Thursday, 18 February 2021

WIPGO Weekend Wins

Q: What is WIPGO?

A: It's like Bingo for your WIPs.

The idea is to make a board with 25 squares, add a goal to each square, each month the Admin call 2 numbers and you try reach those two goals.

When you complete a row or column, you can reward yourself with something nice.  A new start?  A new chart?  An uninterrupted afternoon of stitching?  Your choice.

This was my board at the start of the month:

The numbers called for February were 4 and 20.  But first I worked on number 13 from January and completed Cackle Lozenges by Hands on Design:

stitched on 28 count Radioactive Linen from Chromatic Alchemy

Then I turned my attention to a new start, number 4 - Hallowe'en at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings.  I got a good chunk of Block 7 done:

stitched over 1 on 25 count Cassia Rose evenweave from Chromatic Alchemy

I'll carry on with this one, when it comes up on WIPGO or on my Tiny Decisions wheel.  I can't tick the box off until I complete this block.

Number 20 was next, a complete success as the goal was to complete one small block.  The dragon only took 3 days so I decided to continue with the owl at the top.  This block was one of the reasons I stalled with this design back in 2014.  It was charted for a rather chonky cat which I didn't love.  But I didn't know what to put instead because it was a mystery SAL.  So I left it.  People used various ideas and this owl was popular.  He took 4 days to complete, including his beads:

As with the dragon I stitched the background with one strand of thread which gives it a slightly softer look.  I did the wings on the Fairy the same way, they look almost transluscent with the fabric more visible.

stitched on 28 count Snapdragon Jazlyn from Crafty Kitten

As it only took a week to stitch both small blocks, I am revising my WIPocalypse goal to all four small blocks this year.  The other two will be stitched next time this comes up on my WIPGO board.

The next project in my rotation will be number 6 from January  - Spring Sampler.  I hope to get that finished well before the end of the month so I have time to fit one more project into February.

Finally, a progress photo from my Just Nan band sampler SAL.  We are currently stitching Winter Blues and I have just finished Bands 11 and 12:

stitched on 28 count White Jobelan

We are currently choosing the next sampler from a shortlist provided by Leonore.  So if you're a JN Junkie, do look for the poll and join us.  There's also going to be a Mouse-a-long organised by another member of the group.


Mary said...

You come up with the most creative ideas! I am trying to concentrate on one project at as time right now as I need to see some finishes to keep me motivated. I love you just Nan sampler. Have fun playing your version of Bingo!!

Susan said...

Very nice progress on everything. I love that owl. Hands on Design does such great designs and you have picked the perfect fabric for this one.

Sue said...

Such a creative idea, how lovely! Your projects are so beautiful. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog.

RONI said...

I love the pleasure you take in having so many WIPs! I'm finding much inspiration in reading these posts, and have lately added new stitches into my own WIP list.

Christine said...

Oh I do like the cackle lozenges!

DJ said...

WIPGO looks like a lot of fun! I have too many goals this year to do this, but maybe next year (if you do this again) I can join in the fun! I love all the projects you stitched so far this month! The owl is fabulous, and I love how you stitched the background in a single thread, it truly looks 3D!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Love the idea of the WIPGO! Your embroidery is so pretty! they are all such lovely projects xx

diamondc said...

Jo: Such a lovely post, Cackle is so fun, I love cats but would do what you did I think the owl is a better idea, I am looking forward to seeing this piece finished.
Winter Blues is such a beautiful design.
Have a wonderful day


Beth in IL said...

Nice work. I just noticed the Mouse-a-long....I may have to find this group, get myself a Just Nan Mouse and start. I must admit the newest one is just so cute!!!!

Kaisievic said...

Great work, lots of Happy Dances and progress on some lovely projects. I do so love seeing what you are stitching on, Jo.

Ann C. said...

WIPGO sounds like fun and adds some interest in which WIPs to stitch next. The orange from Cackle Lozenges really pops on the radioactive green linen. I love your Joan Elliott SAL. I would be interested in participating in the Mouse-a-long, which group is this in?

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

I love the owl you stitched. I must remember the idea of stitching the background with one thread rather than two. I like the idea of the lighter effect.
I'm enjoying the pace of the JN Winter Blues SAL. It works for me. That's a first! :)

Leonore Winterer said...

WIPGO seems to work very well with your type of rotation! You've been so very productive. The faces SAL looks great!

Astrids dragon said...

You are so organized, I'm hopeless!
I love seeing your Halloween pieces, such fun.