I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Progress Reports on my WIPs

Hi there! I'm back with some updates on my WIPs that you haven't as yet seen.  I have some new starts as well but given that this post will be quite long I think I will leave them for another post!

Advent Animals - Peter Polar Bear
Designer: Brooke Nolan (Brooke's Books)
Freebie - Brooke's website
Fabric: 32ct Belfast "Moonbeam" from Stitches & Spice

Then: I started stitching on the Brooke's Books Advent Animals for the DUCJC2015 and unfortunately not a lot has been done on these cuties done since then.... (25 designs - started 3, finished 1)

Yesterday I decided that it would be a Brooke's Books Sunday and Peter Polar Bear came out to play...  I last stitched on him in April 2015 and left him looking like this!

Peter Polar Bear - April 2015
Now: After a day/evening of stitching while watching Flosstube he now looks like this:
Peter Polar Bear - Oct 2016
Nora Corbett's Christmas Couriers - Comet
Designer: Nora Corbett
Fabric: 32ct Belfast "Arabian Nights" from Stitches & Spice

Then: Comet has been getting a little bit of love over the last few weeks.  I stitched on him during the Olympics and left him looking like this:
as at August 2016
as at 26 Sept 2016
Lakeside Needlecraft / Durene Jones Fantasy SAL
Designer: Durene Jones
Fabric: 32ct Jobelan "Silver Springs" from Colour Cascades Fabrics

Pegasus is not quite finished yet....
as at 30 August 2016
But I just had to start the Wizard as soon as he came out.....
as at 28 September 2016
He is nearly done as well.... the latest design has now been released but I will try and finish these 2 before starting the next one!!

Disney's Tigger
Designer: freebie UK Cross Stitcher Magazine

Then and Now: For Stitch Maynia Colour A Day (Orange Crush) on 24th September I found a poor little WIP sitting in the box that would be perfect for this day's stitching challenge.  I started him for an ABC Challenge in 2015 and did manage to do a little bit more on him in between April 2015 and September 2016... which I had to frog before I could restart the orange stitching again!
as at 24 September 2016
Queen of Peace
Designer: Nora Corbett
Fabric: 32ct Belfast "Hole in the Sky" from Colour Cascades Fabric


Merry Christmas Grumpy Kitty
Designer: Brooke Nolan (Brooke's Books)
Freebie - Brooke's website
Fabric: 32ct Belfast  "Arabian Nights" from Stitches and Spice

as at April 2015
This was supposed to be my Sept TUSAL photo but I forgot to post it... so you are seeing it now! (And I forgot to do my Oct photo.... oh well there is always next month!)

Mini Mandala II - C
Designer: Chatelaine Designs

as at June 2016
as at September 2016

So that's it for the WIPs for now!  Lots of stitching has been done recently... but not a lot of blog posting so this post is a little bit picture heavy... sorry...

I'll come back and show you my new starts another day - with a little bit of luck some of them might even be finishes by then!

Til next time, happy stitching
Hugs xx


rosey175 said...

o man that Grumpy Cat is adorable. I think my favorite of the lot is the Fantasy SAL; the colors are all so happy! :D

Bea said...

Nice progress all 'round. Love the variety of subjects and colours.

gominam said...

Great progress on the lovelies. Love Grumpy Kitty's eyes, so mesmerizing, Lol.

Mini said...

Nice progress on all your WIPs.

Lesley said...

Lovely stitching..Comet is still my favourite,he looks great.

Justine said...

Lovely update - I don't know how you keep track! They are all gorgeous but I do like Peter's jumper.

Pull the other thread said...

Wow you have been very busy. Lots of amazing stitching there.

Beth in IL said...

You have been a busy lady! Lovely.

Melinda Forbes said...

Thank you for sharing all of your progress. I must take a visit to Brooke's website, so many people stitch her designs. All of your WIPS are wonderful.
Do you have a floss tube channel? Sometimes I get so caught up in watching all of them. I have found so many wonderful new things to stitch and so many great ways to finish

Tiffstitch said...

Wow! Excellent stitching on everything.

Kaisievic said...

Great progress on all of your WIPs - too hard to choose a favourite this time around. Grumpy kitten is taking shape like the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland - lol!

jocondine said...

Waouh so much progress! Well done! Colors for Pegasus/Wizard are beautiful and I love all the charts of Advent Animals. Now I want to begin my skating kittie n° 1 (feeling the support of Peter ;) xxx

Mii Stitch said...

Great progress on all your lovely projects!!

Lili said...

Cute stitching! "Peter Polar Bear" is adorable!!

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

Great work on your WIPs and your challenges. I do love the BB Advent animals. They are on the "one day" list!

Angel said...

How nice to see al those stitching together!Great progress, happy stitching!

Julie said...

That grumpy cat did make me smile, he's adorable.
Lots of lovely progress you've been making - well done.

Lumiruusu said...

You have been very busy again lovely WIP.s I especially liked Comet the Reindeer because we have lots of those animals in the northern part of our country.

Preeti said...

That's a lot of beautiful stitching!

Brigitte said...

Oh great! I love to see before and after posts on a blog. Such pictures always show the wonderful progress people make on their projects. And your progress is just awesome!

Summer said...

Very pretty projects ♥

Heather said...

Lovely progress :)