Sunday, 30 December 2018

December WIPocalypse Annual Review


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.

The focus of my WIPocalypse will be my "18 in '18"which are 18 charts I want to stitch in 2018 (following on from my "11 in '11", "12 in '12" etc etc)

  1. Dessins DHC - Bande des Dragons - Finish
  2. Lavender & Lace - Enchanted Alphabet  - WIP
  3. Chatelaine Designs - Gardens of London  - WIP
  4. Nora Corbett - Gathering Eggs  - WIP
  5. Lyndisfarne - Discworld Map  - WIP
  6. Just Nan - Summer in the Square - Finish
  7. Joan Elliott - Reading Fairy - Finish
  8. Donna Kooler - Zodiac - Finish
  9. Just Nan - Autumn Mouse in a House - Finish
  10. Jardin Prive - Happy Hallowe'en Night - Finish
  11. Dam Good Crafts - Dracula Book Cover - Finish
  12. Just Nan - 12 Days of Christmas - Finish
  13. Satsuma Street - Libra - Finish
  14. Satsuma Street - Aquarius
  15. Mrs Peggotty - Alice and Flamingo  - WIP
  16. Bothy Threads - Alice in Wonderland
  17. Just Nan - Summer Typography - WIP
  18. Just Nan - Diamond Bouquet - Finish
This year I managed ten finishes from the list, worked on another six projects and only had two unstarted.  

Here's the ten finishes:

I started 2018 with 27 WIPs and completed 12 of them.  Over the course of the year I started 20 new projects and completed 15 of them.  So that leaves me with a final total of 27 finishes and 20 WIPs going into 2019

Here are the ten Just Nan smalls shown on Friday:

And the other seven finishes, including a Just Nan small I left off that top photo!

I'm still working on my 2019 list and will be showing that on the first WIPocalypse update due on the 6th January, 2019.

side-note - this is my 90th WIPocalypse post!  We seem to be doing a good job at holding off the end of the world.

Finally, a number of people have been asking about the Smalls SAL run by Stitching Lotus.  Heather has been in touch with me to say she has someone interested in running the SAL in 2019 as she currently does not have the time to do so.  No, the someone is NOT me, I have enough SALs already LOL.  An announcement will be made shortly as to what is happening.  So, keep stitching those Smalls!


gracie said...

you certainly accomplished so many projects in 2018! Well done.

diamondc said...

Jo: You did have a very productive year.
That is so nice someone wants to do so.

happy New Year

OhSewCrafty said...

Wonderful selection of projects, Jo! I love your Happy Halloween Night, the Autumn Tree, the Moon Fairy, the Satsuma Libra, Dracula, but they are all amazing. Good luck with your 2019 list. I feel it might be time to stop mirroring the year, but I'm not sure.

Cathy said...

You had an excellent finishing year. They all look great! I hope you have a wonderful 2019. I will enjoy watching your progress

Susan said...

Wonderful stitching year. I really like reading your recaps as they give me some incentive to get myself back into gear.

rosey175 said...

Looooool, when you mentioned Heather finding someone else, I immediately thought this was going to be the announcement you taking over. You could make 2019 the year of posting a new SAL Every! Day!

Congrats on all your lovely finishes and you've had plenty of progress on all the rest. We'll just ignore the poor unstarted pieces, laaanguishing away in your stash.


Barb said...

You have had a very successful year!! You did so many wonderful designs!

Rachel said...

Well done on WIPocalypse! To decrease your WIPs during the year is a great achievement, and you've done so with some absolutely beautiful finishes. I'll look forward to to seeing your '19 in 19' list and watching your journey through the year. If you're just as successful you'll not have much left for '20 in 20'! :)

Vickie said...

Success!! AND beauty! :)

Katie said...

Great job with all your beautiful finishes!! Can't wait to see what you work on in 2019. Sorry to hear Heather is stepping down but glad to hear it is continuing. I do like Rosey's idea of you hosting a SAL everyday though haha. You're awesome enough to pull it off.

Julie said...

What a lot you got done...... so many lovely things.
Looking forward to seeing your '19 list
Wishing you a fabulous 2019

Cathy said...

2018 was a really good stitching year for you, Jo. I'm looking forward to seeing your 19 in 19, too.

Janet said...

Wow... you did an amazing job. I look forward to trying to figure this all out and starting in 2019 to be part of this group.

Christine said...

That's an impressive list of finishes! Looking forward to seeing what your 19 in 19 will be

Gwen said...

Congrats on all you accomplished in 2018. I know that 2019 will be another good one for you.

Bethan said...

A very productive year Jo. I look forward to seeing what you stitch this year x

Leonore Winterer said...

You did great this year! Congratulations on reducing your WIP list to just 20. Give it a few years, and you'll be able to fit all your current WIPs in the 'x in x' list, with new starts to spare!

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

Congratulations on so many wonderful finishes, they all look fantastic!