Friday, August 31, 2012

2012 WIPocalypse

I actually have a WIP update! About a year ago or so I started 'Thine is the trick and the treat' and for some reason I didn't look at it since... until Jo who can't think of a clever name of Serendipitous Stitching put a picture of the same chart on her blog. All of a sudden I've got the urge to stitch it again. But I have a problem. All my scroll frames and q-snaps are having projects on them and I promised myself that I will not buy any more of them. I have to finish the project and then I can put another one on. My 'Thine is the trick and the treat' was folded nicely and resting peacefully in a bag. I can't stitch in hand if is a nice soft linen and that project I'm stitching on a very soft linen. Now the urge to stitch is almost unbearable, it's painful - and no frames... Like a desperate addict I dived to the stash and - bingo! I found a few pairs of stretching bars  with interlocking corners. So, I made my own frame, pinned the project to it and start stitching. What a relief! Here is the progress:


During the week I was working also on 'Stitcher's Alphabet. I absolutely adore this project.


And this is how much I have done on 'Halloween House'.


Now I'm back to stitching!

So long my friends,
Evalina

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects. Love all of them. And what a neat idea for making a frame

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  2. Desperation is a great aid to creativity! Those are great projects Evalina, well done.

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  3. You have made lots of great progress. Your projects are all pretty but I love that Halloween one!!!

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  4. They're all looking great Evalina! I've been eyeing Thine is the Trick for quite some time as I really like the Quaker pieces.

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  5. I enjoy looking at your work. It reminds me so much of my mother's stitching, which was exquisite. I can visualize the first two from her hands. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. The good thing is that you pulled Thine back out and making progress! We all have those pieces that get tossed to the side for a bit...mine is LHN Family Sampler, but it is coming out next month. You are making wonderful progress on your pieces...keep that needle flying!!

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  7. Thank you for following my blog. I really like your "Thine is the Trick or Treat" glad you solved your frame problem and could bring it out of it's resting place.

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  8. Haha, I'm an enabler!! I can't wait to get started on mine but I must finish my RR piece then I'll be off!
    I love the blue you're using for the Stitcher's Alphabet too.

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  9. Beautiful stitching! I love the colour floss you're using on Stitcher's Alphabet. It's going to be so pretty!

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  10. I love to see Halloween House progress! So glad you get to stitch on Thine is the Trick or the Treat without having to buy new Q-snaps!

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  11. All of your pieces look great. I'm glad you were able to cobble together a frame, stitching goes so much faster when you are working on exactly what you want to work on!

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  12. Kudos for your ingenuity. All your projects looks great, Evalina.

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  13. Congrats on finding a way around your problem. I agree with you, I love the Stitcher's Alphabet and I love the color of the floss!

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  14. These are beautiful! Good work

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  15. Beautiful stitching. great minds work out how to stitch!

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  16. Its truly satisfying seeing the end result of a job well done.

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  17. Oh, I like that Trick or Treat one! Nice going on all of them. Thank goodness for your quick thinking on the stretchers!

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  18. They're all looking so beautiful, Evalina. :D

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