WIPocalypse & TUSAL End of the Year Wrap-Up.

Guess I'll start off this post with a snap of my TUSAL ort beaker.  It's got an entire year of pretty colors.  I have also updated a snap of my mini fishbowl.  It now contains two years worth of orts.    Hopefully I'll have room for two more years of threads before I need to put them to good use.

Now on to WIPocalypse; Seems I haven't been too diligent in my answering of the monthly questions.  It was probably due to seasonal depression and stitcher's burn-out.  Well I'm here now for this posting at least so let's get to it.

October 27 – Topic:  Are there any fibers or materials used in stitching that you’re nervous to try?

Nope, none that I can think of; however there is one technique that I still have to get up enough nerve to try and that's Hardanger.  I've got three booklets by Janice Love and she makes it look so simple...  Oh well maybe some day....

November 25 – Topic:  Which designer has inspired you to stitch the greatest number of designs and why do you think that is?

I've only had one designer in the last twenty years that has inspired me, and that's Teresa Wentzler.  I've always admired the intricacy and detail of her designs.  They seemed more like paintings than needlework.

December 25 – Theme: Recap your accomplishments for the year! (Your finishes, final before/after photos, etc).

No finishes this year.  I've been fighting stitcher's burn-out since October.  I tried to revive my stitching muse by starting a new project.  This was something I hadn't done since I was 9 years old.  Stamped cross stitch, or as the instructions say... crooked and uneven cross stitch to give a child-like appearance.  This kit has the most wild color combinations you can imagine.  It was originally printed in 1966 and I found the kit on eBay.  It's an old children's prayer, I'm almost half way done with it; just a few more animals and the lettering.

And now for the before and after snaps of Camelot Sampler; I really wanted to finish it this year but my stitching muse had other ideas and flatly refused to look at it any more.  So maybe in the spring when my depression has melted away along with the freezing cold and the snow I'll pull it out of my closet again.  That and frog-out the finish date for the second time.....

Before - January 2015

After - December 2015

I hope every one had a pleasant Christmas and here's looking forward to a Happy New Year!!!


Carla Eldridge said...

Even with your stitcher's malaise, you did beautiful stitching! I am hopeful you will wake up one morning and say "OH, I'd surely love to stitch more on that" and off you go :D

Happy New Year to you and yours xoxo

Cathy said...

Camelot Sampler is beautiful. Looks close to being done. Enjoy your stitching in 2016

D1-D2 said...

I'm glad to see you back online. I hope you have a wonderful new year :)