2017 Summary Part 2: WIPs

My WIPs leftover from last year are all my big projects, which to be honest, I hadn’t worked on in months. However when I got them out, I could not resist starting in on them; they are now “active” again. Here’s where I’m at:

Random Thoughts by The Drawn Thread, maybe 1/3-1/2 complete:

Ohhh I do still love this one! When I got back into it this week I discovered unfortunately I am off by one thread, only half a stitch! around the verse and a full stitch by the blue bow, which, since I counted from these elements, has bumped everything over from where it should be. Argh! But the wonderful thing about this sampler is I’m certain I can work with it. I frogged and redid one motif (the square on the left) so my edges will line up. The rest I will live with! Funny how we only notice some things when we’ve laid a project aside for a while and approached it later with fresh eyes.

Next is the Joyful World SAL by Snowflower Diaries: also about 1/2 done, not including the border.

It is horribly wrinkled due to being in the grime guard but it’s going right back so no sense in ironing it!! I was planning to attack the borders during the months I’ve already completed, but no, I’m going to save the border for the end because I’ll need 2-3 skeins in the same dye lot of several colors so I need to buy the new skeins together…better for now to stick with what I’ve got. So…continuing with October!

Finally, here’s Heirloom Nativity by Victoria Sampler, not quite half done:

I worked on the Kings this week leading up to Epiphany. That’s kind of nice. I like to race through the pictorial parts to get back to the bands which are the most fun.

I also have a couple shamefully neglected little projects, we’ll say they’re on hold for now…I do plan to work on them this year but they are not active on my radar. Hmmm….

For new starts, I’ve got a (large) handful of smalls/mediums set aside to start this year as well as 2 bigger things I’d like to do. The first of those which I started this week is the birth sampler for Baby. I’m making Just Nan’s Baby Celebration. I made Baby Garden for another of my Babies:

and was thrilled to have another girl so I could make this one! I’m starting at the bottom this time. That blob will be a bunny.

So this turned into quite a chatty post so thanks for reading it and also supporting me in your comments! I am so honored anyone reads my blog and will comment on it!! Happy New Year! May it be full of peace and grace for you!

5 thoughts on “2017 Summary Part 2: WIPs

  1. Random Thoughts is awesome Mary. So is Heirloom Nativity. And your baby samplers!! Wow! Have fun stitching this next one. What a beauty.

  2. Great big projects, Mary! Love so much the “Random Thoughts”. And so pretty new start, what a great piece for your baby girl!
    Happy New Year!!

  3. Love your WIPs Mary. Heirloom Nativity is stunning and I look forward to seeing your progress on it along with other other projects.

  4. Such wonderful projects Mary. I especially love the Heirloom Nativity…a gorgeous stitch. All of your choices are just perfect. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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