Tuesday 7 July 2015

July WIPocalypse #1

I'll spare you the usual 'oh my god I'm late posting again' and cut right to the point - June sign in for WIPocalypse! I feel like the heat is slowing me down a little, but I still managed to finish my weekly column of DF, plus some other stuff that I will safe for other posts, hopefully soonish.

The question for this month was Reality or Fantasy. Which do you prefer to stitch? Figures or Abstract? and I have both no answer and a very easy answer to this - I don't prefer either, I like both :D I do love fantasy, fairies, and dragons, but I also greatly enjoy stitching animals or pretty florals. And while I lot of what I do would classify as Figures, I also have some word, mandala and band sampler types stashed and wishlisted. It's like a design can speak to me, no matter what it is, and I want to stitch it, and vice versa :)

So since it's July already and half the year is over, I thought I'd use the opportunity to reflect a bit on my yearly goals, and adjust them where neccessary:

My 'Do your very best to achieve' goals are:

  • Finish Cut Thru' Cottage - I did get 3 more pages done, 6/9 now - should still be possible!
  • Keep up with the Mystery Band Sampler SAL - I fell behind quite a bit, but it is finished by now, so I'm calling this one a sucess
  • Keep up with the Ornament a Month SAL - I've done January to May, had a bi of a hiccup with June (will talk about that later), and hope to finish July this week - still on track
  • Finish at least one small/tiny a month for the Tons of Tinies SAL - so far, so good
  • Work a bit on each of my WIPs at some point so they won't become UFOs - I haven't worked on Peacock Tapestry and Cross Stitch Angel yet, but still very much doable
My 'I would really like to achieve' goals are:

  • Six pages (one row) of Dark Force - actually, I realized that one row is just a bit over four pages, so that's what I'm aiming at - three more columns, or 2400 stitches, to go!
  • Finish border and get to actual Motif on Peacock Tapestry - haven't worked on it yet
  • Finish Halloween Town - finished the third clue, now waiting for some floss to do the last one
  • Finish Lady & Tramp  - far from it - let's revise that to 'finish one page on Lady and Tramp' and see if I can do that
  • Stitch another gift for my grandma - stitched two little guinea pigs for her birthday
  • Stitch at least one ornament for easter and christmas to keep - not yet, but I never said they had to be done by Easter/Christmas, right?!
And last, my 'Would be nice to achieve' goals:

  • End the year with no more WIPs than I started with - nope, not going to happen ;)
  • Start another Teresa Wentzler Design (most like 12 Days or The Enchanter) - might still happen, we'll see
  • Start another cloudsfactory or Frosted Pumpkin Design - Halloween SAL is planed with Carla and Nancy :)
  • Stitch up all 12 Little Ship Virtue Designs - haven't started those yet, so I'll probably push that to next year

I think I'm doing pretty good actually! My immediate goals are:
  • Finish page 4 + 5 of Dark Force
  • Finish Cut thru' cottage
  • Finish My Day Off
  • Finish Halloween Town before the new SAL starts (or at least alongside it)
Also some smalls, but I'm doing those when they are calling to me :)

In non stitchy news - I finished Contrast, an amazing Indie game about a girl who can walk in the shadow. It's set in a Noire-setting, and the story is pretty short, but really bitter sweet, I liked it a lot.

I also finished readgin Four: A Divergent Collection, some short stories from his perspective...I loved them, but then I thought about the stupid ending of Allegiant and I was sad again :(

Watching was quite a bit, so I'm saving it for another post, I'm afraid my laptop will die of heat before I can finish typing it up. I really need to decide on a new one and buy it...


Becca said...

Dark Force is looking very cool!

Anonymous said...

Wow, look at the colors and detail on Dark Force. (^_^). I really like your "achieving goals" idea with half the year down. Especially the "End the year with no more WIPs than I started with" hehe.

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

How is it that you have just as much on your list as I do and yet you are succeeding...oh wait...I keep getting distracted and sidetracked...I admire your ability to stay so focused!

Now, get that new laptop!

Leonore Winterer said...

Thank you :)

Leonore Winterer said...

Yeah, all the blues are slowly getting on my nerves, but the result is so worth it, isn't it? I don't think I will make that no-more-WIPS-goal though :D

Leonore Winterer said...

I'm not so sure I am succeeding, I feel very much behind with almost everything :D But I'm getting better with the whole staying focused thing, I guess ;)