Thursday, 5 March 2015
WIPocalypse March Unlimited Money and Time
WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings
The focus of my WIPocalypse will be my "15 in '15"which are 15 charts I want to stitch in 2015 (following on from my "11 in '11", "12 in '12", "13 in '13" and "14 in '14" - imaginative, eh?)
This month I have stitched on three of my projects and completed one. The completed piece is Madame Chantilly On The Beach which I posted about last post. Here is a reminder of what it looks like:
Stitched on Kynance evenweave from Sparklies
I completed two block on Primitive Hare Hallowe'en Cubes (one for January and one for February):
Stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain
I have also being stitching a length a day on Prairie Moon Thine is the Trick and the Treat:
Stitched on 40 count hand-dyed linen
Measi also sets discussion topics for each month:
March – If money – and time – were not limiters, what projects would be on your stitching bucket list?
For me, the time question is the major factor! I don't have a lot of money to spend on my stitching habits (which is why I am so good at Stitch from Stash!) but I have so many magazines and downloaded freebies plus the lovely generousness which features in Gifted Gorgeousness I really don't feel too deprived that way!
So, if time was unlimited, I would stitch almost every Mirabilia chart, all the Just Nans and Teresa Wenztlers in my stash, all the monthly series I see around the internet, all the different SALs and group projects. I would do more Round Robins and stitch a gift for everyone who enters my Blog Hops, stitched Birthday cards for all my followers and so on.
Money-wise there are few projects I would actually spend a lot on, I am too cautious for that! But I saw this Cabinet of Curiousities and thought it was amazing. Until I saw the price! So that is one I would definitely go for.
I would also love to attend more (any?) shows and retreats. This one is coming up soon and I would so love to be able to go - Fili Senza Tempo Formigine. I've also read about stitching cruises which sound amazing too.
Another long-term goal is my Grand Tour of the World visiting all the my blogging friends! I'd buy one those Around The World Air Fares and stop off at various places, stay for a couple of days then move on to the next stitcher. I'd take a big piece of fabric and be my own personal Round Robin!
But for now finances and children prevent those sorts of dreams so I can only visit you virtually. On Tuesday I was stitching in spirit with Linda on the Satsuma Street Pretty Little London. Here is my progress:
Stitched on 32 count Antique White linen
Regular commenters may have noticed that I have switched to Comment Moderation. Don't worry, it's not a spam or stalker problem, it's a Yahoo issue. I noticed that people with Yahoo accounts can leave comments but I don't get the email to let me know and to reply to. I do like to reply to commenters so by moderating comments I get to see all the comments first and can respond to them all.
Finally, we are approaching Easter, the weekend 3rd - 6th April. I will be hosting my Annual Easter Treasure Hunt again. Each participant posts a picture of something stitched on an Easter or Spring theme along with a letter I allocate to them. Over the Easter Weekend everyone hops around like a bunny, finds the Mystery Phrase the letters spell out and reports back here with it. Prizes for the lucky winners chosen at random. If you'd like to be a Picture Poster please drop me an email.
Here is the link to last year's Treasure Hunt if you are wondering how it all works - Easter-treasure-hunt-blog-hop 2014. There are also lots of Easter and Spring themed freebies on my linked page at the top of the blog. I have checked the links but if any don't work, please let me know.