Sunday, 30 December 2012

2012 WIPocalypse - December Full Moon

I'll begin by hoping that you all had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa brought you all that your heart desired.  He kindly brought me a new printer as my old one had become defunct, a book that I really wanted and lots of pairs of cosy socks for my perennially cold feet.

This being the last WIPocalypse report for 2012, I have just updated my finishes page for the year - link here.  They were fairly few in number and on the whole not for me, but the recipients liked them very much, so I will count 2012 as a success.

Stitching this week has been more or less completely overtaken by the festivities.  I was away for two nights staying at my parents and I have also spent a fair amount of time looking after my nieces.  I do have a couple of update photos to show however, so here goes.

As this has been my travelling piece, the watering can bouquet is now finished, apart from the backstitch - it does not look too bad now that the flowers are done, and will hopefully look better when the backstitch is complete.  The next one is flowers in a wheelbarrow.

Carnation has suffered due to my visit to my parents.  I have only managed to complete two blocks this week, but am not too worried as I am still on target having done an extra block back in mid November.  

I have already signed up for the 2013 WIPocalypse, and currently my plans are as follows:

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose - finish page 3 on or by 25 May 2013 (second anniversary)

Turkish Challenge - start and finish by Easter - 31 March 2013

5th birthday present - start, finish and have framed by 17 June 2013

Guardian Angels - finish by 18 November 2013

Bouquet pieces - work on throughout year

Train of Dreams - work on throughout year

I also intend to continue participating in the International Hermit and Stitching Weekends.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year and may 2013 bring you more joy than 2012.

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