Friday, April 6, 2012

WIPocalypse, the fourth coming

Hello all,

Time for the monthly WIPocalypse update. I don't even know how far I've gotten with the projects so this will be fun for me to see, too!

College of Magical Knowledge before WIPocalypse:

Last WIPocalypse:


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:

Last WIPocalypse (and Now):

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

Riding the Wave before WIPocalypse (and last update):

Riding the Wave Now:

Tiny Rose Garden Mandala before WIPocalypse:

Last Update:


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:

Middle Earth last update and Now:

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.

Greek Mandala Last Update:

Greek Mandala Now:

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

Not all that much progress, but something I guess. I put in about an hour in Mario last night with not much progress of it to show.

One thing I CAN show is what I stitched for Sharine! You can go ahead and hop over to her blog and see the full package along with reading her awesome blog. 

This is a Teresa Wentzler beginning whitework ornament. A really fun stitch done with Thread Gatherer Silk n'Colors antique roses and cream Mill Hill beads, stitched on 28-count tea-dyed fabric. 

Handsome, helpful Boyfriend has come to visit for Easter, which makes me really happy. Been really blue for a bit now. This is the first time I'm using my laptop in about three days (156 blog posts to catch up on - yikes!). We made tamales from scratch today and they turned out delicious! Very time-consuming but very worth it.

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend and stitching up a storm!


sharine said...

They all look awesome! Good to hear your feeling happier and make sure your boyfriend spoils you.

Shebafudge said...

It looks like you have made fantastic progress this month. You can really see progress on all of the designs.

Have a lovely Easter with your boyfriend.

Anonymous said...

So many beautiful projects =)
You are making so much progress =)
The design you stitched for Sharine is amazing, she can be happy to have won your give away

Linda said...

Wow Ewa. It looks like you got a heck of alot done on all of them. I think they all look awesome. I am so in awe of your HAED's. They all look fantastic.


Cathy Pavlovich said...

I am in awe of your stitching! You choose some very involved and beautiful projects! Keep posting your progress. It inspires me to stitch too!

lesli said...

Beautiful progress on all of our pieces!! I especially love seeing Middle Earth :)
Would LOVE to hear about your tamales and the recipe, how difficult were they to make? My husband loves I'd love to try to make him some!

Gizzimomo said...

Beautiful progress!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Really of you look at all the projects you've worked on, youve accomplished a lot!!!!

I hope you're feeling more like yourself these days!

EvalinaMaria said...

An awesome progress on all pieces, congratulations!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What great progress! I love the mandalas, what's the plan for the Tiny Rose one? Did I miss that post LOL.
Your TW ornie looks terrific too.

Veronica said...

Wow! You've certainly made a lot of progress on your WiPs. They all look wonderful.


Melinda said...

Love all your work, I am fascinated with your Greek Mandala by Chatelaine Designs. It is so beautiful, I have never stitched a Chatelaine Design, looking at this WIP, I think I may just have to.

Yvon (jioya) said...

Great work!!!
Middle Earth is growing very fast.

Hugs Yvon.

Anne said...

Ewa!!! Your Wip's are gorgeous! I'm amazed you are stitching tiny mandala twice!! I could only do that once!! Glad your bf came to visit and cheered you up! Phew 156 posts!! I have over 500!!!

MMM tamales!!!


Stitching Noni said...

Amazing progress! Wow you really are in great shape with your WIPs and they all look wonderful!
I am so pleased that having your boyfriend home for Easter has cheered you up :o) Hope you had a wonderful Easter together.

Mangogirl said...

great progress :D sounds like a fun easter :D

Valentina said...

Not all that much progress, you say?! A BIG LOT of progress I say! Great stitching!