In my various browsing around crafty blogs, I came across one that had created a WIPocalypse. Which is just perfect for me, because not only am I trying to encourage myself to post more, and find other crafty blogs, but I’m really hoping this will encourage me more to actually work on my projects that I’ve started, as well as my new ones.
Anyone can sign up, and there’s a monthly ‘check in’ where people can update how they’re going on all their WIPs. The topic for January was relatively simple – introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals.
So, for new readers – I’ve got an incredibly crafty mother, who introduced me into craft at a young age. As I grew older, I drifted from it, but then about 18 months ago really got back into it. The main thing that drew me back in was cross stitch, but I’ve also expanded this out to latch hooking, and stitcheries/embroidery – with a side of quilting that will be developing in the future. I did give needlepoint a go, but it frustrated me and it’s not for me, so I think I’ll be tossing those projects.
I’m a compulsive starter, and tend to impulse buy a lot of projects for my stash, which I will one day get to! I’m not so great at finishing – I tend to find new projects, and set the other one aside, for far too long. I’m also a bit of an overachiever, which results in me picking large projects, rather than smaller, easier to finish ones!
I’ve already set myself a list of goals for 2014, so I won’t repeat those again. Some of them are WIP, some of them are new, but for the WIPocalypse I’m going to try and be a bit more specific.
In terms of WIPs that I want to make progress on (I’m being realistic – not all of these will be finished this year);
- “Watching It Fly” cross stitch
- “Hogwarts” cross stitch
- Christmas ornaments cross stitch
- “Love” wedding sampler cross stitch
- “Love / Hope / Joy / Peace” stitchery
- “Enjoy Today” stitchery
- “Sierra Wonderland” latch hook
- Lion huggable latch hook
I also have a number of projects that I’ll be starting in 2014, so they’ll eventually be added to the list. I’m hoping at least half of these can be knocked off – but we’ll see, I guess!