WIPocalypse 2012

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August IHSW/WIPocalypse



Everyone get a bunch of stitching in this weekend? I got a fair amount done, I'm definitely over the halfway point now on A Spirited Mandala...

Spirited Mandala 8/19/13 photo null_zps933e3080.jpg


And since I'm a day late this post also will include my pitiful WIPocalypse update. What is this WIPocalypse, you ask? Well, it's a fun SAL hosted by Measi to motivate us to work on those WIPs we really want to finish (since we're all still here and the world didn't end last December:) ) Anyway, most of my stitching last round was on the mandala but I did manage to make a headless lady appear in my Fantasy Triptych...

Fantasy Triptych 7/23/13 photo 7a6614666af18ff2b6c90397808804c6_zps2561bf1b.jpg


Fantasy Triptych 7/30/13 photo 36a58f979644a55db8ca093b19597bcc_zps517b1d17.jpg


Besides stitching we actually got a jump on camping prep for our upcoming trip in September. I grew up with camping as our family vacation so I'm pretty excited to introduce that to Josh for the first time. Erich is a more recent convert but he's already wanting to plan a big trip for next year if this goes well. Josh has been out to visit Grandma and Grandpa's campsite before but this will be the first time he's stayed overnight so hopefully all will go well. At the very least he liked the tent when we popped it up to air out...

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Josh in the tent 8/17/13 photo null_zps4b2edd13.jpg


Josh playing in the tent 8/17/13 photo null_zpsce0d4cec.jpg


Thats about it for the moment. Lots on my plate this week-extra work hours, haircuts for the little guy and me, all the normal housework. Better get to it. And don't forget- I'm still looking for feedback on the Nordic Needle retreats past and anyone planning on attending next year. Have a great week!

6 comments:

missy-tannenbaum said...

Wow, I love the fabric you're using to stitch the mandala! It looks so bold, and the black thread is perfect on it!

Marcy said...

The mandala looks great! I'm sure your lady will grow a head in no time.

meggie said...

Hello

Just found your blog.
Your stitching is lovely, the colour of the fabric you are using for the mandala is beautiful.
I love the sweet photo of Josh wearing his bike helmet and i hope he will enjoy camping (:

Deb said...

Ohhhh! Love your Mandala! Fabric looks fantastic!
Your triple stitch looks like it is over one?
Have fun!!!

Jo said...

Looking fantastic - of course I love FT :)
Have fun on your retreat - I've never done one and I'm jealous...

Marcy said...

Looks like you got lots done to me - congrats. That orange fabric is fabulous!