WIPocalypse ...The Second Time Around...For Me


Greetings fellow Stitchers and Bloggers!  Welcome to my first post of 2015 and the kick-off to Measi's WIPocalypse stitch-along.  If you're new to all this and haven't a clue, just click on the button in my side menu and it will take you straight to the sign-up and info page.  Well now let's get this post rolling with the first topic of the year.

Topic: Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!
 
Howdy my name is Jan.  I've been stitching off and on throughout most of my life after being taught at the tender young age of 9. While stitching has come and gone in my life, the years since 1997 have brought out a renewed passion for cross stitching.  As of September 2013 I am an unemployed electronics stockroom clerk.  I'm 57 years old and currently living under my parent's charity.  I keep an eye on them and provide them with hospice care while I still keep trying to find work. I'm single (aka spinster) and have no kids or pets.  ....Well I'm thinking about getting a kitten this summer; it's for my 93 yr. old mom to play with and to keep me company... I have a tentative relationship with a 54 yr. old biker named Tony who likes going by his road name of "Viking".  We've been seeing each other about 2 years now.
 
My projects, it seems, have been forever listed on the side menu of my blog page.  Here are all the ones I'll be rotating through in 2015 to try and get them closer to a finish.
 
My Tree of Life - (Mon Arbre de Vie) By Annick Abrial

 
The Book of Ink Circles By Tracy Horner

 
The Sampler - Once Upon A Time - (Le Marquoir - Il était une fois) By Annick Abrial

 
Forest Babies - Mother Skunk and Babies By Candi Martin

 
The Berlin Woolwork Sampler By The Needle's Prayse

 

And last but not least is.....

Camelot Sampler By Teresa Wentzler


I got quite a bit done on this last year and my main goal for 2015 is to get this sucker finished.  I have a very good reason for my motivation...  I've already stitched 2015 in the date window of the sampler starting back in January of 2014. Just to give me a 2 year window to gett'er done!!
 
Even though these two projects aren't listed on the side menu of my blog, I plan to work on them as well in the coming months.
 
Biker's Vest Patch
Norwegian Alphabet Sampler
 
 
And there you have it, my projects and goals for the 2015 year!!

13 comments:

Stitching in the country said...

Lovely pieces. I did Boink with Tracy when sh e was designing it. Your other pieces are gorgeous too and will look fab when you finish them

Marcy said...

What beautiful projects! Looking forward to seeing your progress on them.

Lisa Dunn said...

Your projects are beautiful! I especially like the Tree of Life Sampler, but wow, that looks intimidating. :o)

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress throughout the year.

Katy said...

Beautiful choices, can't wait to see the progress!

Jan said...

Lots of beautiful projects for you to work on this year. I have Boink but won't work on it this year.

Erin said...

Those are great choices! I've never heard of The Berlin Woolwork Sampler By The Needle's Prayse before. What a lovely piece! I look forward to watching your progress.

Lea said...

Good luck! These projects look beautiful

Sylvia said...

Beautiful pieces. I wish you all the best in this new year. Which of TW's dragons are you using for your WIPocalypse logo?

Elfie said...

Lovely projects. I look forward to watching your progress through the year.

Sarah Haggett said...

These are beautiful, I look forward to seeing them grow.

Erica said...

I especially love your Tree of Life piece. All lovely projects, though! Looking forward to seeing your progress on them.

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

Nice to meet you! You should definitely get a kitten, I'm a cat person although we don't have one right now.

You have some great projects lined up, some really BAPs there!

Carla Eldridge said...

I could not figure out why I wasn't seeing your blog postings!! Today it has been fixed and all I can say is OOOOO and AAAHHHHHH!!!