Monday, January 05, 2015

Planning for the WIPocalypse, 2015

Measi is once again hosting the WIPocalypse...and I'm tempted to try again.  (Other years I've joined and been a miserable failure.)  I was initially resisting, but then I looked in the Mystery Bin and saw the Dark Sorceress languishing...along with my Fairy Tale Towne...and decided that I should try one more time.  I can't promise any kind of consistent progress on those 2 pieces, but at least this means they are still on the radar.

So here's my introduction!  I'm Erin, I'm notyet40, I'm married and have a wonderful daughter.  I've been stitching since I was about 13, but really got back into it about 15 years ago, when I finished grad school and got my first job.  I used to be obsessed with fantasy designs, but over the years my tastes have changed/grown (I still love fantasy stuff, but I've gotten pickier!).  As for my goals this year:
  1. Make progress on Dark Sorceress
  2. Make progress on Fairy Tale Towne
  3. Chart name and birthdate and finish a birth piece I started last year
  4. Work on smalls - as part of my other SAL commitment, Stitching Lotus' "Smalls SAL"
  5. Finish "Fairy's Gate," my New Year's start this year.
  6. Finish Just Nan's "Wings."
  7. Stitch a piece for my kitchen.  I'm considering Homespun Elegance's "Olde Shaker Tune," but no concrete plans yet.
  8. Annual ornament for my daughter (which will also qualify as a small, so winning!).
  9. Just enjoy my stitching.  I want to look forward to my stitching and crafting time, not dread it!
I'll do my best to post here more regularly, too.  Two SALs should help that...along with with moving my daughter's Kinetic Sand Christmas gift to my craft/computer space, so she can be entertained while I'm typing!

A week off from work (plus a few more days for some medical stuff) has meant that I've made quite a bit of progress on that New Year's start, too - here is "Fairy's Gate" as of today.

7 comments:

Erin said...

That is a great selection of pieces. And I know what you mean about tastes changing. I look at some of the pieces I bought (and even started) 15 years ago, and I'm baffled as to what I was thinking! LOL

Marcy said...

Super group of projects. Even if you just get a little done on them ... it's still profess. Good luck!

Sarah Haggett said...

These are lovely projects! I like Fairy's Gate especially. Looking forward to seeing your progress!

jocondine said...

Great to discover your blog with Measi"s WIP. Good luck for big progress.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great job on Fairy's Gate. I've decided just not to do any SALs this year!!! I just want to get projects out of my stitching bag! Of course only to put new ones in!

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

Fairies Gate is lovely, very different with the Art Deco feel to the frame.
Hope you have a better 2015 than 2014 anyway!

Deb said...

Looks like a beautiful project!

Decision Made

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