"Yeah, just to make sure you mention me in every other sentence, at least. It's a proof-reading thing. You know you want to."
And that is how Handsome Helpful Boyfriend is helping me write this blog post.
I finally finished his secret Christmas stitching. A few days late and it would have been done a tad earlier if I hadn't lost an entire bobbin of 159. As I didn't have a spare, I ended up having to go to Hobby Lobby the next day and buy another one (and keep from buying all the Thomas Kinkade Disney kits). BUT, all that aside, I finally finished, and here it is:
"Spring Meeting" by Alessandra Adelaide
Stitched on 22-count "Precious Metals" Hardanger by Silkweaver Fabrics
2 over 1 DMC
And there you have it. It took me roughly 3-4 weeks to finish it and it would have been done on time but I ended up getting the fabric a bit late, mostly due to Hurricane Sandy.
I do have another secret stitch going on right now but it's incorporated into my rotation so there should (theoretically) be more updates coming.
Handsome helpful boyfriend is very handsome and helpful and wonderful. He got me a Golden Kite pattern for Christmas of this beauty:
After a serious bout of handsome helpful puppy boyfriend eyes and "maybe you can start the parrot?" I have now incorporated it into my rotation. My long.... long rotation. Oh well! I just got a finish so I'm not complaining.
Handsome helpful boyfriend's mom also got me a lovely kit:
Definitely itching to start this one (along with all my charts) but holding off... for now. Maybe when I finish the horses I'll pull this one out. It's got beads and blending filament and all sorts of things to make it both a fun and challenging stitch.
Those are all the stitchy Christmas things I got, and it's plenty in my opinion. I will also mention that Lesli of the Fabulous Frogger was super naughty and sent me a $50 gift card to White House Black Market. I will most certainly find a very good use for it, thank you Lesli!
So now the WIPocalypse. Unfortunately I don't have any new stitching to show for any of my regular projects, so I'll just do a recap of the beginning of the year and where they're at now.
College of Magical Knowledge before WIPocalypse:
Mario before WIPocalypse:
Riding the Wave before WIPocalypse:
Tiny Rose Garden Mandala before WIPocalypse:
Tiny Rose Garden Mandala now (FINISHED!):
Middle Earf before WIPocalypse:
Greek Mandala before WIPocalypse:
So there you have it. I will not be participating in the 2013 WIPocalypse or the 2013 TUSAL, mostly because of Grad school and it being difficult to maintain obligations like that but it was fun this year and I'm glad I did it. Also glad that the world did NOT end because I didn't actually get to finish any (except one) of my WIPs. oops!
So today I go back to my regularly scheduled rotation. If you're curious about what's coming up next, I have posted the next ten rotations on the top of my left sidebar.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that 2013 brings nothing but joy and good things. From Handsome Helpful Boyfriend and myself!