Monday, 22 August 2016

August WIPocalypse Olympic Round-up

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 "16 in '16" which are 16 projects I particularly wanted to concentrate 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


I have worked on 3 out of 16 projects since my last WIPocalypse, plus 4 from my series list.  I also set myself some goals and took part in the Stitch Maynia Olympic Challenge on FB.

Challenge 1 - The Pentathlon (5 events).  This will be my four weekend projects plus the evening stitching project (currently Ghostly Mandala)
Medals - I will award myself a Gold Medal for each completed project in the Pentathlon, a Silver for any WIPs and a Bronze for any additional projects started in that category (if I finish the Ghostly Mandala for example)

The Stitcher's Alphabet by Brooke's Books:

Gold Medal!

Counting Bats by Just Nan:

Gold Medal!

Christmas Cubes by The Primitive Hare:

Silver Medal

IHSW: Trumpet by Mill Hill:

Silver Medal

Ghostly Mandala by Ink Circles:

Silver Medal

Challenge 1 Medal Haul - 2 Gold and 3 Silver

Challenge 2 - The Marathon.  This will be my focus piece.  Which will either be Gathering Honey or Little Snap Dragon, depending on how I feel!
Medals - I will award myself a Gold Medal for any completed piece, a Silver Medal for 8 days of stitching (Mon-Thur for the Olympic weeks) and a Bronze Medal for any additional projects started in this category (if I finish the first one)

Gathering Honey by Jannlynn:

Challenge 2 Medal Haul - 1 Silver

Challenge 3 - The Olympic Rings - Blue, Yellow, Black, Green and Red.  I'll showcase those colours as and when they appear in my stitching
Medals - I will award myself a Gold Medal for five colours, a Silver Medal for four colours and a Bronze Medal for three colours.  They must form a substantial part of the focus area, not just two stitches in the corner!

Blue - Little Snap Dragon by Kustom Krafts

Yellow - Gathering Honey by Jannlynn (see above)

Black - Counting Bats by Just Nan (see above)

Green - Gathering Honey by Jannlynn (see above)

Red - Christmas Cubes by The Primitive Hare (see above)

Challenge 3 Medal Haul - 1 Gold

Total Medal Haul

3 Gold Medals

(Byzantine Ornament 2 by Teresa Wentzler)

4 Silver Medals

(1862 Snowflake by Forget-Me-Not in Stitches)

According to the Olympic Medal table that makes me closest to Switzerland, who got 3 Golds, 2 Silvers and 2 Bronzes.  Here is our flag:

And our National Anthem:

Only there seems to be some debate about that.  Apparently people quite liked the tune but didn't like the words so they had a competition to write a new national anthem based on the old music.  More details can be found here.


Finally, the Art Challenge continues:

Day 20 - Colours

Day 21 - Shoes

Day 22 - Animals



The Crafty Princess said...

I really truly dooly don't know how you keep up with all your SALs, Blog Hops, Challenges, Marathons and Olympic events. I know you journal all of these but still....

Where to start???
Love your Gold Medal winners, especially Halloween Alphabet. 7 medals is a great achievement!

My fav on the Art challenge is Shoes - that looks wicked, though Colours does get an honourable mention, great colours on that.
xo Alicia

Katie said...

Another fantastic stitching filled post! Great job with your challenge. I knew you would do fantastic.

Tiffstitch said...

Nice progress on everything and congrats on so many golds. :) Interesting info about Switzerland as well.

Justine said...

Congratulations to you and Switzerland for your fabulous medal haul! I love how Ghostly Mandala is looking.

Suz said...

I'm completely amazed, not just by your stitching, but by how you keep all of those SALs and events straight!

Beautiful progress, you totally deserve gold!

Barb said...

Congratulations on all that wonderful work. You did get a lot done. said...

Beautiful! I am amazed at how you keep up with all of them. Keep up the fantastic work :) Happy Stitching! ~ C's Cross Stitch Creations ~

Bea said...

You stitched a lot and Hooray! for the medals. Must admit GH and Bats are my favourites.

gominam said...

Great update! What stitching training camp have you been into (I want to enrol, haha). I hope those medals aren't too heavy to carry around, pass them on to me, LOL.

Kaisievic said...

Great post, Jo, love the link to the new Swiss national anthem.

Mini said...

Hats off to you for keeping up with so many SALs and Challenges. Nice progress on all you projects.

Preeti said...

Congrats on your stitching awards!! Great progress on your projects! I like your gathering honey floral border .

Leonore Winterer said...

Great work ond yay for all those medals! Surely, Switzerland is no bad country to be matched with, the have beautiful scenery and delicious cheese and of course chocolate! :D

Rhona said...

So much great progress! Love the stitchers alphabet and the Halloween designs. Congrats on the gold medals :)

Lili said...

Beautiful stitching progress!

Mary said...

I don't know if I could handle all of those challenges and SAL but you are doing an amazing job. Your stitching is very pretty.

diamondc said...

Jo: I have a hard time with two projects going look at you, you are amazing.
Beautiful choices to stitch.


Sarah in Stitches said...

Amazing job keeping up with all this! Great medal hauls too :D

rosey175 said...

Congrats on being Swiss! Is the ruler accurate on Measurement Mouse? :D

All those challenges make my head hurt but you do well sticking with them. Might I suggest 2017 as a year of peaceful whim?

OhSewCrafty said...

All your challenge pieces are fabulous, love the progress on gathering honey. Congrats on your medal haul, that was no mean feat!

Sheryl said...

A lot of pretty designs and stitching Jo. Love the gathering honey and Ghostly mandala.

Brigitte said...

You definitely deserve all these gold and silver medals :))))

Lulu said...

You've done so much lovely stitching. Congrats on keeping up with all of your designs and making progress on them all :)

Heather said...

Beautiful progress jo congrats on all of your medals! Just reading them made my head spin lol

Stitching Noni said...

Fab results from the stitching Olympics!! :o)
Hugs xx