Friday, February 10, 2012

WIPocolypse 2012 - February update

Well I'm a couple of days late I think but that's okay.   I've still only worked on one of my WIPocolypse projects, the American Sampler. I got a little further along.  I unrolled it from the scroll bars to photograph and discovered I didn't finish a little flower along the top way back when I stitched that part a few years ago - oops!  I finished the two trees in the middle, got most of the column stitched on the left side of the center, and did one more line of the over-1 verse.  I almost finished the lavender queen-stitch flower but I need to get one more shade of lavender thread to fill in 4 stitches and that requires a trip to the LNS.  The pattern calls for 3 shades of lavender but when stitching you couldn't tell the 'medium' much from the 'light' so I am altering a bit. 



I have a couple small finishes this week.   This is from one of those Just Another Button Co pincushion kits.  It's called "Stuck on You".  I took it with me to my monthly meeting with quilting friends and did the whole thing in about 2 hours.    My pincushion collection keeps growing but I can't help myself. I think it came out really cute and perfect for February.  The bottom box portion comes with the kit but it seems to be from those Whitman's little candy packs they have out this month for about $1.29.  I bought a couple at the grocery store in case I ever want to make more of these as gifts.   The kit included wool roving to use to stuff the 'chocolates' and it was so much nicer to use than the polyester stuffing.  I may try that in future for stuffing other smalls, it seemed to be less lumpy.



And, I am ahead of schedule and finished my February ornament last night.  I might even get 2 stitched for February (!) but I probably should work more on my WIPs this month.  I love the peppermint tree in this one!



We just purchased some tickets for spring training baseball games for next month (spring is coming already!)  and tomorrow we're headed out with friends to a fair Phoenix is putting on to celebrate Arizona's 100th year of statehood.   Yes we're one of  the 'youngsters' when it comes to the 50 states - Arizona was the 48th state (last on the mainland) to join the union on February 14th, 1912.  Happy Birthday Arizona!


Thanks for stopping in to read my blog, I treasure each and every comment.  I have added about 100 more blogs to my list in Google, I just need to find more time to visit everyone!

35 comments:

  1. Lovely, lovely work! I've admired the American Sampler for years and the pictures I've seen before do not come close to showing it off the way yours looks.

    Have a great AZ Day!

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  2. Such pretty pieces. Love the little candy box. I bought one at the grocery store too thinking I might be able to use that box for a craft project some day! Your ornament is just adorable!

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  3. your american sampler is looking beautiful Jeanne - LOVE LOVE the LHN ornament and the finishing is wonderful - you are so creative ! Hope you have a nice weekend Mel

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  4. Love the progress on your American Sampler. I really want to stitch this up for myself one day. Love the little box of chocolates too. I may have to get this. It's too cute to resist! Cute ornie!

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  5. Beautiful work! I just love what you did with Deck The Halls :-)

    have a great weekend x

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  6. Oh my gosh! Your American Sampler is so gorgeous! Love your ornie finish as well. And the pincushion -- so cute! Happy birthday to Arizona! Didn't realize the birthday was this weekend.

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  7. I just dearly love your American Sampler..wow...that is going to be just beautiful....

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  8. Beautiful sampler, I've not seen this one before and I like it very much. How cute is your pin cushion, love it and your ornament is gorgeous, well done on finishing it so early in the month.

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  9. I love that American Sampler. I need to look up who designed that one. Yours is absolutely beautiful. I found myself sitting her staring at it!

    Those pin cushions are very "sweet".

    :o)

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  10. I agree with RuthB--your sampler way outdoes the photos I've seen of it. Wow--makes me want to stitch it. Also, Dog Rules--so cute.

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  11. Wow you have been busy! That box of chocolates is just about the sweetest pincushion ever. Love the WIP's too. You are doing great.

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  12. I love your progress. The colors are just wonderful. And who could resist a pincushion collection. I love it.

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  13. Lovely progress!! The colours are beautiful. Love your ornie finish too. It was my intention to stitch one a month but that plan has gone out of the window for now. Xx

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  14. What a cute pincushion and oh, your American Sampler is gorgeous.
    Wonderful finish on your LHN ornament too.
    Margaret

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  15. Very nice progress on this gotrgeous sampler.
    I *love* your new pincushions, they are so cute. Congratulations on such a sweet finish.

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  16. Your American Sampler is beautiful Jeanne. Such gorgeous colours.

    Love your ornament and your pincushion is so sweet :)

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  17. American Sampler is such a pretty design, and you are doing such a beautiful job of stitching it! I think your pincushion and your ornament are very pretty finishes!

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  18. Jeanne -- Very nice progress on your sampler and the little pincushion is just darling! Perfect for Valentine's Day.

    Great job on the ornament finish -- LOVE IT:)

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  19. Your American sampler is gorgeous and I love the color linen that you are stitching it on. So much fun to see the growth of another beautiful sampler!

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  20. Great work on the sampler! The pincushions are cute. Whoo hoo on the finish.

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  21. You did a great job on the pincushions and the ornie! American Sampler is gorgeous, such pretty, pretty colors and beautiful stitching!

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  22. Your American Sampler is really coming along, and won't it be beautiful?? That pincushion is too cute - how clever that is. And I love your LHN ornament - great stitching this month.

    Happy Birthday Arizona!!

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  23. I just love the sampler, the colours and design are so beautiful.

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  24. beautiful stitching :D

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  25. Love your American Sampler. A gal in my stitching guild has finished hers and it is just breathtaking! I bought the magazine with the chart...does that count? LOL! Your little chococushions are darling! Enjoy your weekend!

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  26. The sampler is so pretty! The colours are really lovely!! Deck the Halls is finished impeccably!!

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  27. love your peppermint tree! very cute! and those pin cushions!!!

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  28. Your American Sampler is stunning. I have this all kitted, I need to stitch it, huh?! :) At least start...anyway!
    I love those sweetly darling pincushions...sweet enough to eat!
    And that ornament...PERFECT! I love it :)

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  29. Your American sampler is just so pretty!!! And sweet little finishes too :-).

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  30. Beautiful progress on your American sampler, Jeanne! I love your finishes--that ornament is adorable! Great finishing.

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  31. Hi

    Just found your blog.

    Your American Sampler is looking great.

    Your finishes are lovely too.

    Great cakes!

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  32. Your sampler is looking gorgeous, great progress and your finishes are lovely

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  34. I love your February ornament.
    So cute.

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