Monday, January 9, 2012

threadgarden WIPocalypse: the first update


I have just returned from a family beach holiday staying in shack (an Aussie term for a holiday house) at a seaside village called Orford in Tasmania. The shack was straight out of an Enid Blyton novel - well-loved furniture, wooden kitchen cupboards, handmade quilts and linoleum floors.  It's smell transported me back to Grandma's home long gone now. It demanded RELAXATION so I didn't resist. Don't you just love Summer holidays?


Stitching was part of my holiday plan so I am delighted to report that I have "WIPocalypsed" my Marjolein Bastin English Garden sampler during the break away. I only have about 1/4 left.  Phew!Check out this WIPocalypse link here if you don't know what I am talking about.  This SAL has become HUGE! I am excited to be taking part in it.


Well I have another project to add to my WIPocalypse list. I received a surprise in the post all the way from the UK to little old Tasmania. It is the Christmas House pattern by Bucilla. Jo from Serendipitous Stitching so generously sent me the pattern when I admired a photo of her completed project on her Advent Calendar post.  I have to start on it soon as it seems it will become a travelling pattern and move from me to Kaye (*waving madly*).


Thanks for stopping by my garden...
                                     Jan x

12 comments:

Gabi said...

Ohhh...Tassie. We're going to take the ferry on the 23rd of this month for a month of hiking in Tasmania. Hope you had a great time over there. Oh hang on, aren't you living in beautiful Tasmania?
LOVE your MB Garden Sampler. It's such a beauty. Always admire that one.
Your Bucilla kit looks lovely too. What a great gift from Jo.

Giovanna said...

Love your progress on the MB!

cucki said...

hello dear, i love your progress on the MB stitching..it is so sweet..
sweet gift from jo..
keep well..lots of love for you..
hugs cucki xx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love it, an inadvertent Travelling Pattern! So much better than having it sit in my stash chest for the last 10 years (or more!).
Great WIP progress too.

Mangogirl said...

great progress!

claire93 said...

I just love Marjolain Bastin - well done ^^

Minnie said...

Great progress, please take me on your next holiday. lol

mollycaff said...

Now I want to re-live my childhood and get all my Famous Five books out of the attic! Great progress on your WIPs, English Garden sampler is lovely.

Country Nanny said...

Hi, I'm Elisa and I'm a WIPocalypse blogger. Your progress looks fantastic. I love this pattern.
Happy stitching.
Elisa

Ziggyeor said...

Oh cute pattern. Glad you had fun on your vacation and got to relax.

Sarah said...

that Orford photo is way cool.

Great progress - it is looking stunning! Good on your for joining - nothing like a commitment!!!

Lucky you to get a goody : o )

Kathy said...

Jan I love the Christmas House Pattern. How can I get on the travelling pattern list? Good to see you MB coming towards the end. Happy stitching