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Friday, 23 July 2021

July 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:


Since then I have completed Number 1 - Hands on Design Scary Apothecary. This is my fifth design in that series, the goal is three per year.  Here is Cauldron Cleaner:

stitched on 28 count Radioactive Linen from Chromatic Alchemy

I was asked about the linen colour in my TUSAL photos as it looked so different!  These two photos are much more true to the actual bright green colour.

I used the DMC conversion, except for the orange background which is a blend of 3853 and 3854 instead of using a variegated.


I had almost finished Number 10 in June so decided to keep going and completed it this month.  This is Block 6 on Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings:

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

Blocks 6 and 7 form a double block in the centre of the design.  Next time I will work upwards to Block 2 which goes on top of the left hand side of this part.

Number 12 is Gathering Eggs by Nora Corbett which is still being worked on.  I completed the white lilies so now it's back to the dark background:

stitched on 35 count Vintage Country Mocha linen



Number 17 Scream House by Just Nan won't come out again until Dark October and Number 24 is the Just Nan Summer Sampler SAL.  We have chosen Follow the Needle for this and here's my current progress:

stitched on 28 count Lilac Brittney evenweave

Not a brilliant photo, the colours look a little washed out.  I just use my iPad for progress photos rather than taking my time with my nice camera!


I'm really enjoying the WIPGO experience this year.  I like the way it works with my rotation while helping choose which of my WIPs should be the focus for the month.  I'm already planning next year's Board!  I hope to focus on Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow so will have that feature for several numbers, possibly as many as 12.  My other two spooky projects (Scary Apothecary and CCN Halloween Village) will get 3 numbers each.  That leaves 6 numbers for my other three BAPs and the centre square for my Longest Day Marathon.  But that could all change between now and January!

It's the planning that is half the fun.



Finally, I'm going to be taking sign-ups for my Summer Blog Hop on the same theme as last year - Stitching Friends are Friends Who Count. Have a look at this post for last year and let me know if you'd like to take part this year.







5 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on the awesome finishes Jo. I've been trying to buy the Scary Apothecary charts but can't ever get all of them at the same place.

Linda

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress and great job finishing two of your goals! I'm starting to make 2022 plans too, albeit very loose ones. If this might be the year I don't have to work on so many gifts?! We'll see!

butterfly said...

Yes great progress Jo.
All your work looks wonderful.
I keep upsetting my plans by keep buying new kits I just have to have so now I have so many in my stash . I Will set new plans now for next year.
Have a fun week .

The Crafty Princess said...

Oh man what a great idea!!! Love it. Nice way to get through all your wips and keep it interesting. I absolutely agree, that the planning is the best. I spend hours at work developing schedules, rotations, progress charts, it goes on and on. Never thought of WIPGO though. Nice job Jo xo

Susan said...

I may be able to participate in WIPGO next year - my board the last two years would have had 4 projects only on it and that just didn't seem like much fun. Once I finish stockings for the two newest littles, I believe I am done with baby stitching (surprises do happen though).