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!


Chris said...

Beautiful ornaments Marjorie.
Glad you had some time to relax after the holiday, it sounds like you have been really busy.
I am looking forward to seeing your WIPocalypse progress :)

Margaret said...

Glad you had a relaxing holiday! Your list of WIPs is really nice. i'm looking forward to seeing them get finished in 2012! Lovely stitching as well!

Catherine said...

Sounds like a perfectly relaxing holiday!! I so understand about all the chaos leading up to the big day!
Here's to finishing up all those wip's!!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Hi Marjorie, good to see you posting, lovely ornie finishes. Merry Christmas, Pleasant PJ's and Happy New Year:)

Hazel said...

Sounds like a very relaxing break. Nice to see you post. x

mainely stitching said...

Oh that's a GREAT goal! Good luck!!

socialsue said...

I love your list of WIPs goals !!!

MoonBeam said...

Good luck with your goals. It should be fun, and, I hope, productive.


Siobhan said...

Beautiful ornaments! I love the plan to do one WIP and one new chart a month. I might have to aim for something along those lines. Maybe a WIP, then a new project, then a WIP... Good idea!

I love the sound of your holiday--watching American Horror Story in your PJs. You are speaking my language! I am so glad DH's family hasn't shown up as well--tomorrow I need to at least put on make up in case BIL shows up. :P

Happy new year!

Pumpkin said...

Lovely ornaments!

I hear you Marjorie!!!! I'm SO behind on my Blog and my Blog reading :oS Don't feel bad.

I like your list of projects for 2012. Good luck and Happy New Year :o)