Thursday, 18 March 2021

March WIPGO UPdate


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:

You can see that I am starting to get some blocks coloured in as I complete the projects.  For March the numbers called were 10 and 24.  24 is my Just Nan Summer Sampler which won't happen until the Summer (funny that) so I can't do anything there.  It has made me rethink about putting seasonal goals such as Maynia and the Longest Day Marathon.  Next year I will just include one and make it the Free Space.

The other number was Hallowe'en at Hawk Run Hollow and I was so pleased to get a block finish.  I started in the centre for this one which is a double block. Rather than have a line down the centre I have stitched over to block 6 in some places.  

Here's where I was at the start of WIPGO Weekend last week:

Halfway through:

End of the Weekend:

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

Although it is a large project, the colours tend to come in quite large chunks so you can make fairly quick progress.  Stitching with one stand over one also means you don't have to start a new thread so often.

I continued after the week and we are here now:

This will go away until the Tiny Decision app chooses it again.  I used the app to decide what to stitch for the rest of the month.  I gave it the choice between my three largest pieces and it came up with this one:

stitched on 32 count Murano in Vineyard by Crafty Kitten.

The eagle-eyed Mira Minions of Facebook correctly identified the project from just this single bird!  I am continuing with her this weekend, alternating between the skin of her arm when I am on my own and the rather easier fabric of her skirt when I sit with my son.  One downside to lockdown is that I can't get a working copy of the chart made, so I've been taking a photo with my iPad and stitching from that.  It's not ideal as I like to colour as I go.  I might try printing it out and see what that looks like.

Here is what she will look like when she's finished.  One day.  No hurry.

Mirabilia - Fairy Idyll

🐇 Good Friday - Friday 2nd April 🐇

Finally, it's time to sign up for the Annual Easter Treasure Hunt.    If you would like to take part this year, just leave a comment here.  The week before Easter I will send you a letter of the alphabet which will form part of the mystery phrase.  On Good Friday you will post that letter along with a photo of something seasonal that you have stitched (could be Easter or Spring or just something cheerful and sunny or floral).  We all hop around like little bunnies to find the Mystery Phrase!

Here's a link to last year's hop so you can see how it all works - Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop 2020


Susan said...

You made great progress on Hawk Run. Perfect fabric choice for your Mirabilia. I am hoping one of mine comes up on my decision wheel for the last 10 days of the month.

Linda said...

Great progress Jo.


A Patchwork of Crafts said...

I don't have enough projects to play the game, it would boggle my mind trying I think eve if I did have enough to try. I have finished my little stitches ready for the Easter Hop, so I can be all relaxed about it now. Looking forward to seeing what every one else does and hoping it will be a well attended hunt.

Kaisievic said...

I love your WIPgo board however, I don't think that I could ever play as my goals of what to stitch change so rapidly throughout the year. The Mira Minions are certainly eagle eyed - well done them on identifying your new start.

diamondc said...

Jo: Thank-you for explaining WIPGO, I hope many people are reaching their goals with the game.
Cute witch, beautiful new design, she is beautiful.
Have a wonderful week.


Leonore Winterer said...

You're really making great progress with your WIPGO board! The seasonal stitches might get in the way a bit, but I guess you can always work ahead on something else instead? It'll work out in the end.
Your new Mira is real pretty, I love the fabric. I don't think I've seen this one stitched up before.

Katie said...

Love your progress on everything.