Sunday, January 24, 2016

2016 The 1ST Wipocalypse of the Year

Hello all, I am so happy to be sharing with you all in this new year.

For the first month of 2016 our Questions is not really a question but more a who are you and what are you planning for this year.
Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!

I am an avid stitcher that loves to have a needle in my hand whenever I can. I usually have 4 projects going at once and sometimes up to 7. I rotate about one project per day but for some I just can't put it down after a single day so I push on with it for 2 maybe 3 days. This usually happens when I am close to a finish or completing a particular area of a project. I have no one particular designer or style that I like to stitch. I am all over the map with the things I stitch. MOST of my projects are made as gifts for family and friends, but this year I have decided this is the "Year Of ME" I want to stitch the entire year things that are devoted to be items I will keep. People that know me have laughed when I tell them this. They all are placing bets on when I will cave in and see a project and say ooohhhhhhhh that would make a perfect gift for.....I know this is bound to happen but I hope that the majority of my stitching will be projects that I have bought for myself.

Just this week I have got my WIPs up to 4 projects that I am currently rotating.
#1 is my HEAD Christmas Cottage by Dona Gelsinger I want to put alot of time in on this The end of 2015 saw me finishing the first to rows, this means I am a bit over 25% finished. The pattern says 64 pages but that is a bit miss leading there are 48 full pages the other 16 pages are just partials. Regardless of all that I have quite a way to go and I want to complete at least 1 full row this calendar year. This is a fun stitch as there are areas of confetti mixed in with large areas of solid colors so I get a good combination of stitching all in one project.
#2 is my Glendon Place Whooligan's Hangout this is a fun stitch to do, it is easy to work and just goes together so well. I am combining this with another pattern as I have an image in my mind of how they will look together. I hope my imagination is as good as the actual product. I want to make it a surprise to the first time I show the full piece will be when I get to the end.
#3 is a Mill Hill Santa. I do not usually do Mill Hill because I do not like beads. It is just a personal thing, normally I convert the beads to metallic thread but this one is so cute that I am going to muttle through and do the kit as is, beads and all. 
#4 is Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Again I do not normally do kits but I have had this in my stash for many years. I bought several of the Disney designs and my intent is to complete a group of the characters and then make myself a quilt.  The progress picture is where I am currently but I am working on her today so I will be a bit farther tonight.

So this is my update for this full moon. I look forward see the other stitchers work and continuing on with my own work. Hope you are all doing well and that this New Year will bring health and happiness.


  1. Love your plans! The cottage looks lovely.

  2. Wonderful WIPs! Nice variety, all very cool patterns.

  3. Your quilt sounds like a brilliant idea! Look forward to seeing your progress this year.

  4. Halloween and Disney are two of my favorite things to stitch! They are all beautiful designs.

  5. What Lovely comments from you all. Thank you!!!!!

  6. Hi Rose, you have many lovely projects! Happy stitching!

  7. Nice set of projects. I love the idea of creating a quilt from cross stitch designs.

  8. Lovely stitching! Great fan of Beauty and the Beast, I'll follow your progress with pleasure. xxx


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