I'm back with my 2018 kickoff WIPocalypse post. I participated in the 2017 WIPocalypse with good results. At least, I think they are. You can see my 2017 finishes HERE. I felt more motivated to stitch, but at the same time not rushed or feeling that I was in a race with anyone. Please check out the Measi's Musings blog for more information about the WIPocalypse. And I'd like to thank Melissa for organizing this.
I'm Cathy, and I've been stitching since about 1980. Yeah, a long time, right? Cross stitch has come a long way since then with so many choices of charts, fabrics, and fibers. I really never totally stopped stitching since then, just slowed down a few times. I am now stitching more than I ever have, and am also finding the finishing process just as fun and interesting as the stitching part!
Last year brought a new stitchy challenge for me - I joined the Flosstube community. For those of you who aren't familiar with Flosstube, it's a community of stitchers on YouTube. Just go to YouTube and search for "Flosstube" and you'll have a lot of fun and informative videos to choose from. On Flosstube, I'm CraftyCat Stitcher. I hope to put up my first 2018 video soon.
I have a few WIPs going on that I'd like to either finish or make progress on this year. The first is "Tulip's Praise" by Gracewood Stitches.
Next is "Rainbow Row" by Barbara & Cheryl. This is a major project for me. It's huge and calls for about 60 colors. I'm using all DMC and stitching it on 32 count antique white Jobelan, 2 over 2.
"Christmas Sentiments" by Stoney Creek is one that I will definitely complete during 2018.
Let's go on to my Thanksgiving project, "Be Ye Thankful" by the Cricket Collection.
This little Mill Hill kit, "Scaredy Cats", is one that I started just before Halloween this year.
My last WIP is "Light Upon The Lawn" by Blackbird Designs. I love the color combination in this one.
That's it for the current WIPs. I'll definitely be adding at least three more projects in the next month or so. I've had Country Cottage Needleworks "Frosty Forest" kitted up for a few years now.
"Forest Snowfall" by Country Cottage Needleworks was meant to be stitched as a SAL, but I think I will still be stitching this when all of the other SAL participants are finished! In case you are interested, the SAL is organized by Priscilla & Chelsea on Flosstube. You can find a link to their videos HERE. #pcforestsnowfall
Just look at those colors, and that cute chart!! It will be stitched on 28-count "Winter Wishes" jobelan by Fabrics By Stephanie.
And last but not least, I am going to start another BIG project soon. It's Linen & Threads 2017 Mystery Sampler. Yes, it's the 2017 one.
Holly & Anita from the Flosstube channel of the same name.
Let's add to all of these the remainder of the Joyful World series by the Snowflower Diaries. I have.....let's see....9 of them left to stitch. I also want to stitch a coffee pattern to go with the tea one that I stitched for my kitchen. And that new Farmhouse Series by Little House Needleworks that's coming out this year. Yep, I've signed up for the auto-ship on that one. I'm sure that there are more that I haven't mentioned or discovered yet!
Have I bitten off more than I can chew? I don't think so because I don't really have any deadlines on any of my stitching projects. In fact, I'm pretty happy with this lineup. Throughout the year, I'll be updating you right here on my blog with all of the progress I've made.
In the meantime, please visit my Flosstube channel, CraftyCat Stitcher, and subscribe if you like my videos! You can also find me on Instagram under the name craftycat_stitcher.
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