Tuesday, February 7, 2012

WIPocalypse, the second coming

It is a cold, wet, dark, windy, generally dreary day here in California. Of course this is perfect stitching weather. I've got a pork butt marinating in the fridge (to be turned into home-made pulled pork in a few hours) and tonight I'm going to go see "One for the Money" with my mom. So not complaining and not too bad.

Also, with Boyfriend's steady and unfailing support, I'm losing weight! On that front, Mangogirl (Caitlin) from Naughts & Cross Stitches and I are forming a little supportive Internet walking club. We're going to be walking and tracking together, as a motivating factor for each other. So yay to that as well! Super excited!

Now for the WIPocalypse. *WARNING* Picture heavy! (especially since I like before and afters)

College of Magical Knowledge before WIPocalypse:

Latest Update:

College of Magical Knowledge by James Christensen from Heaven and Earth Designs
Stitching on 25 count antique white Evenweave
1 thread over 1 with DMC

Mario before WIPocalypse:

Latest Update:

Mario - darklilac.com self made chart
Stitching on 22 count white Aida
2 threads over 1 with DMC

Riding the Wave before WIPocalypse:


Tiny Rose Garden Mandala before WIPocalypse:

Tiny Rose Garden Mandala last update:

Tiny Rose Garden Mandala current:

A Tiny Rose Garden Mandala by Chatelaine Designs (freebie)
Stitching on 32 count Hardanger
2 threads over 2
DMC, Thread Gatherer Silk n'Colors, and Mill Hill Seed Beads

Medieval Shelf before WIPocalypse:

Medieval Shelf by Randal Spangler from Heaven and Earth Designs
Stitching on 24 count antique white Evenweave
1 thread over 1 with DMC


Middle Earth before WIPocalypse:

Last Update:


Middle Earth from Heaven and Earth Designs
Stitching on 25 count antique white Evenweave
1 over 1 with DMC

And finally, Greek Mandala was not started before WIPocalypse

Last Update:


Greek Mandala by Chatelaine Designs
Stitching on 32-count antique white Belfast
2 over 2 with DMC, various silks, petite treasure braid, delica beads, and Swarovski crystals

WHEW! Long post! I'm really liking this WIPocalypse! It's fun to focus on a few projects and try to get as much done as possible. I'm going to keep going with Middle Earth until the page is done, and then I'll see what project Boyfriend chooses next for me to work on. Meanwhile, I'll keep working on Greek Mandala as that is REALLY motivating since I see progress a lot easier. And, of course, while at Boyfriend's, College comes out! 

Now I'm off to shower and then stitch the day away until movie time. Have a great day, everyone!


Yvon (jioya) said...

WOW, you did a LOT.
I love the before and after pic's.

Hugs Yvon.

nikkin said...

They all look fab! I can't pick just one to comment on! Enjoy your yummy supper!


Diane (di) said...

Everything (and I mean everything) is just beautiful Ewa. College, as usual, is simply stunning and you got sooo much done. Love. :)

Valentina said...

Great progress on everithing! Can't wait to see more of the Greek Mandala.

cucki said...

wow lovely progress on you sweet stitching projects..
love for you xxx

sharine said...

They all look great! And your walking club sounds like a great idea.

Cat said...

Nice progress! I especially like Middle Earth, it's really coming together :)

Kate said...

Fantastic progress and they all look amazing.

Anne said...

Loads of great progress Ewa!! Love the Greek Mandala!! Those colours are so pretty!!You have been very busy! Keep up with the weight lose! Try doing lots of stairs! I find that since I live in a hilly area, that I have to boot it up hills daily to the bus stop, then I do about 100 stairs every morning up an escalator and although I would like to be 5 pounds lighter, it keeps me in shape!!

Blu said...

Tons of progress! Great work.

Kim said...

Great progress on all your projects!

Ziggyeor said...

Great progress. I saw One for the Money on Monday with a friend and loved it.
Great progress on the stitching and your weight loss.

Lonneke said...

What an impressive list!
They are all beautiful.

Joysze said...

Girlie!!!!!! You've been a busy bee and these look amazing!! College is growing by leaps and bounds. Your folks are going to be flabbergasted when they see it. :D

Beth Pearce said...

You have gotten an incredible amount done this month - congratulations!

robindefender said...

Wow! You've worked on a lot of projects this month. Congrats on your progress.

Little Miss Stitchy Stitch said...

Wow!! You have made wonderful progress. I really like seeing your progress on College. Great work.

Mangogirl said...

great progress on every project :D

Heidi said...

OMG, you have some stunning projekts! I´m a huge Mario and Lord of the rings fan, looking forvard to seeing your progress!!

Hugs, Heidi

Anonymous said...

I can't say which of your projects is best, they are all so amazing =)
I just love your stitching =)

Patches said...

Great work