Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The WIPocalypse is coming! (and other stuff)

Is anyone still out there?  I have been caught in the avalanche of activity that comes upon me from the beginning of November through the end of the year--daughter's birthday, my birthday friends' birthdays, scouting events, Thanksgiving, the general Christmas shopping/festivities insanity, in addition to the extra school and work obligations...so, in short, not a lot of stitching.  Almost none in fact, aside from Christmas ornaments, most of which didn't even get photographed before going off to new homes.

I hope everyone had a good holiday.  We had a very relaxed Christmas (meaning DH's family did not put in an appearance : )) and I have spent the last few days wearing PJ's well into the afternoon, eating cookies and watching past episodes of Doctor Who and American Horror Story..perfect for Christmas...and now, sadly, reality has set in and am back at work. 

I did receive some lovely exchanges--one from the latest BBD round from Tatyana, and one from the Stitched with Love Winter Wonderland exchange from Colleen--but since I am at work the only pictures I have are the ones on my phone, so I will have to share photos next time.

As have many of you, I joined Measi's 2012 WIPocalypse and spent the better part of last evening going through my stash and compiling my list.  I have about 15 WIPs in progress (I always seem to have around 15 in progress, no matter how many I finish)  and dozens of untouched charts, some decades old.  Of the WIPs I picked nine that I am most likely to get finished:
--In the Sweet (La D Da).   Really only a few stitches left so this should be easy.
--Secret Pumpkin Patch (The Trilogy).  Pretty close on this one too.
--Photobooth Snowmen (Bent Creek).  This was going to be an ornie for my friend.  Maybe next Christmas.
--Santa Claws (The Goode Huswife).  I was going to make this for DD.  Again, maybe next Christmas.
--Kindred Spirits (The Primitive Needle).  This has seriously been languishing forever, and there is not a lot to do.
--Snow Garden (Blackbird Designs).  I started this about two years ago I think.  It's a small design what takes me so long??
--Bertie's Stocking (Shepherd's Bush).  Again, about 2-3 years in the making. And almost done.
--Four Diamonds (Carriage House Samplings).  I started this one recently then got sidetracked by Christmas.
--Alphabet Heart.  I don't know the designer--this was a freebie off the web.

My plan (which will soon go awry I'm sure) is to finish one WIP and  one previously unstitched chart per month.  We will see how long that lasts.    I will post my progress next month, along with pics of the exchanges.  Hope everyone has a great new year!