Sunday, 30 April 2017

April's WIPocalypse UFOs

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings
Also linking up with 17 in '17

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.

Record breaking month for April - EIGHT different WIPocalypse projects got stitched this month.

1. Drawn Thread - A Spot of Spring - Finished

2. Jannlynn Designs - Gathering Honey - my focus piece for this month

3. Lavender & Lace - Enchanted Alphabet - Letter K stitched for Now I Know my ABCs SAL

4. Imaginating - Happy Hallowe'en - for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL

5. Obelin Samplers - Witches - for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL

6. Joan Elliott - 12 Days of Christmas - for the Christmas Ornie SAL

7. Just Nan - Spring in the Square - for the Ten-a-Day SAL

The 8th piece fits in very nicely with Measi's theme this month which is

April - What projects are in your UFO pile?

This one!  It's an actual UFO stitched from Brooke's Books' Stitcher's Alphabet

I talked about my definition of a UFO on my Alphabet Club post at the beginning of April.  Last June I did a stitching marathon on the Longest Day and stitched for 20-30 minutes on every single project I have started.  So they've all has some attention in the last 12 months.  At the end of that day I made a collage of my UFOs:

Top row

My Lovely Sewing Tools by Maria Suarez - candidate for rotation in 2018
Coffee Fairy by Yiotas - candidate for rotation after 2018
Art Nouveau Head by The Craft Collection - candidate for rotation after 2018
Bandes des Dragons by Dessins DHC - I will finish the top border, cut it out and call it done!
Autumn Tree from Yahoo Group - candidate for rotation in 2018

Bottom Row

Spring Challenge by Samplemakers - candidate for rotation after 2018
English Transitional Sampler by Scarlet Letter - candidate for rotation after 2018
Noel by Ernie Bishop - candidate for rotation in 2018
Faces SAL by Joan Elliotts - candidate for rotation in 2018
Around the World in 80 Stitches by Papillon - candidate for rotation after 2018

There are some real BAPs in that collection so it will be many years before I finish them all!  I will be doing the Longest Day Marathon again this year, if anyone wants to join me.

Here's the monthly pie with Gathering Honey taking most of the month.  The BB Alphabet took a lot of time because U was full coverage and I did V in April too but can't show you until Saturday!

Finally, Stitch from Stash.  What a month!

Stitch book £0.79

That's cheaper than a skein of DMC at the local craft shop.  It hasn't arrived yet but I will show you when it does.  I have a weakness for stitching books and have been thinking of adding a page with them all on.  Would anyone be interested in that?  Front cover, ISBNs and a photo of my favourite project from the inside.


Linda said...

Awesome progress on all of your projects Jo.


deb said...

First, I like the idea of a stitching book page - always on the lookout for something new or interesting in that area.

So much stitching this month on so many different things - wow! Loved the peek at your longest day collage, too. Am curious about your notes, though and wonder if you might change your mind about which items get regular attention next year and which have to wait (just being devil's advocate!).

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Jo, I love your updates for WIPocaplypse. Since I just found it, I'm not sure I'll make it to join in this month, but this seems like the perfect activity to join in for now. Good luck with your projects. I'll look forward to more updates in the future.

Barb said...

So many wonderful projects. Your pie chart always amazes me! You are so organized.

Preeti said...

Good progress on your stitching, they all look great!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Good progress on all your stitching. A stitching book page sounds interesting.

Bethan said...

What a lot of great progress! I like the idea of the pie chart to keep track of how much time you have spent on projects in the month x

Christine said...

I'd love to see a stitching book page!
Great work on all the WIPs

Mel Spek said...

Stitching book page sounds fabulous, I would be very interested to see it. Love the WIPs update

Mini said...

Yes, I'm interested in peek of your stitching book. My favourite in this post are Gathering Honey and Spring in the Square . Remind me what was the Longest Day Marathon about.

Cathy said...

All of your projects look great! That pie chart is such a good idea.

Julie said...

The fabric colours really show up well on Happy Halloween this time.
Stitching books are always a treat to admire ...yes please

Bekah said...

Great work on all your WIPs. I really enjoy your collages, nice to get a few stitches in each one even if they are UFOs.

RJ said...

OMG Jo you have been busy stitching! So many great pieces. I've done Spot of Spring and loved stitching it. I would love to see a peek into your stitching book too. Sounds like such a great idea. Thank you for visiting us today. It was such a pleasure to have you come over. RJ from stitching friends forever 2

Clare-Aimetu said...

Another month of lovely stitching, I don't keep any records of time stitching just lists of my finishes.

DJ said...

WOW!! You have had flying fingers! All of your projects look lovely, and you've done so much on each one! I didn't realize we were supposed to show what we've been doing for our Wipocalypse pieces at the end of the month, I'll try to do that next month. I like your idea of stitching on the longest day, I may join you!

Leonore Winterer said...

Eight projects, and so much progress! Great job. I'm looking forward to seeing all you 'UFOs' resurface in coming years! And a stitching book for that price - I wouldn't have been able to resist either.

Astrids dragon said...

Your certainly know how to keep busy, you put me to shame!
I know I said I don't care much for samplers, but I am loving your Enchanted Alphabet! The fabric and font are fantastic.

cucki said...

Wow another month of lovely stitching
Happy stitching x

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

Lovely work on your projects, they are all lovely =)

OhSewCrafty said...

Fantastic rotation, you worked so many projects last month. Enchanted Alphabet is really coming along. Glad to see you are still working on 12 Days. The UFO is perfect and I love your pie chart.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Slowly trying to catch up on blog reading! Some beautiful projects you're working on lately, Jo :D