Sunday, January 28

January (2.0) WIPocalypse check-in

I have a bit of WIPocalypse progress for this month, and one finish (yippee)

First is the finish:  Desert Sunrise!  I didn't take pictures of it before I handed it off to Annette to get it framed (my main goal for that piece), so I have a picture of it in framing progress instead.

This is where I started

And this is where it is!  All done! (top most piece, obviously)



The other is that I made progress on my state hearts.  I'm not done with it, so I still consider it "in progress," but here it is, too:


Question of the Month – What SAL’s are you participating in this year? and If you are participating in the Olympic Stitching Challenge, what challenge are you accepting? What are your goals?

If you click on the title of the SAL it will take you to any relevant blog/link

WIPocalypse (of course!) - This is my 5th year.
I keep a tab updated with my progress through the year, as well as what happened the previous years I've taken part.

Year of WIPS - hosted by the Soulful Stitching FB group, which coincides nicely with my desire to get some of these old WIPs cleared out.  The goal is to complete at least half of your WIPs, but since I didn't have 15, I started a bunch right before the deadline.   It's a facebook group, and the event runs from 1/18-12/18 (so not quite a year).
Also has a tab associated with it so I can keep it updated (unlike WIPocalypse, this one has pictures)

IHSW (International Hermit and Stitch Weekend):  another SAL I've joined in with in the past, but I've always been pretty spotty;  it's hosted by Joysze at Random Ramblings.  Essentially: stitchers spend the third weekend of the month "hermitting" and stitching.   I'm hoping the addition of a Facebook Group will help out with the reminders on this one.  I think it's a great idea to take a weekend a month to one's self.

TUSAL (Totally Useless Stitch A Long) - which, if I'm being completely honest with myself is probably my favorite SAL.   Basically, orts are saved up and we show them off through the year.  I take my orts at the end of the year and use them to stuff a commemorative biscornu, though I'm thinking of making something this year to use with the leftover orts I couldn't fit into the other things.  It also has a Facebook group.

12 comments:

  1. Nice finish! Love the colors on Desert Sunrise.

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    1. Thank you! And the colors are the bestest! I saved the best for last :)

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  2. Wow two great projects. Congratulations on your finish! Stitch on!

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  3. That sunset piece is beautiful! And I love TUSAL!! How fun that you use your orts to stuff a biscornu!

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    1. Thank you! And I think I got the idea for the TUSAL orts after seeing other people put them in Christmas ornaments :)

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  4. Everything looks great. The mats on your desert pieces are perfect.

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    1. Thanks! I'm SO excited about framing these! :)

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  5. Wow, the colours on Desert Sunrise are amazing! Well done on the finish, I bet they will look stunning together.

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    1. Thanks :) I am super excited about the Deserts - they've been on the bucket list for a while. I'm already trying to decide where to hang them.

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  6. Beautiful finish. Looks fantastic in that mat. Your NC heart is beautiful too.

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