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Friday, 14 February 2014

WIPocalypse February Rotations

WIPocalypse

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi of Measi's Musings.

The main focus of my WIPocalypse this year is my "14 in '14" a list of 14 projects I wanted to complete in 2014.  In the last month I have worked on three of the list.  Here is the current stitching status of each one:

Primitive Hare - Spooky Countdown

The Little Stitcher - Twelve Days of Christmas

A Mon Ami Pierre - Noel Blanc

Measi has set us a question to answer each month just for fun, here is February's:

"How many projects do you generally feel comfortable having in progress at a time?  Tell us about your one-at-a-time or rotation habits!"

I did rather cover this in my post for 10th February (oops!) but here are some more thoughts on the subject.  I used to be a strict OAAT (One at a Time) stitcher.  Start one and stitch until it is done.  This was back in the pre-internet days when a double figure finish was a good year.  Then I discovered the Forums and SALs.  I joined in with a Mirabilia Mermaid SAL and then signed up for some Round Robins.  And some Smalls Challenges.  Before you could say "Serial Starter" I went from 28 finishes (2010) to 77 in 2011 Wowzer!!

I have never really got on with a strict rotation system either.  Now I make a small list at the beginning of each month with any SALs, greetings cards, obligation stitching etc and then I work through that in order of due date.  Any time left over goes on whatever I feel like that day.

I'm trying something new with the Noel Blanc piece, just stitching on it while the Small Boy is in the bath.  So slow and steady.  So far this is working well.  

I'm looking forward to reading everyone else's replies to the Hot Topic!

Finally, the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop is on today.  Later tonight I will be going round checking all the posts are up.  Remember our American friends rise rather later than us in the East so don't panic if some links aren't there yet.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely stitching progress Jo.
Have a good week (:

Susan said...

Wonderful progress. My stitching path sounds a lot like yours but I never had anywhere near the number of finishes you did!

stitchersanon said...

Lovely stitching. I get stressed with rotations. I prefer to stitch on whatever I fancy at the time but dont have to many projects on the go cus again, I get stressed lol

CathieJ said...

Great stitching. I especially like the blue and white.

RuthB said...

Congrats on the progress -- I am pretty certain that you will success in the 14 in 14! :)

I have never even bothered to try a rotation; I'm too much of a mood stitcher. I can go for weeks obsessed with one thing and one thing only and then work on a dozen different things in the next two days.

Kaisievic said...

You know how much in awe I am of your finishing prowess. Lovely projects this post, Jo, as usual I might add!

♥ Nia said...

The little stitcher looks so cute :)

Minnie said...

All of your projects are great as always. We have pretty much the same ideas about stitching.

Jan Jones said...

Great progress Jo!!! Happy Valentines Day

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely progress - I stitch on a rotation (http://aimetu-clare.blogspot.co.uk) and over a week work on about 5 or 6 pieces. It certainly works for me and I seem to get more stitching done.

Anne said...

Wonderful progress on all your WIP's. Like the Mon pierre piece on that pretty blue. The blue makes me think of jeans :D

Hmm. I thought I was a one at a time gal too until last night I looked at what I had on the go! I have 3 BAP's and 3 others on the go, plus an exchange to finish. That's a lot for me to have on the go!! I feel panicky having that many but when I read your number, I shouldn't be worried..right?!!

AnaCristina said...

Good weekend!

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching the blue and white piece is lovely x

Kerryp77 said...

I'm loving Noel Blanc, shuch a beautiful piece. great going on feb wipocalypse.

SideShowMom said...

All good work!! Keep it up! I hope my finishes improve with all the SALs and groups I've joined, too!

SoCal Debbie said...

Wonderful stitching! The 12 Days of Christmas girl looks like she is having so much fun ice skating!

Jules said...

Beautiful stitching! I really like the A Mon Ami Pierre piece. Can't wait to see it all finished.

Which reminds me, clicking on your link first (I generally don't choose the very 1st one but did this time) makes me rethink my post. I need to add a link to this SAL, lol!!

Thanks :)

Karoline said...

Great progress on all three, the AMAP is gorgeous

Elfie said...

Lovely projects.

Anonymous said...

Everything is looking in wonderful! I especially like your white work piece.

AnaCristina said...

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Julie said...

Super progress on your projects Jo.
For me, I have a reminder on my blog of stuff each month...the SAL's on Tues, Wed and Fri and of course the monthly ornament with Christine, other than that there are gifts to stitch/make and anything else that comes along in the spare days...clear as mud!

CraftyPretender said...

Beautiful WIPS! That monochrome is to die for!

Scrapbrat1 said...

Your projects are beautiful -- I especially like the last one on the blue fabric. I also love the idea of 14 in 14!!

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching.

The Crafty Princess said...

OMG is that what OAAT stands for? No wonder I didn't recognise the acronym. What is this OAAT you speak of??? I now have 51 wips so uhhhh OAAT...not.

How long does your little one spend in the bath that you have time to work on a project? If I did that the kid would come out of there looking like a 93 year old man. LOL!
Alicia xo

Sara said...

Great progress this month. I especially like the Noel Blanc piece, haven't seen that one before.

Sharon said...

Lovely progress, I particularly like Noel Blanc!

Rachel said...

Those Twelve Days of Christmas patterns are so cute! I'm amazed at how much you get done!!

rbold1006 said...

Wow, 77 finishes is amazing to me, Im relatively new to stitching and Im hoping to get 3 finishes this year, One large project and 2 smaller ones I cant imagine having finishes even in the double figures x