Thursday, March 1, 2012

Oldest WIP Status

After last month's post on my oldest WIP, I was embarrassed that I have not added a stitch to my oldest WIP!  This past month I put it into gear - not necessarily high gear, but into gear.   I am going neck and neck with the  two WIP's that I am concentrating on.   I actually have been faithfully devoting only work to these two cross stitching projects.    I  grew tired of doing finishing work on my etui and haven't touched it for two weeks....and I am so close.....just pop in the bottom, attach the top and viola 

Since I haven't attached the ribbons, I am holding it together with a rubber band.

but alas....time has been devoted to my oldest project in the pile.......I was able to log a record six hours over the course of the last weekend and I am getting close.   I completed the section with the sewing machine and am working on the pink quilt.   I really can't believe how fast I have been able to get this done. Really these two projects are neck and neck......and I am amazed I have not waivered and been tempted to pick up other cross stitch projects.    (there it is again.....cross stitch projects)  Did you see veiled reference that there are other projects I have been working on.    I knitted two scarves and have been cutting up a storm of hexagons and have cut out a baby quilt I need to assembly.    I am truly amazed at how much I can get done now that I am not doing someone else's paperwork and financial reports weighing me down mentally and sucking my time and energy.

Happy stitching all!


Catherine said...

Moving right along!

Anonymous said...

They are both so pretty!

Veronica said...

You're almost there on your Oldest UFO. Looking forward to a happy dance soon. Your etui is really pretty. Can't wait to see it all finished up.


Chris said...

Wow Robin! What great progress. Your finishing on this piece is looking wonderful.

Deb said...

You're making great progress and I think it's great that you're sticking to your oldest WIP (or pretty much so). You sound like me - hands in all kinds of projects!

Mindi said...

Your etui looks amazing! I remember buying the chart and kit, but then getting totally intimidated about the finishing for it.

Great progress on your oldest WIP.

Jenny said...

That is too funny, Robin - your sewing room WIP is very similar to my oldest WIP, except that mine is printed cross-stitch - sigh! I have a feeling that I won't be pulling that one back out for a while.
Your photos serve me well for inspiration (read "guilt", LOL), though, it looks wonderful!

Love your box too. I totally get where you are coming from with taking a breather even though the light in the tunnel is so close. Sometimes you just have to take a break and step back for a while. I tend to do that a lot... :-)

Jodie said...

Cute, cute, CUTE little box Robin!

milly said...


You oldest WIP progress is great, both projects are lovely.

Can't wait to see the Etui finished it looks so beautiful.

Joysze said...

WOW!! I love this, Robin.