I have read and enjoyed the WIPocalypse posts from everyone over the last year but didn't join in as I thought it was more about finishing old projects and I tend to stitch one item at a time.
I popped over to Mel's blog at Measi's Musings where I was delighted to read ...
This will be a Stitch-a-Long (SAL) for fun, not a contest. Everyone stitches at a different pace, on different sized projects, with different goals and concepts of accomplishment, so a standard set of one-size-fits-all rules simply won’t work. So whether you’re a one-at-a-time stitcher or an insane rotationer like me, gather up the UFOs and WIPs on which you’d love to make good progress (or finish) and join us!
..... so here I am making my first WIPocalypse post 🙂
For anyone new to my blog I'm Clare, known online as Aimetu which means 'your friend' in French. I live in the centre of England with my super Hubby and our grown up son. I love travelling (when allowed), especially to South Wales to visit our daughter and her partner, and I do have second blog about wine, food and travel. I have been stitching for over 25 years, my main projects tend to be gifts for family and friends, and ornaments for my tree at the annual church Christmas festival.
I don't have much of my stitching hanging as pictures, just three, although I do have a few items on the mantle and sideboard but there isn't actually much of my work on display. I like to know what a piece is for before stitching it .... a gift, an exchange, a seasonal piece ... so I have just a couple of UFO pieces that are at the very bottom of a drawer somewhere.
This first post for WIPocalypse is about setting goals for 2021 - I like to be organised but most of last year I wasn't organised at all due to my health. This year I am hoping to be and I have already set my calender for various regular blog posts to join in with others and for the first time I have joined groups on Facebook including for WIPocalypse.
I have planned my projects (even kitted some up), hopefully I will complete them even if some are a bit delayed. Here's a list of my projects for 2021:
• 12 days of Christmas - Jardin Prive (this may be a whole piece or 12 individuals)
• 12 days of Christmas - Plum Street Samplers (individual pieces)
• JCS Challenge - 12 Christmas ornaments
• Seasonal Challenges with Needlecraft Haven - 2 projects per season
• Exchanges with Needlecraft Haven - usually about 4 a year
• 12 gifts - obviously I can't reveal details
• Lizzie Kate Flip Its - I have stitched up to October so need to stitch November and December and make them up.
• Bouquet of Flowers - finish flowers received after the tree was finished for 2020 and stitch a few more
I am looking forward to posting my progress and hopefully finishes and I'm looking forward to reading about everyone else's projects, I know some stitchers have quite big designs they are working on.
Happy stitching everyone 🙂