Monday, August 1, 2016

One last July Finish and a WIPS review

Well, in between so many things in July, I managed to finish my July LHN Sheep virtues piece... It is a cute one!

I may start finishing them soon...we shall see...

After I finished that, I got hit with a 'bored' bug... nothing appealed to me! NOT that I don't have LOTS to stitch... but... just couldn't do anything. After a couple of days of that, I just pulled out a WIP and stitched on it for a bit... Got bored... Pulled out another... little stitching... got bored... And pulled out yet another...same same, got bored again... THEN, I started a new big one... So the end of July was kinda weird. I think it is because I have been stuck inside, due to the excessive heat and humidity...and I am stir crazy!! Anyway, thought I would share pictures of the four projects I worked on in July, then the rest of my WIPS... And at the end, I will share a few unstarted WIP-wannabes! In other words, ones I WANT to start but haven't... :)

Worked on Cinnamon Stars by Plum Street Samplers, finishing the fence and bunch of sunflowers on the left.

Worked on the Orcas piece that will be for my daughter... maybe next year! Just taking my time...

Worked on the Pomegranate pin cushion a little more, after pulling out a quarter of the border and redoing it... Now I think there is another mistake... the flowers don't look right... sigh...

I worked on this Jardin Prive Sampler au Bouquet, Part 1 just a little... Added about half of what is there now.

And HERE is my new start! Daisies!! I really wanted to dive into this one... it is so pretty! So I have been focusing on it the longest...and probably will do some more this month... who knows? I am NOT doing the background, but letting the fabric be the background... We shall see...It is 36-count Blue Moon Java by R&R

This is one of my older WIPS... it is John Foster 1885 Sampler by Historic Stitches. The fabric is so pretty, tho it might be a bit dark for the design. Sigh. But I do want to complete at least ONE big historic sampler in my lifetime!

This is Snow, a freebie I think I started earlier this year... when it was cold... I should work on it NOW!!

These are The Littles by Hands to Work... they are on a really tight 40-count fabric, and... I am using the called for threads, one over two. But, not especially liking the ways they are coming out... Thus dragging my feet on this group!

So, those seem to be all that are in my cupboard, EXCEPT FOR the THREE I WANT to start!! But--they are all HUGE projects! One is Red Birds by Marie Barber, in a JCS magazine from 2011... you know... this one?
(grabbed these pictures from the web...) I have a really nice piece of Lakeside Bisque in 40-count for this...so it won't be as large, but it is a lot of stitching...

Next is Lizzie Kate's Holly and Hearts Mystery Sampler...

I know I have a piece of 36-count, but forget the color right now... and don't feel like jumping up and going upstairs to dig it out... (see, I have it bad!!)

AND the third one is Christmas Garden by Blackbird Designs...

This one will also be on 36-count.

I have not pulled threads for any of these three wannabe's... I KNOW I must finish three at least, before starting them! And that is in between the smalls I like doing...Stay tuned!

P.S. Did any of you notice that my monthly piece was called Patience, and that I seem to have run OUT of it?? Hmmm...



Thanks for visiting my blog!

Hugs,

Maggee

18 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Oh Maggee, what a fun post to read! I love your Patience finish. Did you change up the colors? They look brighter. Glad you worked a bit on each of your WIPS! By the way, I think it is the heat that is causing your "impatience". Have a wonderful week!

Vickie said...

Oh Cinnamon Stars is a very pretty one Maggee. I think Christmas Garden might take a while. ;)

Denise said...

Red Birds is actually a quicker stitch. Took me about 6 weeks if I remember correctly.

Love all of your starts!

Barb said...

Wow! I am very impressed with all the things you have going on. I stitch pretty much at one thing so you are really impressing me.

butterfly said...


Wonderful WIPs you are stitching on some wonderful designs .
I also have loads of WIPS on the go so I never get fed up with my stitching.

Justine said...

You really are my stitching twin - I've felt exactly the same about my stitching these last couple of weeks! You have some lovely projects on the go but I think you really need a new start to give your mojo a boost.
Patience is beautiful - that bright blue just sets off the design perfectly.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on the finish! I loved seeing all the WIPs. A couple of them are familiar (winks). It looks like you might be in a winter holiday kinda mood. I've been in a funk too when it comes to my stitching. I really think it's this hot weather. It just zaps the energy right out of ya. Hope you have a good week!

Katie said...

I get this boredom all the time haha. I think it's why I have a million WIPs haha.

Lumiruusu said...

Every single of your stitched piecea are very pretty ! Love to found your blog again !

Tiffstitch said...

We all get days like that and good idea to check into your stash to see if you can jump start your mojo, and it looks like it worked, nice work on everything!

Von said...

You have some wonderfully beautiful wips! I especially like the daisies on the blue linen.

Beth said...

I get the Summer Stitching Doldrums too Maggee. You do have some wonderful starts and when the mood strikes you to work on them again, they are going to be lovely. After 3 extra-hot summers, we are finally having a 'normal' Oregon summer - no rain, but moderate temps in the mid-80s with no humidity and no bugs - so pretty perfect.

Karen said...

You have some nice things going. I had completely forgot about the Littles and I have that in my stash. May have to bring them out....I remember they were so cute. Happy stitching and hope you find the right project...

Carol said...

So many great starts there, Maggee!! I really love the Jardin Privet--those colors are so soft and soothing. And I look forward to the Christmas Garden you have on deck--that is such a beauty!

Your little Patience finish is so sweet--just love the wee lamb and his patient mom :)

Hope August is a good month for you!

Heather said...

Beautiful progress

Astrids dragon said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one! Great starts, keeps going!

Brigitte said...

Great WIPs that you have on the go. I know these times when nothing that you have started appeals to you. The only solution for me is to start a new project. WIP-wannabees, what a creative name for all the projects that you have in mind. I love this word. I also have a basket full of them, all kitted up and ready to be started. And one of them is Red Birds. It's huge, yes, but it looks terrific.

Sally said...

I adore your Patience finish. Those little sheep are so precious. I miss stitching those!

Lots of other lovelies being stitched too and loving those you are hoping to start. I must get my Holly and Hearts sampler in to the framers. I was planning a wall hanging or something different but don't want to ruin my stitching so framing it will be!