Freitag, 14. Februar 2014

2014 WIPocalypse - February

So...February is halfway through and I'm told that it's time already for the second WIPocaplyse post. Before I get to the subject of this month, letz me show you real quickly what I've done so far:

I've made some progress on Peacock Tapestry - how much really depends on whether you're regularly following my blog or only check in for the monthly WIPocalypse updates. While in the latter case, the amount of finished border has more than doubled, in the former there's just one new section, albeit a rather big one. Either way, now it's only one more page-long section and I'll have reached the lower edge - I'm pretty confident by now that my nightmares about having started to low and not having enough space on the bottom will not turn true. Once I got there, I guess I'll first complete the very outermost edge so I can better see the true dimensions of the whole thing.


For The Little Mermaid, again it depends - for WIP-only readers, there's quite some progress, for my regulars probably not as much as expected - because I've already abandoned my new rotation again, at least for now, since I really wanted to finish another section of PT for this update. Therefor, I will now shift my focus on little Arielle here a little more, so I can atually get her done in March.





I also started and finished two bookmarks that you can find in my 'Finishes'-tab on the right along with links to the detailed descriptions. So, now to the 'subject' of this month's WIPocalpyse: How many projects do you generally feel comfortable having in progress at a time?  Tell us about your one-at-a-time or rotation habits! To be honest, I don't have much of an answer to this yet. I'm fairly new to projects that are big enough to actually justify 'rotating' them in any way - before that, I mostly did designs that were finished within a few weeks, so I either finished them in one go or I lost motivation halfway through and put them aside to become UFOs and to be picked up again some (long) time later, if at all. But now that I'm starting on bigger projects, I really start to feel the need for some variation - but for progress' sake, I try to not start more than two big projects at a time, maybe with some small design like a bookmark inbetween as a 'snack'. Still trying to figure out a rotational habit that really works for me and whether two designs really is the optimum (or even feasible in the long run), so I'm looking forward to read about some other people commenting on the subject :)

So...what else to tell you. Some more shows have been watched, we now finished Season 8 of NCIS and also Season 1 of Fringe. Also, we decided to watch some more movies if we have the time - we always be them, and then end up watching shows again. So far, Felix' choice was Grown Ups, an actually pretty funny comedy with some rather famous actors, and mine was 20 30 40, a chinese movie about three women of the respective ages struggling with finding and losing love in modern Taipeh. Also, we watched Valentine's Day yesterday, which Felix got because I insisted to do at least something for the date. I'm not much of a fan of RoCos, so I'm still not sure whether it was supposed to be more of a gift or a punishment for forcing him to celebrate, but it was pretty okay in the end. Oh, and if you're asking yourself why we did watch it on the 13th instead of today - 1, rebellion!, and 2., there's once more some...social responsibilities which made us visit his parents for the weekend, so right now he's at band practice and I'm sitting here alone, writing this, listening to reaally old Beatles albums, and getting some stitches into my little mergal ^_^

Kommentare:

  1. I love the Emergency bookmark it is so pretty! Even though I am following along here, your PT has made some serious progress. I WANT to work on ECS to catch up!

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    1. Thank you :) I'm sure once you're back in your rotation, you'll catch up in no time at all; I'm getting more and more projects to work on again *sigh*

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  2. That PT is so pretty, I'm going to have to get it some day, but not soon (my list would come to life and kill me)
    I stitch in 3 different rooms, downstairs rec room, downstair office, and upstairs living room, I will never have more projects on the go than I do rooms. Usually I only have two on the go. Small(ish) upstairs and BAP downstairs that travels between rooms, unless there are so many colours that it's inconvenient to move such as now. This time I'm just packing around my small project between rooms, but last time this happened I started playing with plasticine, I was pretty good with it.

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    1. Thanks...my list keeps trying to do the same thing, but I just tell it to shut up and add more to it ^.~

      One big and one small project is also kind of my plan, but then there are much more big projects I want to work on and I'm not sure I'll ever get there *g*

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  3. Great work on the WIPs! I love that PT and will try it someday, in the meantime, I'll watch your progress on it!

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    1. Thank you! Please tell me when you get to start it, I'd love to see more people working on this one ^_^

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  4. Love the way Peacock Tapestry is coming on. If only I could get the decks cleared and get started on my own version :-(

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    1. I'm sure you'll get there soon, you're making such lovely progress on you deadlined projects (:

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  5. Nice job on the PT progress. Also, cute finishes!

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  6. That TW is going to be soooo pretty when it's finished!

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