I'm actually all excited because I have stuff to brag about (I think!) for this month's WiPocalypse update. As in, down one and much progress on another.
I finished Halloween Fairy by Mirabilia (yee haw!), so that's one down.
And I made some progress on BoInk.
|Carpet Block 1|
|Long shot - Carpet Block 1|
|Carpet Block 1 with bonus Barfy (always makes me giggle like a kid)|
|Carpet Block 2|
|Carpet Block 2|
Tell us about your oldest and newest WIPs.
Oldest is easy - it's Fantasy Sampler by Teresa Wentzler. I start it way back in the day, in late 1999, shortly after I moved back to Houston from Austin and was living in a teeny tiny studio apartment. I would just hang out on the floor and stitch.
And just to date it further, I saw Fantasy Sampler somewhere, and scoured ebay for it, and ended up paying $25 for that pattern. It seems foolish now, in the digital age where things seem to bet getting easier to find, and so many patterns have been re-released either online or in compendium books, but hey, it made me happy. I still have that leaflet, signed by Teresa, but I have not progressed as well as I should have. It's even so "old" that it's still on the original scroll bars I started it on (I switched to Qsnaps long, long ago and never looked back).
Here it currently stands (I took a new picture after I realized the old picture was a little bit behind):
|Fantasy Sampler by Teresa Wentzler|
|Deco Spirits by Mirabilia|
This photo is just of a WiP that I hadn't taken a photo of, yet. It's Celtic Ferret Knot by White Willow Stitching. I have always been fascinated by stitchers who stitch a page at a time (with those utterly clean edges on their WiPs) and I thought this one is a good one to try that with. It's a little monotonous, with just a few colors, but I thought if I did the black bits first (DMC black is the only solid I'm using, the rest will be overdyes), and filled it in, it might go a bit faster. This is pages 2 & 3 (pages 3 and 6 only have a very few rows on them).
|The needles stuck through the cheek makes me think that the ferret is going through an experimental stage and got some body-modification done.|
|This has just been hanging out since I got it back from a UFO-RR in 2008 or so...|