Mittwoch, 24. August 2016

WIPocalypse August

Oh well, it's already past time for another WIPocalypse. Honestly, I don't have much to show this month, I am still so busy with the Haed Challenge (but nearly done with it).

I only worked on Supersized Iris Keeper by Josephine Wall and added a few lines.
And now:
This one is so pretty and so much fun to stitch, I can't wait to get back to it =)

And then I started two new projects... As I mentioned before, I could not resist buying and kitting up The Potting Shed by Aimee Stewart and as soon as my missing threads arrived, I could not help starting it. I haven't done much on it, I just took a little break from my Middle Earth and did the first 1000 stitches (of 349 000):
The colors are really beautiful and I think even those 1000 stitches look amazing =) I guess I will go back to it to finish the first half of page 1 when I am done with the Haed Challenge. Here is how it will look one day (I hope):
And then I had another new start! I have a few days off from work (going on holiday tomorrow) and thought another start would be great. I decided to go for something different and picked "Sheep in the Meadow" by Country Cottage Needleworks:

I still had some 32ct Murano in light blue in my stash, so I'm stitching this 2 over 2 and the sheep will have some sky around them. Here is a picture of the finished design:
This is my first time working with variegated floss and it's so pretty =) I'm stitching all the green now and will fill in the rest afterwards. The outline of the first sheep already looks so cute!

This months question is about reading: Have I read any books involving stitching? Not so far! There are somr crime novels by a German writer called Tatjana Kruse (I think) and the police inspector is a stitcher. I looked for her books in the shop but they didn't have them (I always plan to order them, but they forget about it.. and I already have soooo many books I haven't read). But then I recently got one for a reduced price. In Germany the price for a book is fixed and shops are not allowed to give you a discount on new books. But if the book is damaged (like has a cut in the cover or so), they are allowed to sell it at a lower price and I own quite a lot of such books because they are less than half price (and I am always like "oh, what a good deal, I'll take it!") Anyway, I could not resist buying one of Kruses books for the reduced price. But that was yesterday, so I haven't read it.
I have another crime novel called "A deadly yarn" I won years ago and I never got around reading it. But it has something to do with knitting :D

Anyway, that's it for this month, I'm off to pack the rest of my things for a week by the sea =)

Happy stitching =)


  1. Nice new starts, the colours are very striking in the Potting Shed and Iris keeper. And what a cute sheep.

  2. Lovely starts! The potting shed is so amazing, but all of Aimee's work is. *sigh* I've done very little stitching recently as I'm planning a large event for my Dagorhir Group and taking martial arts classes two nights a week but I'm hoping to make my own hermit and stitch weekend over Labor Day. Happy Stitching!

  3. Great start on Potting Shed! Can't believe how much detail is in that little bit. It's going to be so fun watching this grow. Love your little sheep, too. This chart is on my whishlist. ;) You've already made a lot of progress. Loving the variegated thread and the blue "sky." And the matching needle minder is too cute. :)

  4. The Potting Shed is so gorgeous...I wish I had a real one in my garden! Your stitched one will be the next best thing.
    Love your sweet sheep design too and the needle minder is adorable!

  5. Your stitching is beautiful and a week by the sea sounds marvelous. Enjoy!

  6. The potting shed is beautiful. The iris keeper is awesome. You have a lot of HAED Wips, SUPER☺

  7. I don't blame you for starting Potting Shed. It looks like it's going to be such a happy fun stitch. The colours are amazing, I can imagine how vibrant it's going to be with even more stitches put in. The colours in Iris Keeper are stupendous. You have such amazing projects on the go stunner. I love working with variegated thread too. It's lush right? xo Alicia


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