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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February 2015 WIPocalypse (and Crazy January wrap up)

We've reached another full moon, so it's time for a WIPocalypse check-in, as hosted by Measi.

This months topic is: How do you overcome that feeling that you’re in a rut with a particular project?

I  have to say, I'm not sure how to answer this one just yet.  Since getting back into cross stitch last year, I really haven't worked on any big projects, and usually if a project gets abandoned it's because there's something else that I need to work on for a deadline.  And a deadline is a pretty good way to force yourself to wade through a project that's got you down at the moment I guess.

So after that lame answer, it's time to show off my progress for the month.  One of my main original WIPocalypse goals was to keep up with the Crazy January Challenge.  With the wrap up of the challenge last Saturday, I'm actually happy to say that I kept up with it, and started a new project or worked on a WIP for every day in January.  So I thought I'd take this WIPocalypse post to do a quick recap of the project.

Someone in our challenge group on Facebook showed me how to use an online editor to create collage graphics, so I couldn't resist.  I took new pictures of almost everything last night to make these with, since I realized I didn't have "finish" photos to go with my projects throughout the month, and I thought it would be fun to share what some of these will look like when I get to finishing them.  So for anyone who missed it, here's a breakdown of everything completed for January. 

Week 1: January 1st - January 3rd (from top to bottom, left to right)
 January Carnations, Giraffe Print Mitten, Leopard Print Mitten
Week 2: January 4th - January 10th (from top to bottom, left to right)
 Stars and Stripes, Love Potion No. 9, Frosted Pumpkin 12 Days of Christmas, Perfume Bottle, Yin Yang Horse, Tree Frog Trio , Rainbow Mandala

Week 3: January 11th - January 17th (from top to bottom, left to right)
Pinky Pie magnetCat Lady Kit, Rainbow Dash magnet, Twilight Sparkle magnet, Gingerbread Houses SAL, Rarity magnet, Apple Jack magnet

Week 4: January 18th -  January 24th (from top to bottom, left to right)
Mum Bouquet, Autumn Circle, Purple Paisley, Fluttershy magnet, Polka Dot Bouquet, Silly Ladybug, Triple Scoop 

Week 5: January 25th - January 31st (from top to bottom, left to right)
 Sparrow on Vine, Lucky Day, Polar Bear Square, Kitty's Stocking, I Heart Britannia Pillow, Reindeer Square, Singing Owl

Well, I guess that's enough for this update.  Until next month WIPocalypsers!

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  1. Wow. I was about to say that I don't know how you keep them all straight, but then I remembered how many WIPs/UFOs I have... mind you I think I only keep them "straight" by having most of the as UFOs..... out of sight-out of mind.

    I can't wait to see your progress-- maybe it will boost my needles into action.

    1. I know what you mean! If I hadn't been keeping them straight on my Crazy Page each time I did an update, I wouldn't have been able to remember all 31 for this post at all.

  2. Love all of your starts Alyssa. Looking forward to seeing progress on them.


  3. It's nice to see how they all will look like when they are done - there are some very gorgeous pieces among these :)

  4. You have had a busy month! Love your pics.

  5. Holy cow, you did a ton!! I love the horse yin-yang; that is fabulous. I especially look forward to watching your Mill Hill kits grow. I have a soft spot for those, even though I've never actually done one.

  6. Wow! That's a lot of projects! I love the cat house one ... too cute. Nice collages.

  7. You've certainly got a load of projects there. Great work. Love your carnation start. You make me feel so much better with mine asset u finished:))

  8. That's a lot of things to do Alyssa! Good luck with them. There is a lot of funny patterns there.