Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Monday, April 6, 2015

WIPocalypse Report, April

I've not had a great stitching month.  Sometimes life just gets in the way!  I had hoped to have finished my Dimensions Santa's Secret by now, but still have the bottom right hand corner to stitch.

This is how he was at the March WIPocalypse Report:

Here he is at the end of today's stitching session:

I will be very disappointed if I am still working on him when the next WIPocalypse report rolls round.

Now to this month's discussion topic - specialty stitches.  Satin stitch is the one I dread.  I can never get the required coverage, even if I add extra strands of floss.  I usually resort to double stitching - horizontal satin stitches topped by vertical satin stitches - and even then I am never happy with it.  I used to dread french knots, until I learned to do colonial knots instead.  I find the colonial knots much easier to do and they look just as good.  I happily tackle any other specialty stitches, provided there are diagrams to follow.

I can't resist showing a few pics of my Angela, who is now 9 months old, and just gorgeous!

Playing with toys in the lounge-room.

Imagine it's the right way up. It's the best I can do! She was meant to be walking nicely on the lead, but gt a bit exuberant, and took off like a little rocket.

Resting on the lounge - but ready to spring into action as soon as anyone moves.


sharine said...

You have got a lot done on Santa. Good luck for next check-in:)

Justine said...

Santa looks great and so near a finish!

Barbi said...

Holy Doodle!! You got LOTS done on Secret Santa! He looks amazing! You're going to have a happy dance in no time.

Anonymous said...

Holy cow! You stitched all that in March? That's a lot of stitching there haha. You're so fast.

Rike said...

Wow, you did great on Santa. And with a Happy Dance just around the corner I bet you can Dance within the next few days.
Happy stitching!

Julie said...

Santas looks superb.
Awww sweet little puppy dog.

CathieJ said...

Your puppy is just adorable. I doubt you will still be working on Santa next month. You have really gotten a lot done this last month. He is gorgeous.

Renee said...

Santa looks amazing!

Brigitte said...

Wow, that's an amazing prgress you made on your Santa.