Year of WIPs Challenge

In a former iteration of this blog, I used to post a lot of cross stitching and needlework stuff. Ultimately, I kind of transitioned into just posting about my weight loss journey on Weight Watchers. Part of that came about because I must less time for stitching when I made the decision to go back to college. Once I graduated a couple of years ago and had time to stitch again, I found my eyesight wasn’t as good as it used to be and stitching became a struggle. Thankfully, with the purchase of some reading glasses recently, I’m able to stitch again!

With that in mind, I’m going to start posting stitching updates here on my blog again along with my Weight Watchers stuff. I’m still going to keep my cardmaking blog separate, so if you’re interested in seeing my handmade cards, you can check out my other blog at melscardcorner.com.

Since I’m stitching again, I’ve decided to join the Year of WIPs (works in progress) challenge organized by Melanie Watkins. You can learn more about the challenge by checking out her YouTube video with all the details. I figured since I’m just now getting back into stitching, I should probably tackle some of my many WIPs rather than starting new projects. Here are the 11 projects I’ve selected to focus on during this challenge (in order from oldest to newest):

Celtic Christmas - Lavender and Lace - Started 2005

Celtic Christmas – Lavender and Lace – Started 2005 (my oldest WIP)

Quaker á 6 Mains - Broder Ensemble/Le 498/AMAP collaboration – Started in 2007

Quaker á 6 Mains – Broder Ensemble/Le 498/AMAP collaboration – Started in 2007

Sea to Shining Sea - Little House Needleworks - Started 2008

Sea to Shining Sea – Little House Needleworks – Started 2008

Halloween Fairy - Nora Corbett - Started 2008

Halloween Fairy – Nora Corbett – Started 2008

Sophie's Stocking - Shepherd's Bush - Started 2009

Sophie’s Stocking – Shepherd’s Bush – Started 2009

The Stargazer - Mirabilia - Started 2012

The Stargazer – Mirabilia – Started 2012

Siren and the Shipwreck - Mirabilia - Started 2013

Siren and the Shipwreck – Mirabilia – Started 2013

Happy Halloween - Silver Creek Samplers - Started 2013

Happy Halloween – Silver Creek Samplers – Started 2013

Dance in the Rain - Lizzie Kate - Started 2014

Dance in the Rain – Lizzie Kate – Started 2014

La Parisienne - Tralala - Started 2015

La Parisienne – Tralala – Started 2015

Eiffel Quaker - Jardin Privé - Started 2014

Eiffel Quaker – Jardin Privé – Started 2014

So, there you have it. This is my list for the Year of WIPs challenge. I’ll be trying to finish as many of these pieces as possible over the next year. There are no limitations on new starts or anything like that with this particular challenge, but as many WIPs as I have (this list is only about a third of them), I really want to focus as much as possible on working on these. I’m going to try my best not to start anything new. One exception will definitely be the National Parks Birthday Club from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery which I recently purchased. I’m really hoping to start it this month. I just need to decide on a fabric from my stash and pull the fibers.

Until next time …

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