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February 2020 WIPocalypse Check In

WIPocalypse is hosted byMeasi's Musings Each month we have to share the projects we want to complete before the End Of The World. Measi always gives us a topic to discuss, too.  For February the topic is:
What do you listen to while stitching?

Whilst I know that lots of people like to listen to podcasts  my favourite thing to do is to listen to a book on Audible.  I am currently listening to a series of Irish crime novels by Patricia Gibney and, I am so enjoying that gorgeous Irish accent. 

.... and just to explain what I am up to with how my WIPocalypse is going to work (please feel free to scroll down if you have read this before):
"As I wrote last post: "This year is going to be my second attempt at taking part in WIPocalypse, the first time was in 2017. When I only managed three posts!  Hopefully, this year I will be more organised and motivated and keep myself on track. 

As Jo, from Serendipitous Stitching, is my absolutely stitching hero, I am going to follow her lead and…

Smalls SAL_February 2020

The Smalls SAL is hosted by Mary's Thread. On the last Friday of each month we post about the Small designs that we have stitched in that month.
Let's See, what Smalls have I finished since the end of Jan?
First up is a freebie from Anne Les Petites Croix: Bonne Annee (Happy New Year) which I changed to Mon Amour (My love) for the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog run by the wonderful Jo of Serendipitous Stitching.

I stitched it on a scrap of unknown green linen which I had in my stash and chose my own pinks and greens and added white beads instead of white crosses.
... and I even managed to FFO it!  The fabric in the border is what I used to back it with, too.

My second fnish is Christmas Bullfinch by Punochka, which is the February Ornament for the JCS Stitch Along on FB.

My third Small is PS Santa 2005 - I love the fact that he is holding a quilt and sewing equipment - this is for my PS Santa SAL with my dear friend, Marie (no blog).

Lastly, here is the third of my

February 2020 TUSAL Report

Well, here we are again, time for the second TUSAL (Totally Useless Stitch-a-long) Report for the year, when we show our ORTS for the month.

This year my ORTs are going to placed in this special ORT jar which was a gift that came as part of my  A Little Help From our Friends Stitching Circle(an autoship fromThe Silver Needle).
I have also decided to take each month's pic of the ORT jar with my objets d'amour (the things that I love). 
This month's orts are sitting in front of the ORT jar.  My objet d'amour this month is The Tigers Almanac 2019 (the Richmond Tigers were Premiers in 2019 - Aussie Rules Football).  I actually wrote an article for the almanac (I know, shock/horror I actually wrote a footy article and not a history one but if/when you read it you will understand).
My article is called "A time to reflect as tribes come together" and you can read it here.
As I said, TraderVic actually wrote several but the best is the one he wrote about the Grand Final, w…

IHSW_February 2020 Edition

This past weekend was International Hermit and Stitch Weekend (IHSW) for February.
It is such a lovely idea, isn't it? To be stitching with other like-minded people from all over the globe, no matter the time zone, all weekend long - bliss!  In fact, any stitching time is great, isn't it?
You can take part on your blog or via the Facebook page -IHSW on Facebookor click on the pic of Hermie below:

My IHSW started on Friday with FNSI (another virtual SAL), you can read all about what I stitched on this post here or on my Friday Frolics post here. The posts mirror each other, so you can click on either. Hint: there were Happy Dances!

Then on Saturday and Sunday, I did some FFOing but you will have to wait until the 10th of next month to see them as I am saving them for my Fully Finishing Gallery post.  But, you can see my last FFO post here, in case you missed it.

However, I do have some stitching to show you:

Progress has been made on "Jour D'Hiver" by Lilli Violette.  I…

FNSI_February 2020 edition

I worked on two projects yesterday, Friday, for FNSI

and Friday Frolics -

One small and one larger.... and drum roll, please.....

Both are Happy Dances!

First is PS Santa 2005 - I love the fact that he is holding a quilt and sewing equipment.

... and the second is Snowflake Serenade by CCN - I really love this design - the soft palette is so very gorgeous.

As you can imagine, I am Happy Dancing all over the house to have two finishes, especially Snowflake Serenade, which has been in my WIP pile for a while now.

Thanks for visiting and please don't forget to leave a comment as I do love a good chat.

Also, don't forget to check out the other FNSIers, here.