Sunday, 29 July 2018

July WIPocalypse Recap So Far This Year

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".  Many of them are part of SALs so I will be working on them each month.

This month I worked on 6 of my 18 projects:

1. Lavender & Lace - Enchanted Alphabet Spooky Conversion:

stitched on 32 count Tiger Lily Murano from Sparklies

I stitched a Y, only 1 letter to go!

2. Donna Kooler - Zodiac

stitched on 32 count Millenium Blue linen

3. Jardin Prive - Happy Hallowe'en Night

stitched on 32 count Cognac linen

4. Just Nan - 12 Days of Christmas

stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain linen

5. Mrs Peggotty - Alice & Flamingo

stitched over 1 on 25 count blue evenweave

And my focus piece for the month:

6. Lyndisfarne Designs - Discworld Mappe

stitched on 32 count Murano custom-dyed by Sparklies

Close-up of this month's portion:

Measi always sets us a discussion topic:

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

We're actually 7/12th of the way through the year and I'm doing great for my goals.  Here's the current status of the "18 in '18":

  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 - Longest Day Only
  5. Lyndisfarne - Discworld Map  - WIP
  6. Just Nan - Summer in the Square - Finish
  7. Joan Elliott - Reading Fairy - Longest Day Only
  8. Donna Kooler - Zodiac - WIP
  9. Just Nan - Autumn Mouse in a House - Longest Day Only
  10. Jardin Prive - Happy Hallowe'en Night - WIP
  11. Dam Good Crafts - Dracula Book Cover - Finish
  12. Just Nan - 12 Days of Christmas - WIP
  13. Satsuma Street - Libra - Finish
  14. Satsuma Street - Aquarius - Unstarted
  15. Mrs Peggotty - Alice and Flamingo  - WIP
  16. Bothy Threads - Alice in Wonderland - Unstarted
  17. Just Nan - Summer Typography - Unstarted
  18. Just Nan - Diamond Bouquet - Finish
Five finishes so far, seven projects getting regular progress on them, three which have only been stitched for The Longest Day Marathon and three unstarted.

My other SALs are

Zodiac Club - first Saturday of each month - posted 7 out of 7
Gifted Gorgeousness - post anything gifted on the 15th - posted 7 out of 7
Hallowe'en Ornie Blog - a different spooky theme each month - posted 5 out of 7
Christmas Ornie Blog - a different festive theme each month  - posted 7 out of 7
Smalls SAL - last Friday of each month  - posted 7 out of 7

I am also on target with my 10-a-Day project which is currently Just Nan's Autumn in the Square and my Temperature SAL.

stitched on 32 count Light Mocha linen

stitched over 1 on 22 count hardanger

Finally, the Summer Postcard Blog Hop has started!  Two cards have gone out, been received and shown on the recipient's blogs:

If you want to take part, just email me a photo of something you have stitched which is suitable as a postcard 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 Summer themed, beach themed, holiday themed, you get the idea!   It can be a new piece or something from your archives.


Kay said...

My favourite is your Enchanted Alphabet rework, I always look forward to seeing this. x

Astrids dragon said...

Just the Z to go, it looks great! And I'm still loving Halloween Night.
Great progress on everything else, you're keeping busy as usual!

Katie said...

Fantastic progress with your goals for the year. Keep it up!!

Barb said...

You are doing a wonderful job with your goals. So much beautiful stitching!! I am really looking forward to seeing the things you add the the Enchanted Alphabet!

Bethan said...

Everything is looking so good! You have so many projects on the go - I'm amazed you make so much progress on them all (it takes me ages to make progress on just one piece!) x

RJ said...

You are amazing with all the work you do. You get so much accomplished and meet your goals so well. Way to go Jo. RJ

deb said...

Wow, just look at you go! Great progress on you 18 for '18. Love that flying hippo doing the backstroke through the air!

Brigitte said...

You're so good at the WIPocalypse SAL. So many projects and some of them even already finished. Great job, Jo.

Linda said...

Awesome progress on all of your projects Jo.


Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress! I think you did a great job picking out those projects you would actually be working on, and it's nice to still have three 'planned' starts for those times when you really-really need something new, isn't it?

OhSewCrafty said...

Wonderful progress all around! Alice & Flamingo is starting to look amazing.

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow love them alllllll!!! You're going great guns on these projects. I think I will do the temp chart next year too. It's an awesome way to compare the years.
xo Alicia