Monday, May 11, 2015

WIPocalypse 2015 – May


My post is very late as I was waiting for the question of the month, which is: I would like to know if you look for LNS’s when you travel. What is the favorite shop you've ever found? The answer for that is a definitive yes. I'm from Montreal, Quebec and there are not a lot of LNS available near me, so I do most of my shopping online. When I know I'm going to be travelling out of Montreal, I look for shops in the area and make the time to visit. So far I've been to:

  • San Francisco's Needle in a Haystack I was there for work and took a taxi to get there. I have a co-worker who goes ever year and I make sure to place an order for pick up (link).
  • Cochrane's The Stitching Corner and Edmonton's The Craft Connection, both excellent shops if you're in the area (link to what I bought).
  • Toronto's Gitta's, I went there for the first time last year and bought lots of stash. I actually went a day early to ensure I'd be able to go there.
  • Sweden, I didn't really find any cross stitch stores near where I was staying, but I did visit knitting stores. See, I don't only look for needlework stores. I make sure to look for crochet and knitting stores as sometimes they have a small needlework section.
  • South Korea (x2), when my sister went I sent her on a mission to bring me back stash :) and when I got the chance to go I did the same (link).

I don't have a favorite shop, all the ones I've listed above were amazing and the ladies who worked there were very patient with me as I spent hours deciding what I wanted. As far as I'm concerned, walking into any needlework shop is like entering heaven. I do try to prepare a list before going so that I don't overspend, but I like to make one impulsive buy at each one.

Now onto the update pics.

Still nothing on Bramble and the Rose.

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Ink Circles - The Bramble and the Rose

I didn't stitch a lot on Tree of Hope. Just a few leaves.


Mirabilia - Tree of Hope

The dragons have still not made an appearance.

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Teresa Wentzler - Tracery Dragons

I did a lot of stitching on Fantasy Lace. This isn't a really nice picture, but you can see the border of Kloster's is done. There is one more border to stitch around it, this time buttonholes. I'll get to that once I finish all the cable stitching and satin stitches that goes inside this layer.

Satin Stitches - Donna's Fantasy Lace

Gelati al Cioccolato has been "finished" finished. It's now hanging off my bed's headboard until I figure out a nicer way to display my finishes.

Gingerbread Girl - Gelati al Cioccolato

I did end up pulling out my pulled thread Miniature Ornate Carpet kit. I not only worked on it, but I also finished it. You can find more details in my previous post here.


Karen Dudzinski - Pulled Thread Miniature Ornate Carpet

I worked a little on Pretty Little San Francisco when I had my cold, but not much since.


Satsuma Street - Pretty Little San Francisco

9 comments:

  1. All stitches are a good thing. You've done well - a couple of finishes and progress in other projects. WTG!

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  2. Lovely stitching and progress. I have a SAL going on Tuesdays for the Pretty Little Cities if you would like to join us.

    Linda

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  3. Great progress. Fantasy lace is so pretty! The miniature rug and the ornament are fantastic!

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  4. All interesting and intricate designs. Lovely.

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  5. Lots of lovely projects and you made great progress on some :)

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  6. Lovely stitching Dima, I especially like Tree of Hope, so colourful.

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  7. You are certainly working on some beautiful patterns! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the shops.... good to know if I am ever visiting in those areas! :) x

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  8. Great progress Dima and a finished finish to boot! Love your Fantasy Lace, pieces like that are deceptively time consuming!

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