Dec 31, 2017

Last WIPocalypse of 2017

Today is the last day of 2017 and also the last check in for 2017 WIPocalypse. This is a fun SAL where our goal is to stitch all of our WIPs before the end of the world. Luckily this event seems to keep getting put off haha. I use this SAL as an excuse to keep track of what I've worked on and the progress I've made in the time span between check ins. Let's see what I've worked since the last check in which was November 26th.

Christmas Jar Ornaments -- 6 Days. I finished up the 2nd jar from the set of 4.
Candy Cane Keychain -- 2 Days. I got the stitching finished up just need to put the keychain together. I don't have a picture of this one right now. Will post later.

December Snapshot -- 5 Days. Got this one started but not finished. Stole this picture from my Instagram real fast.
That's all for this month with the craziness that was Christmas and getting ready for that plus Mom's stroke. It was a blur of a December that's for sure.

Now let's do a quick recap of all my stitching for the whole year...
Monthly Snapshots - 45 Days. The winner for the year. I've loved each stitch too! Just 5 left to finish.
Family Crest - 36 Days. Yes this one you might have noticed I haven't talked about. Stay tuned.
Under the Sea SAL - 21 Days. I've really enjoyed this one. Ready for the August section. Just 5 sections left. I look forward finishing it.
Spring Bell Pull - 11 Days. Working on I block now.
Christmas Jar Ornaments - 10 Days. Finished 2 of the 4.
Salt Water Taffy - 10 Days. I miss this one.
To The Sea - 6 Days. Another PALs pillow type design.
Dream of the Sea Kit - 5 Days.
Easter piece from a magazine - 5 Days. Did for a blog hop.
Ocean of Wisdom - 3 Days. I love working on these tiny Erica Michael pieces.
To the Beach - 3 Another PALs pillow type design too.
Winter Messenger - 2 Days. Another Erica Michael tiny pieces.
Harvest Garden - 2 Day. Started and finished this MH kit.
Flock Together - 2 Days. Started several of these Hands on Design pieces actually on the Longest Day SAL. Just easier not to list the one day on each one. This one I picked up again.
Halloween Minis - 1 Day.
To the Beach Freebie - 1 Day.
Valentine piece from a magazine - 1 day. Finished for blog hop.
Pallet kit - 1 Day. Started and finished this fun kit.

We've done a lot of traveling this year so my stitching wasn't as good as past years. But the memories we made instead was totally worth it. Hopefully this year will find more progress and more finishes. According to my finishes page I had 14 finishes this year. I hope to do a lot better of course in 2018. We'll see. So many of the pieces I work on seem to be large ones. But I have a lot of progress already so that should help them be faster right? We'll see. Who knows what the year brings. I know I will be participating in WIPocalypse again so see ya next check in January 7th!


Karyn said...

I love your Christmas Jar ornaments, Katie, the colors are so fun...I love the new holiday designs that have such a pop of color instead of the old red and green or blue and white, very fun! All of your stitching for the year is accomplished a lot, especially with all that has gone on with your sweet Mom. I am continuing to send hugs and thoughts for you all.
I am looking forward to watching your projects grow through 2018!
Happy New Year Hugs

Julie said...

You did really well this year Katie. I've enjoyed watching everything you have stitched and seeing your travels.
Blessings to you and the family for 2018, wishing you lots of fun and happy times ahead together.
love to you all x

rosey175 said...

I was going to inquire about the Family Crest! Now you mention and and say "just you wait", what a tease ahaha. Your list is still impressive, though your travelog is amazing.

May your 2018 be excellent and full of all kinds of fun stitching. :D

cheryl said...

The Christmas Jar Ornaments are super cute! Happy New Year.

Sheryl said...

A lot of stitching done this last year Katie and the jar labels are very pretty. Happy New Year.

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

Happy New Year Katie.I hope your mom is doing well..I just read your post about her health issues!!
I hope this year will be good to all of you.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely work on the two jars. Nice list of projects for the year too.
It's nice to stitch but making travelling memories is so important too.

Renee said...

Katie, it has been a joy to follow your cross-stitching adventures. I look forward to seeing the beauties you create in 2018. Happy New Year!

Preeti said...

You managed lots of stitching and family events in 2017. Good luck for 2018!

Brigitte said...

You really accomplished a lot last year, Katie. It was a lot of fun to see your stitching projects getting started and finished. And it was a lot of fun to follow you on your trips.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Faith... said...

You still managed to get in a lot of stitching Katie, even with everything going on in your life! Congrats on all your finishes.

Suz said...

Fantastic progress, and I look forward to seeing more in 2018 (I just need to keep up on my blog reading!).
And congrats on your travels; it's always nice to make new memories and have that kind of fun.