Thursday, January 11, 2018

WIPocalypse 2018 Intro

Late again, although I think posting on WIP Wednesday Thursday isn't too bad for a post that should be all about WIPs and WIPocalypse 2018. I'm going to join Jo's "18 in 18" this year and pick 18 projects I'd like to finish or progress on. Progress for some might be a page finish instead of a whole project finish. 

If you're new here, I'm Tiffstitch, I work full-time and own my own small business, so there's never enough time to stitch. :) I live in Vermont in the USA and it's already been a harsh winter this year. Like last year, my goal is to get some WIPs finished and not have too many new starts turn into WIPs. 

I don't know how Jo does the fun collage on her page, but my list of 18 is as follows:

1. Covered Bridge 

I've been working on this one and it's really moving along. There's not much more to go, maybe a couple more nights of beading?

2. Fishing

This is overdue for a big birthday last year, so I need to get this finished.

3. Xmas Train

So close! But didn't quite get it done for Xmas. However, our trees are still up, so maybe it will go on before we put them away. 

4. Ballerina Dreams

This is my crazy one. I bought this kit years ago as something to maybe make for my friend, and he's not necessarily xstitch crazy, but he has 2 daughters that both danced at one time, so I hope I can get it done and he likes it. 

5. Here Comes Treble

I picked this one up again recently and finished off the treble clef. There's very little left, so I should go ahead and finish this one too. Then it's off the WIP pile at least. :)

6. Tribal Dragon

This is another one that might just need a week of solid work to complete. It's really close and it's been a fun stitch since I'm using Waterlilies and the silks are so nice. 

7. Do Not Meddle

This is the last of my stunt stitching, stitching for someone who can't stitch anymore and it would be nice to get it to her this year. It's been a shamefully long time, although I'm glad I got the Peanuts characters to her last year. 

8. Letter S - only needs beads

9. Letter H

I abandoned this last July to try and get Fishing and Covered Bridge done, so it never got past this point. Hopefully a finish this year!

10. Letter G

Maybe this year I'll finally get these done for DD's 5th birthday. ;)

11. Spider Banner

A week or so might finish this one off too! It's pretty close considering how enormous it is. :)

12. Princess and the Dragon

This one has been on my mind lately. I haven't worked on it in over 6 months, so it's time to get this one out again. I won't get a finish, but I hope to get the left side built up to the top as well. Currently the leftmost area is the bottom of the piece, so stretching up all the way would be a nice accomplishment with this one. 

13. Ocean Curiosity

Another stitcher kindly loaned me the chart, so I should really finish this and get it back to her since I've had it over 2 years now! She's in no rush, but it would be nice to get it finished too. It's a really fun chart. 

14. Letters from Nora - L

I haven't touched this one since 2016 either and again, probably a week or so of attention could finish this off and then I just need to frame it with K and can give them both to my friend with 3 girls. 

15. Basset Hound

This one has been preying more and more on my mind lately, so I need to find it and try it out again, see how it goes and if I remember why I'd stopped stitching on it. 

16. Mini Winter Magic

If I can get the middle or first page done on this row, or even the entire row (why start being reasonable now?) then I would consider that pretty fantastic. There's no dithering on this one, mostly large swathes of the same colour, so even if it's Kreinik it shouldn't be too bad. 

17. Otto

I haven't picked this up in 2 years again and I really need to get some progress. I'd love to get a page done this year.

18. Frosty Friends

This was a tough decision, and I reserve the right to work on anything else I might pick, but I'd really love to get at least one of these done this year. 

Okay, there's my 18, and congrats to you for sticking around for the long post. I've realized I tend to invest a lot of myself in certain projects and each one can be special for different reasons. 

Good luck to everyone stitching for the WIPocalypse!

Happy Stitching,



  1. Great projects Tiff, I hope you can meet your goals. I love the colours in tribal dragon

  2. I like your list... it covers all sorts of projects from the easily achievable to the a-little-bit-of-progress-is-enough. Good luck for the year. :)

    1. Thank you! I'm hopeful at least some of these will get finished and a little progress on others would be awesome. :)

  3. Great list! Hope you make great progress (or finishes!) on them this year.

  4. Lovely choices Tiffany! I am sure you will get most of them finished this year.

  5. You have a lot of near finishes there. They look great. Here I thought you were from Canada! Have fun with your 18!

    1. Thanks! And I'm Canadian, living in the US. :)

  6. Great list! I'll enjoy cheering you along.

  7. Those are some great choices to get finished! I know you can do it!

  8. Nice selection for me to watch grow

  9. Welcome to the 18! It's so great to see so many people doing it this year.

    You've made some wise choices, lots of doable projects as well as the BAPs.

    Here's the link to the photo collage I use. It's so simple to use. I've tried several and other do more fancy things but this is the quickest and easiest:

  10. You have got lots of wonderful projects to work this year. Good luck to you!

  11. Covered Bridge is gorgeous and Fishing is looking fantastic.
    I am really looking forward to seeing your other choices for this yearsWIPocalypse

  12. Love all your project choices for this year Tiffany. Who is the designer of the Xmas Train. I really like that one. Looking forward to seeing progress on them.


  13. It's great to see someone else join on the 18 in '18. You picked some great projects, I think a lot of them will be pretty quick to finish and you already made a great start on the 'Crazy Ballerinas'!

  14. Oh my, you will be busy this year! You know I love the dragons!


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