I did something that has caused me to dig through this:
My BFF mentioned a few days ago that she was going to participate in a WIP Challenge, where you finished 12 or so WIPs. I didn’t fully understand how it would work since it was starting October 1, plus I have some huge WIPs and know I can’t stitch 12 of them in a year (on top of the sewing I want to get done) so I sort of filed it away in the back of my mind.
I was watching her latest flosstube and she brought it up again so I went hunting for more information and became intrigued. I think it’s completely doable! The gist is you stitch 10-15 WIPs by the end of December 2017. The boss lady of the challenge states that as long as they have 1 stitch in them come October 1, 2016, they’re WIPs.
I wanted to divide my 10 items by older WIPs and newer WIPs, so my list looks like this right now:
- Scarlet Letter – Gratitude
- Mirabilia – Fairy Moon
- Examplar Dames – And They Sinned
- Carriage House Samplings – Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
- Goode Huswife – Book of Spells
- Blue Ribbon Designs – Expressions of Gratitude
- Plum Street – Hurt Not the Earth
- Scarlett House – Coverlet Candle Mat
- LHN – Needleworker
- Mill Hill – Log Cabin
Houses of Hawk Run Hollow and And They Sinned are my two largest WIPs. I had already decided to go back to rotating through 4-5 projects at a time, and now I’m trying to decide if I want to go back to stitching in 10 hour increments on a design and then switching out or stitch for a week on something and switch out on Monday. Either way I intend to focus on Houses or ATS. So my weekly rotation may look like this:
- Oct 1-2 Book of Spells
- Oct 3-9 HOHRH
- Oct 10-16 Needleworker
- Oct 17-23 Expressions of Gratitude
- Oct 24-30 Book of Spells
- Oct 31-Nov 6 HOHRH
- Nov 7-13 Coverlet Candle Mat
- Nov 14-20 Gratitude
- Nov 21-27 Fair Moon
- Nov 28-Dec 4 And They Sinned
- Dec 5-11 HOHRH
- and so on until HOHRH is finished, then move ATS into that spot
Now that I have it written out this may be the better way to go. If I decide to do the time version it’ll be something like
10 hours HOHRH
10 hours Book of Spells
10 hours Needleworker
10 hours Expressions of Gratitude
10 hours HOHRH
10 hours Coverlet Mandle Mat
We’ve been paired off with another member of the group and required to send monthly post cards as a way to encourage and get to know each other. I’m also excited about this as I’ve been sort of considering writing to someone once a month as a way to communicate.
Now I just need to figure in some quilting/sewing time and pull a couple of large WIPs and small WIPs and do my own quilting/sewing challenge during that time too.
And, I need to get this all down in my journal by September 30.