Hello everyone! I hope you’re well. WIPocalypse is the monthly check-in SAL hosted by Measi on her blog, and via the Facebook group – we welcome all enablers! Click on the icon to the right to learn more.
I’m a bit time poor this week so it’s WIP Wednesday as well. Last week I was in Detention so it was 1000 stitches in either blue ink or on words. I chose to make a start on the Emma Congdon/Stitchrovia quotes that match one of my already FFO pieces & knocked that out fairly easily, especially as we had a whole work day waiting on the systems to get back online. It was a loooong day. This current week is in the “too hard” basket for me, so I’m doing penalty stitches on Shakespeare’s Fairies.
In July, I’ve tried hard to complete each of the weekly #magicalstitches homework tasks, and knocked out several of the monthly EC as well as two Ultimate on Mermaid of Atlantis:
- Fairy Idyll 2049
- Mermaid of Atlantis 4692
- Shakespeare’s Fairies 744
- Tapestry Cat 1049
- Pumpkin Carriages 758
- Stitchrovia There’s Always Time for Tea 230
- Stitchrovia Shakespeare Quote 1479
- Stitchrovia Austen Quote 320
That’s over 10K stitches for the month!
I also have two FO – I just kept working on the Stitchrovia Tea piece until I finished it. I am not sure how I will FFO it yet. I didn’t count the remaining stitches as they didn’t fit a homework theme at the time I completed them. I did count the ones for Shakespeare Quote, as they worked into one & a bit of the extra credit tasks. That one will be a hoop finish to match the Tolkien quote that is already on my wall.
Both of these are available in Emma’s Etsy shop.
- WIPocalypse One-A-Day with a twist – just stitch every day SWEET AS
- Hello May HECK NO
- Don’t spend! DEFINTIELY NO
- Complete the Year 5 Extra Credit homework (4/11 to go)
- Complete Mermaid of Atlantis stitching (seriously possible if the weekly homework goes my way)
- No Spend!
Question of the Month: How do you get yourself out of a stitching drought?
I’ve previously gone with finding a new start, just picking one WIP, ignoring stitching entirely & finding some SAL to check into. It is odd for me to go more than a few days without stitching now but last year there was a couple of sparse months. Right now I’m in a scrap drought that I can’t shake but it will pass.
SFS: even tho I didn’t manage a no-spend month (needing both DMC & Kreinik for MOA) I had those two Stitchrovia finishes and I’m in the black.