Sunday, July 8, 2012

July WIPocalypse

Late again, but life has been pretty crazy lately. I will ramble on, but after the stitchy pics!

Ascendant-HAED


I have met my goal for the year by reaching 20% completion, but have kept her in the rotation, as I want to finish at least the top row of pages. I only have 3 columns left till they are done.

I also finished all the regular cross stitch kits I had listed on my WIPocalypse goals, so I am going to rotate in some older UFO's and see how many I can get finished up this year. This is an old kit my cousin asked me to stitch for her years ago, I wonder if she remembers I still have it? lol! Anywho, it is all done, so I will be returning it to her, and another one out of my UFO pile!

Count Your Blessings-kit


Finally, I have made a few new starts. I haven't gotten any pics of one yet, so here is the second one. Little bit of background...as soon as I saw this series of charts, I knew I had to stitch them all. I am probably crazy, but I have started the first of the 7 Deadly Sins, by Marta Dahlig, charted by HAED.

This is what she will look like:



And my little start after 3 days of stitching, approx 2100 stitches:



Sorry for the pic...the flash makes it look too bright, it really is much darker...I will have to take a better pic during the day, lol. I have also discovered the joy of self fading fabric markers...how did I ever survive without them? It is so much easier to grid out the columns, so I don't spend so much time counting!

So a little rant on the personal stuff...I had a slight incident at work on Wednesday...and managed to slip a disc in my back. It looks like I will be off work for at least a week, maybe more depending on what physio says, as they have the say as to when they feel I can go back. I have managed to get quite a bit of stitching in since then, despite it being pretty painful to sit for prolonged periods of time, so I might have a lot more done in the coming weeks, as long as my ice pack doesn't give out, lol! Pretty sad, I am only 28, but I am walking and feeling like an 80 year old, and I can't DO anything! I have never been so upset to not be able to do housework!

The home renos went well, I just haven't managed to take the after photos. Hopefully will have them for the next update, which I promise will be soon! I feel so neglectful of my little blog, I will try to make an effort to post more often, especially since I have been getting quite a bit of stitching in lately.

Lastly, welcome to all my new followers! I can't believe 54 lovely people take time out of their day to see what is going on in my little corner of the universe! I am so happy to have you here, as I love reading all your comments and thoughts, they mean a lot to me. If you have a blog, and I am not already a follower of you, please let me know, I would love to see your work as well!

Take care, and happy stitching!

Hugs,
Nikki

11 comments:

sharine said...

It's amazing what you miss when you can't do it. I hope heals quickly for you. Your stitching is lovely.

Monique said...

I can't wait to see what Lust looks like. I love the 7 Deadly sins too. Havnt bought them because I'm not in a HAED place right now, but I prob will have to get them before they are retired one day. I'm sorry about your back. At least the silver lining is more stitching time.

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow snap Nikki I'm also stitching all 7 and just started Vanity. OMG we must have channelled Ms Dahlig together. Thanx for the welcome I can't understand how I missed your blog before. But I'm here now and I'm so glad I am, all your wips are amazing esp Ascendent which is just stunning.

I'm sorry to hear about your back you poor thing. But I must have felt your pain as I sent you an email just before I clicked onto your blog so I hope it makes you feel a little better. Keep smiling stunner and I'm going to so stalk you with all your promised stitching to come!! Hee hee
Alicia xo

Melinda said...

Fingers crossed you will heal quickly and be back to 100%. Please do not stress about what your limitations are at this moment, enjoy those things you will get to do more of.

Your stitching is awesome, and looking forward to your WIPS of the Sins. They are so beautiful.

Ewa said...

Wowee! Congratulations on your WIPocalypse goals and your finishes! LOVE the seven deadly sins. Can't wait to see yours and you've got an AWESOME start on Lust!

stitchstitchknit said...

A fantastic new start! The seven deadly sins are all wonderful and I hope to see them all stitched up one day =)
One of my pen pals stitched Wrath and in the end, it was just stunning!
It's wonderful that you stitch this design, I am also following a blogger who does Avarice, one who does Envy and one who does Vanity ;-)

Maureen said...

Love your first choice of the deadly sins - can't wait to see your progress on this.

McKenna C. said...

Hello!
I just found your blog, and I love it! You do beautiful stitching! If you have time, I would love it if you could check out my blog.

~McKenna
http://chiccrafting.blogspot.com/

McKenna C. said...

Hello!
I just found your blog, and I love it! You do beautiful stitching! If you have time, I would love it if you could check out my blog.

~McKenna
http://chiccrafting.blogspot.com/

Mangogirl said...

Gorgeous stitching! I hope you feel better soon pulling your back out is really bad Don't be afraid to rest so you can heal.

♥ Nia said...

Such a cute finish! Congrats :)
Gorgeous HAED!! You'll have a lot of work eheheheh but it will be worth it :D