Friday, July 22, 2016

July WIPocalypse

Happy Friday everyone!

It is time for this month's WIPocalypse check-in...
...well, I am actually a couple days late, but I didn't have much progress to show, until now.

First, some exciting news... sister-in-law had her baby yesterday morning!
Mommy and baby are doing great and everyone is very happy and healthy.
(She had a baby boy and they named him Keegan.)
So, I have to get going on finishing all the pieces I've made for them...
...and I do have a couple last minute pieces to finish stitching.
(Thankfully, I wasn't planning on sending the projects right after the baby was born, so I'm not in any huge rush.)

Okay, enough rambling and on to the stitching...
I finished the minion piece...
Love how cute he came out!

(Of course now my son really wants one of his own!  Good thing I haven't put away my yellow floss!)

Lastly, I started one more piece for my niece...
(that way my niece and nephew will have the same number of projects)
Lots of pretty butterflies!

Absolutely loving the colors used in this piece...
(pattern designed by daily cross stitch)

I am going to make a slight change...
...there are very light gray/blue stitches around the butterflies and I think I am going to use metallic silver instead...
...or maybe a light, variegated blue...
...not quite sure yet.

Well, that is what I have been up to...
...hope everyone has a great weekend and manages to stay cool!
(It has been super hot here in the glad I have air conditioning.)
Edit:  I forgot to answer the question...
Am I planning on taking part in the Olympic stitching challenge? 
I think I just might...
I will probably participate in the rotation challenge, since I love to work on lots of different projects.
Plus, I have lots of new things I would to start... maybe, I will be doing a new start rotation challenge...
Definitely have to think about that one!


  1. Love the Minion x-stitch. I've not x-stitched any, but have made several pillow cases with them and found a pair of beaded earrings that I gave to my daughter (she teaches 2nd grade - they were a big hit). I'm with you with the political ads, just too many of them, so I tend to watch a a lot of Netflix and also go for the off-channels. Look forward to seeing what you the idea of a rotation of new starts...I have 3 SB stockings that I need to start, so might be fun working on them during that time period, but maybe to Criminal Minds - I'm only i season 4 :)

    1. Thanks so much Sandy!
      I have gotten very spoiled when it comes to TV, since we installed a satellite dish....I love the DVR! Now I can record the shows I like and fast forward through all the commercials. I hardly ever watch 'live' TV anymore.

  2. Congrats on the adorable finish and start Carrie. Also congrats on the new nephew.


  3. Your Minion and butterflies are adorable!!!!!

  4. Both minion and butterflies are lovely :)

  5. Such cute projects! Good luck if you decide to do the challenge. :)

  6. Absolutely adorable pieces! Your family's going to love them :D

    1. Thank you Sarah! I really hope my family will like them.

  7. The minion is so adorable! Congrats to the new mom.

  8. Congratulations on the new baby in the family.
    So nice, the minion and the butterflies that you stitched. And I love the idea a new starts rotation. Ne starts are my passion, too.

  9. Great work. I think silver for the butterflies would look lovely, add a little sparkle.
    Congratulations on the new nephew. I was going to ask if they are football fans but they probably haven't heard of Kevin Keegan in the US! He was considered rather good looking in his time as well as being a very talented player so it's a great choice!

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