Hello everyone! This is my sixth year of WIPocalypse. It’s the most committed I’ve been to any SAL & I put that down to the pressure free, encouraging environment that Melissa hosts. If you’re a crafter, please join up either on your blog or via the Facebook group – we welcome all enablers!
If you’ve not read from my blog before, I’m in my mid-40’s, a working mum to four (ranging from 25-10. I am book-mad, often found stitching & listening to podcasts or audiobooks, and I’m working more in my garden than ever before. We own our home near the base of Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges & can often be found working on it (new deck, gardens & a swim spa were added this summer) walking on the beach or in one of the many beautiful parks Auckland boasts. I’ve been hand stitching since before I was 10, can’t knit an even scarf or crochet to save myself and don’t often pull my machine out (not at all in 2019!!).
I didn’t do a December catch-up so here goes:
- Keep up with weekly #magicalstitches homework YES
- Plan January WIPs YES
- No Spend! EH, NO
With Magical Stitches now finished, I stitched 5439 stitched in December, bringing my annual total to 77051 stitches (which I am certainly NOT counting in 2020!). Most of this was on Shakespeares Fairies, as this is my current favourite to work on, and is now about 2/3 complete after 12 months. I finished the year so far in the red for Stitch from Stash that I am a little embarrassed in myself, and have unsubscribed from a number of emails. This is not necessarily a bad thing; we crafters could all do with less time on the electronic things but a bit of a wake up. My One Little Word for this year is “reset” – and I’m applying it to my crafting as well as thinking.
- Complete the first panel of Jim Shore’s 12 Days (new start)
- Complete 500 stitches in Fairy Idyll
- Christmas Ornament FO
- Disney Cloudsfactory item for Aurora FO
Year Long Goals:
- Complete all panels of Jim Shore’s 12 Days
- Complete Fairy Idyll (I bead as I go with this one)
- Complete Mermaid of Atlantis (which honestly is just the beading to go)
- Complete the stitching on Shakespeare’s Fairies
- Complete Tapestry Cat (my oldest WIP).
Let’s see how I get on!
5 thoughts on “January 2020 WIPocalypse & Intro”
I didn’t realize you had four kids. Somehow I have only focused on the two younger ones. Do the older ones live with you or near by? Always glad to hear from you. Did the smoke from Australia reach as far as Auckland?
Yeah it reaches. It’s awful, the sky was grey, then brown, then orange, back to brown then grey again.
Ms 25 is independent, Mr nearly 20 is getting pushed out of the nest…
I love the idea of pushing him out of the nest. It takes that for some of the kids doesn’t it.
Look like great goals to me. Good luck for 2020!