Sunday, 28 January 2018

January WIPocalypse SALs

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.  For me, this will be my "18 in '18".  I started this idea back in 2011 with my "11 in '11" which was not a success.  Since then I have gradually made my targets more realistic!

Just for fun, here is my old 11 in '11 list:

I completed three of them in 2011 - Frosty Morning, Heart from Stitch Graffitti and Bluebeard's Mermaid.  How funny to see Joan Elliott's 12 Days of Christmas on there which finally got stitched last year.  The Art Nouveau Head is a UFO and the rest never even got started!

Anyway, I've done better than that this year already, having stitched on 9 of my list in January.  You can see the full list here.

1. Lavender & Lace - Enchanted Alphabet Spooky Conversion:

I stitched the S

stitched on 32 count Tiger Lily Murano by Sparklies

2. Lyndisfarne Designs - Discworld Mappe:

From here:

To here:

stitched on 32 count Murano custom dyed by Sparklies

3. Just Nan - Summer in the Square (10-a-Day)

stitched on 32 count Light Mocha linen

4. Donna Kooler - Zodiac:

stitched on 32 count Millenium Blue linen

5. Jardin Prive - Happy Hallowe'en Night:

stitched on 32 Cognac linen

6. Dam Good Crafts - Dracula:

stitched on 32 count Amortentia Belfast from Chromatic Alchemy

7. Just Nan - 12 Days of Christmas:

stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain linen

8. Mrs Peggotty - Alice & Flamingo:

stitched on 25 count blue evenweave
so close to the bottom left corner now!

9. Just Nan - Diamond Bouquet:

stitched on 28 count lilac evenweave

Pretty impressive!  Apart from the JN Ornaments for my 30-a-Day everything I have stitched this month is on my WIPocalypse list.   Anyone would think I liked 32 count fabrics...

Measi always gives us a topic to discuss too.

January 28 – What SAL’s are you participating in this year?

Obviously the WIPocalypse!  And these ones too:

Zodiac Club - post the first Saturday each month
Gifted Gorgeousness - post anything gifted on the 15th
TUSAL or Totally Useless SAL - post your ORTs on the New Moon each month
Hallowe'en Ornie Blog - a different spooky theme each month
Christmas Ornie Blog - a different festive theme each month
IHSW - 3rd full weekend of each month
Smalls SAL - last Friday of each month

As well as SALs I also host 5 blog hops a year.  You can read all about them here and I have listed them on this post too:

In February we will have the Secret Stitching Sweetheart for Valentine's Day - send me a suitable picture and I will forward it to another participant, hop around the blogs to see who got your picture.

At Easter it's the Easter Treasure Hunt - sign up and be allocated a letter, post a picture and your letter at Easter, hop round the blogs (like an Easter Bunny) and find the Mystery Phrase.

During the whole of the Summer we usually have the Summer Postcard Hop - send me a picture for a postcard plus a holiday message, I will forward it to another participant, hop around the blogs to see who got your postcard.

At Hallowe'en it's the Trick or Treat Mystery Phrase - same as Easter but spookier!

During Advent I will host our Calendar - sign up and be allocated a dated door, post a picture on your day and add some information about your Christmas traditions. I copy the pictures onto my blog so we have the full calendar for everyone to see.

Finally you can see from the list of Hops that the next one will be the Secret Stitching Sweetheart in February.  You still have time to sign up for that one.  Just leave a comment or send me an email saying you would like to take part.  I will need a photo of your stitching item by 10th February.


Kaisievic said...

Great 18 in 18 list, Jo. I am starting my WIPocalyse list one design at a time - lol! So far, I have 'Twas the night before Christmas as 1 of 18 - I am hoping that next week once the overseas visitors are gone, I can work out the other 17! I really like the Just Nan design.

diamondc said...

Hi Jo: I am not able to due more then one project at a time, either I am OCD or anal I am opting for the second description.
Lots of great projects you have going.


Rachel said...

Well done on such a productive month of stitching! Love the Tiger Lily and Amortentia fabrics. :)

Clare-Aimetu said...

You are so busy Jo how do you find time to do it all - good luck with your 18 in 18

Katie said...

Great list. It's been a very stitching filled month for most people I follow in the blog world. If only we were as successful all year we might actually get ahead in of our stitching projects haha. But what fun would that be? You've made beautiful progress. Your Dracula piece is really coming along.

deb said...

What a great start on your 18 projects for '18! Dracula looks to be all but finished. That list of SALs is a touch mind-bending - you are one busy lady!

Barb said...

You accomplish so much wonderful stitching that it never ceases to amaze me!

RJ said...

Wow girl 18 in 18' is quite a workload but if anyone can do is you! Great stitching projects. All of your hops sound like so much fun and I need to get ready for one or two of them for sure. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

DJ said...

Well...look at you go! I tried the WIPocolypse last year and failed miserably. Haha...oh well, I'm hoping they will eventually get done. Maybe one year at a time...for me anyway. What lovely projects you are working on currently. I love watching your WIPs take shape! I will try to participate in all your hops this year, that's my new challenge. I'm looking forward to February's hop!

Christine said...

So close to a finish on Dracula now!
The spooky alphabet is coming along well too

Mary said...

Loving your Dracula piece!!! 18 in 18 is an impressive goal with the size of the projects you undertake! My goal is to participate in at least one of your blog hops!! Mary

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on all of them Jo. I'm trying.


Michelle Garrette said...

Woohoo on stitching on NINE WIPocalypse pieces already this month! Your Spooky Lavender & Lace alphabet is absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to see more of everything.

Susan said...

I am always in awe of the progress you make each month.

OhSewCrafty said...

Great progress and you have tackled half the list already! Dracula is fantastic and looks like it will be a finish soon. I love 32 count too. Happy stitching!

Leonore Winterer said...

You're having a very successful start to the year - 9 out of 18 is impressive, and you made a lot of progress on each one too. I love the Disk World Map and hope it will come up again soon :)

Brigitte said...

Wow, that's an impressive list of WIPs and SALs. And you have been so successful already this month stitching on nine of the projects. Not bad at all :)))

Julie said...

Discworld has grown loads.
Drac is almost done, love that fabric

Carol said...

Do you ever sleep, Jo? Can't imagine how you get all your stitching done and run all of those SALs :) Really look forward to seeing your 2018 finishes--hope you reach your goals!

rosey175 said...

Ooo too many for me; I'd curl up in a ball of uselessness with that many projects looming over my head. Good thing I can live vicariously through blogland! Do you have a favorite in this lot?

That Art Nouveau head is amazing (I love Mucha-style works)! Will it ever come out of the UFO status?

Kerryp77 said...

They've all grown quite a bit! You chose some beautiful fabrics. I like the 12 days of Christmas. My goals always seem realistic at the time...then life happens!

Bethan said...

You have been busy! Dracula looks like it is very close to being finished! x

Sara said...

Can’t wait to see your progress this year. Love Dracula’s fabric!

Stitching Noni said...

Great progress and well done on touching so many of the 18! :) hugs x

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

Wonderful progress on all your projects, I especially love Summer in the Square and Dracula =) I'm sure - as in the previous years - your will make a lot of progress on your 18 in 18 =)