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!

Monday, June 11, 2018

WIPocalypse 2018 - May update

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings
The object of the WIPocalypse is to stitch on projects that you want to complete before the end of the world, or the end of the year - whichever might come first! WIPocalypse is run by Melissa over at Measi's Musings and is now in it's 7th year.  

For 2018 I am going to try and work on 18 projects (ie 18 in 2018!).  The full list of my projects can be found on my WIPocalypse 2018 page.

May has been and gone... and this update is very late! What's new for me?  I'm always late!

With Stitch Maynia happening throughout May, I didn't get to touch many of my WIPocalypse projects. In fact, the only project that saw some progress was Lizzie Kate's Boo Club.

Boo Club - Lizzie Kate
Started: 1 January 2018
Fabric: 28ct Lugana (studio session -Wicked Garden) Colour Cascade Fabrics
Threads: DMC & Weeks Dye Works

Both the "Spiders" and "Eek" blocks are now finished!  "Spiders" was finished on 31st May and "Eek" was finished 3rd June.  Technically neither should be on the May update...but there wouldn't be an update if I didn't include them!!  I decided to stitch all of the black spiders rather than add buttons for the ones that were supposed to be buttons - I like them much better that way!

Boo Club is pretty much back on track now (except for the border...)

Question of the month: Where do you love to shop for stash?
Good question.... I generally shop online rather than from a store front.  The main reason for that is that I don't have a local LNS close to me.  I do have a Spotlight  (general craft) store about 10 mins away but they don't have a lot of cross stitch supplies so I don't shop there very often.  We do have a great LNS in Perth called "Stitcher's Corner" but I only get to them about 3 times a year - they do mail order though so that's good!

Online stores I buy from are generally fabric dyers (Colour Cascade Fabrics, Jodyri Designs, Under the Sea Fabrics, Hand Dyed by Stephanie) or my absolute favourite 1-2-3 Stitch!  Colour Cascade Fabrics also has an online store for cross stitch supplies so I often buy charts, DMC etc from Tammy as well as fabric.

I recently started buying from Crazy Annie as I joined their PTP fabric of the month club.  And, there is one more online store that I have just found on FB - JK's Cross Stitching Supplies.

Sorry for the very lame update this month... June will be better!! 😁

That's it for this month - til next time, happy stitching


Anonymous said...

Hi Noni lovely work my friend ,loving your stitchery,hope you have a lovely week xx

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

Glad that you are keeping up with the Hallowe'en Sampler! I've been doing my design but forgetting to post on the actual blog. oops!

Katie said...

Great work on the Boo Club. 123 is a great shop! Good luck with your June work.

Brigitte said...

Nice progress on the Halloween project. Working on one project is better than not stitching at all.

Julie said...

Boo Club looks super on the purple fabric.