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Friday, July 31, 2015

July Second (Blue Moon) Wipocalypse

Did you know a blue moon isn't really blue? Unless you are seeing it through a volcano plume,it's the same color as normal. Blue moons occur because the solar and lunar calendars don't sync up and we end up with two full moons in one month, which is occurring tonight. They are pretty rare, so rare the next one won't happen until 2018. What this all has to do with cross stitch... well in the blog world we have what is called Wipocalypse on each full moon, this is when we share our WIPS (works in progress) and it's hosted by Measi, in addition we have been given a discussion topic and this one is: "It's a blue moon today, show us your favorite wip that features a lot of blue". I only have two blue wips and I really can't choose which is my favorite. One is "Sea Goddess" by Joan Elliott, the fabric was a birthday gift a few years ago and I saved it for just that perfect design and this was the one. It's like looking through dappled sunlight into the deep blue sea.

My other blue wip is called "Tranquil Seas" by Anne MacGregor,  her beautiful design from a Cross Stitch Gold magazine and it will be made into a honeycomb cushion just as it is shown in the magazine. I love this design because it is the first and only project that I have used actual silk threads along with specialty stitches.


Since this is wipocalypse I have other things to share for this month. 

You've seen the first part of the needle book up, top is the front and back completely stitched from "The Primitive Hare", a couple of little mermaids from "The Little Stitcher" a summer SAL piece "Sweet Rose" from LHN and Miss Grimilde also from "The Primitive Hare". In the picture below that is July Fairy from Lucy Heaton SAL. I stitched a couple of other things this month but they are gifts and will be shared at a later date. I really need to get back to stitching soon, I've got one last goal for the month of July and it's to add Cashmere Camel to my Brooke Nolan "Advent Animal Collection".
There are still some xxs left to do before this day is over, so until next time, thank you for stopping by.

17 comments:

Vickie said...

ooOoo! Tranquil Seas is so very lovely Minnie.

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Minnie, great stitching projects, thanks for sharing.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Such pretty pretty stitching!

jocondine said...

So many lovely stitching, the work on Tranquil Seas is gorgeous. I'm very found of your strawberry fairy and what lovely eyes on camel too. Hugs xxx

Marilyn said...

I saw the Blue Moon.
It was very bright with a lot of crater-like showings and the sky was very dark blue around it. Pretty!
The Mermaid looks good on that fabric.
You have a lot of nice projects for July.
Marilyn

Rose Barrow said...

Such nice projects. The mermaid is beautiful!!!!!!

sew.darn.quilt said...

So much beautiful eye candy! Your mermaid is stunning ")

Heather said...

Lovely progress :). I love the two little mermaids with the trident

Sarah Haggett said...

You've been busy this month, the mermaid and Tranquil seas are both beautiful and use all my favourite colours!

CathieJ said...

Great projects! Tranquil seas is beautiful. Cute camel too. Made me smile.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love your blue stitching, made me happy not blue!
You have been busy this month, lots of smalls completed.

Astrids dragon said...

Mermaids, a witch, and the honeycomb - love them all!

Mii Stitch said...

Great projects & pretty little crosses :)

D1-D2 said...

Tranquil seas is beautiful.

Julie said...

Such a lot of wonderful things to see here... well done.

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Great stitching! I'm so behind on the Wednesdays We Stitch Black! ACK!

Brigitte said...

Wonderful blue WIPs! And all your other projects are just as beautiful.