Sunday, August 10, 2014


It's WIPOCALYSPE time again and I think I can dig up a few things to share to show that I haven't just been sitting around doing nothing. Lets see shall I start with my big finish for the month:

"Africa" is designed by Joan Elliott and is stitched on 28ct Jobelan, the color is Light Moss with DMC,  Kreinik and Mill Hill beads.  As soon as I find a frame worthy it will be framed.
Next up are my once-a-monthers, July Calendar Girl from LHN

 And of course my July Cake from Brook's Books Publishing, I think it's gorgeous.

Next is the next to last part of AW80S, it's part 23 but has to parts to it


Just one more and it's a done deal. The next item is a new start, yes, I started something else. It is "Love Never Fails" by Isabella Abbiati from The Primitive Hare, stitched 28ct Cashel linen color Light Mocha with DMC color variation #4240 (Mid Summer Nights).

And another new start is "World Cross Stitch Day" this is a compilation of several designs by my good friend Phyllis Grundy. She along with several other friends in our Facebook group decided that we wanted to extend our SWAT (Stitch Week A-Thon) to everybody and created an annual WCSD. We started promoting it for the 2nd Friday, (08-08-14) in August. For a short notice event I think it was a great success and we hope next year will be even better. Next year WCSD will be 08-14-15 so mark that day on your calendar or you can pick up a button that you can add to your blog.  On this design I will stitch the dates of each WCSD.
Unfortunately I didn't finish yet but it's coming. The picture for your button is here
and the link is
 Last but not least as you remember I am stitching the Joan Elliott Mystery SAL on Facebook and I shared the first part (Guardian Angel) a couple of post ago, here is the beginning of the second part (Cottage Cat) "Hayzie Elliott".

This months question or topic was "Tell us about your oldest and newest wips.  Well I really can't remember which is the oldest but "Africa" was one and then there are 
Rose Sampler
Three Kimonos

these poor babies have been neglected for some time now and  you've seen my newest above.  I know you are probably tired of me by now so I will stop here and go back to making some of those wonderful little xxs.  Thank you all for stopping by.



sharine said...

You have made lots of great progress:)

Karen said...

Minnie, I love your Africa piece. The colors are beautiful and so is your stitching.

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your big finish. She looks beautiful, can't wait to see her framed.

You didn't say how old your oldest project is. Wishing someone has one older than mine :)

Lynn said...

Wow, you have been busy! Lots of lovely stitching but I just love Africa. It's really gorgeous and I can't wait to see it framed!

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Gorgeous stitching and absolutely stunning finish

Annie said...

Wonderful update, and congratulations on a fabulous finish!

Katie said...

Your finish is fantastic!! Love your beautiful stitching. We can never get tired reading about it. Keep it up!

Julie said...

Africa is such a fabulous finish.
Enjoying watching the JE SAL grow.

KreinikGirl said...

Love the Joan Elliott Africa piece. Really gorgeous. Well done.

ricketyjo said...

Congrats on your finish, she's absolutely wonderful! And all your other stitching is looking fab too :)

Brigitte said...

Wow, what a finish. It looks stunning. Congratulations. And the next finish is right ahead.
Great progress on your other projects.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Wow! Everything is so pretty! I, for one, was not tired of seeing all of that!

EvalinaMaria said...

Wow! I love all of them! Great job Minnie.

Anonymous said...

Hi Minnie love your work, you are such an inspiration!

Anna van Schurman said...

Congratulations on your lovely finish! And fabulous progress on the others.

Michèle said...

Your works are simply gorgeous !!
I've just discovered your blog from snowflower's one.
Very glad of it !
Have a nice week !