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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WIP Wednesday is BACK!

Did you miss my WIP Wednesday posts?  I know I missed doing them its so nice to be able to share the progress on your projects with other people who are actually interested and excited about your stitching, rather than your significant other who just humor you.

First I'm so excited to share my progress on The Accolade (not a HEAD chart) with you!  When you last saw it I was just starting page 9, well this past weekend I finished up that page and I've made headway into page 10 (of 12).  The end seems like its in sight but I'm finding on average each page takes 4-6 weeks of focused stitching to complete.  Right now I'm estimating end of April to finish this project.  I've got two trips coming up, my annual Dominican Republic Experience trip the last week in February.  Two weeks after I get back from my "work trip" (yes its work, I work in a high school and I've taken 14-16 students for the last 5 years, this is my 6th) I'll be heading out for March Break to visit Kathy in Arizona!  I'm looking forward to leaving these -28c (-35c windchill) temperatures behind!

As has been my stitching tradition for many years, besides emptying my Ort Jar on New Year's day I also start a new project on the stroke of midnight.  The New Year's start is a very serious affair, Christin and I have made it a SAL for at least the two of us for many years.  Discussion on what our New Year's start will be often starts in August or September  for the last couple of years the SAL has included many of our Eastern Ontario stitching friends.  This year it was just Christin and I, we both fell in love is Alessandra Adelaide's Peacock design when it was released last year and rather quickly agreed this had a lot of potential as our January 1st start.  Unfortunately the design just appeal to the rest of our "crew" so it was just us.  Also as per tradition I put my first stitches in while celebrating the New Year with my friend Rebecca and her wonderful family, I love our tradition of a great meal ... made by her husband, good company and of course stitching!

Another project that has come to see the light of day again, is Michael Powell's Mini River Cottage.  During my holidays I was invited out Janice's cottage (which turns out to be minutes from my house!) to spend an afternoon stitching with her.  She has the most spectacular view of the river, which maybe on a future visit I'll get a chance to take a few pictures.  As wonderful as The Accolade is I find its one of those projects that's just best worked on at home.  So I needed to find something that would be easier to work on in friendly company and this fit the bill!  I always forget how much I enjoy working on a Michael Powell piece.

Finally this past weekend I started a new ornament.  After finishing page 9 on The Accolade I felt like I needed a little over one break.  This one is called Stitchers Joy by Prairie Moon, from the Just Cross Stitch 2010 Ornament Issue.

I've got a great stitching weekend coming up and I can't wait!


29 comments:

Dee said...

I love the colors in that peacock piece. Just gorgeous.

When you go out to Arizona, will you be able to visit that really great cross stitch shop? That place was phenomenal.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

The Accolade is looking AMAZING! Go, go, go!!! I can't wait to see it finished!

Tricia

Catherine said...

Accolade is amazing!! Sounds like you have a lot of adventures ahead ~ looking forward to reading all about them!

Annette said...

You have some beautifull WIP's.. have fun with them!!

Annette-California said...

Accolade is coming along beautifully! It's truly an amazing sampler Dani! Love your new start & Michael Powell's piece. I wish you a fabulous time on your 2 upcoming trips. WOW! Joy is so pretty - love the sparkling fabric:)
love Annette

Brigitte said...

So great to see The Accolade again. You made some amazing progerss on it. And your Powell piece is so lovely, it also deserves being brought out every now and then and stitched on. And you have two very nice new starts. When stitching on such a huge piece like The Accolade it's so good to squeeze in a little ornament in order to not lose your stitching mojo.

Julie said...

Accolade is looking marvellous Dani and such nice other projects you are working on too.

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Love The Accolade, that one has been on my wishlist forever. Your is coming out so beautiful.

Vickie said...

Woo hoo! Awesome.
That peacock is lovely.

Kate said...

You are so close with The Accolade, it's looking fabulous.

D1-D2 said...

It's an amazing progress on the Accolade. You'll be finished in no time.

Mary Ann said...

Fantastic progress on The Accolade!! And, I love the other projects are are working on!

Giovanna said...

Great progress on Accolade, and the other WIPs are lovely too. Enjoy the stitching time!

Cole said...

Great progress! The Accolade is amazing!

Bea said...

Interesting selection of projects - each quite different but all lovely. Great work on Accolade - love the detail.

Barbi said...

Love that BAP!! It's almost done!! And yes I have missed your WIP Wed.'s :) I am going to settle in for a stitching weekend this weekend. Can't wait!!

riona said...

Beautiful work on The Accolade ... I love watching your progress on this piece. The other pieces are lovely but I confess it is the Accolade that really captivates me.

Kerryp77 said...

Accolade is stunning, well done on finishing page 9. The peacock is on gorgeous fabric is such lovely colours too. Great progress

valerie said...

Wonderful stitching Dani! I love seeing Accolade progress on your blog. You've gotten lots of stitching done so far this year!

Angela P said...

Lovely stitching :)

Jan Gartlan said...

Lovely WIPs especially Accolade

Carol said...

The Accolade is looking stunnning, Dani! And how nice to have those two trips to look forward to--I'd love to be heading south this time of year :)

sharine said...

You are getting so close on the Accolade:)

Barb said...

You have made great progress on "The Accolade"!

Christine said...

Great progress on the wips. The peacock looks as if it is going to be gorgeous

Miamina said...

Gorgeous projects! I bet you must be excited at getting near the end of The Accolade!

Linda said...

I missed this post. Congrats on the page finish on Accolade. It looks great. I love all your new starts. My favorite is the Michael Powell one.

Linda

Lulu said...

The Accolade looks wonderful and I love your new start of AAN's Peacock :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

An end in sight for the Accolade? I don't know whether to cheer or cry because I will miss seeing it!

The new start tradition is a great one. I love the bottom ornie too and now I will have to go check the CD to find that ornie!