think I want to see that color again for a while.This fabric shows blue but it is actually a gorgeous green and cream called Wandering Ivy - Silkweaver 28 count lugana.  Did I accomplish my mission? 

I received the latest UFO RR in the mail this week. This is - The Good Huswife - Book of Spells. This is how it looks when I received it. I hope to get a lot accomplished on this one over the next few weeks. It looks like a fun stitch.

I have joined Measi's 2012 Wipocalpyse. Here is my list (photo intensive). I so hope I get some of these things marked off  I need to be on a NO BUYING diet.

1. Jardin Prive - Sampler des Bouquets -  I think I stand a chance of finishing this one.

2. Prairie Moon - Merry Xmas -  for my son and DIL

3. LHN - Summer Splendor -it was a gift

4. Long Dog - Bagatelle - My Jan 1, 2011 start - not much accomplished here. Am I signing up for a new start in January 2012 - NO WAY!!!

5. 4 designers contributed - A Petit Sampling Etui - I am into this one to the tune of $150 and really should get it done. The fabric is gridded.

6. Glendon House - Witches Wheel - love this fabric!!!

7. LHN - Acorn Hill - it was a gift and has those two skeins of the world's most expensive silks lol

8. Point Loma Lighthouse - it was a gift

9.Handblessings - Hooked on Lighthouses - would make such a nice addition to my lighthouse guest room

10. Nora Corbett - Sunflower Fairy - this was a SAL that I failed at miserably

11. Birth Sampler - Quaker Teddy Bear - this child will be 2 this summer and not a stitch is done

12. LHN - Travelling Stitcher - been carrying this around forever. Bought the backing fabric 3 or more years ago.

13. Chatelaine's Desert Mandala - love this one and it cost me a fortune.

14. The Stitchwork - Malcolm the Moose Race Car - for my son who is a Dale Earnhardt collector

15. JBW ornament from 1997 - found this in the very bottom of my trunk

16. HAED - Peacock Lagoon - love this but what was I thinking????

17. Lynn Nicoletti - Hockey Player - grandson Jackson wants a hockey Christmas stocking and so I have to design one around this chart

18. Autumnal Abstract - another one that cost a fortune. Lent the chart to a friend. She has it stitched and framed and mine is stilll like this

19. Mill Hill - Queen Anne's House

20. Lizzie Kate - Christmas Rules - had this one forever

21. M Designs - Las Vegas tree - Juls - remember this one! - had this one for a long time too!

21a. Finish my current Mirabilia RR

22. New Mirabilia RR starting in January

23. UFO RR - ending in April

24. Band Sampler RR - ending in March

25. Band Sampler RR - starting in May

26. Twenty-twelve RR - nutcrackers - starting in January -  with some new Facebook Friends

Wow, I am almost embarrassed to write it all down here. Hopefully, I will be able to accomplish some of this.
I will start with my Jardin Prive, then the baby sampler, then some of the smaller pieces to get them off that list. PLEASE, wish me luck.

If you made it to the end of this post, I appreciate you taking the time. I hope you have a wonderful stitching week and are frogless the entire time.


Catherine said...

Wow! It will be fun to watch you stitching on all of these! Good luck with your goals!

Bette said...

Kathy, I see 2 of your 2012 projects that I also have in my UFO pile, Autumn Abstract and Desert mandala. maybe we could work together and try to spur each other on. I don't have any sales going on right at the moment but plan on selling on ebay again in Jan. My ebay moniker is xserex. I also plan on setting up a Photo Bucket acct to sell as well but that is also a new year project. Will let you know when that one is set up.

Lesleyanne said...

Your window looks great. Good luck with your challenge in 2012 - I look forward to seeing them.

Hazel said...

Wowza you have a lot of wips/new starts there. Some really gorgeous ones and you have made me feel really guilty about the amount we spend on stash and it just sits and sits. xx

Vicki said...

Your window looks fantastic. I live in AZ too and am sick of the cold weather. They told us it was going to be a warm, dry winter! My husband said, "don't worry, winter doesn't start until next week". haha You have a very ambitious 2012 planned!

Cleejoow said...

good luck with all your projects :) will be looking forward to seeing some updates!

Juls said...

I do indeed??? You can do it!!!! Looking forward to a visit from you?? Just let me know when.....

ariadne said...

I would need a life time to accomplish all that! I wish you luck!
Better start with the one your son likes before he is too old and does not like that hero anymore!AriadnefromGreece!

Cath said...

Whew , good luck with all that . I'm looking forward to seeing how much you get done .X

Beth said...

Wow! You have an impressive display there! I wish you all the luck in the world to get some of them accomplished.

I have also signed up, but my list will have to wait until after Christmas. My camera died, and the new one has yet to arrive. Also, I really can't think about it until after the big day, and I have less on my mind. Just don't have the attention units I used to have - LOL!

Anonymous said...

And how many quilting projects do you have ?? I did the Moose as an ornie for my SIL a couple of years ago and he loves it.Just to let you know the forecast is for milder weather here over the next few days. No boots yet.
LOL Barb

Kerry said...

Hi there, just checked in on your blog for the first time, awesome! I will visit again, hope you get a chance to visit mine.

Jennifer M. said...

Oh My! That is a lot of projects you have in your stitching basket. Sending you lots of luck to finish them this coming year. I have many myself. I to should go on a No Buying Diet. LOL

Good Luck!

Meari said...

Wow! You've got a lot of great projects on the go. Good luck!

I just LOVE Jardin Prive. It's so beautiful. Yes, your window looks like a window. I'm looking forward to seeing your RR.

sandra said...

Oh my! That's a long list! Little by little you will get there!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! Are you going to be busy! Thought you would like to know that it is warm enough here to day that I am sitting in the sunroom stitching.

Sharon said...

Some great projects you have to work on! I look forward to seeing your progress! I hope it warms up for you too-that is a tad chilly.

AnnMcD said...

Judie may be sitting in her sun room but I have been freezing all day!
What a great assortment of projects. It will be fun to watch their progress.
I mailed out your replacement fabric today!
Hope it warms up for you. I don't expect to be warm again till we go to Florida in April.
Oh yeah...loved your headless stitcher.

Mel said...

Great project, Kathy! I'm kind of dreading getting my list together for my WIPocalypse post. LOL

Anonymous said...

wow! you have quite a few WIPs to work on! I have to get mine out...I guess I should do that now since january is only 3 weeks away!
Happy stitching!

Katrina said...

Wow, lots of fun projects!!!! Love them and I can't wait to watch your progress.

Valentina said...

Christmas rules is my wipocalypse list too!

Cheryl said...

Good on you! Id be way too embarrassed to disclose my WIPS

Clare said...

I am also undertaking the WIP and have not had to look far for several projects to complete! Hoping this will motivate me to get my stitching mojo back it seems to have gone AWOL this year.

Looks like you'll be having fun, you have a varied selection to pick from.

Love Clare

Carol said...

Wow! You aren't kidding about it being cold down in AZ, Kathy! I think we were warmer than that up here in Pittsburgh!!

What a huge undertaking for 2012. You sure have a wonderful variety of things to choose from... Looking forward to seeing some gorgeous finishes coming from your needle next year :)

Ranae said...

Good Luck with the list. it will be one fun year to watch these grow the X's
The fabric for the RR is stunning

Bonnie Brown said...

Can't wait to see how your RR progresses. Love the outline
What a group of WIP's!

Lynn said...

My gosh girl, you have got your work cut out for you! Good luck with your list. Were any of these the ones I saw in the trunk at your place?
I have joined WIPocalyspe too but I actually have very few unfinished projects so most of my WIP will be new starts.
Brrr, hope it warms up there. There's not much difference in temp from here!

Sherry said...

I have quite a few on my list too. I hope we can both finish off enough to be happy!

Terri said...

I've started contemplating my WIPocalypse list too. I'm putting it off until this weekend since it means I have to unpack my WIPs! I just know I'll get sidetracked.

If you haven't already had another offer, I have been thinking of purchasing Acorn Hill and I'd be happy to purchase 1/2 your Belle Soie skeins.

Really hoping that we're only 3 hours away from each other that we can hook up in near future!

Veronica said...

Good Luck, Kathy. You sure have a long list of wonderful projects planned for 2012. I really enjoyed reading through it. Love picture intensive posts ^.^ I really need to get started on my WiPocalypse list too.


Maureen said...

that's quite a list you've got there! can't wait to see your progress through the year.

And your window definitely looks like a window,just needs a bit of snow around the edge.. great fabric

Siobhan said...

Wow!! I like your list! We're in for a treat, watching as you work on each piece. :) I joined, too--let's hope 2012 is the year of the finish-the-WIPs for us both. ;)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That is an amazing list!
I'm limiting mine to the 12 projects in my "12 in '12" but I've rewritten the list about 12 times already!!
Promise to revisit this post in a year's time and update the progress hahaha

Suzanne said...

That's some impressive projects you have on your list. Makes me feel better about my very long list. I am on a no-stash buying campaign next year as well and I am concentrating on finishing a whole lot of my WIPs.

I look forward to seeing you work on all these projects

Judy S. said...

Love that RR fabric and your window< Kathy. That's a pretty long list you've got there! I need to be on a Stash Diet also....

Franny said...

Wow Kathy you are ambitious this year. BTW it was 12C/53F yesterday but we are getting more than our fair share of rain. Its great though for staying inside and catching up on stitching. I"ll be checking your blog to see your updates.

Beatrice said...

All I can say is WOW who's the queen now?
You go girl!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Ahem, Kathy may I point out that many of those have nary a stitch in them? I thought you said early on in your post no new stars for you? I see a lot of new starts in there!