If it's a piece that is still being worked on, albeit somewhat slowly, it has to be my needlepoint travel pice, another pillow top, started on a cruise in 2011 and still a work in VERY SLOW progress!
Otherwise, my usual WIPs are described below...
Since the last WIPocalypse report-in, we spent another couple of days traveling (to Stratford in Canada to see some plays) and there simply wasn't time (or energy) to stitch then. However, once having returned (and recovered) from the road trip at the beginning of July (I did get laundry done, mail sorted, bills paid, etc), I managed to stitch the following:
- Crazy Quilt Journal Project blocks for July and August, and assembled the first six months of blocks of the 2014 challenge and the last 6 months of blocks for the 2013 challenge
- Bead Journal Project atc/ornnament for July. Designed, but only just started, is my August Bead Journal ornament...
- Outlines (sadly, ONLY outlines) for blocks 12 and 13 for Elizabeth Almond's "Save the Stitches". Blocks 14 and 15 are now issued and printed out
TAST stitches ##118 - 121 (Braided Buttonhole Stitch, Woven Trellis Stitch, Double Herringbone Stitch, Twisted Lattice Stitch), ##122 and 123 (Chained Bar and Woven Chained Bar Stitches), and #124 (Closed Herringbone)
I also delivered four framed pieces to the county fair and won four ribbons! I already have ordered charts for the special needlework contest theme "Get in the Game"!
For quilt guild, I attended the "Christmas in " where we signed up to make place mats for Meals on Wheels --- this to be completed by November (while my block for the guild retreat, "Retreating in the Pines", is due in October...)
The third Funk & Weber class on finishing started this past week with lesson one printed out (but not yet read). I never did get around to finishing up the hemstitching class (blushing). I have also signed up for an online class from Nancy Eha called "Seed Bead Botany" and the beading kit is already here. It starts August 12... and runs through September 2-9. (Just what I needed, right? Another online course? And it's not the only one as I also signed up for a Craftsy course on rubber stamp techniques! I will NEVER learn --- and never catch up!).
So next months' to-do list is catch-up time:
- The Tracey Horner RYO mandala - outline for "Bride"
- The Elizabeth Almond "Save the Stitches" SAL - outlines for blocks 14 and 15 and whatever fill I can accomplish for blocks 10 - 15!
- Whatever TAST stitches come my way
- The September Crazy Quilt Journal Block (it's already gridded and the fabric choices tentatively made)
- Complete the August Bead Journal ornament as well as a September Bead Journal Ornament
- Finish the Funk & Weber finishing class and Get well into the "Seed Bead Botany" class