Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WIPocalypse 2015 - February Edition

It's hard to believe we're already in February and it's time for this month's WIPocalypse report! January just flew by! Feel free to visit other stitchers who are participating in the WIPocalypse this month by going here!

This month, Measi is asking us the following question:

How do you overcome that feeling that you're in a rut with a particular project?

I have to admit, I don't feel like I get into a rut very often. That is likely because I do a daily rotation and am stitching on something new every day. Yes, there are pieces in my rotation I like more than others, but I tell myself if I can do one day of stitching on one of the pieces that are harder for me to focus on, it's one day closer to completion!

It took me time to get to this place. I used to be a one project at a time stitcher, and that burned me out. Then would do a rotation of one piece a week. That was great for the pieces I loved, not so much for the struggle pieces. (I will clarify here that I love every one of my projects or else I wouldn't be doing them, there are just some that for whatever reason are easier to focus on and spend time on than others.) So for now, I'll keep up my daily rotation!

The other good thing about a daily rotation is that I can get to work on more of my WIPocalypse pieces in a month! This month was an exception to that rule because I was focused on two pieces for the first half of the month, but I'm fully into the daily rotation now!

Now, the real reason why you're here! My WIPocalypse Report for February 2015!

Total Number of Pieces for WIPocalypse for 2015: 23
Number of Pieces Completed This Month: 1
Total Number of Pieces Completed This Year: 1
Number of Pieces Worked on This Month: 16
Number of Pieces Not Worked on This Month: 7  (this number will hopefully be zero next month!)
Total Number of Pieces for Next WIPocalypse Report: 22

And now, here come the pictures!

1. All About Noah
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2. American Flag Quilt Sampler
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3. Angel of Compassion
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4. Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love
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5. Butterfly Fairy
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6. Butterfly Rose Cross
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7. Christmas Countdown
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8. Dreaming of Tuscany - New Start in 2015!
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9. European Bistro
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10. Fall Fairy
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11. Flames of Desire - Restart in 2015
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12. Italian Vista
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13. Mediterranean Flavors
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14. Once Upon A Time Sampler - Completed!
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15. Rapunzel (this is the project I worked on yesterday)
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16. Story Time Sampler - New Start in 2015!
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I did not get to Skater's Village Tree Skirt, St. Peter's, Stitching ABC's, Sweet Pea Fairy, The Little Mermaid, Tuscan Greetings or Wedding Sampler, but the rotation will continue today with Skater's Village, so I know I will get to all of those pieces this month. We'll see how many more I can get to before the next report!

Thanks for stopping by! See you next month!

Until next time!
~Katy

17 comments:

  1. Such beautiful pieces! I have a few cross stitch projects I've had on hold for a very long time. It's not as much a rut as a vision problem. I think I'm going to have to break down and buy one of those magnifying/light stands I keep seeing. I'm visiting from the GYBP.

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  2. Gorgeous pics! Love all your stitching. Good luck till the next check in.

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  3. Great variety and I agree a rotation of projects help keep you motivated:)

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  4. All lovely designs Katy and wonderful progress on them.

    Linda

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  5. Beautiful! I wish I could stitch on a different piece every day. I just need more time.

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  6. Wow you've had a lot of progress over the past month! OUaT just sorta teleported to finished. :D

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  7. Beautiful progress on all of your projects.

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  8. Loads of lovely stitching, I can only manage a couple projects at any time.

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  9. Wow! You have made great progress this month - and your projects are so joyous and colourful. It was a joy to look at them!

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  10. Great selection of projects. You've stitched so much of Story Time Sampler already.

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  11. Lots and lots of beautiful stitching, and very nice progress on them!!

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  12. Wow! 23 projects.... A great selection of projects you stitched on so far. Me I get over whelmed just trying to keep my rotation down to 10.

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  13. You have a very nice variety of pieces and styles. And you made a ton of progress, wow! I probably have 23 WIPs total, though I'm certainly not working on all of them right now. A few have been sitting untouched for years. I'll get back to them someday!

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  14. Love all your pieces, but especially like the quilter's flag. I have that one to start, need to pull it out and get it started. Can't wait to see more of your work!!

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  15. Lovely pieces. Who is Italian Vista by? I could be tempted by that as Italy is one of my favourite holiday destinations. The rest are certainly coming along. More finishes soon?

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