Well, the world didn’t end after all. I hope you all had a good Christmas and will have a good New Year.
Warning, this is going to be VERY picture heavy!
This is what I said I wanted to get done in the WIPocalypse for 2012 – updated statuses are in bold:
DMC – Blackwork World Map – not finished, but had some work
Heritage Stitchcraft – Golden Pavilion – no work
Lanarte – Virgo – no work
Scarlet Quince – Circe Invidiosa – no work
Maia – Wild Westies III – no work
Cross Stitch Collection – Fairytale Castle – almost finished a quarter of the design
Miniature Textiles Company – Floral Needlework Carpet – no work
Fine Arts Heritage Society – The Kiss – no work
Lavender & Lace – Emma’s Garden – no work
Cross Stitch Collectibles – The Last Judgement – no work, now contemplating unpicking and re-using the fabric
Finish finish (the stitching was finished, but they needed finishing into a proper item):
The Mark Twain Silhouette – no work
Nicola Mascall – Fire Screen – no work
Roses card – no work
Margaret Sherry cat – no work
Running Horse – no work
Bay window – no work
Country scene – no work
3 Jeremy Fisher scenes – no work
Then of course there were the starts:
RICO – Squirrel Christmas hanging – finished 24-Nov-12 I brought the kit back from Austria this year – this could be the first time I’ve ever completed a holiday piece in the same year as the aactual holiday!
Tower of London – finished 24-Nov-12
So, I started the year with 14 WIPs (Works In Progress) and 18 FUPPys (Finished Unfinished Project Pieces). I finished 15 pieces completely, including 7 bonus start-and-finish pieces, and I now have 14 WIPs and 14 FUPPys. I’m pleased with that – although it’s the same number of WIPs, there are some different ones from last year. (Don’t try and figure out the numbers – I couldn’t!)
For 2013, my WIPocalypse – the Revenge! (see link to Measi’s blog on the sidebar) goals are to:
Finish: Solar Flare; Blackwork World Map; Tiger Reflection; Batman
Start (and possibly finish): Tony Minieri – Stars For a New Millenium
Work on: Fairy Tale Castle; Circe Invidiosa; The Kiss; Euphoria
Finish finish: Christmas Tree 2008; The Mark Twain Silhouette; Fire Screen; Roses card; Margaret Sherry cat; Running Horse; Bay Window; Country Scene; 3 Jeremy Fisher Scenes; Tower of London; Orange butterfly.
Oh, and as a bonus now that Christmas is done, I can post a picture of the Christmas present I made for my Mum:
Happy Stitching! I’m off to finish Solar Flare. Edited on 1-Jan-2013, because I have indeed finished Solar Flare.