Sunday, April 30, 2017

April Wipocalypse

So not much stitching has gone one during the past month. In fact, not much of anything creative has gone on either. You may already know this if you read my last post. No big complaints or excuses. That's just the way it was lately. I think I was more in the reading mode which is not a bad thing.

I did pick up my stitching this week and decided to work on my "June" from the Joyful World series by Snowflower Diaries.

I like this chart a lot and have made a bit of progress on it. I am just loving these tiny stitches with one strand of floss! I'm stitching it over one on 25 count Norden Pearl linen. The finished size fits nicely into a 4 x 6 frame.

And that would be it for stitching this month! No stitch day for me with my group of stitching friends in April either, but I am really looking forward to getting some good cross stitch time in next weekend when the Sisters In Stitches meet. I should have a lot more to show in May's Wipocalypse post!

Want to join in the Wipocalypse? Just go to the blog Measi's Musings and to the April Wipocalypse post in particular.

Topic of the month: What projects are in your UFO pile?  Well, along with the Joyful World monthly series, my main UFOs are Tulip's Praise and Kaleidoscope.
One UFO I don't think I'll worry about anymore is the English Cottage Sampler. I'm pretty sure I've decided to scrap this project. I won't throw it out or anything, but I'm not going to waste any more time fretting about how not-fun this project is for me. Who knows - I may change my mind someday and pick it up again and it will have magically transformed itself into a fun-to-stitch project! So I'll keep it on the back burner (the burner waaaaaaaay in the back, yeah, that one) and not think about it for a while. Oh, and then there's the angel stocking, but I am still trying to figure out whether the fabric will ever lose its fold lines.

In the meantime, the project I'll be starting next is Rainbow Row by Barbara and Cheryl. This chart was given to me by Steph who bought it on their trip to Charleston, SC. I am looking forward to starting this one, but first have to see if I have all of the DMC floss for it. Maybe I'll get this one kitted up this week! That's the plan. Let's hear it for determination!


  1. June is turning out so cute, and great WIPS.
    Sometimes that's what happens, you like a design, but when you sit down and work on it, the thrill is gone.
    No need to waste more time on it.

  2. Oh my goodness...over one? You are so brave...and very talented!

  3. Love your June project, I looked at that last year and contemplated, but in the end decided not to, but might need to re-assess that thought. I've toyed with the English Cottage, it was on my to-do list a long time ago, I love it, but decided I wasn't thrilled with the blended threads. I'm sure if I had started, it would have joined your's on that way back burner.

  4. Love the bear in June!

    Good idea about keeping English Cottage Sampler on the back burner. I did that with a couple of projects and finally ended up cutting off the salvageable fabric and tossing the stitched part out. Life is to short to stitch something that frustrates you!

  5. Oooh, June looks wonderful! I've been doing mine over one too and I love that it's so dainty!
    I love the tulips, they look beautiful so far. Totally understand the back burner, I think I have one or two there!