Monday, March 21, 2016

WIWO - 3/21/2016

I did quite a bit of stitching this past week.  I had a finish, a mini-finish and worked on two other projects.  The finish was Mary Mouse which you can see below.

My first mini-finish was Amsterdam, which is the March edition of the Pumpkin Passport.  It's being stitched on an old piece of 28-count Jobelan, but I don't know the color name or who dyed it.  The only change I made was accidental.  In January, I accidentally stitched the top scalloped border in the same color as the bottom border, but it was supposed to be done in a light pink.  I discovered the mistake when I looked at other stitchers' work, but decided I liked it this way so didn't frog it.

Started: 3/13/16
Finished: 3/15/16
Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
Then I worked on the postcard for March which came from London this time.  I did make a couple of changes on this one.  I've changed the borders from white to blue (797) and the clouds from 828 to white.  I will most likely finish this one in the next couple of days.

Finally, I've been watching a few Floss tube videos and Katy (The Stash Queen) who works on multiple projects each day for a specific amount of time on each (usually 15 or 30 minutes) gave me the idea of doing this with my UFO/WIPs.  I have a large number of these, but keep finding new pieces I want to stitch.  A few years ago, I went through all my stash, pulled out all the UFO/WIPs and cataloged them in Excel, marking them with the approximate amount of stitching left and I've actually kept up with it.

Yesterday, I alphabetized and sorted them by size classification and is a very old UFO titled A Spot of Tea from Cherished Teddies for All Occasions.  This is where it was when I pulled it out of the drawer.
And here it is after 30 minutes of work:
For some reason, I stitched this in lavenders instead of the pinks on the chart, but it's so old, I don't have a clue as to why although I do think I like it better this way.


  1. A nice addition on the Passport piece. And great progress on the London postcard.
    Somehow I love the idea to work on various WIPs each day but I'm not sure if I could do that. I always find it hard to put a piece down after only a couple of hours of stitching. But if it works it sounds like a good idea.

  2. Such cute pieces. Great job on them.

  3. Great work on your two travel themed pieces! I have also been watching The Stash Queen on Flosstube and she does seem to get a lot done with her rotation.
    I usually have one project I stitch just a little bit each day, that is how I completed Trick and Treat and also Book of Spells. It is a great way of working on monochrome designs which can get boring.