Late, but not too late, I've come tp bring you my July WIPocalypse update. It's been so hot here for the last couple of days (or has it been weeks already?) that sometimes I feel like melting . really too hot to do all the things I'm doing, but thankfully, stitching is still fun!
The question of the month is Half-year recap: How are you doing with your goals so far this year? I've already talked about this quite a bit last month, after I had done the Longest Day SAL. The good new is that I touched all my 18 in '18 WIPs except for three - I haven't started on Endangered Young 'Uns, but maybe I'll get to that later this year, Viajante is scheduled for some love this month (although I highly doubt it will be done by winter!) and I still need to go looking for some of the missing parts of BB8. The Baby Blanket I worked on a little bit earlier this year, but don't think it was anough to warrant new pictures.
Now for not just touching projects, but my actual goals... so far, I only reached 2 (finished 99 and Arke) and I've been doing fairly well keeping up with three more (Fire and Ember, The Puppeteer and the Birthstone Ornaments). Snow White and the Princess Fobs have sadly fallen by the wayside with very slim chances of getting back on track. The other eleven still have chances to reach their respective goals - not all of them, but certainly two or three, depending on what I decide to focus on, I think. I'll probably try to get a few things done instead of making progress on everything.
Now, what's the progress for this month?
1) Fire and Ember SAL
I finished a page of Fire and Ember during the Stitchathon - just four pages left to go now!
2) The Puppeteer
I'm reasonably caught up with this one...plus/minus a few days at any given time, but that's okay. I'm working towards a row finish here!
99 has been finished this month! I really wanted to show it to you framed, and I already have all the supplies to do it (or have Felix do it), but once again, we have been a little too busy. Soon, though!
5) The Mermaid
The Mermaid has become my focus piece after 99 was finished and I've been working on it every single day since then. I ran into some trouble with the border (as in: I realized it uses some rayon thread I hadn't ordered yet...) so I started to work on the sky instead, and I just LOVE it. All those grey-ish blends are so soothing, and it's going much faster and smoother than I thought! Now I ran into a big patch of half stitches, so it's grown even more in the last two days than this picture show. On the left you can also see a start I have made on the Anchor Marlitt that has since arrived. I hope that for August I can finish the sky and a good bit of the rayon stitching too.
16) Ornaments of the Month
As seen in the Zodiac SAL update, I finished the back for July and finish-finished the March ornament. I think there are just two more months to go now, and then I will have time to catch up on the ornaments I've left out so far!