Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Wipocalypse #2 - Unfashionably Late and IHSW kinda on time!

Hi Stunners!!!

Apologies for the lateness of this post but I was away on holidays and the internet reception was sporadic at best. I tried to keep up with all your blogs too but leaving comments proved to be too taxing for my internet reception on my phone. Boy you guys have been prolific for the last 2 weeks on the blogosphere, awesome to see. I have a lot of brilliant craft reading still to do though. 

Wipocalypse #2
My wipocalypse project is HAED's Large Treasure Hunt Bookshelf and Golden Kite's The Arrival of Guests, Venice. I managed to get a page finish on the Bookshelf however, the poor guests failed to make an appearance.

Here is my IHSW effort. Not a lot accomplished as I was on nightshift for Saturday and Sunday night. Saturday night proved to be too busy so I didn't even get a chance to throw in a few stitches until an hour before my shift ended. But on Sunday I almost got the acrobat's pants on, he's still got a few holes on his bum.

I'm going to have to bite the bullet and read the instructions on my camera. I seem to be a little hit and miss with the clarity.


Don't you love it when you go to your mail box expecting the usual hum drum mail and you find a padded parcel with your name on it. That is the best, the unexpected but always loved and welcome gift. Even better when it's craft stash with chocolate!!!!
Nina has done it again and sent me this lovely little present. I've never seen Ear buds before they are too cool! We are both fans of "The Walking Dead" and the Zombie magnet now has pride of place holding my cross stitch charts in place. Every time I look up and see it I can't help but smile out loud. Thank you Nina you are such a generous, thoughtful and stunning STAR! This Ecards for you LOL!
 Thanks for ignoring me when I said you didn't have to get me a gift.


HAED had a 50% of sale recently so I thought it would be the perfect time to complete my Tcherevkoff shoe collection. My friend Mrs. Dibble had already RAK'd Salvatore when this designer frist emerged on the HAED website, so I added two more. I have this beautiful fabric I purchased from Sew It All called Pebbles Design
The lovely boys kindly sparklied it for me as well and when the shoes are stitched on them it will look like discarded shoes lying on wet pebbles. I hope it turns out as good as I envision it. So now I have the charts, the fabric...just need the threads and a space on the rotation. My wip's have skyrocketed  to 51!!! 

Paradise Found
Shoe Fleur
Shoe Fleur

QS Salvatore
And from Gecko Rouge's Etsy shop may I present "Lady Hatter"! The charts are only sold as kits so she will just have to be started when she arrives.
Cross stitch modern art by Sandra Vargas ' Lady Hatter' - Alice in Wonderland cross stitch kit
Lady Hatter
I plan on getting all my new starts started and then I can just settle down and pick one at random to work on.  I love setting goals and organising schedules to stitch and markers to reach, but that is just not realistic for me. So I don't know why I set them. I love how the SAL's are helping me get some progress done on specific Wip's and I think I will just leave it at that for goals and such.
Passione Ricamo 2014 Mystery SAL
Also for some unknown reason I found myself joining in the Passione Ricamo 2014 mystery SAL....why oh why did I do this seeing as I didn't put one stitch into the 2013 one!!!! (Technically I did but made a bad error - see post back in September - New Start Fail)
The word "mystery" gets me sucked in every time. If I was a cat I would be dead in an instant due to my unwavering curiosity. But as a human it keeps me intrigued and stash enhancing. I love anything where the meaning is hidden and awaits discovery...It doesn't start until March 25th so there is time to collect all the requirements.  Anyone want to join me??? The link takes you to the Mystery Sal page.
Good luck to those of you participating in YOTA looking forward to your posts next Saturday.
Take care my beautiful creative friends. Enjoy life and may it be filled with rainbows and magic.
I'm going to go back and leave comments on your blogs. Sorry for the absence but I was silently stalking you all. Bwah hah hah!
xox Alicia


  1. Well of course if it's kitted up you have to start it! The mystery sal sounds interesting but I already signed up for the frosted pumpkin fairytale sal.(which is up to part 3 but I haven't started lol) Love the shoe charts:)

  2. Good morning!
    I've found your blog via the HAED board. I love what I've seen so far and I can only admire your HAED stitching plans!
    I'm currently stitching on two pieces and I'm always wondering what should be the best count to work on. As I like two over two, I tend to take Zweigart Belfast or even Edinburgh so that the finished piece won't become too big.
    I'm curious to hear your insight on this one :-).
    Will keep following you!
    Kind greetings from Belgium,

  3. 51 wips is a great number, hang on there, i will...join you soon Lol. Treasure hunt bookshelf is so beautiful Alicia, I really adore it and the progress you make considering the confetti is amazing.

  4. I love the shoes! I can't wait to see what you are going to do with them. I really like the Lady Hatter too. Thanks for introducing me to Gecko Rouge and now I'm off to drool.

  5. Great new stash and lovely stitching.


  6. Hey hun, I'm absolutely loving Bookshelf... I want to start World Bookshelf at some point in the next few months, although I'm not exactly sure when that will be!
    Also loving Lady Hatter, I keep looking at the trio on Gecko Rouge, and they're so just pretty!
    I was good and resisted that PR SAL this year, I joined last year and got disheartened when I realised I didn't know if I liked it when I saw the final few pages, but the snippets I've seen this far this year look gorgeous, probably more to my taste actually. Hope to see some of yours growing!

  7. Fabulous work as always! You'll love the GeckoRouge kit when it arrives, they are really gorgeous packs, the Mad Hatter is dead cute, I keep on eyeing up the same artist Edward Scissorhands design, might see if Kimberley will let me have him as part of my reward pack for the new model.......

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Stitchy Place

  8. Your bookshelf and acrobat are looking great! I like those shoes, too! And the Gecko Rouge - I'll be interested to see how that one turns out!

  9. Gorgeous progress on your projects. Lovely new stash.

  10. Oh I love the progress you made =) Treasure Hunt Bookshelf looks great, congrats on finishing another page =) And the goodies you got look amazing, you are such a lucky girl to be gifted like that ;-)

  11. You have made some excellent progress this month! I love those shoes designs too, just gorgeous.

    And yes, the Law of the Kit says you must start it as soon as you receive it!

  12. You got in lots of stitching and everything looks great! Love the new kit Lady Hatter! YES - She must be started right away!


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