Saturday, 5 May 2012

It is WIPocalypse time again. I am happy to report that I have two new finishes to add to the list.
I am so excited that I am actually finishing things. What a great idea this WIPocalypse has been for me.

My first finish

Point Loma Lighthouse by Stitchworks - a gift from my BFF

and my second

Just Nan's Summer Stroll - I was gifted this chart many years ago and can finally mark it off my list.
It was such a pretty stitch even with the 112 Algerian eyelets.


Not WIP related but another completed stitch.
This is a joint stitch with some other members of my Thursday stitching group. It will be a surprise gift for a friend. We were each to add something that represented us. Mine is from LHN - The Nutcracker. Isn't just too cute.




And this amazing gift from a friend. Don't you just love it!!! Thanks Barb.

It now hangs off my Ott-lite where I can admire it always!

That's it for this post. Off to read what everyone else has been up too. Till next time

Stay frog free and stitch happy.

42 comments:

T.J. said...

These are all very cute, I especially love "Summer Stroll" I stitched that one many years ago when I was still using aida.

Thank you so much for your support on the Mira board. Hugs.

Yvon (jioya) said...

You did a great job and i hope that your friend will like her gift.

Hugs Yvon.

Jules said...

Great finishes! I have been to Point Loma Lighthouse. It is beautiful in person and in stitch!

Measi said...

Congrats on the finishes, Kathy! :) ( Love that cross stitch maniac ornie - I think I need one like that!)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Very beautiful pictures

have a good day

bisous de FRANCE

Linda said...

Congrats on all the finishes. They turned out great. Love the lighthouse.

Linda

Nicola said...

Lovely finishes Kathy. I really love the lighthouse and Just Nan.

Annette said...

Lovely finishes!!

Michele B. said...

112 Algerian eyelets? You are Iron Woman! It looks worth every single one, though. Gorgeous stitching on everything as usual. Love the ornament!

Jennifer M. said...

Lovely finishes!

awikkidwomanswords said...

Some great prices there for your WIPocalypse, love the Just Nan piece and the lovely gift you received

linenstitcher2 said...

My oh my, you've been BUSY!! The Point Loma lighthouse is very nice, but I have to say that my favorite is the Cross Stitch Maniac piece. Cute! And very fitting, wouldn't you say? :-)

Silverlotus said...

Great finishes! And I love the piece you got as a gift. I need to stitch that. lol!

Ranae said...

Congrats! on the lovely finishes
The little ornie from Barb is fantastic
The nutcracker is too cute

Daffycat said...

Whoa, awesome finishes, Kathy! I love your lighthouse and I'm impressed with the 112 eyelets!

Catherine said...

Congrats on your finishes and great gift too!

MoonBeam said...

Love your lighthouse, and your gift is really cute.

Happy stitching!

Bobbi

dulcinella said...

lovely finishes! and what a thoughtful gift of your friend. Good idea to put it somewhere you can see it all the time.

Carolien said...

Hi Kathy,

Lovely finishes! And did I see a Dutch scene on that 'banner' as well? Beatrice or Adriana?

Have fun, happy stitching & hugs,
Carolien

Brita said...

Well done, Kathy, both are wonderful finishes. Hope your friends likes her gift. I think I also have to have the stitch maniac ornie, too! Which is the one drawback of the wipocalypse: I end up seeing too many more things I want to stitch ;-)

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching.

Joyus said...

Fabuous finishes, congratulations. I'm in awe of your 112 eyelets!

Carol said...

Wow! You've been very busy, Kathy! I assume you're back in Canada, now? Did you manage to stitch much in the car on the way home? Don't know how people do that--I can't seem to stitch in a moving vehicle!

Lovely work on all--really pretty lighthouse and the joint stitch project is adorable. Love your cute Nutcracker contribution :)

Brigitte said...

Yes, that WIPocalypse is a great thing. I also stitched more on one of my BAPs than I would have done without the WIPocalypse. Two great finishes, Kathy!

mytimestitching said...

Your finishes are beautiful. One of these days I will try Algerian eyelets. They look fabulous on your piece. What a sweet piece you and your friends are doing for a friend. She will love it! And that pillow ornament is awesome. Love the variegated threads.

Juls said...

Wow!!!! Congrats on the finishes!!!! They are lovely!!!!!!

Angela said...

Congrats on all the finishes! I love the little pillow saying :) Have a great week.

Elaine said...

Congrats on your lovely finishes!
Love the "maniac" pillow too.

Myra said...

Fabulous finishes Kathy! I just love seeing your lighthouse stitches. :o)

Veronica said...

Gorgeous finishes and WiPs! Very pretty lighthouse and Summer Stroll looks almost too delicate. Love the saying on the pillow ornie :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

Stitching Noni said...

Gorgeous finishes! Well done on 112 eyelets. The Summer Stroll is a really pretty design. I love your nutcracker! ;0)

sandra said...

Great finishes!

Lynn said...

I see you got some stitches in on the way home! My favourite is the Lighthouse. It's just awesome! Love the group piece too. It's a great idea for a gift.

Valentina said...

Congratulations for your finishes! They're so nice along with all your wips.

Susan @ Afford Your Passions said...

You have been busy, Kathy! Love all your finishes!

Shelleen said...

Congrats on your finishes.

Anne said...

Lovely lighthouse Kathy!! The Just nan is so beautiful too! WOW that's a lot of eyelets!! The Nutcracker is adorable! Such a pretty gift too!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great report Kathy! Gosh I can pick out who stitched what without looking too hard from the Thursday sttchers!

Judy S. said...

Love the lighthouse, Kathy. It brings back memories of our years in San Diego! You've been busy

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D I love all your finishes :D

Margaret said...

You sure have been busy Kathy - lovely stitching as always.

Love your new 'about me' picture.

Julie has seen the new Nutcracker HAED at SP. She wants me to get it but I have a strange feeling that 'Bygone Summer' will last me a lifetime. :)

Lucy said...

Great finishes!