Sunday, August 21, 2016

2016 August Wipocalypse

I am a few days late putting up the post but I have been a busy bee with work, the yard and finishing projects so the time got away from me.  I just looked at the Wipocalypse and there is not an August post. I am pretty sure it is because of the family loss.

Our monthly question: Have you ever read any fictional books that involve embroidery?  If so, give us some recommendations? I love the series by Monica Ferris, It is called a Needlecraft Mystery and the main character is the owner of a Needlework shop named "Crewel World" and on the side she solves murder mysteries. It is a bit hokey and very much in the line of Murder She Wrote but it has so much needlework terminology it is just fun to read.

As for my work since last months update. I have several finished pieces, in my last post I detailed my Glendon Place finish so I will not go on about that so I will just show the completed piece. Along with  the card I did for my oldest sister. I finished it as a hanging so when she is finished with the card she can hang it at her desk at work. I also finally got my Mill Hill Santa made into a cube. I used some fabric I thought looked good with Santa, a gold ribbon and a few small presents.  

My final finish is not my projects. They are some stitching gifts that I received in a gift exchange, they were made into bookmarks but they are just too beautiful to hide in a book so I bought some balsa wood and I covered it with fabric I made a pillow with tassels and on top of each pillow is a small crown.

I am still working on some 6 WIPs. Another page finish on HAED Christmas Cottage by  Dona Gelsinger.
Working Beauty and the Beast a Disney kit and Minerva a Bewitching Pixie by Nora Corbett.

My Death by Cross Stitch is coming out really nice and my Halloween Night is beautiful on that hand-dye orange.

I have a new start on the 15th we started a Thanksgiving SAL on one of the Facebook groups. You had to choose an Autumn/Thanksgiving themed pattern and work on it from now until Thanksgiving. I picked Glendon Place Autumn Ala Round on 28 count Irish Linen. I do not usually work on linen because I do not like the slubs but I had this piece of fabric and it is beautiful with these fall colors. 

Hope to see you back next post!!!!!


  1. I love how you finished the bookmarks. They would look lovely displayed.

  2. Nice projects you finished and got going! I echo the comment above, they're beautiful!

  3. Lovely finish with the Santa cube. Wonderful projects all around!


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