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Sunday, 29 January 2017

January WIPocalypse SALs

WIPocalypse
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.  I have chosen my "17 in '17" which are the 17 projects I want to focus on this year.  You can see the full list on this page here.

This month I have worked on a massive 7 of the list!!  I even had a finish.

Imaginating - Hallowe'en

Oberlin - Witch

Joan Elliott - 12 Days of Christmas



Brooke's Books - Stitcher's Alphabet


Lavender & Lace - Enchanted Alphabet

The Workbasket - Fox Forest - Finish!


Just Nan - Spring in the Square



Measi always gives us a topic to discuss too.

January - What SAL’s are you participating in this year?

Quite a few!  I much prefer the open-themed SALs, such as WIPocalypse where I can fit my own projects into the posts rather than the ones were everyone stitches the same design.

Here's the full list:

First Saturday of month - The Alphabet Club - we are working our way through the alphabet, the next letter will be S.

15th of each month - Gifted Gorgeousness - link up with anything which was a gift to you or is intended as a gift

21st of each month - Theme-tas-stitch - Post something connected with that month's theme.

26th of each month - Now I Know my ABCs - stitch something beginning with the letter.  Next month is I

New Moon - TUSAL - show us your ORTs!

Last Friday of month - Smalls SAL - post anything small you have stitched this month.

Last Sunday of month - WIPocalypse - post before the world ends!

End of Month - 17 in '17 - this is a quilting group co-incidentally doing the same thing as me, so I'm linking up with them too

End of Month - Stitch From Stash - now on Facebook, keep within a budget and stitch what you already own.

Throughout the month I also have the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL blog, the Christmas Ornie SAL blog and various Facebook themed SALs. 

Kaye and I are doing one traditional SAL where we both stitch the same design - The Drawn Thread's Spot of Seasons.  So far we have stitched Spot of Winter and on 1st March we will start Spot of Spring.  I have also purchased Part 1 of the Stitchrovia Quotes to Live By partwork because all profits are going to MIND.  I will wait and see whether I like the other quotes until I start that one.  You buy each month separately so you could just stitch a few of them as ornies if you don't like them all.  That's the main reason I don't do mystery SALs, I don't know if I'm going to like them!  If I can't keep up I run out of enthusiasm too.  

Finally, as well as the SALs I run my Blog Hops.  There are usually five a year; Easter, Summer, Hallowe'en, Advent and the next one which will be Valentine's Secret Stitching Sweetheart.  If you'd like to take part in this one please leave a comment.  I will ask you to send me a photo of something you have stitched which would be suitable for a Stitching Valentine.  I send a photo to each participant and we all hop around on the 14th to see who received each Valentine.


Kaye and

29 comments:

  1. Excellent stitching all around! You've made great progress on 12 Days and I love the Enchanted Alphabet. I had to look that one up but i'm not sure my little guy would like it since it features a little girl. Nice start on Halloween- that's a fun stitch IMO. The Fox Forest is super cute!

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  2. You have a lot of great stitching stuff going on,Jo.I am looking forward to keeping up with it.

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  3. Wonderful progress on all of your projects Jo.

    Linda

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  4. You are so organised Jo, lots of lovely progress this month.

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  5. Everything is looking great. And a January finish is a very auspicious start.

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  6. You are one busy lady - you make my head spin! :) Enjoyed looking at your lovely WIPs.

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  7. Wow! You have so much wonderful stitching going on. It's fun to watch!

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  8. Lovely stitching all around. You will be busy with all these SALs you are participating in.

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  9. Congratulations on your progress and finish! Fox Forest is too sweet! Love the orange fabric you are using for Enchanted Alphabet. Happy Stitching!

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  10. I love the fabric for the Enchanted Alphabet, that looks wonderful!

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  11. Well, progress on 7 works, it's a lot! I'm surrounded by fox since DD1 chose forest animals for kids bedroom. Yesterday I did a little shopping in a fair, guess what? a fox puzzle to sew! Yours are cute and lovely. xxx

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  12. That is a lot of SAL's! You've made great progress on your 17. The Fox finish is fabulous!

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  13. Congratulations on working on 7 of your projects and that lovely finish =) I am certainly looking forward to see your work through the year =)

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  14. Beautiful stitching and so much fun to hear about all your SALs. Those quotes would make cute little decorative pillows which I've been so addicted to lately haha.

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  15. Fantastic progress - 7 out of 17, pretty good for the first month. Great post, as always, have I told you lately how much you inspire (and enable) me - Very tempted by the Mind Release SAL now - lol!

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  16. Beautiful work on everything, and wow... that is a lot of SALs!

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  17. Great progress as well as a lovely finish.

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  18. You're working on some great projects right now! :D

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  19. I love your enchanted alphabet changes. I am also stitching this but in the original color way. Are you changing the little girls dress at all? That is the part im curious to see.

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  20. That's another impressive list of projects you were working on in January. And a great SAL list, too.
    When it comes to mysteries I am the same now after a big disappointment which definitely ruined mysteries for me. And although it was long ago it still keeps me from joining SALs before I haven't seen at least 2/3 of the project.

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  21. You sure love your SALs, and I love how you fit your own projects in with them. You'll probably hit those 7 (or more) of 17 each month if you keep up! But I'm curious, do you have a start date planned for your two big new starts on that list yet?
    Thanks for sharing the Quotes to life by SAL...it looks awesome, I think I will need to get that one as well :) I like a bit of mystery, especially with projects like this where you can just do the parts you like separately if you don't like them all (and you know me, I usually start them waaaay after they are complete, too!)

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  22. Wow, you are involved in quite a few SALs. I've joined a few to help me with the 17 UFOs in 2017 and also to bust some stash.

    Congratulations on your January progress. You have some nice projects there.

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  23. Great stitching month you had. Have fun with the SALs.

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  24. Great progress on your stitching!

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  25. Oooh, Jo! I love reading about what you are working on! I'm almost tempted to join in with some of these SALs! Almost ...... especially 17 in 17, very tempted!!!
    Barbara x

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  26. Beautiful progress :). The only two I do are gg and the dragon sal. And I've already messed up gg!

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  27. Wow!! You are busy!!! Love all the stitchin SAL's you have joined!

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