Thursday, March 8, 2012

WIPocalypse, the 3rd coming!

WIPocalypse time again! I decided to remove Medieval Shelf from my WIPocalypse list, just because I have a feeling I'm not going to get to work on it this year. I want to finish College of  Magical Knowledge first, so Medieval Shelf will have to wait.

Without further ado, my WIPocalypse update:

College of Magical Knowledge before WIPocalypse:

As of today:

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:

As of today:

Mario - 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:

As of today:

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

Middle Earth before WIPocalypse:

As of today:

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

Greek Mandala was not started before WIPocalypse.

Last update:

As of today:

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

I still have quite a ways to go with my rotation on Greek (and Tiny Rose Garden is next) so I hope to have one up by the end of the day tomorrow before I'm off to San Francisco again to stalk... err... keep Boyfriend company. 

In other news, I wanted to tell you all the I've started another blog. It's a cooking blog! I thought about posting some photos and recipes here, but I didn't want to do that for anyone who is only interested in stitching, and nothing else. SOOOOO I started a whole new blog. Feel free to follow it - I don't mind one bit! It's just full of recipes, or my takes on recipes, and step by step instructions with pictures. I also try to include caloric values and serving sizes for those of us watching our waistlines (like me!). It's called Cooking by Candlelight and I hope to be adding to it a lot. Also, per Joyce's recommendation, I do a post per recipe (so sometimes multiple posts in a day) to make recipes more searchable. Hope you guys like it! My focus is healthy, but delicious, cooking. Who says healthy food has to taste like cardboard?

Happy stitching everyone - hope to be back tomorrow!


Diane (di) said...

Oh my goodness Ewa. I bow down! Everything is just beautiful (as usual). :) Love how College is coming along.

Congratulations on Cooking by Candlelight... healthy, yummy recipes? Yay!! Off to check it out..

Anonymous said...

I love your projects =) And I am always a bit jealous because you stitch so fast ;-)
I'll be happy to follow your new blog, just added it to my feed-reader =) I think it's a great idea to start a new blog for this. I already took a look - looks delicious =)

Pull the other thread said...

Wow amazing progress. I'm so jealous :)

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Your stitching is beautiful! I'm in awe that you take on challenging projects! Can't wait to check out your new cooking blog!

Dana said...

Great stitching! love seeing the progress pics. Off to check off the cooking blog!

Dani - tkdchick said...

OMG! You have made so much progress since the last full moon! You are a rocket stitcher!

Pauline said...

What a lot of projects are you working on!
They all look great!

Yvon (jioya) said...

Great work this month, how do you keep up?
Hugs Yvon.

demeter83 said...

Wow, that's incredible progress, that's amazing! And they're looking so gorgeous!

Julie said...

Wow you have done so much on Middle Earth,and of course on the others too.The Chatelaines are so nice.

Anne said...

OOOH! Ewa! You are starting a cooking blog! Awesome! I love healthy cooking and have been cooking up a vegan storm here!! Anywho, onto your progress on all your WIP's! Middle Earth is AMAZING! Super cool! I can see why your guy wanted you to make it!! Both your mandalas are so pretty too!!!


Off to stalk your cooking blog! Maybe I can send you some recipes I found?!

robindefender said...

Everything is looking great! I'm really enjoying seeing the progress on your projects.

sharine said...

You have done heaps of stitching. They all look fantastic!

Beth Pearce said...

Great progress - especially on Middle Earth - congratulations!