Jan 7, 2018

First WIPocalypse of 2018

WIPocalypse is a fun SAL in the blog world where we are trying to stitch all our WIPs before the world ends. Today is our first check in for 2018. We are supposed to...Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!

Let's see. I'm Katie. I'm a stay at home mother. I have a son who is now 19 years old (Oh my!). I'm also lucky enough to be happily married to a guy that supports my addiction hobby. I started cross stitching in high school and then picked it up more serious after my son was born. I needed something to do while looking after my kiddo. I'm the kind of person that can't just sit still. I need something to do with my hands. So cross stitching worked perfect and I fell in love with it. The internet made stitching even more fun. I found online groups. I got involved in a local stitching group and discovered retreats. I then found blogging. I always wanted to keep a journal but I just hated hand writing. Blogging was the perfect fit. I started blogging in 2004. I moved to another blog in 2005. Then back to this blog in 2007.

I organized my stitching in December and got it all sorted. I put my WIPs including some new starts coming soon into my Goals and SALs tab at the top of my blog. I have 75 things on the list!!! I narrowed it down to 12 things that I really want have to complete this year. Then I joined a Facebook group called Soulful Stitching and they have a YOW - Year of WIPs Challenge. You needed to pick 15 things. So I changed my 12 to 15 and then didn't stop there...I settled on 20 pieces I really want finished this year. Let's see that list...

1. Cabin Fever - MH Kit to display in our Cabin. Got for Christmas. Not Started.

2. Camping Out - MH Kit to display in our Cabin. Got for Christmas. Not Started.

3. Christmas Celebration - Frosted Pumpkin. Hubby got me for Christmas. I seen it being worked on a the PALs retreat last year and knew I couldn't live without it. I would love to have it finished this year. Not Started.

4. Christmas Jars - Dimensions I want to finish the last 2 jars.

5. Monthly Smalls SAL - Durene Jones Calendar Using the Durene Jones Calendar for the Monthly Smalls check in. Just finished up the January one in the last post. So I'm doing good.

6. Halloween Sampler - Frosted Pumpkin Hubby got me for Christmas. Told Hubby I couldn't have Christmas without getting Halloween too haha. He supported my addiction. Not Started.

7. Hold on to Hope - HAED So close to finished with this one. I want to get it done and on my wall!

8-12. Monthly Snapshots - 5 Months to Go Need to finish up the 5 months I missed throughout the year.

13. Myrtle Beach Postcard - Erica Michaels Bought at the 2017 PALs. I really want to get this one done to remember our time at Myrtle Beach. Not Started.

14. Spring Bell Pull - Stoney Creek I want to finish this one and hopefully start another season.

15. Under the Sea SAL - 5 Months to Go I want to finish up this fun SAL.

16. You are Loved - Hinzeit Hubby got me this one for Christmas. This was my new start for the new year.

17. Winter Messenger - Erica Michaels Started Last worked on Jan 2016.

18. Ocean of Wisdom - Erica Michaels Started Worked on in Oct 2017.

19. To the Beach - Hands on Design 2013 PALs Started Worked on in Oct 2017.

20.  Where Stitching Meets the Sea - Hands on Design 2017 PALs Not Started.

After those 20 things I would love to finish as much as possible of course. I have a problem starting new things without finishing things. So I'm going to try to limit new starts (other than the planned ones right now). I will try to make myself mark off 5 things from the 75 before starting anything unplanned. Hubby said it sounds like a good plan so we'll see what happens haha. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing what we all accomplish in 2018!!!


Julie said...

Nice things on your list for this year, good luck with your plans to make progress or finish them.

Kris said...

Sounds like a good plan. I can't wait to see your progress this year.

Rachel said...

Your YOW list sounds quite achievable so fingers crossed for a good year of stitching. It'll be interesting watching your achievements being crossed off throughout the year.
And your idea for new starts sounds good as well... if you've got the willpower to ignore the screams coming from your to do basket! :)

Jaret said...

Your list sounds like fun. Hubby really took care of you at Christmas. Glad is is so supportive of your addiction, I mean, hobby.

Stitching Noni said...

Great plans for the new year! Looking forward to seeing your progress :)
Hugs x

Kerryp77 said...

Great list - I had to throw in a few extra for soulful stitching and didn't stop at 15 either!

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

You have got a lot going on there.I am looking forward to seeing your updates:)

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

Great list! Only 5 sea themed ones?
Looking forward to seeing you stitch this lot this year.

Cathy said...

The Heron is not on your list. :( Bring him out to play.

Mii Stitch said...

Great selection, looking forward to admiring your stitching work throughout the year.

Suz said...

Great list and great plan - looking forward to the progress :)

Faith... said...

Looks like a good list Katie! I will anxiously be waiting for your updates! I am sure you will make a big dent in the list.

Go Katie Go...

Michelle Garrette said...

That's a great list! I can't wait to see all the progress! I have to ask (new to the blogosphere here), how did you do your progress bars on the side of your page?

Katie said...

Hello Michelle. You are a no-reply blogger. So please send me an email at dragonsluver@frontier.com and I will try to walk you through setting those progress bars up.