Works in Progress

Here are my current WIPs and their progress as at 10th April 2016
(due to most of my stitching time in 2015/2016/2017 being taken up by smaller pieces
most of these have hardly been touched. Oops!)


Heaven and Earth Designs
Design Size 185 x 250
Stitched on 16ct Antique White Aida 2 over 1
Started - 15th July 2013
Total hours to date - 60

My daughter is purple mad and loves this style of drawing so chose this design for me to stitch for her. I am really enjoying stitching this young lady, although do need a break after 20 hours as there are only so many shades of pink or purple I can deal with at once!!!


Heaven and Earth Designs
Design Size 287 x 229
Stitched on 16ct The Big Bang hand-dyed Aida from Polstitches Designs 2 over 1
Started - 31st July 2013
Total hours to date - 50

My daughter is an absolute bookworm and can devour them like I devour chocolate so this chart seemed perfect for her. As charming as it is, there was no way that I was going to spend hours stitching the background so chose this hand-dyed fabric. It's probably going to be more subtle than I would have liked, but I think it will still be very effective. I need to get more colour into the fairy before I decide.



Heaven and Earth Designs
Design Size 250 x 357
Stitched on 16ct Platinum Aida 2 over 1
Started - 8th October 2013
Total hours to date - 30

When this design was released by HAED it was one of those heart-stopping moments. I cannot explain why I love this old man so much but the colours, the candles, the atmosphere - in fact everything - just falls into place and I could stare at him for hours. I knew I would not be able to stitch the full-size project, so asked Michele to make the mini version. What a joy to stitch so far!


 Heaven and Earth Designs
Design Size 225 x 318
Stitched on 16ct Cream Aida 2 over 1
Started - 1st May 2014
Total hours to date - 30

She looks so lonely I just had to stitch her. So far it's all been two colours so progress is quick. I love projects with so little confetti!!!


Rabnann (ebay)
Design Size 223 x 288
Stitched on 16ct Light Blue Aida 2 over 1
Started - 16th November 2014
Total hours to date - 40

When I saw this chart I just HAD to buy it and move it to the top of my WIP rota! I love the "Lost City of Atlantis" feel, with the sunlight streaming in and the rippling effect on the marble columns and dolphins' backs. Not to mention that I also adore dolphins! I am a bit wary that this is from an individual designer and not an established company but the mock-up appears to show that it will stitch up like its picture. Fingers crossed!


UnconventionalX (etsy)
Design Size 162 x 200
Stitched on 16ct Pewter Aida 2 over 1
Started - 16th December 2014
Total hours to date - 10

Another chart I just HAD to have and probably the most expensive chart I have ever purchased. But that doesn't matter as I love it so much! The colours might look be drab to work with but it will be well worth the effort in the end.


Shinysun's Cross Stitching
Stitch Count 400 x 532 (260 x 470 without background)
Stitched on 16ct custom-made over-dyed aida by 2 over 1
Started - 22nd March 2016
Total hours to date - 20

This was a got-to-have-and-got-to-stitch-it-now chart that I fell in love with straight away. The colours are vibrant, the pose is fantastic and I just love everything about it!

Thank you for taking time to look through my Works in Progress. I hope you like my projects and are inspired by or get some ideas from them.

Rachel x


  1. Your WIP's are beautiful. I have some of Fairy with Butterfly Mask done but have put it away for a little while. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

    1. Thank you. I've got a good selection on the go and choose which one to work on next by the colours I fancy stitching with.

  2. What a lovely selection of WIPS!

  3. Wow what a lovely and rare projects
    Most of them i have never seen
    I dont know how you deal with so many at once !
    I have 5 wips wich include 1 haed and it looks if i never get one finished.
    My head takes up so much time
    I probably allso choose a too big one
    I stitched all ready more then 1000 hours on it and it will need another 3000
    I wish you a lot of happy stitching hours with these beautiful pieces
    If you wonder what i am making take a look at my recent blog


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