Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The WIPocolypse Post That Wasn't

I suppose this post should begin with a "where've ya been?" explanation. Phil and I took another trip down to Florida last week to help his oldest son move. We also visited my dad, his sister and her husband, and spent a couple of days at the beach. Here I am at Sanibel, pre-lobster:

We had a great time down south where it was actually cooler than it was up here in Michigan. And we came home with enough funny vacation stories to last us until our next trip!

But on to my WIPocolypse update, or what would have been my WIPocolypse update if disaster hadn't struck. See, I had my Lizzie Kate Flip-It piece completed and all ready for it's photo shoot when I noticed that about halfway down the list some of the colors in a few words had bled. I don't remember ever having gotten the piece wet, but then it's been stored away for several years and who knows what might have happened in that ziploc. My first thought was maybe I could rinse out the spots where the colors had bled. Big mistake! Not only did I have browns and reds bleeding, but now the greens and blues were too! I ended up dunking the whole thing and it's just a huge mess now. I've left it soaking in the sink, which is probably an epic mistake but I don't know what else to do at this point.

The sad evidence:

All I can say is merde, merde, and triple merde! I am so frustrated with myself! I really should have known better! Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to save this piece?? Is it time to get adventurous with some RIT dye??

The only other stitching I've done this past month is on Prairie Schooler's July which isn't even one of my WIPocolypse projects but here ya go:

I think I managed to stitch a grand total of three letters on it last night while watching the American League get shut out in the All Star Game. It was great to see so many Rangers chosen for the team but the game itself was not fun to watch. At all.

That's about it for now. I'm heading back out to the lake tomorrow. Our shower door is supposed to be installed Friday. I know it's the 13th but I remain optimistic that it will go smoothly and we will finally be able to shower without creating a puddle in the middle of the bathroom floor.

I hope everyone survived the heat wave last week and found some way to keep cool! I honestly love summer so I say, "bring it on!"


Chris said...

So sorry about the LK piece. I love the PS stitching!!
It looks like you had a great trip to Florida too.
Have a great weekend!

robindefender said...

Congrats on the finish and hoo-rah for stitching miracles. It looks fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Since when did you get the cutest swimsuit ever?!

This is your daughter.