Tuesday, July 3, 2012

WIPocalypse, the Seventh Coming (and lots of news!)

I'll start with the WIPocalypse and share the news at the bottom of the post for those who are only looking for the WIPocalypse.

"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 - darklilac.com 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:


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

The moral of the story is that moving across the country is not conducive to getting stitching done. I can't wait to get the rest of my projects here. I've been itching to stitch like crazy. I think I finally realized why I love stitching so much - it gets my imagination going. I get put in whatever landscape or project I'm stitching. It's wonderful and magical.

I've got two pieces of news. The first is that the bathroom is finished! I'll show you guys the before and afters. I'm pretty proud of myself since I designed most of it, and I think it looks good!


Yeah, I know, I have a lot of stuff on the vanity... oh well.


I think it looks pretty nice! We went with a beige tile on the wall and a gray tile on the floor (which you can sort of see in the last picture - it's also the same tile we used for the baseboard). Anyway, mission accomplished. Too bad I'm not there to see it.

The other piece of news is that I got a job! I sent an email to the Midland County Public Library a week or two ago and they said they were interested in having me volunteer. Yay! So I went over there last week to meet everyone I would be working with, the director of the library walked by, we got to talking and he hired me. Right there. It was actually kind of bizarre. I then had to apply for the position that  I was just hired for. And I start Monday. Crazy. It's kind of perfect, though, since I'll be getting experience in that for which I'm going to school (what a convoluted sentence that I probably messed up).

In other news, Handsome Helpful Boyfriend has been working 12 hour shifts and I've been missing him. The Internet went down about a week ago and only got fixed today (and we don't know for how long, either) so it's been kind of boring around here without a Boyfriend to bother and with a cat who bites at every opportunity.

I added a "Wish List" tab at the top of the page because I'm an evil enabler and like to share pretty things. So, if it strikes your fancy, feel free to drool over what I've been drooling over. The Thomas Cole pieces from Golden Kite are going to be my next acquisitions. Sometime....

Also, because the Internet has been down I haven't been able to read blogs. So here I go again, catching up with all your beautiful work.

Stalk stalk stalk...


Momma Sunshine~~ said...

Everything looks GREAT including the bathroom! Keep up the awesome work!!

sharine said...

Awesome stitching, the bathroom looks great and congratulations on the job!

Pauline said...

what a lot of stiching projects!
I love the horses!

Donna said...

I think you've made loads of progress. Congrats on the job, it sounds perfect and the bathroom looks great !!



Jan said...

First great news about the job. Second, it looks like you made good progress on all your pieces. Third, I love you wish list! I have quite a few of those in my stash. Wouldn't it be great to have the time to stitch them all?

Linda said...

Wow Ewa. You have made such great progress on all your pieces. The bathroom looks great. Congrats on finding a job.


Heli said...

Great work on all your stitching projects and on the bathroom! I think it looks nice too. :) And so nice to hear from you again.

Veronica said...

Pretty WiPs. I know what you mean, letting my imagination fly while stitching :)

Your new bathroom looks wonderful :D Congrats on your new job too.


Anonymous said...

You did a wonderful job on both the bathroom and your stitching projects =)
Congratulations on finding a job, I really hope you will enjoy it =)

lesli said...

Great work on the bathroom...impressive! Congrats on your job with the library - will you be there fulltime, M-F? You can look for all the great stitching books/magazines while you're there!

You got a ton of stitching done, considering what you've been doing this past month!

Melissa said...

Congrats on getting a job!! And the bathroom looks great :)

You still managed to get quite a bit of stitching done even with the move :)

Raphaelray said...

Your work looks terrific, fun to see it coming into focus! Love the new bathroom, too.

XXXStitching (Emma) said...

Congrats on the job!! you have been a busy bee haven't you with everything you've got going on xx

Melinda said...

Love the BATHROOM. Amazing...
So Congrats on your job. That is excellent, and what a wonderful unexpected happening. Do keep us updated.

Love your blog.

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow Ewa I love how you set up the before and afters, it really helps show how much you've progressed. College amazes me everytime I see it, and I will never tire of seeing it. Congrats on the finish for Tiny Rose Garden, it's so beautiful you clever thing. Greek mandala looks like it's shaping up to be just as beautiful too. The bathroom looks awesome, it looks really warm and cheery, great job on that. Speaking of job - YAY congrats on your new job. I told you it will all fall into place. Especially if you don't stress about it and just believe in yourself and the universe provides. Good luck with everything it all sounds like heaven. xox As for you WL whoooo that must have taken ages to set up but you're right it is drool worthy. Thanx for sharing!

robindefender said...

Lots of beautiful projects, and great progress! Congrats on getting a job.

Stitching Noni said...

Congrats on the job. Great news. Considering you have been moving I think your stitching progress is great! :0). Bathroom looks lovely too.

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

Congrats on the stitching progress and the new job! It's funny how many stitching blogger are librarians too! I worked in a High School library and now in a book shop.

Mangogirl said...

awesome stitching and great news on the job!

Mii said...

Love the stitching! I've also done The Wave. Hope you're having fun with it! Lovely work.