One stitch at a time.......

Thursday, 16 January 2014

January WIPocalypse 2014

It's been under a week since my last update but I have joined WIPocalypse 2014 and today is posting day. I have made some progress on both Forest Walk and Spring sampler.

So, a brief introduction, my name is Elle and I will be 32 in February.  I live with my husband and my cat Smokey in a flat just outside of Greater London in the South East.  As well as stitching, I love watching Sci-fi on TV, reading fantasy books and gaming.

I have two main WIP's: Forest Walk (HAED) and Spring Sampler.  Forest Walk is going to be given to some dear friends as a wedding present (no date set yet!) so this is my main project.  I stitch Spring Sampler during lunch breaks and at a stitching club I go to once a week.

My goals for 2014 are:
1.  To stitch as much of Forest Walk as possible (about a page per month)
2.  Complete Spring Sampler
3.  To complete one UFO (probably Two Tigers)
4.  To start Summer Sampler

    I am a self confessed serial starter and just before Christmas I treated myself to another HAED. It's the large version of Treasure Hunt Bookshelf by Aimee Stewart and it is gorgeous!  Now I am fully commited to completing Forest Walk but I couldn't resist this one. It called to me. I have started it but I only work on it occasionally (mainly when I'm fed up with the greens and browns in Forest Walk).  So here is my small progress on Treasure Hunt bookshelf.

I hope you enjoyed the update.  See you next time.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Forest Walk update

Well, my second post has been a long time coming.  It's now 2014.  I have no official New Year resolutions (except to keep on stitching).  I have completed another two pages of Forest Walk (one full page and one partial), so here is how it looks currently.

I've completed all the pages at the top.  Now I'm working my way down the right hand side.  It is taking me about a month to stitch a page providing there isn't too much confetti.

Here is Spring Sampler:

Progress is coming along nicely with this one.  I have recently joined a stitching club that meets up on Wednesdays so I bring this one with me to work on.  There is still a LOT of backstitch left to do on it.