Thursday, 19 November 2015

WIP update

Hello friends!

I've been trying a new rotation recently, well that was the plan anyway.  I moved three projects from my stash/WIP cupboard to my stitching bag, and the plan was to work on those three until one was finished, then replace it with another WIP etc etc.  Unfortunately it hasn't worked and I have worked on just one of them and not touched the other two!  Guess I must be a One At A Time stitcher at heart!

Anyway, the project I have been working on is one I started back in January for Debbie's Crazy January Challenge.  Here's how it should look when finished (borrowed from Madame Chantilly's Etsy store)

Singing in the Rain by Madame Chantilly

And here's how it looked when I last stitched on it earlier in the year.  As you can see I had to change the hen colour so it would show up on the fabric, and I really didn't like it.


Anyway, while I was away with Rachel and Ingrid last month we decided to throw it in the bin and restart on some Fabric Flair!  I selected Cloudy Blue 28 count evenweave and here's how it looks today!


I'm so happy with it!  It just needs the words and some backstitch so that Mrs Hen is pulling the chicks along on their trolley, and then it will be finished.

Here are the other two projects from the Stitching Bag, they have had a little bit of attention but not for a couple of weeks!

History Timeline by Bothy Threads

And a close up of the three new figures, Tudor Queen, Stuart Guy and Georgian Gent! (minus most of the backstitch)



Pretty Little Paris by Satsuma Street

I would like to have all three of these finished by the end of the year, but I am desperate for a new Christmassy start!  Either this free chart by Just Another Button Company...

[Picture from ABC Stitch Therapy]

or maybe this one...


Or maybe both?!

Have you started your Christmas stitching yet?

Until next time,

Justine

36 comments:

  1. Oh I am so so glad you've re-started Singing in the rain on FFF!! It looks so much better :) Not feeling guilty at all for advising you to "dispose" of the original version ;) I love it & it's nearly done too!
    I really think that you can finish your other 2 projects. My heart is personally falling for Pretty Little Paris, it would be wonderful to see it all done simply because of all the horrible things that have happened recently.
    As for the new starts, why not?? They are both very pretty designs. I think And they shall seek him could be done in no time. There isn't much stitching to do on that one. It could be finished on time for your Christmas!! x

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  2. Technically you are still sticking to your rotation - you just haven't made it to the other two yet. I like your plan, so that you always have a couple options for stitchy fun available.

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  3. Love your Stitching in the Rain --- it looks great. I am thinking a new Christmas Start is a wonderful idea.

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    1. Thanks Melinda, you've convinced me!

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  4. Wow! What a difference for Singing in the Rain! Excellent!
    Pretty Little Paris is awesome!
    Yes, I am stitching away at Christmas ornaments that are to be gifts.

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  5. What a good call on starting over on the new fabric--it is perfect for that cute rainy scene, Justine. Love the progress on your other two pieces, too. I am a one-at-a-time stitcher--my mind feels too cluttered if I'm stitching on more than one thing at a time :)

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  6. Wow you are a busy lady, I love all your stitching projects, can't wait for the end results. Sunny greetings from New Orleans. Alice

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Alice. Wish it was sunny here in the UK!

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  7. I love Singing in the Rain,a lovely finish. History Timeline is a great design and Little Paris is pretty.
    Your two Christmassy choices are lovely.
    I have started my 12 Days of Christmas by Ursula Michael and am happy I completed my Moose designs:)

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  8. Singing in the rain is looking great on the new fabric!! lovely progress on your other WIPs!! I have lot of WIPs but I am one at a time stitcher:)

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  9. Your stitching is awesome as usual! I'm so glad you restarted Singing In The Rain - the original fabric was not a patch on the Cloud Blue you're now using. Love your progress on the other two too.
    As for starting new ones - why not? You've decreased your WIP pile so much recently that you deserve to treat yourself to new projects that you know will get love and attention. Both of them are screaming out for you to stitch them!!! :)

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  10. Your stitching is looking wonderful Justine! Singing in the Rain is such a gorgeous design :) I'd vote for the Madame Chantilly Christmas stitch! That one's lovely :D

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  11. Your hen certainly looks better on the new fabric and what a fantastic job you have done. I am sure you can finish this soon. Good luck with the other pieces too. Both potential new starts are really sweet but I think I'd go for Madame Chantilly.

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  12. Stitch the Madame Chantily, that's fabulous.
    Love your little duckies.

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  13. I'm finding it really hard to stay focused on other stitchy projects when I swear ornaments are calling my name! I feel like time is getting away from me and I won't get any holiday stitching finished. I know I will start a few, but it doesn't mean much if they don't get completed!
    That little chick chart is just the sweetest: I'm glad you started over.
    Happy Days!
    Jenn

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  14. But what a cute piece you picked to work on! Once you finish it you can pick the next one out of your bag and stick another one in to takes it's place...rotation will still be in tact!

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  15. Oh I think it's perfect on the new fabric. So close to a finish too. I'm a stitch on whatever is screaming loudest kind of person. I love being in love with a piece. So stitch whatever makes you happy girl. You deserve it!!

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  16. Your stitching looks great! I love the Santa design

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  17. Wonderful stitching! I just started a Plum Street Design for Christmas. Plus I have done a few LHN Sampler designs for Christmas. They are cute and fast to stitch.

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  18. The blue fabric is so perfect. So cute! Great progress on everything. I am stitching a gift, not quite a Christmas design though. I think this weekend I'll start something Christmassy! Do both!

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  19. Singing in the Rain looks so adorable! Great progress on the WIPs too. Any choice you make between those two is the right one, they both look neat!

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  20. I've been looking at London Street from Satsuma. I do enjoy Madame Chantilly's designs too.

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  21. Changing the fabric was a great idea. I think I'm one at time stitcher too. I'm sure you can complete the other too WIPs before year end.

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  22. I love the change of fabric! It looks fantastic. Great stitching progress!

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  23. Justine, your cross-stitch looks fabulous on the blue fabric! It is so close to a finish. Beautiful work. I look forward to seeing if you end up working on another WIP or starting one of the lovely new projects you are contemplating.

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  24. Beautiful stitching, love the madam chantilli design

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  25. Good decision to restart Mrs Hen, she looks gorgeous in the new version. Your other two projects also look great and your have already a lot stitched on them. Maybe you will be able to finish them very soon. If you feel like it because I made the experinece that I only make progress on a project when I love stitching on it. That's the reason why all my rotations go astray after a while because there are always projects that appeal to me more than others at a certain time, lol.

    I am very curious to see if you will start a Christmas design. Oh, how lovely this row of houses is with Santa and his reindeer flying over them.

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  26. Wow you have been busy! Love your restart. It looks brilliant on the Fabric Flair blue!

    Your other WIPs are coming along really well.

    Oh dear I have to go look at Madame Chantilly now! Lol!

    I forgot to email you to say thank you for the card :)

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  27. So many cute projects, no wonder it's hard to choose which one to work on! ;)

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  28. Great progress and good idea to start over so you're happier with it. I like your choices for Xmas stitching. I've somewhat started.

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  29. That is a very cute design. Great stitching:)

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  30. Justine, such pretty stitchings and photos x

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  31. Your new version of Mrs. Hen is sweet. It is the fun of it all for us stitchers isn't it, to have the anticipation of new projects. I too like to have something Christmasy on the go at this time of year. Happy Stitching!

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  32. Lovely work Justine - well done xx

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  33. Your hen is adorable. Good luck with the Christmas stitching...as of Today there is only 1 month until Christmas Morning ;)

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