Sunday, 3 January 2021

WIPocalypse - My 2021 Plans

 


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 🙂

17 comments:

  1. Hi Claire I hope 2021 will be good to you and I will enjoy watching your progress each month.

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  2. Good luck with all of your stitching goals for 2021. I look forward to watching from the sidelines.

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  3. Lots of exciting goals for 2021, Clare. Good luck with them.

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  4. Yes Good luck with a great 2021 stitching year.
    Enjoy every moment.
    Happy New Year.

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  5. What gorgeous projects you have ahead, Clare! Enjoy your stitching year ♥

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  6. Auch für dich ein gutes, kreatives und gesundes Neues Jahr!
    Danke für deinen Kommentar bei mir, liebe Grüße, Jutta

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  7. I love your gorgeous projects so much!

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  8. Your plans for 2021 are great! Good luck with making those lovely series. I am a big fan of 12 Days of Christmas as a theme and look forward to seeing your progress on those especially!

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  9. Your stitching plans will help keep you busy throughout 2021, Clare. :)

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  10. Good luck with all your goals.

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  11. Lovely projects! I've been looking at the PSS 12 Days for this year as well. I haven't stitched it yet either.

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  12. Great mix of projects. I love the 12 Days you have. I've finished the Plum Street one, but hadn't seen the Jardin Prive - off to find it...

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  13. Some lovely projects in mind to keep you busy during the year. Happy New Year

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  14. Good luck with your stitching plans for the year.

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  15. Fabulous plans. I am glad that you are joining in this year, we need all the help to hold back the Apocalypse!
    I started set of 12 Days designs already but I'm am keen to add the Jardin Prive as well.

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  16. You have so many lovely projects to work on in 2021. I didn't know about the JCS Challenge group - thank you for sharing the details. I'm planning 6 ornaments this year with a few coming from the JCS Ornaments issue. I look forward to seeing your progress.

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