Sunday, May 6, 2012

WIPocalypse, the fifth coming

My WIPocalypse post is a little bit late, mostly because yesterday was spent looking for bathroom tile (we're gutting our bathroom which poses the problem of having to replace what's there) and having a single, giant, margarita. This then ended with Boyfriend stating, "do you really want to write a margarita blog post?" Very helpful he is. Helpful AND he knows how to share since I'm still recovering from the germs he shared.

"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:


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

"Riding the Wave" before WIPocalypse:

Last WIPocalypse and Now:

"Tiny Rose Garden Mandala" before WIPocalypse:

Last WIPocalypse and Now:

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:

Last WIPocalypse:


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 WIPocalypse:


So there you go! I went a little over on my 10 hours with Greek Mandala, but I just couldn't stop! It's a lot of fun to stitch. Back to Mario now, though - gotta get that guy finished. Definitely ready to have him out of my rotation. Still a ways to go, though.

If anyone reading this is an interior designer willing to help me out with my bathroom  let me know. I'm able to pay in warm fuzzies and chocolate. I already have some ideas, I just need someone to help me out with putting them all together.

Off to feed ridiculously handsome and helpful germ-sharing Boyfriend. Happy stitching, all!


Anonymous said...

Wow great progress!

Pauline said...

Is that all??????
Girl, you are amazing!!!
Where do you buy that pocket off time?
this is great!

Julie said...

Crikey,you have been busy,they all look good.

demeter83 said...

That's some pretty impressive progress, well done you!

Jennifer M. said...

I'de say you had a productive month of stitching! They all look great.

Melinda said...

I really love all your work. You have such a great variety of WIPS and I do think that is something I need to do - add some of a NON HAED WIP into mine, just for a bit of a change. So love your GREEK MANDALA. That is just an AWESOME work.

dulcinella said...

Wow! that is all I can say. Do you even sleep?:-) between organizing the bathroom job, drinking margarita's and getting bugs, you made such an impressive progress. I really love each and everyone of your projects. What kind of fabric do you like to stitch on most? I see you have different counts and types, hence I wondered. I'm sorry I can't help with the bathroom, I would be very happy with the fuzzies and the chocolate:-) happy stitching!

Stitching Noni said...

Oh my goodness me! You have been one very busy girl! I think I might have to drink margarita's - that must be the secret to speedy stitching! ;0) I love all your stitching. Your mandala's look stunning. My tiny rose garden is now ready for the final back stitch & beads! Can't wait to see what you do with your bathroom! ;0)

sharine said...

So busy! They are all looking awesome.

Monique said...

I wish you the best of luck with the bathroom. We just gutted our bathroom. We removed absolutely everything ourselves. I spent many a day chipping paint off and cleaning up dust all over the house. The only thing which we couldn't do ourselves was install the new bath. It looks amazing now and was worth all the mess and effort. As far as design goes, just go with what makes you happy, seeing as your the one whose going to be in it.

Yvon (jioya) said...

You sure do a lot and a love them all.

Good luck with your bathroom and take care of your stitching, keep that out of dust when you begin breaking out the tiles.

Hugs Yvon.

Veronica said...

All that? In a month? o.O So what brand of needles do you use? They certainly must be heat resistant. LOL! You go, girl!


Linda said...

Wow Ewa. I agree with everybody. What great progress. I can't believe you got that much done on all of them in a month. What awesome WIP's. I love them all, but I think Mario is my favorite.


Melissa said...

Wow! You got a lot of stitching done. Great job on everything. Sorry to hear about your germ-sharing boyfriend. That is never fun :)

ricketyjo said...

Oh my goodness, what fantastic work!!! Where on earth do you find the time, is your needle magic or does it just fly through that material? Everything looks incredible. x

Pull the other thread said...

Amazing work. Well done. Your stitching is beautiful. Sorry I cant help with your bathroom project. Hope you get over your shared germs soon.

Anne said...

Ewa!!! Your needle sure does fly doesn't it?!!! WOW! Loads of great progress on all your pieces!! Yay for the Greek Mandala!!! It's looking fantastic :D



Anonymous said...

Those are awesome!

Jagna said...

amazing :)

lesli said...

Wow..look at the progress on College since the first of this year! So happy to see more of Middle Earth!
Does Greek Mandala have fancy floss and beadwork? I can't remember if all the mandalas did or not.

Did you find a designer to help wiht the bathroom!?

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm always amazined at how much you get done its all so beautiful!!!!

Jan said...

Wow your needles have been flying! You have done some awesome stitching.

Anonymous said...

I love all the progress you made =)
College is looking so wonderful!
Good luck with finding a bathroom =)

Valentina said...

Great progress. You're doing well with this 10 hours rotation, I think I have to give it a try.

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :) I love all your projects!

Anne said...

I wish I was an interior designer!! My cousin-in-law is but she's living in Mexico right now. Having the time of her life. I wish I was there!! Anywho, great WIP's!! Love how Greek Mandala is coming along :D You sure have done a lot on middle earth!! You can send me warm fuzzies anytime :D When you're all settled of course (catching up on blog reading woefully behind 0.0 )

Anne said...

Wow, I already commented on this one. Where's my head?!