Monday, 25 June 2018

The Longest Day Weekend SAL

Jo, our queen of SALs and bloghops, was having her famous Longest Day SAL last Friday, where she stitches on all of her WIP in just one day, and she invested everyone to join her. Since I am less ambitious (and I hadn't really been keeping track of my WIPs, so I wasn't quite sure how many there would be!), I decided to take three days to stitch along. I set out totally unprepared with the goal to stitch at least one length of thread on each of them, and I did quite well!

Here is the total list of projects I worked on - I wanted to add a little bit of info about each of them, but seeing this post now, that would really be too much...but if you want to know about any of them, just let me know.

On Friday I stitched on:

1) The Puppeteer (UnconventionalXStitch)
2) Fire and Ember (UnconventionalXStitch)
3) Charming (Dimensions Gold Collection Petits)
4) Twin Geometric (Magical 525)
5) Lizzie Stitching Wallet (Faby Reilly Designs)
6) Whacky Witches in Stitches (cloudsfactory)
7) Sophie Sheep (Mill Hill/Jim Shore)

On Saturday, I worked on:
8) Kitsune (UnconventionalXStitch)
9) Steotchalong 2017
10) Game of Thrones Bookmarks (black lupin)
11) Lady and the Tramp (Disney Dreams by Thomas Kinkade)
12) Dark Forces (Tilton Crafts)
13) Ornaments of the Month - June (Magical 525)
14) Blackwork Water Lily (Bothy Threads)

And then on Sunday, I went through the rest of it:

15) 99 (Ink Circles)
16) Winter Sampler (Janlynn)
17) Cutthru' Cottage (Bothy Threads)
18) Red Velvet Cake (Glendon Place)
19) Fans of the Far East (Joan Elliott)
20) Peacock Tapestry (Teresa Wentzler)
21) Angel of Cross Stitch (Joan Elliott)
22) Snowwhite (Pinkythepink)
23) Things Unseen (Lizzie Kate)
24) Fob of the Month - March (Magical 525)
25) The Mermaid - Teresa Wentzler

And here's the cleanup waiting to be done on Sunday evening (don't worry, it's all safe and more tidy than it was before now):

I didn't work on my three tableclothes as I couldn't find the patterns/cover pictures, but adding these, there are 28 stitching WIPs right now, and then a quick count of everything else (knitting, crochet, beading...) gets me up to 41 - and I'm sure I forgot a few that are hiding off somewhere! I know that number is just peanuts for some people, but for me, right now, it seems like entirely too much. So now that I have everything together and organized, I'll have to make and effort to reduce it. We'll see how that goes, but at least I will be trying! At least, doing the Longest Day SAL showed me that I still love and enjoy all of my WIPs, so it shouldn't be too hard finishing a few of them, right?


Linda said...

Congrats on working on all of your WPIP's Leonore. I loved seeing your stitching pile. Made me smile. I wish I only had 41 projects started.


Pamela said...

Wonderful to see all the projects you worked on. I'm glad to see the blackwork in the mix. Finishing my many WIP is so difficult when I keep starting new ones!

Wendy said...

wow, that was a lot of stitching! Well done! I don't think that's so many WIPs, I'm pretty sure I have more, but I haven't been crafting much for the last 18 months, I'm starting to itch to get back to it, maybe find all those WIPs!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thank you so much for joining in this year! Having a whole weekend is an excellent idea and I shall suggest people do it next year.
In 2020, the Longest Day falls on IHSW so that will be even more perfect. Nothing like looking ahead two years LOL

rosey175 said...

I know 28 WIPs isn't anything for some but that would drive me nuts! Your Longest Day (weekend?) SAL went well! There would totally be a cat in that empty stitchy box in this house hah.

Bethan said...

Fantastic progress on your projects! Looks like a longest weekend spent well x

Brigitte said...

Oh wie schön, gleich ein ganzes Wochenende um die alten Sachen mal wieder rauszuholen. Das ist doch gleich viel effektiver als nur ein Tag. Ich glaube, das werde ich mir für das nächste Jahr merken. Und mir geht es auch immer so, dass ich eigentliche alle meine Projekte liebe, egal, wie alt sie sind.