Welcome to the 2023 WIPocalypse kickoff post! If you've been reading my blog for a while, you all know about the sing and dance. If not, buckle in to learn something (that might or might not be interesting)! So, the question to start the year is Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!
Hi, my name is Leonore, I live in Southern Germany with my husband. I'm also very close to my elderly grandmother, who raised me and now I'm returning the favour by taking care of her. For work, I'm a software developer, and also working on finishing up my PhD (I was a research assistant until last year) and in my free time, I'm an avoid cross stitcher, crocheter, knitter, and dabbler in any other craft that catches my interest. I also love reading and playing video games!
As for my projects, there are, of course, way too many of them, but I will be introducing three here, for various reasons. First, we have The Loneliness of Autumn. I started this as a SAL with Rachel who is doing a different version of the same design, and I am stitching one length a day (or most often, 30 lengths during the last week of the month). I'm currently a 66% after three years of this and hope to stay on track to maybe finish in another two!
For the one month challenges of WIPocalypse, I will be using my oldest WIP, the meadow tablecloth:
This is probably a little over twenty years in the making, but only had a couple stitches in it until the last one month challenge, when I finished 1/4th of it...so chances are good it will be finished during the year! Woop!
Typically, I also have a focus project that I try to dedicate a significant amount of my time to. My current focus project (although it's been a while that I worked on it) is Guardian of Wayfarers by PatternNavGavr:
This is about 32% finished right now and I am hoping to make some significant progress this year!
I'd also like to get my WIP count down over the course of the year, but that has been a goal for ages and...usually doesn't go well. We'll see how it works out!