While going through my craft boxes, I found some old, and I mean really old WIP’s (works in progress). This stack of boxes sits right next to our tv on purpose,as a reminder to work on them. Instead they just blend into the background and there they sit. On top of the boxes is my chart binder. I cleaned it out and put my finished charts in another binder. It looks a little better. Maybe I can use them for giveaways.
I want to take pictures now at the beginning of the year because sometimes I don’t track progress along the way. I’m trying to get better about that! So here goes.
Queen of the Needle by Just Nan. I love this one. My daughter Elizabeth says it’s too pink but I don’t care. If no other WIP gets finished this year, I want this one done, nicely framed, and hanging on my wall.
Grandmothers House by Told in a Garden. I have been toying with this one for years. But I have a special reason to finish it now!
Old McMary’s by The Workbasket. I was stitching this with a blogging friend a couple years ago. It requires special floss and I tried to substitute with DMC and ended up not happy with the project. I will stay with this DMC color for the barn and will order the rest. It’s pricey so maybe I’ll wait until my birthday.
Ice Angel by Lavender and Lace. This is one of their breathtakingly gorgeous patterns of angels that are so difficult to do. See it has it’s own box? This is by far the hardest one on my list. One of the reasons I quit it was that the frame I was using was wood. Very frustrating! The Q-snaps will come in handy on this one!
Quilt Show by Linda Meyers. I completely forgot about this one and did a double take when I pulled it out of the bottom of a box. This is pretty but huge. After finding it, I may add it to the list to work on this year.
Village Green by Prairie Schooler. Another forgotton project and so close to being finished. My list is growing!
Bird Bath by Bucilla. This one has a story behind it. Several years ago we had a house fire and had to move out for seven months. The insurance company rented us a beautiful house in the Morgan Hill countryside. It was a family home of the Pacheco’s, as in Pacheco Pass to my California friends. All summer we watched the birds playing in the ancient birdbath and it inspired me to get this kit. After we moved back, I just put it away. It brings back such good memories, which is odd considering the fire and all.
Stitcher’s Studio Stocking by Better Homes and Gardens. I should just admit defeat, throw this away, and start over. This was started while I was still afraid of linen. Aida simply will not work. There are alot of quarter-stitches and the fabric is too stiff. I have several of these beautiful stocking charts and unless I let this go, I will never get any of them done.
This is my oldest WIP. My daughter Melissa was a huge Tigger fan and I had the best of intentions. Maybe I will finish it in time to give it to her first child. I’m not rushing! I just have the Grandma bug!
These will keep me busy for quite a while!