Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WIPocalypse?

So I'm still catching up on blog posts from when I was frolicking midst glaciers, but I logged in to do this post and noticed on Sharine's Blog, and then on many subsequent blogs, talk about a WIPocalypse. Intrigued, I investigated and went to Measi's Musings. I suggest you check it out as it sounds like fun!

2012 WIPocalypse Goals, so far:
1. College of Magical Knowledge
2. Mario
3. Dark Queen
4. Medieval Shelf
5. Riding the Wave

I'll  keep it down to a still impossible 5. HA! I guess I  have to stay unemployed. Don't tell my parents.

Unemployment is a funny thing. It was my choice to quit my job, of course, and I don't regret it one bit, but I thought I would have a lot of free time. Instead I'm running errands and cleaning and doing so much, just surprising myself with how much stuff I still have to do. Oh well. I made time today to work on "Riding the Wave." For some reason I seem hell-bent on finishing this project as soon as possible. Also, I'm not enjoying it. I usually don't make a lot of mistakes when I stitch. But there's something about this project that drives me up the wall.

If any of you have read Julie's and Yes Dear's Ravings (and I recommend you do as it's a good read), she has a similar project that drives her insane. Jesus. No, literally, it's a Jesus cross stitch. Julie, if you're reading this, I UNDERSTAND. There's nothing inherently wrong with the project itself. The charting isn't confusing and it's not a difficult project. It's just driving me insane with how much I have to frog.

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7 comments:

Measi said...

Thanks for signing up for the WIPocalypse. It's going to be great - I'm overwhelmed by the interest in it! :)

Thanks for the plug, too.

Looking forward to seeing your projects in action - you have some gorgeous ones.

Joysze said...

Yup, been there, done that with my Tiger Reflection. It's not that I make mistakes of have to frog a lot, but I just can't get up the enthusiasm to stitch it. Blah!!

Horsie looks great... you've gotten a lot done, despite the problems. :)

stitchstitchknit said...

Oh, I hope that project doesn't put you down to much =(

But it looks wonderful =)

The Crafty Princess said...

I have so many projects that frustrate me like that. It's almost painful to stitch it, yet I love the pic so much that I force myself to. I'm sure it will be worth it in the end as it's a beautiful piece. It looks lovely - can't tell that any frogging was involved. I hope you feel better about it soon xo

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Keep going with the stitching!

I know what you mean about time, I'm a SAHM (Stay at home Mum) and seem to have less free time during termtime than when I was in paid employment!

mdgtjulie said...

LOL, at least yours is pretty!!! I love that!! Thanks for the plug too, lol. I've got twenty projects in my rotation, and they will all get some love for the WIPacolypse. I can't wait!! Glad to see you're joining us. And don't forget, you're not vowing to FINISH these charts, like the Crazy January Challenge. You're just going to make some progress on them. Big difference, sweetie!!

Ewa said...

Thanks for the support, you guys. I'm probably going to have to force myself to finish the horses, but I'm really glad they stitch up quick cause otherwise I might do some harm to myself stitching them.