Monday, 8 June 2015

WIPocalypse SAL June update

I am late posting my progress on the WIPocalypse SAL this month but at least it isn't because I haven't made any progress at all.

This SAL is hosted by Measi who is now back to normal after problems with her website last month.

I got my topics mixed up and reported on the June topic in May so this will be a fairly short post.

First of all I am delighted to report that I have completed another month on my CloudsFactory Zodiac Sampler SAL.  OK it is the March installment and June's has now been released but anyone who has read previous WIP posts will know that I have been really struggling with this piece due to the satin floss used for the frames.   A few people suggested I unpick and re-stitch in DMC but I couldn't face that and felt that there was even more chance of this becoming a UFO if it did that.   Instead I persevered and completed Pisces.

I am never going to be a fan of satin floss and fully expect this to be the last project I ever use it in but I do love the overall piece and the little figures are really cute.  Excuse the strange white shadow on the bottom right of the photo - it was sunlight streaming through the window.

On the other hand I really like the Weeks Dye Works threads that are used in the design so that sort of compensates for the satin floss.

My second monthly SAL is the Story Time Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and I have kept up to date with this one.  

May's story was Charlotte's Web

One of the cute features of this design is the image at the top of each frame - a spider this month.

My Mirabilia piece At the Met received some attention during the month and as before I was sorry to put her down.   I mainly concentrated on the sash of her dress which uses wonderful Caron Waterlillies silk

I've kept up with the Smalls SAL and will post about those separately.

I have also added another wedding sampler to my WIPs but I will post about that in the Gifted Gorgeousness update.

Although I originally thought of this as a Small (and it is only a small design) I have added Blackbird by Blackbird Designs to my WIPs list and I made a bit of progress on it in May.  I also voted for the Blackbird in the English National Bird vote (result not yet declared).

My other WIPs were neglected this month.  Like many stitchers I also enjoy gardening so although the longer evenings are perfect for stitching there are other calls on my time.   Are there any stitchers who are content to do nothing I wonder.    Most of my stitching friends love to be busy.

Thanks for popping by.


  1. You are making great progress! Very cute pieces.

  2. Lovely progress - I'm glad you decided to persist with the zodiac sampler, and are still making progress with the story time one! That sash on At the Met looks incredibly pretty, I understand that you enjoy stitching it ^_^

  3. Everything is looking wonderful! I love the fabric for the Zodiac and I'm pleased that you are persevering with it.