WIPocalypse – March edition

Well, February has gone by in no time, but somehow I got a bunch of stitches in. I am very happy with my progress and hope to continue with this speed ๐Ÿ˜‰ And besides stitching a lot I still manage to read one book after the other. I had my last exam today (it was put off) and made it with best mark (yay me!) and now there is just my master thesis left to write. Time just flies by! And now it’s time for WIPocalypse again!

This months WIPocalypse-question is:

If money – and time – were not limiters, what projects would be on your stitching bucket list?

Well, it would definitely be a Golden Kite pattern. They create amazing designs, mostly they chart paintings, with a bunch of colors (way more than Haeds) and blended colors, but they are quite expensive. On the one hand, the pattern itself is quite expensive (I really love “The Valkyries Virgil”, but I think it costs some 55$ or so, the kit with 18ct fabric and thread is 374$!!), then there is the fabric and of corse, the threads. Due to the blended colors I would need to stitch with two strands, so it basically doubles the floss costs. As a student I can’t afford all that right now, but maybe one day I will ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maybe I can save a bit of money and buy the pieces one at a time ๐Ÿ˜‰

On the time-side of this question, I would start a few big projects like Trick or Treat or one of the Aimee Stewart Bookshelves – but those are so huge and I already have so many huge projects on the go… But I would as well need a bigger frame for the Bookshelves, they would not fit on my 36″ bars…

As for my progress of this month, I worked on two projects ( I just checked out Katys post at Just a little stitching’ and she has a ton of amazing projects with so much progress to show, I feel funny having “just” two projects to show ๐Ÿ˜€ )


First up is Kreimhild’s Revenge

Last time:


And now, with page 17 finished:


Apart from that I worked on Wolf Variant. Last month we had half of the first page finished:


And now page 1 is done (finished it last night)


So I officially met my first goal for this year! =) I love how it is coming out and I will surely pick it up again soon =) This means I managed to put in 5300 stitches (and a few on Theatre which I didn’t count, 200 perhaps) in since last WIPocalypse!! =)

But I am going to put a few stitches into Eternal Promise next. I have the advantage of a daylight lamp now, so stitching it will hopefully be more comfortable. (I really love the coverage on 28ct, so it would be great if this works). Then I will decide if I will buy some 28ct or 25ct fabric for my next new start (28ct is also a bit cheaper, not much, but a bit). Because after finishing my master thesis, I will have new start!! =) I’m already gathering thins for it, I’m winding the bobbins and I will get fabric and pattern soon =)

If you want to participate in the WIPocalypse or take a look at the other participants work, just pay a visit so Measi, who is hosting this event!

I will be back in a few days with a YOTA post and some progress on Theatre!


Wolf Variant

Mhm the title isn’t very creative…. I tried to finish the first page on Wolf Variant in February, but I wasn’t very successful. I only stitched 1600 stitches, so there are still 1200 left to do. Which after all means, that I can hand it in for this months competition (finish a page), lol. But here is my progress so far, I love how it’s coming out!

I’m currently thinking about changing my blog host. I don’t really like the new wordpress editor and uploading photos has become a pain in the ass because it rarely works. I’m currently inserting photo bucket links because there is no other way (photo bucket uploaded in a second, so it can’t be my computers fault… I tried wordpress for several hours…) So blogging isn’t that much fun these days… I guess I’ll keep my eyes open for other hosts ๐Ÿ˜‰

On the stitching side, I am continuing with Wolf Variant and maybe Eternal Promise afterwards. I haven’t tried working on 28ct since I got my daylight lamp, so I will pick it up next. Apart from stitching I am reading quite a lot and started playing Harvest Moon once more, lol. So stitching time is quite rare around here.

WIPocalypse February

Well, as I a already said, I’m going to join WIPocalypse again this year =)

I guess my last WIPocalypse post was back in 2013, when I lost my blogging mojo and didn’t continue to post.

This time I try to increase my blogging rate by joining a few events and WIPocalypse is one of them. For those who found my blog through the event and don’t know me, here is a small introduction since I just got on the train and didn’t do an introduction in January.

My name is Johanna and I am from Germany. I am 23 years old (it was my birthday two weeks ago) and I am currently doing my Master degree in Mathematics. I have one exam left and I am writing my master thesis, so I am pretty busy, but the end is in sight and I hope to get started on my Phd soon. I have been stitching for about 4 1/2 years and I started blogging about 4 years ago. I usually do Haeds, but I also have a few kits (mostly dimensions gold). Apart from stitching I like to knit or read. I guess I am going to introduce all my projects as I go along, but I also created a page for this event where my projects are listed.

This months theme isย How do you overcome that feeling that youโ€™re in a rut with a particular project?

Well, I usually rotate between my projects. Since I switched to parking, this is a lot easier. I can easily switch from one project to another whenever I am at the end of a column. When I loose my mojo to work on one project, I just switch to another and retry some time later. I just hope that a bit of change will make things better and that usually works for me =)

I already worked on three of my WIPocalypse projects this year and I am very happy about my progress. I did about 6100-6200 stitches in January and hope to continue with this speed.

First up is Yule Angel by Anne Stokes, I stitched the first two columns on page 4:

Before (at the end of December):ย YA1000

And after:ย YuleAngel12

Next is a new start called “Wolf Variant” by Bente Schlick. I stitched the first half of page 1 and I plan to finish this page in February:


And last but not least, my current project: Kreimhilds Revenge by Howard David Johnson. I haven’t touched her in a while, last time you could witness a row finish. This is the first half of page 17 and I want to finish that page this month:



And After:ย 43

I’ll do a full shot of her when I finish the page =) I really love the detail in the trees, it’s a nice mix of block and confetti stitching.

New start – Wolf Variant

So here we go with that blog-more-often thing. I already signed up for WIPocalypse this year (I did that back in 2012 and at the beginning of 2013, but somehow didn’t continue…) and I plan on signing up for YOTA once more, so I can motivate myself to blog more often. My YOTA project will be QS Theatre of the Absurd, since it got little love last year and I want to finish it. I’m going to add a page for WIPocalypse in the next couple of days and update the images on the side bar as well. And maybe I can even bring my stash-page up to date. There is a lot of work to do here!

I already mentioned that I made a new start. It’s “Wolf Variant” by Bente Schlick, wo has a lot of stunning designs! I even had a Bente Schlick calender once ๐Ÿ˜‰
The designs measures 525×780 stitches, which is a total of 409500 little crosses, so it’s just slightly smaller than Middle Earth (which is a little more than 420000). Those are 99 pages in large format, I just did half a page so far!
Here is how this will hopefully look like one day:
And here is my current progress:

Still a long way to go, but the colors are blending into each other so nicely and it’s real fun to stitch. I started this on 9th January, so those 2400 stitches are some 10 days of stitching, I didn’t realize that I stitched so fast. But now my exams are upcoming, so probably less time for stitching. But I will try and stitch and update here.
Nevertheless I am going to switch my project to “Kreimhild’s Revenge” once more, I just feel like spending some time with her ๐Ÿ˜‰ So I will start page 17, the first in the third row, tonight!

I hope to be back in a few days with an update =)