Friday, February 14, 2014

February WIPocalypse update and a finish!

There's a full moon, so it's time for a WIPocalypse update! This month's topic is "How many projects do you generally feel comfortable having in progress at a time?  Tell us about your one-at-a-time or rotation habits!"

I stitch on about 20 different WIPs each month (except for last month, when it was 62; 31 new starts and 31 WIPs).  I'm in 3 SALs (stitch-a-longs) where I stitch a certain project on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  I also chose 10 WIPs for the Turtle Trot SAL and post before & after progress pics once a month.  The YOTA SAL also has a before & after photo once a month.  I'm in the Smalls SAL and Hallowe'en Ornie SAL and try to finish one a month for each of those.  When I meet with the Southern California Cross Stitchers Yahoo group once a month, I usually stitch on 2 Lizzie*Kate designs.  I might stitch on a few more from my WIPocalypse list to fit the theme for the Theme-a-licious SAL each month.  I'm also in several cross stitch groups on Facebook that have different challenges each week!

I like to stitch a few hours every night while I'm watching TV, even though I would get more done if the TV was off!

You can see current photos of all of my WIPs on my WIPocalypse page.  My goal this year is to move half of them to the Finishes 2014 page instead!

My Sunday SAL with Linda and Kaye is Santa's 12 Days of Christmas by The Prairie Schooler.  I stitched the 5 golden rings.

Santa's 12 Days of Christmas (Day 5) update #2
My Saturday SAL with Linda and Kaye is Fall Welcome by Diane Arthurs.  I stitched the bottom of the scarecrow girl's skirt.
Fall Welcome update #6
My Monday SAL is Cut Thru' North Pole House by Bothy Threads.  There are almost 40 stitchers working on different Cut Thru' designs.  See all their progress photos on the Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Monday SAL page.  I finished the yellow wall and did all the backstitching on the presents.
Cut Thru' North Pole House update #7
I finished Mary's Sampler II, the free Mystery SAL from Plum Street Samplers.  Part 9 was words, border, and another crown.
Mary's Sampler II - FINISHED!
"Mary's Sampler II"
Designed by Paulette Stewart
Plum Street Samplers
18 ct Fiddler's cloth
Started 9/30/2013, Finished 2/14/2014

Check in on Measi's Musings blog with a link to your February WIPocalypse blog post, too!




24 comments:

Vicky L said...

Congratulations on finishing Mary's sampler.
It is beautiful. You are doing great on your wips.

sharine said...

Awesome finish! And great progress:)

Sandy said...

Your WIP list makes me look like a beginner, thank-you !! One day I will do another count to see where I am, most likely in the 30's.

Sandy

Busy Lizzie said...

beautiful cross stitching

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finish Debbie. That turned out really pretty. Wonderful progress on all your SAL pieces. I decided that its your fault that I work on so many projects each month. lol

Linda

Jan Jones said...

Congrats on your Mary's Sampler finish! And thumbs-up on all your progress stitching. ;-)

Annette-California said...

Congrats on finishing Mary's Sampler! Its so beautiful! Great progress on your wips & love seeing North Pole develop:)
love Annette

Brigitte said...

Very nice progress on your WIPocalypse pieces. I love all three of them, they are right after my taste. And congratulations on finishing the Mary sampler.

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Lovely progress on your wips.

Shebafudge said...

Mary's Sampler looks wonderful! I have saved the second one to do too but have to finish the first one yet!

Great progress on all the other pieces too. xx

Miamina said...

Lovely finish! Great work making progress on the others too!

Pat said...

Nice finish!

Katie said...

You're crazy but that's why we get along so well haha. Love all your WIPs. Congrats on the finish!

Rita said...

Beautiful progress!

Bramble said...

Beautiful stitching (:

CathieJ said...

Mary's sampler is quite pretty. I really love your Santa's also.

Beth in IL said...

Great finish. I don't think I could have that many pieces in my rotation. If I have more than 3, I go a little crazy...

AnaCristina said...

Good weekend!

Mii Stitch said...

Congratulations on your latest finish and all these progress!

Julie said...

Mary's Sampler looks superb Debbie.
Loving the Bothy Threads Cut Thro, they are so colourful and fun. PS Santas ...always a favourite.

Stitching Noni said...

Great progress :)
Congrats on your lovely finish - the sampler is lovely :)

Angie said...

great finish.

I love watching bothy threads cut thru's come to life

Angie said...

great finish.

I love watching bothy threads cut thru's come to life

Rachel said...

I'm amazed by how many pieces you work on each month! Such great progress!!