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 🙂


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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. I love your gorgeous projects so much!

  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!

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

  10. Good luck with all your goals.

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

  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...

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

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

  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.

  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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