2018 WIPocalypse

Wow. I knew it had been quite a while since I’d posted here, but time really does fly. My job got in the way, and since my blog is one of many hobbies, it was one of the things that had to go. I hope that, in the future, I will allow myself time to keep up with posting, even if it isn’t as often as I’d like. I tend to have an all-or-nothing attitude, but often the middle road is the way to go.

(As an aside, WordPress is way different than it was. I was using it at work on an almost daily basis until August, but it hadn’t been updated in years. Going to be a bit of a learning curve, but that’s a good thing – better to keep up with changing technology than hold onto the old.)

Anyway, I’m once again trying my hand at WIPocalypse. I’ve started a few times, but never finished; too anxious to start new things to finish a lot of what I already have going. Well, since I’m currently “between jobs” and have all these WIPs — many of which are over halfway stitched — I figure I’ll give it another go. I’m also taking part in the Stitch from Stash challenge, where one budgets an amount per month to be used on any necessary items for current projects, and “earns” money for completing projects. I say “earns” in quotes because it’s still your money, but it’s a way of rewarding yourself for finishing projects. The group on Facebook is closed until (I think) June, but it’s something a person could also do on his/her own.

26168503_10214951003146573_7934346979502917583_nIn good news, I’ve already finished one of the needlepoint WIPs I had when I started 2018 (see left). Nothing huge, and it was nearly done. Why did I not finish it? Well, I recently went through my crafty stuff and purged a lot of items that I realized I will probably never stitch. To be honest, I still have some of those, but at least everything fits into its allotted space — which is a big deal. When I did that I found some forgotten projects, like this little ghosty. So, one down, way too many to go!

WIPocalypse 2018 Goals

There are projects on which just making progress will be, well, progress, and others I hope to finish. So many of my WIPs are at least halfway done that I should be able to do well. I’m also including my crochet projects. I’m already behind on some holiday gifts. I usually crochet pretty quickly, but lately my hands have been falling asleep and I have to take more breaks, which doesn’t happen when I needlepoint or cross stitch. There are details and stories behind all of these, but I’ll share them as I work on them (though probably only of interest to me), because this post is going to be long enough as it is.

Cross Stitch — to finish

Coffee by Alessandra Adelaide

coffee duo

Corners (stitched over one) by Keslyn’s

Corners 1-1-18

Enchanted Garden by Enchanting Lair

Angel of the New Dawn by Mirabilia

angel of the new dawn duo

 

Gold Medieval Sampler by Eve Rêve

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Tsunami Charity Sampler by Martina Dey (I changed the colors)

tsunami duo

 

Cross Stitch — make progress

Quaker Mermaid (stitched over one) by AuryTM

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Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor

Quaker Diamonds duo

Misty Morning Vineyard by Chatelaine (Yes, that’s part of one corner, lol.)

misty morning vineyard duo

Song of Solomon Ship Sampler by Robyne Melia (I chose my own colors, though original is stunning. Thought I was farther along on this…)

ship sampler duo

Garden Verses by Mirabilia

garden verses duo

Spring Queen by Mirabilia (changed colors around so she’d have mainly blue dress)

spring queen duo

 

Needlepoint — to finish

Travel Frog (looks weird now, but it’s frog shaped and will be stuffed)

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Black bookmark

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Geisha Cats by Patt and Lee (So close for a long time. Need to get over perfection issues with ribbon and get it done.)

NP Geisha Cats 1-1-18

Crochet – to finish (no photos at this time)

Tim’s humongous blanket

Three throws

2018 Moogly CAL (crochet-along) afghan (for me!)

 

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8 Comments

  1. Nice to see you back again!

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  2. Wow! You have so many beautiful projects on the go. I particularly like the Coffee crosstitch.

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  3. Everything is beautiful! I can’t wait to see your progress this year.

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  4. Great lineup Mindy, can’t wait to see that frog stuffed and finished!

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  5. Jaret G

     /  January 7, 2018

    Lots of great projects. That travel frog will be interesting to see finished. Good luck with stitching in 2018!

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  6. Welcome back! And life happens like that now and again. The nice part about blogging is that it’s relatively easy to pick back up.

    Your projects look great! I look forward to seeing your progress 🙂

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  7. Pam

     /  January 11, 2018

    You have some very nice wips. I look forward to seeing your progress this year!

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  8. Joanne P

     /  January 13, 2018

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. You are a “no-reply” commenter but if you respond to this comment by email I can reply in future.

    Love your choices for WIPocalypse. We share a love of Quakers obviously. And Mirabilia.

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