Sunday, January 26, 2020

January WIPocalypse

 I did manage to find a plastic ornament to put my 2019 orts into.  I ended up buying 2 in case I couldn't find one next year.  And lets hope I remember where I put the second one if needed.

January was a good stitching month for me.  When it is cold out I don't need any excuse to spend time stitching.  As the weather gets nicer, I will struggle to make time to stitch.
 Dandelion Fairy Kingdom I started on page 2.  I am using this piece for the 20,000 stitches in 2020 at Full Coverage Fanatics.  I put in 2,102 stitches in January.  On target to reach 20,000 by the end of the year.
 Faces of Faery 90.  I finished up page 3 and started on page 4.  Two full pages and one partial page and this one will be done.  I had hoped to finish it in 2020 as a bonus finish.  But I got off count on page 4 and I need to rip out that large blob of black under the orange.  I had stitched 966 stitches in January and need to rip out about 500.  I am disgusted with my self and will put this one in time out until I am ready to rip out the stitches and move on.  I have plenty of other projects to work on.
 Little Fairies at Play.  It was my personal goal to finish this one in 2020.  I had 6 partial pages to stitch to finish it.  I thought they would be much smaller pages.  I did finish page 19 in January for a total of 3,040 stitches.  I will really have to push to get a page finish each month on this one.  Page 19 had alot of large blocks of color so it went pretty fast.
 I worked on Jingle Bell Pals for 2 hrs during a class I took (helps me to stay awake during the lecture).  223 stitches.  I am going to try and track my stitches for each project I work on in 2020 along with my hours. 

For January I have a total of 6,331 stitches completed with 6 more days to go.  I am not sure what project I will work on for the next 6 days.
And here are my orts so far for January.

As part of WIPOCALYPSE Measi also asks us a monthly question.  This month we are to share what SAL's we are participating in for 2020.

Besides WIPOCALYPSE I am participating in 20,000 stitches in 2020 as part of the Full Coverage Fanatics facebook group.  I am also participating in their National Park challenge where you need to complete 4,000 stitches on your chosen project to move onto the next National Park.  I am using Dandlelion Fairy Kingdom for this challenge also and hope to complete my first park by the end of February.

That was my month.  I feel like I accomplished alot.  Only one missed day of stitching so far.

I have been watching Tranquil Stitches pick from her stash for her Maynia starts.  I now have the urge to rummage thru my charts and get some kitted up.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

WIPocalypse 2020

I have participated in Wipocalypse since 2012.  I enjoy seeing everyones progress and watching my progress.

I work full time, spend time with my father in the nursing home and working on remodeling our house with my new husband.  I never have enough time to do what I need/want to do.

I tend to stitch large and/or full coverage pieces.  I don't get alot of finishes as I am a slow stitcher.

I have more stash than I will ever be able to do in a lifetime.  I usually just buy more floss and fabric for my projects.

For 2020 I want to stitch every day, finish Little Fairies at Play and stitch 20,000 stitches.  Finishing Faces of Faery 90 would be a bonus.

I have several projects kitted and might add a new start for 2020.

I have updated my Wipocalypse 2020 page with starting photos of each of my projects.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Last Stitch of 2019

I spent 4 days working on Faces of Faery 90.  I wanted to finish up page 3 which is a partial page.  I almost got it done.
2019 I only had one finish - a small ornament.  Since most of my projects are large I do not get alot of finishes.

I had 273 days of stitching for 682 hours of stitching.

In 2020 I want to get more days and hours of stitching.  I plan on pushing to finish Little Fairies at Play and Faces of Faery 90 would be a bonus finish.