WIPocalypse, 15 in '15, DUCJC and D.E.S.I.G.N

WIPocalypse thanks to Measi of Measi's Musings

The focus of my WIPocalypse will be my "15 in '15"which are 15 charts I want to stitch in 2015 (following on from my "11 in '11", "12 in '12", "13 in '13" and "14 in '14")

  1. Joan Elliott – Diary February - Finished
  2. Just Nan – Winter Typography - Finished
  3. Frosted Pumpkins – Hallowe’en Town WIP
  4. Praire Moon – Thine is the Trick and the Treat - Finished
  5. Joan Elliott – Faces Mystery SAL WIP
  6. Madame Chantilly – On the Beach - Finished
  7. Just Nan – Haunted Pumpkins Tree - Finished
  8. Jannlynn – Gathering Honey WIP
  9. JBW – Rocking Horse - Finished
  10. Teresa Wenztler – You were Hatched
  11. Kingfisher for school  - Finished
  12. Dragon of the Winter Moon from Riona
  13. Joan Elliott – Believe for school  - Finished
  14. Primitive Hare – Hallowe’en Blocks - Finished
  15. Nutmeg Cottage from Susan   - Finished
Measi also sets discussion topics for each month:

Full Moon Dates and Topics for 2014:
January 5 - Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!
February 4 – How do you overcome that feeling that you’re in a rut with a particular project?
March 5  – If money – and time – were not limiters, what projects would be on your stitching bucket list?
April 4 – Which specialty stitches do you love doing on projects?  Which do you dread?
May 4 – What do you like to listen to while you stitch? (my own topic as one was not set)
June 2 – Do you find yourself more productive with stitching in summer or winter?
July 2 – Reality or Fantasy. Which do you prefer to stitch? Figures or Abstract?

July 31 – It’s a blue moon today. Show us your favorite WIP that features a lot of blue!
August 29 – Pick one of the WIP pieces you’ve stitched on this month, and tell us about your stitching journey with the piece.
September 28 – Where do you buy most of your stitching supplies?
October 27 – Are there any fibers or materials used in stitching that you’re nervous to try?
November 25 – Which designer has inspired you to stitch the greatest number of designs and why do you think that is?

December 25 – Recap your accomplishments for the year! (Your finishes, your final before/after photos, etc).  

The DUCJC (or Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge) is to stitch on 31 different projects throughout January.  In addition to the above 15 I will be stitching the following:

  1. L*K Friends from Sarah-Beth - Finished
  2. L*K Autumn from Cherise - Finished
  3. Beehive Needleworks Sunflowers & Acorns from Linda - Finished
  4. January Wordplay from Shirlee - Finished
  5. Brooke’s Books Witch  - Finished
  6. Nora Corbett Snowy Cottage from Nataly  - Finished 2016
  7. Custom Crafts Snapdragon from Lesley
  8. CCN Poinsettia Cottage from Stitcher Anon   - Finished 2016
  9. Marley was Dead from Stitcher Anon - Finished
  10. Strawberry Sampler from Lee   - Finished 2016
  11. Book of Spells from Carin - WIP   - Finished 2016
  12. Shepherds Bush She Tends from Kati
  13. Nora Corbett J from Justine   - Finished 2016
  14. Sweetheart Tree Tudor Rose from Vickie - Finished
  15. Shepherds Bush – Mini Samplers from Laura and Heather   - 1 Finished 2016
  16. Scarlet Letter - Elizabeth Shephard from Nicola - WIP

D.E.S.I.G.N. is a new one this year.

What is D.E.S.I.G.N?

D.E.S.I.G.N. is a somewhat recursive acronym and stands for Designer Everybody Should Instantly Get to Notice. How clever of me, right? Right? Okay, moving on. It's also a monthly blog challenge for cross stitchers (or possibly other crafters as well). Each month you get to present a designer of your choice, be it your favourite or someone you just discovered, you only need to have an ongoing WIP by them - and answer a few questions about them. Easy as that.

Here are my chosen designers:
January - The triumverate of Nora Corbett, Joan Elliott and Teresa Wenztler
February - Madame Chantilly
March - Satsuma Street
April - Primitive Hare
May - Blue Ribbon Designs
June - With Thy Needle & Thread
July - Brooke's Books Designs
August - Knotted Tree NeedleArt
September - Just Cross Stitch magazine 
October - Plum Street Samplers
November - Glendon Place

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