I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

WIPocalypse 2018 - January update

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings
The object of the WIPocalypse is to stitch on projects that you want to complete before the end of the world, or the end of the year - whichever might come first! WIPocalypse is run by Melissa over at Measi's Musings and is now in it's 7th year.  

For 2018 I am going to try and work on 18 projects (ie 18 in 2018!).  The full list of my projects can be found on my WIPocalypse 2018 page.

Well here we are... the end of the first month of a new year has well and truly come and gone... and I am now very late for my update on my "18 in '18" projects.

During January I worked on 5 of the chosen 18 projects - pictures below are what each piece looked like at the end of January:

12 Days of Christmas - Little House Needleworks
Started: 25 December 2017
Fabric: 28ct Brittney Opal "Celebrations" Jodyri Designs
Threads: DMC

Quaker Christmas II (Songs of the Season) - ByGone Stitches
Started: 1 January 2018
Fabric: 28ct evenweave "grey"
Threads: DMC 816 & 895

Boo Club - Lizzie Kate
Started: 1 January 2018
Fabric: 28ct Lugana (studio session -Wicked Garden) Colour Cascade Fabrics
Threads: DMC & Weeks Dye Works

Happily Ever After - Frosted Pumpkin
March Block (Billy Goats Gruff)
Started: 2 January 2018
Fabric: 32ct Belfast "Dark Fantasy" Colour Cascade Fabrics
Threads: DMC, Dinky Dyes, Jodyri Designs

Question of the month: What SAL’s are you participating in this year? and If you are participating in the Olympic Stitching Challenge, what challenge are you accepting?  What are your goals?

As per usual, I am participating in a number of SALs this year:
- Stitch Maynia SALs (FB group)
- LHN/CCN Stitching Group SALs (FB Group)
- Long Dog Samplers - Castles in the Air (FB group)
- Pink Sparrow Sampler SAL (FB Group)
- Jane Austen Reading & Stitching SALs (FB Group)
- Halloween Ornie and Christmas Ornie Blog

This year I have decided not to sign up for any of the designer mystery SALs that are out there... there are so many of them and I just have too many other things I want to do!!  I still haven't completed last year's mystery SALs!

I am thinking that I will do the WIPocalypse Olympics rotation challenge as that will line up the the Stitch Maynia Olympics challenge...  I am all for re-purposing my SALs and stitching plans as and when I can! 😉

That's it for this month - til next time, happy stitching


Julie said...

The fabric for the Frosted Pumpkin design to gorgeous.

Bethan said...

I agree with Julie's comment! A good start to the WIPocalypse x

Katie said...

Beautiful progress on your WIPs.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great work on the first WIPocalypse! Love the start of the Christmas Quaker sampler.
Nice selection of SALs too. I am completely over mystery SALs but I still enjoy watching other people stitch them.