May WIPocalypse Most Loved Project

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings

Each month we have to share the projects we want to complete before the End Of The World.

Since 2011 I have chosen a number of projects to focus on that year, starting with my "11 in '11" and increasing to "20 in '20" for this year.  This month I stitched on 7 of them and got a finish too.

Chatelaine - Gardens of London
(Project 4)

My Discworld Mappe went from here:

to here

Lyndisfarne - Discworld Map
(Project 5)

JBW - 12 Days of Christmas
(Project 10)

Hands on Design - Bitter Brew
(Project 14)

Just Nan - Winter in the Square - Finish
(Project 16)

Amanda Butler - Alice in Wonderland SAL in Cross Stitcher magazine
(Project 17)

Country Cottage Needlework - Main Street Spooky Conversion
(Project 20)

I haven't blogged about this new start at all, so I will do a longer piece about it in my monthly Pie post.

Finally, Measi always gives us a topic to discuss:

May  – Tell us about a piece that you absolutely loved stitching.

What, just one?  I love stitching ALL of them!  Except those dragons on scratchy aida.  But we won't talk about them!

If I had to choose just one project out of all of them, it would probably be a Mirabilia.  There is something about the way Nora Corbett charts her designs, the way the fabrics flow and you feel like you are making a real dress and not just stitching one.  The way the colours always go together so perfectly.  The way the figures actually stand like proper people, not at weird angles, you can see her background in fashion drawing.

My favourite Mirabilia I have stitched would have to be Sleeping Beauty; a large project stitched back in my OAAT days and even then she took about six months to complete:

Every stitch of this was a pleasure!

May WIPocalypse Most Loved Project