Monday, January 08, 2018

2018 WIPocalypse Introduction

I decided to join the 2018 WIPocalypse.

I know I am a little late but better late than never?! ha ha I have participated in this SAL but have been a "drop-out" since 2014.

Anyways in case you don't know what it is all about I will "try" to explain it as I know it.  It is a way for Stitcher's to summarize during the weekend of every full moon what they have stitched since the last full moon. It doesn't matter what you stitch (WIPs, UFOs or new starts) or how much you stitch (one stitch or a million); if you have stitched, you are welcome to make a post and link it on Measi's Musing's WIPocalypse Page! Pretty simple huh?

Also there will be a monthly question or topic to answer and/or talk about so we can all get to know each other better! I am pretty sure answering this is optional though so don't let that scare you off.

So the first topic is...

Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!

My name is Faith and I am the very proud mother of two adult children and one wonderful grandson. We are originally from the Chicago, IL area and moved to Tucson, AZ a couple of years ago and LOVE it! 

Additionally we have four dogs, one turtle and a bird! You can see a couple of pictures of them here.

I have been cross stitching since 1995 and have taken time off here and there whenever my mojo has decided to go on vacation. Luckily it always returns but it brings back more projects (souvenirs?) to stitch! I also like to TRY other crafty things and am currently gaining the courage and collecting advice from friends to make a quilt. I also LOVE to assemble jigsaw puzzles and have really gotten into it over the past year.

As for my "planned" projects
for 2018 this is my list!
(in alphabetical order)

  • A-Mazing Friends SAL, Ursula Michael, started March 2016, last stitched April 2016 (will probably toss)
  • Beaded Elegance Ornaments, Dimensions Kit, started November 2004, last stitched January 2014
  • Christmas Rules, Lizzie*Kate, plan to start in 2018
  • Dinosaurs!, Flumpkin X-Stitchers, started January 2012, last stitched August 2016
  • The Enchanted Christmas Snowman, HaED, plan to start in 2018
  • Flowers of the Month, EMS, started July 2012, last stitched July 2012
  • Fractal Bookmark 405, Cross Stitch Collectibles, started June 2015, last stitched June 2015 (will probably toss)
  • From My Heart to Yours, Carla Rizzie, started February 2011, last stitched January 2011
  • Full Bloom, Cross-Stitch-Art, started January 2012, last stitched January 2016
  • Fun Every Day, SamSarah Design Studio, started January 2016, last stitched April 2016
  • The Golden Girls, WeeLittleStitches, plan to start in 2018
  • Halloween Banner, Stoney Creek, plan to start in 2018
  • His Name Is Jesus, Joyful Expressions, started January 2012, last stitched June 2012
  • Nintendo SAL, Armada Designs, plan to start in 2018
  • Rose of Sharon, Design Connection, started January 2012, last stitched March 2014
  • Stained Glass, Love Thy Thread, started June 2014, last stitched August 2014
  • Super…docious, Sue Hillis, plan to start in 2018
  • Twisted Rainbow Sampler, Northern Expressions Needlework, started January 2016, last stitched March 2016
  • Well Hello There! Monthly Series, Hands on Design, 2 more months to do!

The list seems so long to me but I guess it is not that long.  I hope to make some good progress on these this year and hopefully even put one or two in the finished pile!

I think all of the ones that are started already can be seen on my WIPs /UFOs page.

If you would like to find out more
or sign up for the 2018 WIPocalypse

Thanks for stopping by,
see ya next time!


Deb said...

Will be one of your cheerleaders!

Rachel said...

I like that you're pulling out some projects which haven't been worked on for a while alongside some new ones to fulfil the staritis bug. The Stoney Creek Halloween Banner is one of my planned starts for this year too. Good luck with everything. I look forward to watching your progress! :)

Stitching Noni said...

Good luck with your plans! That is a great list of projects :)

Lili said...

Great list Faith! How funny the Nintendo SAL! Waiting for your stitching posts!!
Your pets are adorable, love the turtle!

Katie said...

I will be cheering you along on your goals. You can do it!!

Mii Stitch said...

Have fun Faith!

Meari said...

That's quite a list! Good luck :)

diamondc said...

Faith: That is a wonderful list for 2018, I have never kept t9 a list so never make them, I am envious of people who do.
I look forward to seeing your progress.


Justine said...

Great goals Faith, you can do it! I say toss those unloved projects in the bin without a second thought. Life is too short and there are too many lovely things to stitch to waste time on those we don't love!

Linda said...

Great list Faith.


Bethan said...

Good luck with your plans! x

Jaret said...

Good luck meeting your 2018 goals!

RJ said...

Great plans Faith. I know you can do it. RJ