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WIP Wednesday – Advent Calendar & Cutting Table Progress

WIP Wednesday – Advent Calendar & Cutting Table Progress

I’ve taken a bit of a computer break except for posting a couple of photos on Instagram @supermomnocape. I haven’t even turned on my laptop since Sunday evening when I scheduled Monday’s post. 

In addition to recovering from the busyness of Thanksgiving, I’ve been doing some stitching.  I limit myself to just a few strands at each session but it feels good to even do that again. It really is amazing how much progress can be made.

Last week, I showed you the Advent Calendar that is my October goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

Santa's On His Way Advent Calendar in progress

And this is how the top panel looks as of this morning:

Top panel of Advent Calendar

Only the holly leaves and berries are left to stitch on the bottom panel…

Bottom Panel of Advent Calendar

After I get those done, I’ll start working on the pockets.

The patterns are all free ones from Red Brolly but her site seems to be down today so I wasn’t able to link to them.


Dave’s making progress on my new cutting table as well.  He completed the sanding on Saturday and  Sunday he applied the stain.

New cutting table - stained ready for poly

It’s been allowed to dry completely for a couple of days and is now ready for the application of the coats of polyurethane.

Several times yesterday, I would go open the garage door just so I could look at it and imagine it in my sewing room.  It’s going to be beautiful.

Maybe by this time next week, I’ll have the finished table to show you!

What are you working on today?



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  • Mary Anne
    October 16, 2015 6:38 pm

    Even slow progress is progress, and something to be proud of. I’m looking forward to seeing your new table redo and am watching your advent calendar with interest. Might have to make one for our grandson!

  • Maria
    October 16, 2015 3:23 am

    Love those Stitcheries and will are a great advent calender..
    What an fabulous cutting table.

  • Susan
    October 15, 2015 5:27 pm

    How exciting to see another picture of the table. He’s really been working steadily on that. I can hardly wait to see the finish. I love your embroidery, of course!

  • Christine B.
    October 15, 2015 6:07 am

    What a cute Advent calendar this is going to make… looking forward to seeing more! Your cutting table is looking good! Christine x

  • Gina
    October 15, 2015 3:06 am

    Love the advent calendar and your cutting table looks great

  • Gretchen
    October 14, 2015 6:14 pm

    Beautiful work, the both of you! I re-finished a table just like that for my daughter in law. I used the stain that has the poly right in with it and I was in a hurry to get it done before I had to leave town. I left one leaf down and the stain/poly sagged – looks horrible but I can’t face re-doing it again. I guess I will try spot finishing it sometime in the future, but I know it won'[t look as nice as Dave’s job!

  • Christine M
    October 14, 2015 4:57 pm

    Your advent calendar is going to be gorgeous. Love the new table.

  • Rachel
    October 14, 2015 3:52 pm

    Good to see that progress is being made, if slowly!

  • Jeanne Meddaugh
    October 14, 2015 3:30 pm

    Love your Advent calendar and that table will be perfect for your cutting!

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