Wednesday, 14 May 2014

WIPocalypse - May update

This month's topic is:

What designs or themes do you really wish you could find?  What do you think is missing among stitching designs?

Well!  I love horse racing and would love more horse racing designs.  There are only a few that I have found (and bought!)  Apart from that I'm not sure what else I would like to see other than perhaps some official Manchester United kits.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone's answers this month to see where all the gaps are in the market.  I wonder if designers will be trawling blogs to see what they are missing out on too :)

As for stitching...I actually worked on 2 of my 5 WIPocalypse pieces!

First up is Honeysuckle Courtyard by Patricia Ann Designs which will be a golden wedding anniversary gift for Colin's mum and dad next April so I need to get my finger out!

Then I did about 50 stitches on my Cut Thru Stable.  I love this design but hate the fabric and threads.  I am wondering if I should make it a project whereby I stitch one length of thread a night on it.  What do you think?


Lija Broka said...

Well done on progress! And a quick update. I was thinking there was still a few weeks till the next update. Oh well will need to get the camera out in the morning (too dark to do anything about it now). I love the beginning of the first you shown. The colours look good. I like how the orange goes into yellow. Is it different colours? or is it variated thread?
What's wrong with fabric and threads for the second? I like the progress so far. Interested how it will work out. Novel idea about stitching a thread a night. Do try and report on what you feel. Though does that mean you will have to stitch on two projects a night? I don't know how much time you spend in evenings. I'd absolutely hate swapping projects midway. Unless I wasn't in the mood (but that could be decided pretty quickly on). Interesting question will need to look around the blogs for everyone's answers.

Linda said...

Nice progress Sharon. I think you should do one length a night on the Stable. That is what I am going to do so I can get it done.


Angie said...

One thread a night for sure seems doable. But why torture yourself on something you aren't enjoying?

Anonymous said...

beautiful progress

Minnie said...

Great stitching and I see specialty stitches in Honeysuckle Courtyard, I can't wait to see your progress on that one.

Mary Ann said...

Nice progress on your pieces! I think the one thread a night would be a good idea.

Rhona said...

I hate it when the fabric or thread isn't what you like. Definitely try to do a bit of it every night otherwise it will become a UFO...and we can't have that!!! ;)
It will be interesting to see what designs everyone wishes they could find!

Brigitte said...

So sorry that you don't like the fabric and the threads of your Cut Through project. In this situation it might really help to stitch one length of thread on a daily basis. Just try it out.

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

haha, we must have been reading each other's minds about the subject this month!

I would definitely recommend the "one length per night" method. It is working wonders for my Noel Blanc. I would be getting bored of the borders if I was stitching it all evening.

Anonymous said...


I've stitched Honeysuckle Court yard and there are some photos on my blog.
Yours is looking great.
Good luck with the fabric and threads you don't like!

SoCal Debbie said...

Yes I agree, 1 thread per night would make progress and you might even be tempted to stitch 2 or 3 instead! Very fancy stitches on your Honeysuckle Courtyard!

I hope you can find more horse racing designs!