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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  I'm actually on schedule this week and I'm actually getting my WIP Wednesday post up on the right day!

 Mini River Cottage
Michael Powell
stitched on: 27ct eveweave

After last week's post I finally settled on a WIP to work on, Michael Powell's Mini River Cottage... well I finished it Monday night!  I just love the look of these and stitching them!

Red Threads
Rosewood Manor
Stitched on: mystery fabric
Stitched with: Threadworx

I also had a small finish as well, I pulled out this little Red Threads motif by Rosewood Manor, one of my purse projects.  It had been started awhile ago, so it was nice to have that finished as well.  Its gone into my finishing pile, I've already picked the coordinating beads for when I'm ready!


Of course with the finishing of one focus project that leaves the tough decision of "what's next?".  A few texts back and forth with Christin and for the moment, I've settled on Teresa Wentzler's Fortunate Traveller.  I started this back on May 1, 2013 as a stitch-a-long with Bonnie, Beatrice and Christin.  Of course none of us have really made any serous progress since then.  I think we keep getting distracted by other projects!


I've also put a couple of more thread lengths into A Year In Chalk - June.  I'm planning on putting an hour into this each day until its done or I decide to put my head down and finish it.  Once this one is done, I'm caught up until I get a chance to buy/pick up July & August.

Tiny Tidings
Lizzie Kate

Over the weekend I also completed another ornament, and a floss ring tag.  I started a second ornament, but haven't managed to find the time to complete it yet.  I guess that just gives you something to look forward to next week!

Red Threads
Rosewood Manor

Nothing exciting has been going on to share with you, I've been back to work this week after an extra-long, long weekend.  Just the stitching you see here!

24 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finishes Dani. Great progress on your other projects. Would you be interested in selling the Michael Powell chart.

Linda

Vickie said...

Oh my! I just adore that Michael Powell River Cottage! So sweet. :D

Bea said...

Love the Michael Powell -have a few charts of my own of his I should upgrade from the some day pile. Great finishes all round.

Carol said...

Your Michael Powell finish is darling, Dani! I'll bet that was a fun one to stitch, too! Such a cute ornament with the little candy cane button and I love your floss tag. You sure have been productive lately :)

Robin said...

Way to go on your finishes! I really like the motif you used for the floss tag. What color fiber did you use?

Robin in Virginia

Preeti said...

Congrats on lovely finishes!!:) You made lot of progress on your pieces. I have a Michael Powell mini charts book but haven't stitched any yet.

Annette said...

So many beautifull pieces, and lovely finishes!! good ob on them

Brigitte said...

Oh great, you finished the Michael Powell project. I love his designs because they are really original. If I didn't have so many many designs to stitch in my stash I'd certainly buy one his designs. Maybe I will one day ...

Great TW project that you pulled out And such nice ornament stitching.

Annie said...

You get so much done! Michael Powell is one of my favorites. That little house really turned out well. His designs are not the easiest to stitch!

Julie said...

Michael Powell designs always looks so full of life, great finish

Rhona said...

Lovely projects! I've been debating about getting a Michael Powell chart booklet, and after seeing your MP finish, I can see me giving into temptation! :)

Dee said...

The cottage is adorable. I watched this one coming along on Instagram. Amazing what backstitching can do!

Congrats on the finishes.

Another TW!!!! WOW!

D1-D2 said...

I love the cartoony look of the cottage.

Justine said...

Gorgeous finishes! You have been very busy. I love the Michael Powell too and the pretty Christmas ornie with the cute candy cane.

Ann said...

Congrats on the finishes! They all look great.

mytimestitching said...

Congrats on the finishes! I know that has to make you feel really good to get those crossed off of your WIP list. They both look great. Your TW WIP is off to a great start. I know what you and the gals mean about having too many other designs distract you from current projects. They like to do that to us ;) I will enjoy seeing your progress on the TW project. Love her designs, though I only have 1 under my belt. Love your ornament. I should be getting started on those, but too many other things are calling at the moment. And the floss ring tag is so cute! And so tiny! Nice finish.

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

Your cottage is lovely. Is it from the little book I sent over via Kathy? I really should stitch one of the designs myself!
Fortunate Traveller is a lovely piece too. Have you been following TW's progress on Illuminata on her blog? It looks stunning and totally massive!!

sharine said...

Very nice finishes:)

Kaisievic said...

Dani, you have been super busy on all of your projects, I am so enjoying see a Year of Chalk unfold. Also, I love the Michael Powell mini - I had not seen any of his designs before now.

Karen said...

I love Michael Powell's designs. The Mini River Cottage is adorable. That Theresa Wentzler design is massive! It will be a stunner when it's finished though. :)

Joysze said...

Lovely stitching all. L.O.V.E the Powell!

diamondc said...

Your floss ring tag is so sweet.
I love the River Cottage, in Minnesota on Lake Minnetonka, there are a few homes that have a wavy roof like the on in your sampler, I should stop and take a picture someday.
all your projects are wonderful, Is It Christmas Yet is a sweet ornament, love the candy cane button.

Blessings
Catherine

Suz said...

Congrats on the finishes - the Michael Powell one is just freakin' adorable!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely cross stitch.............