31 Days of WIPs and UFOs

A few years I go I started a January tradition of looking at projects that I had started sometime in the past, but have yet to finish.  Last year I did not do this.  I had stitched so little over the previous couple of years that I thought it was a waste of time, and just a rehash of the same projects that are in the same state.

In 2015 I finally got my needle out again, and have been stitching.  So between Christmas and New Year I decided to resurrect this tradition.  Then disaster struck!  When I went to make my first post on New Year’s Day, I tried updating some plugins first and somehow totally crashed both my websites for more than 24 hours!  So the first 3 days of my WIPs and UFOs will be in this one post.  I will then try to post every day for the rest of the month.

Day 1.
My first project was a long term UFO.  This year I decided to transfer it into my sewing basket and have been taking it with me to my stitching days at The Embroiderer’s Guild of Victoria.

Blue_Rose_Sampler_WIP

It is the Blue Rose Sampler by The Nostalgic Needle.  I am still working on the borders, but I am so much closer to finishing them.

Day 2.
This is a project that I have started in the last 18 months.  I went to a Stitching Soiree hosted by Mrs Martin of Mrs Martin’s Quilt Shop and Lisa of Fig ‘n’ Berry.  I got so far, then I stopped.  I really do need to continue with this project. Twas-the-night-before-christmas

The main project of Twas the Night Before Christmas was started on the first stitching day I had taken since the end of October 2012.  The day had started out horribly.  And when I finally arrived at the venue in Bayswater, I sat at my table, head down, needle in hand, stitching, just stitching.  It took a while, but just by focusing on my stitching, I was able to start pulling myself out of the massive funk I was in.  I have stitched on this project since, but as you can see, 2 Christmases have passed and it still is not finished!
Day 3.
Another Stitching Soiree, another Fig ‘n’ Berry project!

mistletoestockingswag

The Mistletoe Stocking Swag.  I attended another Stitching Soiree, this time with a friend of mine from Mrs Martin’s Quiltshop.  I had so much fun working on this!  I really do need to get back to it.

So there you are, the first 3 days of my 31 Days of WIPs and UFOs.  Come back tomorrow for the next instalment.

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