Monday, 9 January 2012

WIPocalypse: the beginning!

It's WIPocalypse update time already! the full list of projects I'm planning to work on is in the sidebar but for this update I started with my oldest WIP, probably the first kit I ever bought which has been languishing unfinished in my WIP drawer for a good 15 years!

There was only the white to stitch plus a few missed stitches here and there and a tiny amount of backstitch but I'm pleased to have finally finished it after all this time.

The reason it's been left so long is the horrible hoop mark you can see in the "before" photo, I'd left the hoop on for probably a year (come on, I was only 16!) and when I saw that mark I didn't see the point in finishing it but somehow couldn't bear to throw it away :)

I hope all you other WIPocalypse stitchers are making progress!


before
 after

8 comments:

robindefender said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, he's adorable! I don't blame you for not wanting to toss him out. Maybe you could finish him as a pillow so you don't have to use the stained fabric. Or just add some more distressing and call it 'antiquing'!

claire93 said... Best Blogger Tips

U'm wondering if you won't make it into the guiness book of records with a 15 year old UFO ^^
well done on finishing - you must feel very pleased with yourself

Tiffany said... Best Blogger Tips

Nicely done! There may be ways of removing that mark, or use careful framing. You're very talented with sewing so I'm sure you can figure something out to finish it off.

Topcho said... Best Blogger Tips

COngrats on finishing your oldest WIP! And it looks so cute. It's amazing how much gives to the piece a little bit of backstitch.

Flossy Bobbin said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks all for your comments :)

I'm thinking to either finish it as a mini pillow or get a small frame which just fits the design to hide the stain, most of it did come out when I washed it though so it's hardly visible now :D

Shelleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute. I have a UFO that is 12 years old.

Ziggyeor said... Best Blogger Tips

Well it looks adorable. Congrats on finishing the piece!

Marcy said... Best Blogger Tips

He's adorable -- I'm glad you finished him.