Sunday, 24 November 2019

November WIPocalypse New Stitches or Techniques

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.

Since my last WIPocalypse post I stitched on five of my list and had two finishes:

1. Discworld Mappe by Lyndisfarne Designs

stitched on 32 count Murano custom-dyed by Sparklies

2. Raven by Nora Corbett - a finish at the end of October

stitched on 32 count Belfast in Nebula by Crafty Kitten

3. 25th Anniversary Cameo by Mirabilia

stitched on random 28 count hand-dyed evenweave

4. Victorian Christmas Tree by Sue Hillis Designs - finish

stitched on 28 count green evenweave

5. Never Too Big by Dragon Dreams (sneak peek as it's close to a finish)

stitched on 28 count green evenweave

Measi always gives us a topic to discuss too.

November - What new stitches or techniques did you learn this year?

Drawing a bit of a blank with this one!  I can't think of anything new I have tried this year, mostly because when you've been stitching for over 25 years you've tried most things you want to do.  I've done a lot of speciality stitches over the years but maybe there was a new one in my Chatelaine?

stitched on 32 count Belfast in Cotton Clouds by Crafty Kitten

Gardens of London has been neglected this year because I've been focusing on my Discworld Mappe.  If I reach my goal on that this month I will have completed approximately 60% of the design which puts me on target to complete it by the end of 2020.  It would be nice to get another corner garden done on Gardens of London but not if it mean missing my Discworld finish.


Finally, it's time to sign up for the Advent Calendar Blog Hop!  For this hop, each participant is allocated a day in December to make their post on.   They will show something they have stitched on a Christmas theme and answer the topic question I set.  I then copy their photo onto my blog post in the style of an Advent Calendar.

So if you'd like to join in, please leave a comment or send me an email.  Let me know if there is a date you would particularly like or one you'd like to avoid.  I will be in touch towards the end of the month!

Here is a link to last year's so you can see how it works:


  1. Nice progress! I would like to join the Advent blog hop. I can do any day but December 19 or 20th.

  2. Oh Jo some many lovely designs finished and many not far off.
    Have a lovely week.

  3. Great WIPocalypse work! It's good to have some finishes, especially as you know there are projects waiting to replace them come 2020! :)

  4. Raven is gorgeous!!! You have come along way on Discoworld, I bet your anxious to have that fully finished too.

  5. I love the Victorian Christmas tree!And Raven is just gorgeous.

    I'd love to join the advent blog hop and can do any day....thanks for organizing!

  6. Jo: I bet you are getting excited that Disc Mappe is almost finished, I have been following since you started this design, I love seeing your progress.
    Raven is a stunning design.
    Have a lovely week.


  7. Lovely stitching Jo. The Mappe looks awesome.


  8. Great work on all your WIPocolypse projects, Jo!
    Discworld is looking great, and I like the cameo piece!
    If I’m not too late I’d like to join in the Christmas hop, but not early on as I am still stitching! Tee hee!
    Barbara xx

  9. I am always so impressed with all you accomplish! Raven is so beautiful. Sure, I will do the blog hop. I have a new BBD all finished and about to be framed!

  10. Your 10 in '19 list is looking great! You really are on track with the Mappe.

  11. Two out of five, not bad considering you're close to finishing two more!

  12. Fantastic work on everything!


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