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WIPocalypse the first

So, I’ve decided to join in this SAL this year, to try and get more stitching done!

This month, you have to introduce yourself and talk about the goals for the year.

So I’m a PhD student in York (studying maths, but don’t worry, it doesn’t make an appearance here!). I’m a multi-crafter, so as well as cross stitching, I knit and crochet, and want to start a whole bunch of other things!

But, for my cross stitching this year I want to work on:

‘the butterfly one’

butterfly3There isn’t much more on this, just some more stars and hearts and some words at the top, and then a frame. Hopefully I can get this finished this year.

‘the cat alphabet’

alphabet1Yeah…this was started and then immediately put down again so I could work on the butterfly. I’ve done some more on it than this photo, but haven’t yet finished this square, so there’s lots more to do! I’m going to start working on this again properly when the butterfly is finished.


Digital StillCameraI don’t have a photo of everything I’ve done on this, but it’s more than 1 page (maybe enough bits to make a second). Regular readers of this blog will remember that I’ve been a bit up-and-down about this one- it’s for a friend, and I’ve been questioning if I want to spend this much time (it’s a 30 page chart) on something for this friend.

‘Stained Glass’

pic8This started out as a SAL, but unfortunately the cross stitch company (Love thy thread) had to close, so we’ve been given the rest of the chart to finish in our own time. I’m toying with the idea of ‘colouring it in’ when I’ve finished the outside, with some sparkly thread.

New Starts:

I’ve got a couple of new starts, but I’m certainly not going to beat myself up if I don’t start them!

-Fred the literate cat. I’ve stitched this once, I want to do it again with some modifications for a friend, and I think it’s going to look epic when done (so let’s start it already!)

-a HAED. I can’t remember the name of it, but it was released in a magazine over 2 months, ad I’d love to stitch it.

-I’d also like to stitch a few cards. I love giving hand stitched cards, but I’ve had enough of actually having to stitch it at the time. By having some ready, I won’t need to stitch a card just to send it.

So that’s all from me I think! See you next month 🙂



Comments on: "WIPocalypse the first" (6)

  1. Ooh lovely WIPs! I’ve seen the Pokemon one and it’s massive!

  2. Good luck with your stitching goals!

  3. Good luck with your stitching goals!

  4. I have a list of 14 WIPs… I’m hoping to tackle at least one a month (hopefully more!)
    It’s so easy to let them pile up and abandon them so in 2015 I am vowing to stop this nonsense!

  5. I can see why you switched to the butterfly … it’s lovely. Wow! 30 pages … you must be an awesome friend. Good luck with all your projects.

  6. wow..I love to see your progress with the WIP SAL.. 😉

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