Friday, 25 December 2015

December WIPocalypse Recap of the Year 2015

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings

The focus of my WIPocalypse is my "15 in '15" which were 15 projects I particularly wanted to focus on in 2015.  Thanks to the DUCJC I did manage to stitch at least one day on every project!

Joan Elliott – Diary February - Finished

Just Nan – Winter Typography - Finished

Frosted Pumpkins – Hallowe’en Town WIP

Praire Moon – Thine is the Trick and the Treat - Finished

Joan Elliott – Faces Mystery SAL WIP

Madame Chantilly – On the Beach - Finished

Just Nan – Haunted Pumpkins Tree - Finished

Jannlynn – Gathering Honey WIP

JBW – Rocking Horse - Finished

Teresa Wenztler – You were Hatched WIP

Kingfisher for school  - Finished

Dragon of the Winter Moon from Riona WIP

Joan Elliott – Believe for school  - Finished

Primitive Hare – Hallowe’en Blocks - Finished

Nutmeg Cottage from Susan   - Finished

So the final tally is 10 finishes and 5 WIPs which is a lot better than last year when I only managed 6 completed and 3 WIPs with 5 not stitched at all.  Thanks DUCJC!  I also managed to complete 7 of the DUCJC pieces in addition to the 10 finishes above.  I was much more focused this year.

I have already made my list for "16 in '16" and here it is:
  1. Jannlynn – Gathering Honey WIP
  2. Teresa Wenztler – You were Hatched WIP
  3. Dragon of the Winter Moon from Riona WIP
  4. Nora Corbett Snowy Cottage from Nataly WIP
  5. Custom Crafts Snapdragon from Lesley WIP
  6. CCN Poinsettia Cottage from Stitcher Anon WIP
  7. Strawberry Sampler from Lee WIP
  8. Book of Spells from Carin WIP
  9. Shepherds Bush She Tends from Kati WIP
  10. Shepherds Bush – Mini Samplers from Laura and Heather WIP
  11. Scarlet Letter - Elizabeth Shephard from Nicola WIP
  12. Nora Corbett J from Justine WIP
  13. Nora Corbett C
  14. Nora Corbett E
  15. Nora Corbett S
  16. Just Nan Counting Bats

I've also been putting together another list called "16 Series in '16" just to give me some choice of new starts if I feel like one!  Like we ever need an excuse for a new start.  But I'll save that list for another post.

Finally, this is NOT a live post - the screens are all turned off for Christmas Day so I typed and scheduled this on Christmas Eve.  By the time you read this it will probably be Boxing Day or even next week.  So I will finish by saying that I hope you all had a very Merry Stitchmas and a Happy New Start for 2016.


Shebafudge said...

Merry Christmas Jo. I will try to watch over your list and make sure you are making progress on them :)

Linda said...

Merry Christmas Jo. Congrats on all the awesome finishes and great progress on the others.


Heather said...

Merry Christmas jo! Lovely stitching!

Bea said...

It's just about 1630 Christmas Day - I hope you had a lovely, very merry Christmas.

I like your choices for 2016 - good luck with keeping your focus.

sharine said...

Great year in stitching. Look forward to 16 more:)

cucki said...

Merry Christmas dear jo x
Sweet stitching xx

Mii Stitch said...

You have worked on lovely projects and I am looking forward to reading your future posts. Merry Christmas!

Deborah Richardson said...

16 in 16, you mad woman you, it makes me feel so much better about the WIP's I have to see I am not alone. Good luck for the New Year.

Annie said...

You did a lot of beautiful stitching in 2015! Looking forward to seeing more in the coming year:)

Katie said...

Merry Christmas! I'm finally getting online to see what's been going on. Never thought to schedule a post wishing everyone Merry Christmas. I tacked it into my last post haha. Can't wait to watch your next year worth of stitching. You've sure done fantastic in 2015!!

Carla Eldridge said...

Look at all this stitching you have done this year! Incredibly beautiful and so very wonderful!

Barb said...

I hope your Christmas and Boxing Day were great. You did lots of wonderful stitching in 2015. You were often an inspiration for me.

gominam said...

Lots of wonderful stitching, I enjoyed following each of them. Lovely choices for 2016 esp. Nora Corbett's designs. Looking forward to your 16 in '16, another great year ahead:)

Brigitte said...

Christmas is already over and I hope you were having a very merry one with your family.
There is some serious planning going on here on your blog. 15 in 15 has worked great this year and 16 in 16 will work great next year. And I see there are many GG projects incorporated in your 16 projects. Sounds great!

Mini said...

Great stitching in 2015. You have chosen beautiful projects for 2016.

Justine said...

Like Brigitte I noticed some serious overlap with GG in this list - great planning Jo! You had a fantastic stitching year - wishing you at least as much success in 2016!

Christine said...

Well done on the 2015 goals and good luck with next year's

Preeti said...

Your 2015 goals were well achieved and I am looking forward to your 2016 stitching. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas:)

Leonore Winterer said...

Merry late Christmas, Jo - you had some wonderful stitching times this year and I'm really looking forward to your new starts and WIPs in '16!

KimM said...

Great idea - 16 in 16 - and love what you've chosen. Well done in 2015!! Happy New Year - may 2016 be filled with tons of stitching

D1-D2 said...

You did a wonderful job this year. I can't wait to see what 2016 will look like.

Julie said...

You accomplishes a great deal of stitching this year Jo, well done.

The Crafty Princess said...

Look at you go!! You almost got there. I love all the Halloween ones but a big applause for the Diary February, Winter Typography and the Nutmeg cottage. They are stupendously superb. Happy Christmas Jo and I love your ambitious New Year Plans. Go hard or go home I say LOL!! xoxo Alicia

Rose Barrow said...

That is some great stuff you have worked over the year!!!!!

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Merry Christmas 😀 you made great progress on all your projects.