Monday, January 02, 2012

2012 WIPS

 So, my stitching group decided that we would each pick 12 WIPS (projects that were already started or ones that were just kitted up) and that we would concentrate on stitching on these throughout the year with the goal to finish them all.


I don't know if I will finish them all, but I like the idea of just having a few projects in my stitching bag and rotating through them.  Once one is finished then another project can come out of the stash and join in the rotation.


One exception that I am making is for BBD Christmas Garden which I am going to kit up tomorrow.  That will be #13.  


Here are pics of my 12 picks.  I hope to show you other group members 12 picks over the next several days.  Let me know what you think!  I see a definite patriotic and Christmas theme going here!!!!


First up, above, is Thirteen Colonies by LHN.  Love, love, love it!
 Poppy Stocking from the August BBD Stocking booklet.
 Souvenir de France.  A freebie from BBD. 
 Peony House from Country Cottage Needleworks.  Not much left to do on this one.
 Deck the Halls by The Sunflower Seed.  So cute!
 Vintage Pincushion by BBD.  I am going to leave the year 1934 as that is the year my grandparents were married.
 Joyeux Noel by BBD.  Kitted up but not started. 
 Liberty House by Ewe and Eye and Friends.  (OOP)
 Abigail Moody Pincushion by Beehive Needleworks.
 Joy to the World from the Songs of the Season leaflet by The Prairie Schooler. 
Winter Wind by The Prairie Schooler.  I started this last night.  Love this one.
1854 Isabella Johnstone Sampler.  

I am really torked about this idea.  Usually I just proceed willy nilly into the new year...this year I feel like I have somewhat of a plan.  The next project into the rotation will be a Christmas ornament.  I want to get some of those done and off to a finisher.  

........and away we go..................

29 comments:

Margaret said...

Nice WIPs! It will be nice to watch you tick them off as you finish them! They're all so pretty too!

Anonymous said...

Love the projects you picked for your group's 12 WIP challenge! Looking forward to seeing your progress and finishes!

Robin in Virginia

mainely stitching said...

GREAT choice of projects!

Rebecca said...

You have some great projects. I have been wanting to do Isabella Johnston since it came out. May be watching yours will give me a boost to start it in a couple months after I get a few of my new starts finished. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Stitching to you this year.

Teresa S. said...

I love the projects you chose! I'll be watching with interest as the year goes by :)

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Very nice picks. I want to stitch the vintage pinkeep and the Liberty House too this year.

Jon Lee said...

Laura,

I love your projects. I have my six projects set up for this year. I have Winter Wind too. I look forward to stitching with you this year.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a fantastic range of projects good luck at wrapping them up in 2012!!

Ranae said...

Laura
Yhave a very interesting collection of WIP's for 2012, Good Luck! my friend.
I want to really stitch 1854 Isabella Johnstone Sampler, it's calling my name, lol
I hope to stitch with you alot this year.
Take Care!
Happy stitchyness 2012!!

Joanie said...

Laura, I love your Wips! I love the idea of pulling 12 Wips too. I'm looking forward to your projects and your progress too!

Laurie in Iowa said...

You've got a lovely group of WIPs to work on and the BBD Christmas Garden will be the icing on the cake.

Cathy B said...

Lovely projects Laura! I can't wait to see the projects your friends will be working on.

Gabi said...

Gorgeous Wips, all of them. Looking forward to see them finished

Katrina said...

All fun projects!!!! I especially love Isabella and I can't wait to see your progress on the BBD piece :-).

Krista said...

What a great list of WIPs! I look forward to seeing your progress thru the year. Happy New Year!

Jan said...

Oh Laura...I think you should be torked and for good reason!! Each one is a fabulous project and I can't wait to see your progresses and finishes, woohoo!!! Love that BBD pincushion, for some reason, that has passed my notice...till now, of course!

Good luck, good fortune and sweet blessings for your 2012, Laura!

Pat said...

Nice list Laura. I am still working on mine. I keep changing my mind about #12.

Deborah said...

Beautiful WIP's! Look forward to all of the progress.

Siobhan said...

Oh, what a fun idea!! I love all of your WIPs--gulp. I shouldn't have looked! Most of them are in my to be stitched soon pile so I'd better get stitching so I can start them! ;)

Happy new year!

Vonna said...

Sounds like a great plan and you are so close on some of them! YAY!

Sally said...

Fantastic WIPs Laura. Looking forward to seeing your progress on them.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love all your choices! I can't wait to see them progress throughout the coming year.

valerie said...

Good luck busting through your wips in 2012! The looks like fun projects to be stitching on. Happy New Year Laura!

CathyR said...

Good luck, Laura. I will be watching your progress!

Mindi said...

I love your plan for 2012! I just can't get into the crazy challenge of starting 12 new projects when I have so many WIPs already, but the challenge of picking 12 WIPs and focus on finishing them is great.

woolwoman said...

You've got some great things for your 2012 list and OMGosh - that BBD Christmas garden is wearing me down. I have resisted ordering it but I WANT it ! A guild friend stitched that 13 colonies and the photos DO NOT do it justice - it is absolutely wonderful. Can't wait to watch that needle go! Cheers! melody

Melody said...

Love your choices! I know I'm going to want to add some of them to my stash...

Natalia said...

Cute WIPs, Laura, and I love the idea of choosing 12 projects and concentrate on those throughout the year, I may have to copy it :-)

Kellie said...

Love your WIPs! Will look forward to seeing all your beautiful finishes! :)