Thursday, April 12, 2012

April WIPocalypse...finally!

Ok, so I have a good excuse for being so late this month...I am on vacation! Whoopie!!!! And it seems like I still have gotten nothing done that I wanted to do...sigh...not that I am complaining, cause I hate painting! (was going to paint my livingroom, grumble)

Onto the good stuff! I only really worked on one project for the last few weeks, but it is a goodie, and Joyce will be happy! lol

All I have left is the backstitching on this one, then another WIPocalyspe goal met, I can't wait!

Before:


After:



I am taking a bit of a break from this one, maybe a few days or so, just to get my mojo back, so I have been picking away at Ascendant...hopefully will have a page finish before I polish off Welcome Friends, aka "The Grapes of Wrath." So glad this one is almost complete, I have come to realize I don't like stitching projects for other people...for some reason it just takes the fun right out of it for me. Plus, in all my years of stitching, I have yet to finish anything for me, all my completed work is gifts or 'comissions' of a sort for others.

Maybe that is why I love Ascendant so much, she is all for me, and she is going to look fantastic on my livingroom wall, painted or not! lol


hugs,
Nikki




8 comments:

mother.maiden.crone said...

I too find it very hard to work on commisions, it does make it less fun (esp. when you have already stitched it). Ascendant will be amazing, what a great one to keep for yourself!

Miamina said...

I've spent the last few years working on stuff for other people and I think I ended up stitching a lot less than I really could have done. I decided that for a while I'm going to try to stitching some things for me and enjoy it a bit more.

Ascendant is stunning, I think it's a great "me" project! Look forward to seeing the updates.

Melissa said...

Hello! I'm a new follower :)

I think vacation is a very good reason to get nothing done!

Lovely stitching! I can't wait to see more.

Melissa

Ewa said...

I totally understand! Most of my projects are for other people but Greek Mandala is for me and just for me and I LOVE stitching it. You're almost there! Just some backstitching and you can forget about it!

Melinda said...

First off, have to say your Welcome Friends looks great. And I also have to say, I have had great luck with the gifts I have stitched for others, I can tell, because when I visit, they have them hanging (wonder if they put them out just cause I am coming over). But I also believe cross stitching is my passion and I am selfish - to spend so much time creating and then to give it away, makes it sort of bitter sweet

Beth Pearce said...

Congrats on your progress!

milly said...

Hello

Found your blog on the IHSW list.

Your project is lovely and you've made great progress.

Joysze said...

OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joyce is indeed very happy. How GORGEOUS is that, Nikki????!!!! :D

I'm not a big obligation stitcher either. I always think I should do it cos I know my friends would like to get stuff, but I think I'm just too selfish. ;)