Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2015 WIPocalypse: February Post

It's WIPocalypse time again! :) The topic for this month is: How do you overcome that feeling that you’re in a rut with a particular project? I don't have tons of experience with that, since I've only been stitching for a couple years, but so far just putting the project aside for a while has been all I need. After working on other projects for a while, I always get out of the rut and am eager to return to whatever project I've put aside.

Here are my progress pics for the month:

1. Honor Restored (new start)
I'm a little unsure of this piece right now. It's going to be absolutely huge, so I want to make sure I feel good about doing it 2 over 1 on 25 ct. evenweave, full cross stitches. This project was a gift fully kitted up, so I'm definitely using this fabric, and I prefer full X's, but I'm mulling over switching to 1 over 1. I want good coverage though. I'll get back to this piece once I'm more sure of it.

2. Love One Another

6. Margaret Sherry Christmas Mice (new starts)

7. Bookworm Fairy (new start)
This has been the piece I've really been working on. I'm so glad I chose 2 over 1 on 18 ct. Aida for this, it's a lot less stressful for someone like me who's only been stitching for a couple years. I'm on my 6th shade of blue - it's a good thing that's one of my favorite colors!


  1. Great progress and new starts.

  2. Such sweet projects! I'd definitely go with 1 over 1 on 25 count. I always have found that 2 over 1 on 25 count looks too bulky.

  3. Lovely progress! I liked your answers too :D

  4. Great progress and cute new starts. I prefer 1 over 1 on 25 ct. -- 2 over 1 is too chunky (imho).

  5. I definitely prefer 1 over 1 on 25ct. Once you get all of the squares filled it, there will be plenty of coverage. You made a lot of progress!

  6. Nice pieces. Who is the first one by? It looks very interesting

  7. Nice pieces and good progress, even if a couple are definitely BAPs and will take a while!

  8. Very nice progress on your WIPs and new starts. They are all so very lovely. I love the one with all the blues, and stitching it with two threads on 18ct gives good coverage.