Monday, October 1, 2012

WIPocalypse Post #10

I can't believe we're already posting for the tenth time, where has this year gone?  The past month has been crazy with trying to get the stocking finished for this Christmas but I did it.  Here it is all finished.

I've decided that waiting to do all the back stitching until all the crosses have been stitched is not a good idea.  I thought I was going to lose my mind and never make it through all the back stitching but I did it.  I also decided that from now on if there is a considerable amount of back stitching to be done, I'm doing it as I go.  That being said, I caught up the Spring Sampler with back stitching and managed to put in a couple of crosses as well.

The lower right seems to be stitching up a bit quicker than the lower left did.  I'm excited about that.  It will be nice to have the bottom half of this done, hopefully by the end of the year. (I don't know why the picture is rotated, it isn't in my file.)
I also worked on the kitten in the quilt, although I didn't get many stitches in, here is the progress.

Finally is my HAED Mishra.  Poor Mishra has had a rough go of it this round.  I started him with full crosses with 1 over 1 on 25ct.  Then I was introduced to tenting and I decided to frog all of the stitches and start over with half crosses with 3 over 1 on 25ct.  Then I decided that 3 over 1 was too bulky on the back and that I didn't like it so I decided to start over again.  This time I did 2 over 1 on 28ct and so far I'm liking it a whole lot better.  So, in pictures we started with this:
Went to this:

Was introduced to tenting and frogged all of the above and arrived at this point (again, I don't know why it's rotated):

Hated 3 over 1 on 25ct and started over yet again with 2 over 1 on 28ct and after a couple of hours stitching have ended up here:

I like the 2 over 1 on 28ct much better and am going to stay here for this and all future HAEDs.

I hope everyone had a productive month.

Happy Stitching!!



sharine said...

The stocking looks wonderful as does all your stitching:)

stitcheranon said...

Amazing stitching,love the stocking!

Kris said...

Sharine and Stitcheranon, thank you. I think this stocking is my oldest WIP. I'm glad to have it finished and hope my dad likes it.

cheryl said...

Love the stocking! I think you will enjoy working the top of the sampler ... there are sections of solid white & cream that you can breeze through.

Kris said...


I've been eyeing those sections and can't wait to get there.

Sara said...

Congrats on finishing your stocking! I almost always do the backstitch as I go too, makes it a whole lot easier at the end when you just want to finish already:)

Juls said...

Absolutely lovely......and Mishra is now happy that he is being stitched .... he told me himself....quite talented he is!!!!!

Caitlin Jordan said...

beautiful stitching :D

Maureen said...

Oh gorgeous stocking! Glad you finally got settled on fabric for your haed. Always best to be entirely happy with your stitching