Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012 WIPocalypse finishes and starts


 Well it's time for the first posting of the WIPocalypse finishes and starts.  The above BBD design I finished this past week.  I stitched this for my DH and I changed the words "stitch with me" to "sail with me".  It's stitched in one color of GA floss on 32ct. flax linen.  I love how this one turned out.
Next up is my WIP of Fallen Roses by L&L.  This one is being stitched on 32ct. natural linen using DMC floss.  This one I am enjoying very much and seem to be making a great deal of progress on.

This one is Birds of a Feather by With My Needle and Thread and I don't have too much finished on this one.  It's being stitched on 32ct. cream Belfast linen using WDW floss.  It's turning out to be a fun stitch but I really don't have that much finished on it.
That's what I have so far.  I posted that I was going to start the Mini Mandala by Chatelaine....well I've determined that her designs are just not for me.  I started it and became  disillusioned very quickly with it.  That is why I have started the BOAF by With My Needle and Thread design.  This one is more my cup of tea.
I have been battling something this weekend.  Friday I work up about 1am with the most severe pain in my right side.  I have always been bothered with kidney stones but only on my left side so this one really threw me.  I took some ibuprofen and tried to get comfortable but just couldn't.  If you are familiar with kidney stones, you know they hurt like a bugger.  An hour later I took some more ibuprofen and got out the heating pad.  That seemed to quiet it down some and now I'm convinced it wasn't stones but a pulled muscle or something.  Strange!!!  Today I'm back to my old self again and as I have said many, many times.....getting old is a B----!!!!!
Blessings as always,
Barbara

22 comments:

Gabi said...

What a gorgeous finish. Love it how you personalized it. Lovely wips too. Glad you are feeling better

Catherine said...

Great finish! I stitched this one last year for an exchange and loved it! Great starts too! Glad you are feeling better and I so agree on the getting old part!

CalamityJr said...

What a creative way to personalize your honey's gift! He must be thrilled. Hope you're feeling even better as the day goes by.

Ruth said...

Lovely finish and great progress on your wip's. Your right to ditch the mandala if it wasn't workig for you, you have to stitch what you like and whats working for you. Hope you continue to feel better.

MoonBeam said...

I like your BBD finish and the change you made is perfect! I like seeing many people stitching the old L&L, Told in a Garden, etc. I think these are classics.

And, yes, getting old is challenging!

Bobbi

cucki said...

so happy that you are feeling better now..
very sweet finish and a great wip..
keep well.hugs for you xx

Kate said...

Please to hear that you are feeling better.
Lovely finish with great personalisation.

robindefender said...

Your seaside finish looks fabulous! Glad you are feeling better.

Alesia Matson said...

Beautiful projects! And what great finish to start 2012! :)

Rita said...

Beautiful finish and wips.

I hope you continue to feel better.

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Kidney stones are excruciating. take care of yourself.

I always think that when a piece is stitching up quickly it is a sign that you are really enjoying working on it.

Jennifer said...

some wonderful stitching here . Happy New Year!

Ziggyeor said...

Beautiful finish. I hope your back continues to feel better.

Jennifer M. said...

I like how you changed the one design to make it more "masculine". That was very clever. It came out great.

I hope your pain doesn't turn out to be anything serious.

Happy Stitching!
Jen

Diane (di) said...

Happy Dance time for your finish... congratulations! Your stitching is wonderful and glad you are feeling better.

Krista said...

what a great finish, love the lighthouse. Love your stitchings, looking forward to seeing your progress. Glad you are feeling better! Have a great week.

Teresa said...

Wonderful finish, love how you changed the words.
Can't wait to see more of your WIP.
Hope your pain is all gone and doesn't come back.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stiches

Melissa said...

Love your BBD finish and how you personalized it. Great way to start your 2012 stitching!

Penny said...

What a lovely finish!
The L&L piece is going to be beautiful.
Hope the pain doesn't come back.

littledebbie said...

Beautiful pieces. :)

jennilynn said...

Congrats on your finish. Great starts on your other 2 WIPs.

Colleen said...

Beautiful finish on the BBD and personalizing for DH. Super starts on your WIPs. Glad you are feeling better. I SO agree about growing old!