Sunday, January 24, 2016

January WIPocalypse and Goals

Hello and welcome! Can't believe January is almost over already, and here is our first WIPocalypse. This month's topic: Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year! 

So I'm Angela (hi!) and I've had this blog for just over a year now. I stitch mainly large projects like HAEDs and Golden Kite designs. The IMP in IMP Stitcher is actually an acronym for Insanely Massive Projects, which is what it feels like I'm stitching sometimes. I wish I could sew faster, but I work full time and have lots of other crafts going, but cross stitch is still my fav. I don't have many finishes, as I'm more about the process of stitching than completed projects, but hopefully I'll have some massive FFOs to hang up one day. Thanks to all for reading and watching my meager progress! :)

Now it's time to set down in writing all the things I want to accomplish this year (at least as far as stitching goes). I'm the type that sets goals every year, knowing I'll miss a few, but setting high goals usually motivates me more than setting reasonable ones. So here goes.

I've got 14 projects lined up for this year, including 2 planned new starts (and 3 or 4 more whining to be next). This is the first time I've had more wips than months of the year, and it feels a little strange. Not too long ago, I was still a one-at-a-time girl. But I figure as long as I'm enjoying what I'm stitching, I can't go wrong. Right? Pictures and more detailed info are on my Wips page, so I'll try to keep this short and sweet. :)
  • Moon Indigo: At least 3 pages. This is my main focus piece this year, so I'll be working on her as much as possible.
  • Pavonia: 3 pages. My other focus piece, though I kinda fell behind last year.
  • Scale: 2 pages.
  • The Favorite Bird: 2 pages, though I'll try for 3.
  • Euphoria: 1 and 1/2 pages.
  • Wisdom: 1 and 1/2 pages.
  • White Queen: 1 page.
  • Flora: 2 pages, though I'll try for 3.
  • Mädchen Am Strand: Add 4200 stitches.
  • Cassiopeia: Add 6,000 stitches.
  • Kabuki: Add 5,600 stitches.
  • Tigers: Finish!
  • New Starts: 1 page each.
All told, this is about 90,000 stitches, which is feasible for me, however unlikely. ;) Fingers crossed that I can at least work on all of these this year. Good luck in reaching your goals as well. Happy stitching!

17 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great plan. You can do it!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm gonna need it! ;)

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  2. They are all so beautiful. How do you choose which one to work on?

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    1. It is tricky choosing sometimes. I usually rotate through 3 or 4 a month, picking up whichever is screaming loudest for attention. Sticking to my goals also helps to make sure they all get a little love. :)

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  3. Wow! you're the first stitcher I've ever meet who stitches nothing but BAPs. (Big Ass Projects)

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    1. I stitch smaller charts on occasion, but yes, I do love the detail and challenge of BAPs!

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  4. You have some lovely projects, look forward to seeing your progress!

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    1. Thank you! I just hope I can keep up with all of them. ;)

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  5. That is an amazing goal, but you can do it! Good luck!

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  6. Your plans for this year sound amazing, you can be sure that I will be here to cheer you =) I'm looking forward to see a lot of updates this year! =)

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    1. Thanks for the cheer! I'll do my best. :)

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  7. Looks like a nice collection of projects. Enjoy your year of stitching!!!!!

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  8. You must be a fast stitcher. It takes me about 10 months to do one HAED page

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  9. You have so many wonderful projects! Happy stitching!

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