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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

WIPocalypse Report, May

I can hardly believe that another month has passed, and we are already into May.  This year is disappearing at an amazing rate.  It pains me to admit that I have made no progress on Jolly Old Fellow at all in the past month.  In fact, I was in a stitching slump, and found I didn't stitch at all for a couple of weeks. I did get some cupboards cleaned, a few books read, though, and lots of sudoku completed -  I wasn't totally unproductive!  I think this was the longest I've ever gone without stitching - usually I stitch most days. So I gave myself permission to put JOF away for a few weeks, and do some fun stitching in April.  I got out my beads, and stitched up six Christmas ornaments in the past week.  They're all ready to make up - which I plan to do in the next few days, and then I'll try to get back to stitching on JOF (wish me luck!)  I would like to have page 27 stitched by the end of May.

Here are my stitched and beaded ornaments:
Click on the pic to get a clearer (larger) view.  The four larger trees are for a family of four siblings (Kate, Matthew, David and Megan), and the two smaller ones are for two young sisters (Grace and Emma).

My other finish this month was my stocking for Kellie (pic in the post below).

I've just found out that I have to have a gastroscopy in a few weeks - I'm not looking forward to that, though my surgeon assures me it's not an unpleasant procedure, and there's a good chance I won't remember having the procedure at all.  I hope he's right! 

Welcome to my new followers - it's so nice to see you here.  I really enjoy reading your comments.


Lesleyanne said...

Lovely ornaments. I hope your bug for JOF comes back soon - he is so gorgeous.

Yvon (jioya) said...

Great work,i hope to see them again when you have them finished.
Good luck with the gastroscopy.

Hugs Yvon.

MoonBeam said...

Your trees are beautiful. Love the different color combinations.

Good luck with your health issues, and keep on stitching!


Anonymous said...


I'm a new follower of your lovely blog.

Your beaded ornaments are beautiful.
Your little doggie is gorgeous.
Good luck with your gasrtoscopy.

JoAnna said...

Your ornaments are adorable - great job!