Sunday 18 September 2016

Wipocalypse September

Hello everyone, It's WIPocalypse time again.  
I've been working on Bamboo Fan and Treasure Hunt Bookshelf.  Now that my son and husband are back at school I have been able to get back into a bit of a routine and pick up Bamboo Fan again on Tuesdays.  I haven't been able to get as much done on THB as I would have liked as I am so busy at work.  The company I worked for sold part of the business and I am now working for a different company.  Although I'm in the same place with the same people doing the same thing it's been hard work getting used to new procedures.  I hope it will settle down soon as we all get used to it but until it does my hours are all over the place.

Anyway, here's where I was last time.

And here's where I am today.

Our question this month is to talk about the journey through a finished piece.

I can't remember the exact name of this one but I know it's a Dimensions Gold kit.  I started it on holiday in Cornwall in August 2005 which seems appropriate as we have just been to Cornwall this year on holiday, the first time we have been back.  I remember that we stayed for 2 weeks in a cottage and had a brilliant time sightseeing.  I finished it in December 2007 just before our son was born.  It took a long time back then as I would pick up stitching for a few weeks then put it down again for a few weeks or months and I was working full time so didn't have the time for it.  I wanted it done before the baby came as I knew I definitely wouldn't have time for it then!  I started my maternity leave in the October and had plenty of time to finish it.  I'd already chosen a birth sampler to do for the baby which I just managed to start before he was born.
It took another couple of years before I got round to framing them both though!  Now I am looking at my 3 pieces that need finishing and feeling guilty, I really must get them done this year.  Does anyone have any recommendations for online frames in the UK?

That's it from me for now, happy stitching until next time!


  1. Beautiful work!!!! Hope your job smooths out for you.

  2. Lovely stitching and hope work settles down soon. Your finishes are beautiful!

  3. Great stitching on both pieces. Hope work settles for you soon. The Peacock is Majestic Peacock, I finished mine in 2014 & it took me a good few years to do. It's still in a bag awaiting framing

  4. Lovely work on your stitching and I love your Majestic Peacock =)

  5. Beautiful projects and progress :).


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