Freitag, 25. März 2016

WIPocalypse March

Well, it looks like it's time for another WIPocalypse update =)
I am fairly happy with last months progress, so here we go:

My first WIP is QS Paddys Luck, finally with a picture involving the missing colors.
Last time you saw him:
And now:

I also worked on Kreimhilds Revenge by Howard David Johnson. Finally, more of my actual Kriemhild is appearing!
Last time you saw her:
And now:
I truly love how she is coming out, the detail in her dress looks great =) I plan to pick her up again soon =)

Last but not least, I have been working on Supersized Iris Keeper by Josephine Wall.
Last time you saw Iris:
And now:
The new stats for her are:
Total stitches: 301 698
Total stitches done: 12 800
Stitches in 2016: 3 600
Stitching days in 2016: 5
Average stitches per day: 720
Stitches left: 288 898
Days left to stitch: 402

She is so much fun to stitch! I know that I said that I meant to stitch to the 150-stitches-across-mark, but I just had to add another column (the page looked weird otherwise... now page 3 is halfway done). I think I set a personal record on this one on Wednesday by doing 1000 stitches, lol. That happens if I have some days off :D The first 800 stitches I did on Wednesdays went by pretty quickly because there was not so much confetti in there. The nest 100 were ok, a few more colors coming in, but nothing serious. And the last 100 stitches were confetti hell and they took me about 2 hours to do, lol. And all it did was creating a blob of colors. But well, I guess that's normal if you stitch a Haed... Anyway, I put her away for now to get a few stitches into Supersized Ride of the Yokai while I have a few days off left (and that means stitching by daylight). I only did 240 stitches so far, so not much to show. But the 32ct and I might become friends after all...

Aas for this months WIPocalypse question:
Do you use hoops, stretchers bars, lap stands or Qsnap frames and why?

I use different types for different projects.
For my regular sized and supersized Haed patterns I use my Millennium frame with the matching floor stand.
I love that I can roll up the fabric on the scroll rods, so it is not in the way when I am stitching. I also love to stitch with two hands, which doesn't really work for me when using a Qsnap. I have 6 different sizes of scroll rods and I love them all. Since the frames are quite big, there is enough room to place the pattern and all the colors I need besides my stitching, so I don't need an additional pattern holder. I can't imagine my stitching life without my scroll frames anymore!
I also have some non Haeds I stitch with those frame, mostly because I want to stitch two handed (or use my laying tool when stitching with more than one strand).

My smaller Haeds (Quick stitches or Storykeeps) I usually stitch with a Qsnap. There is not so much fabric that can get in the way and from time to time I just like to stitch with a frame I can hold in hand. I have 3 different Qsnap sizes, depending on the project size.
The Qsnaps are easy to set up, they are not that heavy and I love the tension I get with them. My first frame actually was a Qsnap, I never felt the desire to buy and try a hoop. I have seen a lot of pictures showing hoop marks and never had such extreme marks with my Qsnaps and after all - don't change a working system, right?

Sometimes I also feel like stitching something in hand, it can be a nice change ;-)

I think that's all I can say about frames. I haven't tried all types of frames so far, but I am completely happy with my scroll rods and my Qsnaps. So I don't really feel the urge to try something else ;-)

Happy stitching =)


  1. What a great update! Interesting to read about your use of Qsnaps and frame. I love the bright colours in Paddy's Luck. Well done on making progress on so many of these huge charts.

  2. Lovely projects! Always nice to see how your cross-stitches are coming along.

  3. This month's topic has been one of the most interesting so far this year. I've really enjoyed seeing what everyone has to say about it.
    I'm strictly an "in-hand" stitcher myself.

  4. Kreimhild looks amazing! Paddy's luck looks like a fun stitch with so many bright colors. I might need to add this pattern to my stash!

  5. Hi Johanna, you have so many nice projects! Happy stitching!

  6. You've made wonderful progress on all your beautiful projects!

  7. You've made such wonderful progress this month! Glad to see more colors on Paddy's rainbow, and Iris looks amazing! It's always nice to stitch more than expected on a project. :)

  8. Beautiful stitching, I especially love Wall pieces. Great choice!


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