Monday, June 4, 2012

WIPocalypse, the sixth coming

Not much stitching has been done, unfortunately, since I've been running around like crazy. Between packing up all my stuff, trucking Boyfriend's stuff here, and full on construction going on in the bathroom the house is a DISASTER and everything is covered in construction dust. Not only have I been doing moving errands but I'm also carting construction materials (today it was tile, the other day it was a bathroom vanity) back and forth because my car can basically fit anything in it. 

Anyway, we have an apartment, we have a temporary place to stay, everything is set up with the movers I just have to sign the contract, and the last thing to do is finish packing and get out there! Holy Crap!

That's not what you came here for, so here's the WIPocalypse stitching.

"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:

Last WIPocalypse and Now:

"Tiny Rose Garden Mandala" before WIPocalypse:

Last WIPocalypse:


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 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.

Last WIPocalypse and 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

So that's it! I did start and finish Alessandra Adelaide's "Albero Innamorato" which wasn't on my WIPocalypse list but here it is anyway:

Most of my stitching is sadly packed up in boxes and I won't be able to get to it until between July 14 and 20. But I am taking some with me. The ones that have made it are College, Medieval Shelf, Middle Earth, and Greek Mandala. I'm taking Mario, too, but only just realized that I packed the threads for Mario in a box while packing the stitched fabric to take with me. Silly. I clearly marked every single box that contains anything stitchy-related so I can easily find it midst the chaos that will ensue. 

Ridiculously handsome helpful Boyfriend has been both ridiculously handsome and helpful, especially while I've been flipping out about everything that has been going on. He didn't even bat an eyelash when I texted him frantically asking if I should buy the light colored dresser or the dark colored dresser at Ikea and whether or not he wanted matching nightstands. Good Boyfriend. Very good. 

Well, everyone, that's it! We're leaving for Texas Friday. We're spending Friday night at a friend's in LA, the second night with Boyfriend's family in Tucson, and arriving in Texas Sunday evening. Keep your fingers crossed and I hope to update you all on the road trip either along the way or once we get there. Also will update if I manage to finish Tiny Rose Garden before I leave. Happy stitching, everyone!


Kaisievic said...

Wow! You do sound frantic. Good luck with it all and I hope that you do get some downtime to stitch.

dulcinella said...

Try to relax every now and then the weeks and months that come. Nothing so stressful as moving. Sounds like your life sure has bedn very hectic. I love your cross stitching. A lot of them are designs I could,easily pick mtself. You made an astonishing progress, even not reckoning you have been living amidst chaos. Good luck for the next weeks!

milly said...


You sound like you are very busy!
Hope all goes well for you.

Your stitching is looking great!

Stitching Noni said...

Hi there! Wow, slow down kiddo! Yep I know you can't right now - too much on but make sure you relax a bit and enjoy the cross country drive! Your stitching efforts are fantastic - can't believe how much you have managed to do with everything else going on! Good luck with the move. ;0)
Hugs x

Diane (di) said...

Oh wow Ewa, my goodness you have made sooo much progress and everything and I mean everything is just beautiful. College quite simply remains stunning and what's that I hear? It's Happy Dance time for 'Albero Innamorato'. Yay!! Congratulations and good luck with your move. hugs, di

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

What great progress you're making on your WIPocalypse projects! I love the blue tree too. I really must add one of these designs to my Wish List.

And the BF? He's a Keeper! Looking forward to his name change to Fiance LOL.

Heli said...

Have a safe trip and good luck with everything! Looking forward to hearing that you got through the road trip safe and sound! :)

lesli said...

That's a ton of progress on your WIPs...especially with everything you have going on! Have a safe trip...and ENJOY yourself along the way! :) Take pictures! Hopefully you stop somewhere in NV and you drop a few quarters in and win big! hehehehehe

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

Everything looks awesome! Good luck on Friday! Hope it goes smoothly for you!

Melissa said...

Wow! You made a lot of progress. Great job.
Good luck with the packing, construction, and move :)

Melinda said...

Love your posts. Reading your blog always makes me smile. Enjoy the drive.

Your stitching is beautiful as always.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are really busy these days ;-)
I hope you will manage to finish the mandala in time!
Good luck with moving =)

Linda said...

Your stitching is awesome Ewa and you got so much done. I love them all. Have a safe trip.


sharine said...

Your stitching is looking awesome. The best of luck and wishes to you and your handsome boyfriend for the big move!

Veronica said...

Good luck with you move. It's always wonderful to have a ridiculously handsome helpful boyfriend around ^.^


Paisley said...

You're making amazing progress! Have a safe move to Texas!

mdgtjulie said...

Just a little note, Ewa. Moving is NOT a good reason for panicking. It will all work out right in the end. I hope it works out smoothly for you, but I'm sure everything will get to where it needs to be eventually. Great job on your stitching. You've made a lot of progress this month. Way to go!!! Keep up the good work. You may even have a finish or two by then end of the year. And as I understand it, you can add a WIP to your WIPacolypse list at any time. Grats on the finish!!

XXXStitching (Emma) said...

Deep breaths lol good luck with the move. wow you are flying with all your WIPocalypse stitches.

Mangogirl said...

wow :D sounds really really busy! I was freaking out and super stressed for days just moving 30mins down the road let alone halfway across the country! Hope it went well!