Tuesday, December 29, 2015

December WIPocalypse

It's a few days late, but as the topic for this WIPocalypse check-in is to recap our 2015 stitching accomplishments, it gave me a few extra days to stitch - which didn't happen but it was a good thought.

2015 was a good stitching year.  I had 18 finishes, mostly smalls, but given the limited stitching time I have, it is quite a lot.  All of my finishes can be seen in the tab above titled Finishes (catchy isn't it?).  I put a list of WIPocalypse projects together about this time last year, unfortunately, there will not be much difference in my 2016 list. From the list, I had two finishes:

Holly and Hearts Sampler by Lizzie*Kate

and Spring in the Air by Just Nan

I had some progress on all the others on my list:

Mirabilia's Santa's Magic went from here:

 to here: 

Elegant Doily by Kayann's Kreations was here on January 1st:

and here when I put it up last: 

Secret Victorian Garden started the year here:

 and ended it here:

Shakespearean Fantasy and Christmas Presence from Heaven and Earth Designs were blank pieces of fabric the beginning of the year and are here today:


I kept up with my rotation fairly well this year.  The last couple of months have been "stitch what I want when I want" and very relaxing, but I can feel the rotation calling again, so will most likely start it up after the first of the year.  I also did better than expected with my SALs and checking in - well I did until the end of August when they started to get away from me.  I have pared back the SALs for 2016 to a much more manageable three (if you are interested in participating in any of them, the badges at the top of the page should be clickable and will take you to the respective pages). 

I have this week off from work and have a stitching plan worked out (which I have already deviated from) which could have me finishing one or two more smalls and making some progress on Secret Victorian Garden; however, I will not be too upset if I don't. I do have a new start planned for January 1st, Just Nan's Christmas Soldiers stocking, and have several other pieces that I will be starting throughout the year, or I may start them all in January and create a rotation around them, or something else will come to me in the next couple of days and throw this all out the window.  This is the first year in a long time that I have not had a solid stitching plan in place this close to the new year and I am not sure if that is good or bad.  I suppose as long as I am stitching it doesn't really matter. 

I hope you all had an enjoyable and productive stitching year and that 2016 will bring more of the same.


Le trame della Galaverna said...

Just find your beautiful blog.
Many compliments for the Santa Claus Mirabilia; he is so wonderful.
I wish you happy new year

Linda said...

Beautiful stitching and finishes Susan.


Chris said...

Wonderful finishes and progress in 2015!
I am looking forward to seeing your 2016 work.
Happy New Year!!!

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on your finishes and the progress you made on your WIPs. I also look forward to seeing your projects in 2016. Happy New Year, Susan!

Heather said...

Congrats on your progress your stitching is beautiful! Good luck with your goals!

Annie said...

Beautiful progress and some great finishes! Looking forward to continuing the journey with you in 2016.
Happy New Year:)

Justine said...

Two lovely finishes and progress on all your other WIPS - whatever your rotation is, it's working! Good luck for your stitching plans in 2016.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I think you've done amazingly well considering how BAP your projects are!
You have two lovely bigger finishes too. I like both those designs. I also have a new Just Nan project knitted up for New Year's Day. I'll be thinking of you!
Glad to see that GG made the cut for SALs next year too.

Leonore Winterer said...

You made some great progress this year! I think it's okay to not have much of a plan, I'm sure what ever you do it will turn out amazing :)

Rose Barrow said...

I have seen that Mirabilia's Santa's Magic finished and it is just gorgeous!!!!! Yours is looking awesome!!!