Sunday, 30 June 2019

June WIPocalypse Half Year Recap

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.  

Since 2011 I have chosen a number of projects to focus on that year, starting with my "11 in '11" and increasing to "19 in '19" for this year.  You can find the full list here.

This month I stitched on seven of my list, thanks to the Longest Day Marathon! I will start with the ones I stitched outside of the Marathon:

1. Enchanted Alphabet by Lavender & Lace

 stitched on 32 count Murano in Tiger Lily from Sparklies

2. Discworld Mappe by Lyndisfarne Designs

stitched on 32 count Murano custom-dyed by Sparklies

3. Summer Typography by Just Nan - Day 235

stitched on 32 count Pink Linen

4. My Lovely Sewing Tools by Marie Suarez

stitched on 40 count White linen

And the rest?

5. Chatelaine Designs - Gardens of London

stitched on 32 count Cotton Clouds Belfast by Crafty Kitten

6. Nora Corbett - Gathering Eggs

stitched on 35 count Vintage Country Mocha

7. Nora Corbett - Raven

stitched on 32 count Nebula by Crafty Kitten

Measi always gives us a topic to discuss too.

June – Half-year recap: How are you doing with your goals so far this year?

This is full list of 19:

  1. Lavender & Lace - Enchanted Alphabet  - WIP
  2. Chatelaine Designs - Gardens of London - WIP
  3. Lyndisfarne - Discworld Map - WIP
  4. Nora Corbett - Gathering Eggs - WIP
  5. Mrs Peggotty - Alice and Flamingo  - Finish
  6. Just Nan - Summer Typography - WIP
  7. Nora Corbett - Raven - WIP
  8. Satsuma Street - Nest Egg - Finish
  9. Marie Suarez - My Lovely Sewing Tools - WIP
  10. Cottage Garden Samplings - Hallowe'en Alphabet
  11. Primitive Needle - Mystic Sampler
  12. Just Nan - Wee Witchy Mice
  13. Mirabilia - 25th Anniversary Cameo
  14. Just Nan - Summer Night
  15. Mill Hill - Easter Egg - Finish
  16. The Sweetheart Tree - Merry Christmas Bell Pull
  17. Dragon Dreams - Never Too Big
  18. Sue Hillis - Victorian Christmas Tree
  19. Ink Circles - Poinsettia - Finish
So far this year I have four finishes, seven WIPs and eight unstarted.  Out of those eight, three are the monthly Christmas ornaments so they will be started and finished in their relevant months.  Three more are Hallowe'en pieces which I will start in October for Dark October stitching, along with Raven as the focus piece for that month.  The other two may possibly be started after I finish My Lovely Sewing Tools.

At the moment I am really focusing on finishes and the Discworld Mappe.  If that means I don't start all my 19, that is perfectly fine.  Out of that list I can pretty much guarantee another six finishes which will be over half the list.

My other goals are going great.  I am keeping up with my 10-a-Day and my Just Nan Smalls.  I have completed 6 Christmas Ornaments and stitched six different sorts of motifs on my Hallowe'en piece.

Finally, there will be a Summer Blog Hop this year.  We will have an International Theme for the Postcards this year.  Each person emails me a photo of something they have stitched on an International theme which is suitable to send to a fellow stitcher along with a short message of the kind you write on a postcard.   I will forward the photo to another participant who shows it on their blog.  The photo can be anything which fits the International theme, let's see which countries we visit this Summer.   If you'd like to take part then leave a comment or send me an email.

A couple of people have asked "what do you mean by "International"?"

To which I replied "Use your imagination!   If you don't have something which represents a country or an area of the world, how about a mode of transport?  Or something designed by an international designer?  Or gifted by an international friend?   Or stitched on French Navy fabric? LOL!!"

The Hop will run over the whole of the Summer with a few cards going out each week.   Final deadline will be the end of August, just in time for Back to School!


Rachel said...

Another great month of stitching and progress, and a pretty good year to date especially given how big a couple of your WIPs are. Here's to a successful second half of 2019. :)

OhSewCrafty said...

Great progress on everything! The wee ghosties are adorable, gardens of London looks fab, Gathering Eggs is lovely. Summer Typography is delightful. It could be a fun finish, very soon!

Pamela said...

Nice recap of the first half of the year and plans for the second half!

RJ said...

Oh my Jo what wonderful progress on all of your stitching. YOu are so industrious and all of your projects are coming along so well. You had a great month. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Katie said...

Just fantastic progress on everything so far this year. I love your outlook. Just enjoy it. Exactly the way I am.

Vickie said...

Love Summer Typography! My Lovely Sewing Tools by Marie Suarez is so wonderful!

Barb said...

That face on gathering eggs is just so pretty!

Julie said...

You're doing so well.

Bethan said...

You have made such a good dent in your list x

Leonore Winterer said...

Sounds and looks like your plans are working out marvelous this year!

Astrids dragon said...

Oh, to be organized like you! Your progress and goals are certainly keeping you busy.
I love Summer Typography and My Lovely Sewing Tools!