Sunday, 24 January 2016

January WIPocalypse Introduction

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings

Each month we have to share the projects we want to complete before the End Of The World.  Measi always gives us a topic to discuss too.

January - Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!

I think you all know who I am by now!  The focus of my WIPocalypse will be my "16 in '16" which are 16 projects I particularly wanted to focus on in 2016.   The full list can be found on my WIPocalypse page where you can also find my secondary list "16 Series in '16".

My main goal is to keep to my rotation of one small every Friday and the rest of the month working on my focus piece until it is finished.  I also have a number of SALs I want to keep up with:

The Alphabet Club - a different letter on the first Saturday of each month
Gifted Gorgeousness - post anything gifted on the 15th
Hallowe'en Ornie Blog - a different spooky theme each month
Christmas Ornie Blog - a different festive theme each month
Smalls SAL - last Thursday of each month


And now for the progress report:

So far this month I've worked on five of the main 16 and four of the series list.  Although there is one overlap there!

Here are the main projects:

6. Poinsettia Cottage by CCN - Finished

8. Book of Spells by The Goode Huswif - WIP

I've actually done a lot more on that house

11. Elizabeth Shephard by The Scarlet Letter - WIP

13. C by Nora Corbett - WIP

16. Counting Bats by Just Nan - WIP

And the series:

1. Christmas Cubes by Primitive Hare - WIP

6. Stitcher's Alphabet by Brooke's Books - WIP

(you're not getting a close-up until the block is finished!)

14. 12 Days of Christmas by Plum Street Samplers - Finished

15. Alphabet Fairies by Nora Corbett - see above


Finally, a little bit more About Me - I run a number of Blog Hops throughout the year.  Open to old friends and new bloggers alike.  The next one will be the Secret Stitching Sweetheart on Valentine's Day.  Full details can be found on this post but basically you email me a photo of something suitable for a lovely friend and I send you a photo from a mystery friend which you post on your blog to wait for your Secret Stitching Sweetheart to find you from the list of participants on my blog.  Have a look at last year's Hop to see how it all worked:



  1. I love the Elizabeth Shephard project. Looking forward to seeing that one finished.

  2. There are some lovely pieces in those lists. I'm intrigued by the stitchers alphabet and I'm looking forward to watching ES grow over the year. I think it appeals to the blackworker in me.

  3. You stitch such a variety of projects to keep yourself and us entertained! You've made good progress. Now looking forward to seeing what you stitch on next! :)

  4. I agree. Elizabeth Shephard is so lovely.

  5. Great work, 12 days of Christmas is a great piece

  6. Great update Jo - as Rachel said the variety of pieces you stitch keeps is all entertained. Something for everyone!

  7. Lovely finishes Jo. Nice progress on your WIP's.


  8. This is a nice group of stitching projects will be fun to see the progress through out the year!!!!!

  9. Definitely enough to keep you busy I think :). You have a great rotation plan though so I'm excited to see all of your progress this year!

  10. Fabulous Wipocalypses projects, Jo, and great to see a finish or two there. My favourite, of course, is Book of Spells.

  11. I see progress on the G even without a close-up. Good to see Elizabeth and Spells - they are such wonderful pieces.

  12. I like your idea of one focus piece and then smalls around that.I am thinking I will do something very similar. Beautiful stitching as usual.

  13. Nice work on everything, especially the C!

  14. All your projects are lovely !! I enjoyed seeing all of them.

  15. Beautiful stitching, Jo. Wonderful stitching projects.
    Happy week!

  16. I love all of your projects! And I'm so impressed with all of the SALs you plan to keep up with in addition to your WIPs. Your blog is a lot of fun to follow!

  17. You will be very busy this year :)

  18. Great update. I just admire how you keep up with your goals. Beautiful finishes and WIPs, letter C and Book of Spells look gorgeous and almost done:)

  19. you've done so much on your Nora Corbett's design already!! Looks beautiful :D

  20. WOwee! You're really on FIRE, Girl!

  21. Great projects and good luck!

  22. Lots of super things, Book of Spells is looking fabulous.

  23. Beautiful wips and I love how you did the 12 Days of Christmas. I want to start them sometime this year.

  24. Hi Jo, your projects are so wonderful! Happy stitching!

  25. Oh my, Joanne, this is all so gorgeous. Wonderful projects and series you are working on this year. And some pieces are already finished. Very impressive. Great plan and I wish you luck with it.

  26. You've got some great projects there, congratulations on finishing your cottage

  27. Beautiful stitching this month, Jo! :D

  28. What a beginning! Fireworks of stitchings for this new year. So many lovely projects means so many future interesting posts... xxx

  29. Jo: Wow what a great start for the new year.


  30. You've done so much already this year, great work :)


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