Friday, 28 December 2012

WIPocalypse End of Year Round Up

WIPocalypse thanks to Measi of Measi's Musings

Part 1 of the WIPocalypse was my "12 in '12" which were 12 charts I wanted to stitch in 2012 (following on from my "11 in '11" - 11 charts I wanted to stitch in 2011).  Can you guess what next year's will be called?

Final 12 in '12
  1. Dark Alphabet SAL
  2. Joan Elliott's Green Goddess
  3. Gift of Stitching My Lovely Sewing Tools SAL
  4. Home of a Needleworker (PIF from Nicola)
  5. Blackbird Designs (came with Madame Muriel from Margaret)
  6. Ed Hardy - Skull & Roses (for a friend)
  7. Wedding Sampler (for a friend)
  8. Baby Sampler (for a friend)
  9. Baby Sampler (for my cousin)
10. Yiotas Coffee Fairy
11. Papillon Around the World in 80 Stitches
12. Nora Corbett Trick or Treat Fairy - this was replaced by Prairie Moon Thine is the Trick and the Treat (it's a similar name so that's ok!)

I actually did really well with it this year, certainly better than 11 in '11.  I learned from my mistakes and included my obligation stitching and some smaller projects too.

So here are pictures of the 12 -

1. Dark Alphabet by A Note of Friendship - Finished

Green Goddess Progress
2. Green Goddess by Joan Elliott - WIP

3. My Lovely Sewing Tools by Marie Suarez - WIP

4. Home of a Needleworker by LHN - Finished

5. Bluebirds by Blackbird Designs - Finished

6. Skull and Roses by Ed Hardy - not even started.

7. Every Time Triple Hearts adapted by me - Finished

8. Baby Sampler by Elissa Hudson - Finished

9. Noah's Ark by JBW - Finished

10. Coffee Fairy by Yiota - WIP

11. Around the World in 80 Stitches by Papillon - WIP

12. Thine is the Trick and the Treat by Prairie Moon - WIP

Then there's the Part 2 - 

Just Nanathon - I have so many of these I want to try stitch as many as possible over the next year or two (or three or four).

Here's the Just Nans I did stitch this year:

Spring Peepers

Burgundy Stocking and Evening Star
for Kathy's Round Robin

Dewdrop Rabbit


Part 3 is the Theme-a-licious and you'll have to wait until the 31st for that update!

I've been going through my stash piles to decide on the "13 in '13" I want to stitch.  I have four main WIPS I want to focus on and the other 9 designs will be charts and/or fabric that I have received from other bloggers. 

  1. Papillon - Around the World in 80 Stitches
  2. Joan Elliott - Green Goddess
  3. Marie Suarez - My Lovely Sewing Tools
  4. Prairie Moon - Thine is the Trick and the Treat
  5. Nora Corbett Cottages - choose one out of three
  6. Lizzie*Kate Seasons - (from Sarah)
  7. With my Needle - April Word Play (from Jenny )
  8. Andree Langhorn - Fairy (fabric from Mouse)
  9. Stitchers' Hideaway - Hear the Sea Call (from Riona)
10. Snapdragon (from Lesley)
11. Beehive Needleworks - Sunflower and Acorns (from Linda)
12. Double Double (from Gracie)
13. A Mon Ami Pierre - Noel Blanc (from Kathy)

I've actually got more charts than those that I've won over the last year and plenty more from magazines!  But these are the ones that made the list of 13.  The four WIPS are pretty big projects, ATW80 won't be finished because it's a part-work continuing into 2014.  The cottages, Snapdragon and Noel Blanc are medium sized projects and the others are all smaller.

Part 2 of the WIPocalypse is going to be the monthly stitching challenges including the Ornament Challenge from Silver Lotus Reflections in the Pond.  I have chosen two series of designs for this - the Dragon Dreams 12 Dragon Days of Christmas (from FB) and the JBW cat from JCS mag which I want to stitch 12 times in different colours.
I'm part of a SAL on FB for the Joan Elliott 2013 Diary designs.  The diary is the cover gift with World of Cross Stitching issue 198.  There are 12 designs with a monthly theme.  Joan herself is stitching along with us for her favourite design - September, my birth month.  I wonder if she'll make it into a card for me?
We'll be celebrating Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year throughout 2013 with our Scarlet Letter Samplers.  I'm stitching the English Transitional Sampler and I'm thinking that will keep me busy for the whole year.
I also have 10 more of Brooke's Books Cake to stitch!  I want to stitch these and send as e-cards for Birthdays.
And Christine is continuing the Needlecraft Haven Freebie Challenge each month.
And the Italian Earthquake Charity Fundraiser booklet, there's several designs I'd like to stitch from that.
And the entire back catalogue of Gift of Stitching magazine I got for Christmas.  I notice there are some ornie specials in there.  I haven't even loaded the CDs onto the computer yet!!

Is half the fun actually writing these lists?  I certainly enjoyed going through my Giveway bag and re-reading the notes sent with the prizes! 


Giovanna said...

Well you've had a great year - I'm sure 2013 will be just as successful :-)

Nicola said...

So many exciting projects for 2013. 2012 has been a pretty amazing one for you too.

Marcy said...

You did great in 2012 -- congrats. May 2013 be just as fun and fruitful.

Susan said...

You had a great stitching year! Good luck with your 2013 goals, you have some really nice projects on your list.

Anne said...

You've done really well Jo! Way to go! Lots of great projects you have lined up for 2013! Cheering you on!!


Shebafudge said...

My word...I felt exhausted just reading all that! Good luck with your stitching plans for 2013!!

Christine said...

You've achieved a lot this year. Good luck with the 13 in 13 goal

Elizabeth said...

Well done for finishing all these lovely projects - a huge achievement.

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your achievements this year.

Good luck with your 2013 goals

Brigitte said...

Great WIPs and finishes. This little bunny is just too cute.
Good luck with the next 13 starts!

Anonymous said...

Your stitching in 2012 looks great and you got lots accomplished.

I think 2013 looks to be another promising year and I can't wait to see your stitching.

Here's to 2013!


Kerryp77 said...

Wow Jo, That's quite a list, Looking forward to reading about your progress and seeing the pics.

congrats on the feature in WOXS too!!

Maureen said...

You've had some great finishes this year. Roll on 2013!

Linda said...

Wow! You are one ambitious stitcher Jo. Good luck with your challenges.


Dani - tkdchick said...

You've worked on a lot of fantastic WIPs and had some great finishes this year! Well done!

Nicole said...

I am also working on "Around The World" and am just loving it. Yours is looking great!

Fiona said...

You achieved a lot in 2012. I think you might be right, that the making of the lists is half the fun. Good luck for your 2013 challenge.

Astrid's dragon said...

Oh my, my head is spinning! You are so organized, can you come over and help me?! Looking forward to seeing your progress on everything, maybe it will inspire me!

The Crafty Princess said...

LOL! I completely agree with you that half the fun is creating these lists, rotations, stash numbers, etc. It's great to organise and check out how insane we all truly are. You have quite an exciting list for 2013. Even if you achieve only half as much as you did this year it will be amazing. Beautiful work stunner!
Happy New Year xoxo

Wendy said...

oh my, you´ve been busy ! you´ve done a whole lot more then me, when it comes to stitching that is !

thanks for your lovely comment, all so true !
and staying happy is absolutely on my to do list !

Kathy Ellen said...

All of your 2012 stitching projects are amazing. I admire how organized you are, in already planning your 2013 stitching too. Half of the fun, after all, is in looking at all of the stash and dreaming of how wonderful it would be to accomplish all the beautiful stitching we wish we could do.

Blessings in Stitches & Friendship in the New Year, Jo!

rosey175 said...

Oh spring peepers is such a cute lil' stitch!

You did wonderfully on the whole WIPocalypse and it looks like you'll have a productive 2013 as well! :D (isn't -that- an understatement, LOL) I'm sure you'll enjoy them all~

Jon Lee said...

You have stitched so many beautiful pieces. I look forward to following your stitching this year as I have joined Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year. I enjoy seeing everyone's finished pieces.

Julie said...

You've done reall well in 2012, here's to such a productive 2013. Xx

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous :D

Sharon said...

The list making is most definitely fun. You should see my crazy list and I even deleted a couple things after I first posted it-LOL You finished some awesome projects last year. Congrats!