Saturday, 26 January 2013

Wipocalypse check in #1

I'm back!  Temporarily...  I don't even notice if anyone noticed I was gone!  Our broadband at home went down over a week ago and I've spent most of that time trying to get it fixed.  An engineer came today and said we need a new router, so now we have to wait for that...  I usually check in from work on my lunch break, but I've been off work since Wednesday.  I'm not sure what was wrong with me - but basically everything hurt and I was exhausted so I think it was the flu.  I started feeling a little more human yesterday but couldn't get online!  I have escaped to my mum's where I'm being plied with coffee and Cheeselets whilst I catch up on my blogging.  Ladies, I apologise in advance, Google Reader tells me I have 1000+ posts, I'm going to be doing some major skipping through so apologies if I don't comment, I think you'll all understand!!

So, I had a blog title in my drafts for the WIPocalypse check in today.  Reading through, I was meant to introduce myself and my goals today!  Well, I've already done that, so I'm going to take stock of what I've done instead.

Let's start with what I've finished:

My Wips
2. giant granny square blanket - 20/01/13 (not blogged yet!)

10. Small vintage embroidery - 07/01/13

15. Bathroom curtain - 03/01/13

16. Picnic napkins - 04/01/14

17. Wiggly bags - 04/01/14

crafts /projectsI have supplies for
48. Lavendar sachets from hankies - 13/01/13

So that's 6 WIPs from a total of 67 done -  9%.  Now that doesn't seem much, but over the year, if I manage 6 WIPs a month, I'll do them all (not going to happen!).  I also need to remember that some projects are a lot larger than others.  Of the above, 3 were small projects, 1 was medium and 1 was a big project (the blanket).  Not too shabby.

So which projects have I made progress on but not finished?

My Wips
1. The Mackintoshesque window

crafts I have kits for
26. Mosaic house number kit

crafts /projectsI have supplies for
53. Red scarf with beaded fringe - I haven't blogged this yet, I got this post ready earlier in the week and assumed I would have done.  It'll give you something to look forward to!

Which leaves me with:
3. Cotton granny squares - originally intended to be a blanket, now a footstool cover
4. crochet rug
5. crochet Yoda
6. crewel Jacobean pattern
7. Crewel fire guard
8. Beaded embroidery dress
9. Dancers cross stitch
11. Necklace kit from Spellbound
12. Necklace kit mum bought me
13. Tea wallets
14. Alphabet chart
18. Chair covers
19. Sewing machine mat with thread catcher
20. Ungar #2
21. Fleece baby hat
22. Applique tea cups

crafts I have kits for
23. Enamelling
24. Punch needle

25. Lace making27. Mosaic tray kit
28. Beaded santa ornament
29. Silk painting
30. Origami
31. Hessian reindeer
32. Lynette Anderson needle case
33. Silhouttes cross stitch
34. Scraperboard rabbit
35. Latch hook kit
36. Beaded lillies

crafts /projectsI have supplies for
37. Clay + Pebeo paint
38. Cathedral Windows
39. Tatting Course
40. Beaded Boxes
41. Sharp crochet hook
42. Extruding clay
43. Hammering wire
44. Bead loom
45. Lino cutting
46. Friendly plastic
47. French knitting
49. Lunch bag
50. Chair covers for mum
51. Jacob's quilt
52. Beaded bird panel
54. Crochet cardi
55. Crochet bag
56. Wedding memories box
57. Mega chunky cowl
58. Crochet fat friends
59. Decopatch
60. Lucet
61. Crochet hat for me in Hug
62. UTEE
63. Hat for Samantha
64. Embroidered tablecloth
65. Kitchen curtains
66. Bunny jewellery - charm and ceramic beads
67. Paper beads

29th December 2012 = 67 projects.
26th January 2013 = 6 completed.  67 projects total.  61 to go

Next update: 25th February.


JoJo said...

OK you definitely have way more WIPs than I do. I'm still chipping away at mine too.

Kerryp77 said...

Sorry you've been feeling rotten. Get well soon. that is great progress on the wips well done!

Joanna @ Shape Moth said...

Oh my, the list is impressive! And there are some really amazing things on it I'd gladly try to do myself. I'm looking forward to see you future projects :)

Samantha said...

I missed you!!!

I need to do your number 19 too, I'm forever reaching over to put my threads in the bin, only just realised life would be easier with a thread catcher...oops!

cauchy09 said...

Excellent progress! And I love how multi-craftual you are.

Sandra :) said...

Sweetie click that "Mark all as read" button and don't give it a second thought - you don't need to worry about that when you're trying to recuperate.

That's a hell of a UFO/WIP list - one a week for a year and you're pretty much done! HAHA if it was that easy none of us would have any, so I'm pretty sure most of us feel your pain! The "beaded embroidery dress" has piqued my interest - I'll be watching for THAT one!

Shirley said...

Hi Wendy Oh my a week without internet, just the thought of it sends me into a cold sweat. Hope you continue to feel better.

You have made a really good start on your projects for this year, well done, I don't know where you find the time, are you sure you sleep? ;) x

Jane said...

You are doing a fabulous job - well done!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

That's quite a list! I've never even thought of writing all my WIP or kits down. Might be a good motivator if I see them written in black and white.