Monday, January 05, 2015
2015 WIPocalypse - January 5
My first WIPocalypse post! This is year four, I believe, of the WIPocalypse. "Stitch like it's the end of the world!" It started from an "off the cuff" remark by a friend relating to the Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world in December 2012. She decided she'd better work on finishing some of her WIPs (works in progress) if she wanted to get things done "before the end of time." It quickly became "a thing," sort of like an in-joke, and she started an official stitch-along for it and everything. Since the world didn't end, she's kept it going every year since then. Despite having been around for a while now, this is my first year participating! It's just for fun, there aren't any requirements or anything, just a way to remind you to make progress and share the joy. There is also a discussion topic for each post. Posts will occur on (or near) the full moon, so roughly monthly. And here we go!
Topic: Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!
Hi, my name is Erin, and I'm a "streaky stitcher." I'll use all of my free time to stitch for several weeks or months, then I will put it away and not touch it for several weeks or months (or years). I'm hoping that officially participating in the WIPocalypse will help me be more consistent, despite having failed on a few other attempts at other SALs (stitch-alongs, for my non-stitchy friends). Remember, this is my year to "go do," and I really want to make some progress on my Mirabilia fairies, hopefully finishing one by the end of the year. I have a few other things in progress as well. Below is the official WIP list (including one new-start-to-be for 2015) and a current picture of each to use as a progress marker (note: this does not include UFOs, or unfinished objects, that just are not being worked on; there are, um, several of those, too). I reserve the right to alter the list at any time, including adding new things! But these really are the ones I'd like to focus on. All of these images are "fresh," taken January 2, 2015.
Titania, by Mirabilia
Adia, by Mirabilia
Baked Alaska, by Glendon Place
Tiramisu, by Glendon Place
Taj Mahal Mandala, by Chatelaine
So that's it, that's all I've got. I'm hoping to actually make some visible progress on these this year, though I may not stitch on every one in a given period. We'll just see how it goes. Thanks for reading!
Currently feeling: like stitching