Sunday, September 30, 2012

WIPocalypse, the 10th Coming

I managed to finish another rotation on College last night and start the next rotation on Riding the Wave today. I have stitched an unprecedented 4 hours today - only because I decided to stitch while watching video lectures for school. Super exciting - but 4 hours of stitching! That's almost halfway through my rotation and I've already gotten a ton done.

Anyway, here's my WIPocalypse post for the month, only a day late!

College before WIPocalypse:

Last WIPocalypse (and last update):


I feel like you can barely see the difference. I also feel like this is the most confetti-heavy page I have ever stitched. Ever. EVER.

Mario before WIPocalypse:

Last WIPocalypse:


"Riding the Wave" before WIPocalypse:

Last WIPocalypse and as of this morning, but not now:

"Middle Earth" before WIPocalypse:

Last WIPocalypse and now:

"Greek Mandala" was not started before WIPocalypse.

Last WIPocalypse and now:

So there you go. A little bit of progress. Not so much but considering school, not too bad.

I'm regulating my sleep patterns. Going to bed between 10 and 11 and waking up between 645 and 7, so not too bad. Feeling better about that. School is still crazy and Boyfriend is still Handsome and Helpful. The only exciting piece of news is the incredible flooding we've had here. I actually got chastised by my boss for coming in to work on Friday. I had watched the news and called the inclement weather hotline and there was no news about closures but my little car would not have made it through the streets, so we got in Handsome Helpful Boyfriend's truck and he got me to work (and picked me up when the county shut down early). The library flooded, too and there were 80 something (if not more) water rescues just that morning. Here's a photo I got in the morning on the way to work:

The water is flowing over the sidewalk. I definitely wouldn't have made it in to work in my car. I kept getting flash flood warnings on my phone all day and throughout the night. But it has calmed down now and is nice and sunny. Also nice and cool - in the low 70s. Kind of nice, for once. I have to say, though, it was scary.

Hope you're all having a great stitchy weekend. Take care!


sharine said...

Your making great progress:)

The Crafty Princess said...

Hi Ewa,
Progress is progress and you are doing it really well. All your wips are looking great esp College. I know how freaky driving through floods can be. I still remember the floods in Southern Oz in March that I had to somehow swim my car through. Glad to hear it's all clearing up. Thank goodness for handsome and helpful BF and his truck!! xo

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

awesome progress on your wips

Yvon (jioya) said...

Your Wips are looking good and you can see a difference with the College of Magical Knowledge.
The photo of that flooding looks scary to me, i think i would have stayed at home.
Take care and happy stitching!

Hugs Yvon.

cucki said...

You making lovely progress
Happy stitching xxx

Anonymous said...

You are doing a wonderful job on you stitching =) I hope you will survive the confetti on College =)

The flood sounds bad... I am happy that I only saw floods like that on TV... When I lived with my parents it was not so bad with the rain because we were living on top of a hill ;-D
More often we seem to have a problem with snow, a bit comes down and nothing is working anymore ;-D

Caitlin Jordan said...

Stay safe! Nothing is worth getting caught in a flood!

Great stitching :D Bit by bit you will get there and any little bit of time counts.

Xeihua (Sara) said...

What a great progress an all your stitchings :D Congratulations... and I hope the floods didn't cause too much havoc and damage... and stay safe :D

lesli said...

Those heavy confetti pages are definitely a slow-down..but so worth it

Were there any good looking water rescue guys? :)

Joysze said...

You've sure done a lot for being so busy, Ewa. Everything looks awesome!! :D

Yeah... next time, don't go to work in those conditions, k? Better safe than sorry.


Stitching Noni said...

Well done on your stitching. Great to see that you are getting in a few stitches here & there :)
Please take care with the flooding. Floods have a habit of turning nasty when you least expect it. Hugs xx

Liesbeth said...

Every bit of progress is good! College looks great (everything alse as well, but I really like College)! The flood looks scary, I have only seen something like it (in the Netherlands) years ago. We never have to worry about too much rain, we worry more about the sea coming over the dikes etc LOL

Anne said...

Loads of progress on your WIP's Ewa!! I love your Greek mandala! Oh my! I can't believe you risked going into work in those conditions! I agree with Joyce...stay home!!


Kaisievic said...

Fantastic progress all round - planning to join you and Fabulous Frogger in the Middle Earth SAL.

Kaisievic said...

Hi Ewa, sorry it has been so long since I visited your blog - but I have been reading back. I hope that your baby steps to improve are working. Love all your progress on your stitching. So glad that you were all right in the flood.

Lastly, I am going to join you and Fabulous Frogger on the Middle Earth SAL - such fun!