Saturday, January 19, 2008

Happy New Year! (& lots of old WIPs)

I think the title of this post shows it's been a while since I was last on here. ;-) And as the next couple of weeks are going to be a bit busy too, I thought I should try to get at least one post in for January!

I put together a list of my WIPs over the Christmas holidays, and I have to say I was a bit horrified at the amount I have -- I honestly had no idea! So here I'm going to share everything I have started. Some of these you'll have seen before, others not (meaning I probably haven't worked on them since I started this blog 2 years ago. Yikes!)

The first one is a recent start (the ONLY recent start)... sorry it's a bit washed out...

Winter Blues by Just Nan
A photo of the completed design here.

Village of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings
Photo of the completed design here.

Alpine Seasons Garden by Chatelaine
Photo of the complete design here.
Notes: This was started when it was a monthly class soooo long ago! :-( I did really well, until I got to the flowers surrounding the bit above... !

Watergarden by Chatelaine
A photo of the complete design here.
Notes: I started this *years* ago... I've done a bit more, but this was the last photo I took.

Assisi Peacock Sampler by Giulia Punti Antichi
A photo of the complete design can be seen here.

Deco Spirits by Mirabilia.
Photo of the complete design here.
Notes: I'm stitching mine vertically and I've replaced the Gold Kreinik with Silver Petite Treasure Braid.

Winter Beauty Princess by Passione Ricamo
Photo of the complete design here.

Winter into Spring (former) Mystery by Pamela Kellogg.
The final square (Spring) is below...

Quaker Samplings I by With My Needle
Complete design here.

Monthly Mania by Heart in Hand
All 12 months can be seen here.
(I'm doing mine as a bellpull)

I bet you thought that was everything! Ha! I also have the following as WIPs (but don't have any progress photos):

Peacock Cypher by Just Nan
Little Bands of Silk by Indigo Rose
Nova by Genny Morrow

I'm going to put links to all these in my sidebar, in the hope that it may encourage me to work on some of these more often. I do fully intend to finish them all one day.

You're welcome to make me feel very ashamed of myself!


Christine said...

Wow, lots of lovely pieces, Tina!! I certainly don't think you need to feel ashamed of yourself...variety is the spice of life!

Stitchingranny said...

It was discovering that I had just as many WIPs that made me start doing a rota system. I still have loads but not they do all get worked on for a short while on a regular basis and that means I get lots of finishes too.

There are some lovely ones there so I hope I will see more of them in the coming year.

Cheryl said...

I can totally relate to having too many wips!! Posts like this make me feel better that i am not the only one! Love everything you're working on. Im thinking of some kind of rotation to get through some wips this year but im not very is a hobby after all :)

Anonymous said...

You've not got that many more WIPs than me ;) (I've got...umm...11, I think). They're all looking great!

Barbara said...

I can't shame you, as I have an embarassing pile of UFOs myself.

Mariarita said...

Ciao Concetta
Tutti i tuoi lavori sono fantastici e favolosi!!!
Mi piace tutto ciĆ² che fai...
Baci dalla Toscana.

Paula said...

They all look great. Don't be embarassed either - I've got about 35ish WIPs so you are not so bad.

Michelle said...

Wow! You have some wonderful projects. I love the Alpine Seasons Garden..stunning! Happy New Year and I hope you find time to work on your pretties.


Stephanie said...

Well, THAT should keep you busy for 2008! You've got some gorgeous WIPs on the go - good luck with them!

Marie said...

your wip's are all very nice !!! i am sure that i have a lot too... i prefer to don't look where i keep them !!!
i wish you all the best for 2008 :-))

Jacqui said...

BLIMEY! What a lot of great WIPs. You shouldn't feel ashamed of having so many, I frequently have 10 or more on the go at any one time.

bleeding espresso said...

How could anyone scold you?! You're an inspiration as always--so much gorgeous stuff!

stitcherw said...

What a fun post, I loved seeing all the different WIP's you have going. They are all gorgeous, it would be hard to decide which to pick up and work on. I love Alpine, and have thought about getting this one for awhile. However, all the detail kind of intimidates me, as I tend to do (and finish) smaller projects much better.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Those are some beautiful WIPS!

Wendy said...

All your WIP's are gorgeous! It must be so hard to know which one to pick up, I guess the one that seems to be yelling the loudest LOL!