Wednesday 4 January 2023

December WIPocalypse

Hello and welcome to the last WIPocalypse of 2022...or the first one of 2023, however you want to look at it! Since we are usually at my in laws house between Christmas and New Years Eve, I rarely find the time to prepare everything I wanted for the new year, so I'm usually taking the first week of it to wrap up the old one, and WIPocalypse was just one of those things that trickled over this time. 

So to send 2022 off properly, the question of the month is Recap your accomplishments for the year! (Your finishes, your final before/after photos, etc). Looking back, it was a good crafting year - while I still haven't managed to get my WIP count significantly below 50, it also hasn't gone over (49 at the moment), I managed to cross off a couple of goals (including finishing what used to be my oldest WIP), I got to catch up a little on adding my finishes to the top bar (still not quite there, but making progress!) and just felt better and more organized about my crafting and live in general. Not wanting to jinx things but maybe I am finally getting the hang of this adulting thing, as much as one can even get a hang on it?! 

What's interesting looking back, my three proudest finishes of the year all happened in March - Fans of the Far East, Ubuntu and my oldest WIP

I also kept up with The Loneliness of Autumn - even if sometimes I start getting annoyed with some of the colours, I always pull through and find a spot that I really enjoy working on again. At the beginning of the year, I was here, at around 46%:

Now, twelve months and almost 23,000 stitches later, we are here (I even gave it a little iron for the occasion):

This is The Loneliness of Autumn at 65.71%, or 78,068/118,800 stitches done! At least two more years to go at my current speed, but I'm glad how much the difference between these two pictures is showing. 

I'll be soon to talk about my goals for the new year, until then I wish you all a very happy new year, see you soon!


diamondc said...

Hi Leonore: Happy New Year, Autumn is almost finished, three quarters of the way is a bunch of cross stitches.
Fans Of the Far East is a beautiful design I do like the tablecloth, I hope you continue to work on it.
Have a wonderful 2023


Susan from Canada said...

Loneliness of Autumn is looking really good! I remember when you started it; its really coming along.

Pamela said...

"Autumn" just keeps looking better and better!

Rachel said...

Well done on your progress for the year! Finishing off some big projects, and keeping up to date with SALs and things, is something you should be very proud of, especially considering all the other crafting you do. And keeping your WIPs under 50... well, that's definitely an achievement in itself!
Good luck for 2023!

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

Oh wow, you can really see the difference between the two photos of Autumn. It’s looking fabulous.
Well done on those Big Three finishes earlier in the year too.