Saturday, March 07, 2015

March WIPocalypse Update

Not a lot to report, but here goes.

What I've accomplished this month:
1) I finished another small - the gingerbread house design in my last post.
2) Started another small, should be finished and posted in my "Smalls" post later this month
3) progress on "Family Treasure III" (just a wee bit, but something nonetheless!)
4) progress on "Wings" - no picture
5) "Fairy's Gate" is finished except for one color of petite MH beads - my LNS ordered them, but got the wrong ones, so that is still on hold.

And now for Measi's monthly question:
If money – and time – were not limiters, what projects would be on your stitching bucket list?

Is "all the projects" an option?  Hehehe
But seriously, my ridiculously huge stash got that way because I intended to stitch everything in it!  Every time I try to make some sort of prioritized list, it gets out of control.  So if I had all the money and time in the world, I'd fill my days with stitching, experimentation in the kitchen, and a sprinkling of exercise here and there.  I'd have new finishes - both smalls and larger projects - on a regular basis, not just once in a blue moon (speaking of which, I think I have a pattern of that...).  I often dream of a stitching/craft room filled with pieces I like - Rosewood Manor's "Spring Quaker," Passione Ricamo's "My Lady of the Snow," Shepherd Bush's "Shepherd's Earth," and couple other large designs, filled in with smaller pieces, baskets of smalls, and ornaments hung on tree-style displays.  I also want a mermaid-themed half-bath.  With no shower, there would be no moisture issues!  I have a couple pieces I'd love to stitch for that, another eclectic mix including a Mirabilia or 2, X's and Oh's "Mermaid Fair," and some older more primitive sampler pieces from my stash.
I actually need the time more than the money for all of this - I might need to buy some floss and embellishments, but all of these patterns I already own and I certainly have some fabric stash to use up!

3 comments:

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

Nice progress this month.

I love your answer to the theme question! I feel exactly the same, I have the stash it's the time I need.
I do like the idea of extending the house to have a stitching room, at the moment I have a cupboard downstairs and a corner of the lounge! There is stitching on every wall though.

Marcy said...

Rats ... I hate when I run out of something at the end of a project. I hope your beads come in soon.

Elfie said...

I hope those beads turn up soon. It sounds like you had a good stitching month. I look forward to watching your projects grow.

Decision Made

After monkeying with the shells and beads some more, I decided to take them all off... ...and I think I like it best this way.  I did add...