Sunday, 28 March 2021

March WIPocalypse Working on WIPs


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 "21 in '21" for this year.  This month I stitched on 5 of them and had 1 finish.  

10. Stoney Creek 12 Days of Christmas

stitched on 32 count Lime Green Linen

11. Carriage House Samplings Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow

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

12. Mirabilia Fairy Idyll

stitched on 32 count Vineyard Murano from Crafty Kitten

18. Just Nan Witchy Mice

19. Country Cottage Needleworks Main Street

stitched on 32 count Murano in Charcoal Slate from Sparklies

The full list can be seen here - WIPocalypse and 21 in 21

Measi always gives us a topic to discuss too.

March – What is your process for working on WIPs? Are you a one-at-a-time stitcher, a rotation stitcher, or something else?

I think we all know the answer to this one!  Definitely a rotation stitcher.  At the start of each year I lay out my WIPocalypse projects, I have usually been thinking about these since the previous June but the list doesn't get finalised until Christmas in case I get something awesome as a gift.

Then I decide what my monthly projects are going to be and stitch them first in the month.  After that I use my WIPGO Bingo choices to decide what comes next.  If there is any month left then I use the Tiny Decision app to choose from my WIPocalypse projects which haven't already come up that month.

Then I have my daily projects.  We are just coming to the end of one Just Nan Sampler (Winter Blues) and are about to start Nan's Garden for our Spring project.  We have a goal of one band per week.  The evening bath-time stitching is given over to ornaments.

Finally, this month has seen a fun SAL organised by Rachel and Tiff.  A new start for each weekend in March.  I called mine The March of the Mischievious Mice and stitched a Just Nan mouse each weekend.  They are not quite fully finished as I need to sort their hats and whiskers out.  That will be done for the FFO Gallery.

Here is the final mouse - Pumpkin Mouse:

stitched on 28 count Burnt Orange evenweave

Made up into a mouse:

Six mice so far:

The two smaller mice at the front were stitched in previous years.  The three grey mice were from the first three weekends and Pumpkin Mouse is on the end.  The Pumpkin Mouse chart is the same size as the two smaller mice but because I used 28 count instead of 32 count has come out much bigger.  This was deliberate as the hook and bottom were larger than the other mice.  I sourced them from Etsy as I only had the chart for this mouse, not the kit.  Any future mice will also be stitched on 28 count.


diamondc said...

Jo: All are wonderful projects, but the mice have my heart, they are so cute, their tails are a hoot.
You have made great progress on the Fairy design.
I am a one at a time stitcher, I like to see my projects finished soon.
Have a sweet day


Barb said...

Oh my gosh, those mice are so cute!!! I love the design form Halloween at HRH. I think I will stitch only that center part. I am not crazy about the rest of it.

Clare-Aimetu said...

A lovely collection of stitching. Your stitching rotation looks a good plan, you always have such lovely projects that I see growing each month, it works really well.

Ann C. said...

I like the pumpkin mouse. I had to go look at Just Nan's website to see where that mouse kit is part of. I don't have that one, but it is similar to the other witch, Halloween mice. Yes, you could make more mice by mixing all of the mice patterns, but you will need more tails and bottoms.

Kaisievic said...

You are so super organised with your stitching that it is almost frightening! Why aren't you ruling the world yet? lol!

butterfly said...

Love the mice family so sweet ,I love to rotate too.
Have a fun week.

Katie said...

I just love those mice. So adorable!!

Christine said...

I love the little mousies!

Preeti said...

Those Mice are so cute! You have always been a good planner of projects and you ensure that they are executed accordingly. That's great!

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress on everything, but I'm mostly impressed by how much progress you've made on Fairy Idyll! Love the mice too. Do you know how you will display them all?