Thursday, 16 January 2014

WIPocalypse 2014 - January

This is my list of projects that I am focusing on as my WIPocalypse stitching.

Cinderella - Joan Elliott
Around the World - Papillon Creations
Cut Thru Stable - Bothy Threads 
Honeysuckle Courtyard - Patricia Ann Designs
Santa's Village - CCN

There is no photo of Honeysuckle Courtyard as it's not started yet.

For anyone who doesn't know me...I am really Sharon, 44 years old from Manchester, UK.  I have 2 kids - Rachael, 14 and Luke, 12.  They are both amazing (most of the time) and I am so lucky that they are 'mine'. I also have 2 demented cats - Biskey and Smudge who rule the roost.  Biskey is a soppy so and so and loves to be curled up on someone's lap.  At night, he sleeps on my feet although he often has more of the bed than I get!

I started stitching in 1995 when I wanted something different for my then boyfriend (now hubby) for our first Valentine's Day together.  I walked past a cake decorating shop every day going to and from work and noticed these cute little cross stitch cards they had.  I went in and the rest is history.

There was no charting for the initials in the middle.  I just decided to do them myself.  Thankfully my stitching has improved a bit since then!!

One thing that I am looking forward to this year is finishing my degree which will then free up around 20 hours a week for housework and jobs round the house stitching.  I am going to make up for the last few years where the coursework has stopped me from enjoying myself.

I have loads of favourite designers so won't bore you with them all.  Just have a look through my WIP's/UFO's list on the right hand side of my blog to see what I am into!  Favourite fabric is jobelan by a mile and discovering Sparklies, Crafty Kitten and Steph's Fabby's has greatly enhanced my fabric stash. 

One thing that I really love doing is being online and reading lots of different stitchy blogs.  There are several people that although I have never met them, I class as friends now who I have met through blogging.  One day I would love to meet up with them all!

Anything else you would like to know, just ask!!


Brigitte said...

Great choice of WIPs for this year's Wipocalypse. Enjoy stitching them.

Justine said...

Nice to "meet" you Sharon! I too started cross stitching with a Valentine's Day card back in 1989 and though I didn't keep the boy I did keep the hobby! Your WIPs are lovely and I'm sure you will make lots of progress on them.

Sheila said...

Nice to meet you, love your starts!

Erica said...

Lovely to meet you Sharon!
I think your stitching is superb!
Erica in NY

Mii Stitch said...

Have fun with your WIPS Sharon!!!

Pull the other thread said...

Great projects, can't wait to see them develop.

Rhona said...

Nice to know a bit about you Sharon! Love your starts...can't wait for updates on them.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely projects for 2014.

Katie said...

Well nice to "meet" you a little more. It's going to be a great year getting to know some new people including you. Your WIPs are fantastic. I look forward to watching them grow with you. Have a great day!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Nice to meet you! I think I often know the stitching more than the blogger!

Look forward to your progress this year!

Linda said...

Love all your project choices Sharon. How fun it was to get to know you a little better.


Jan Jones said...

It's nice to meet the stitcher behind the blog. A very nice project list you have there. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress over 2014.

Lesleyanne Smith said...

Great to meet you Sharon. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your WIP's.

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

Hello from one of those friends! Waves!

I hadn't heard how you started stitching before, is hubby mildly disappointed that you didn't get into cake baking instead? At least you could eat the mistakes!!

Looking forward to following your progress this year and a few Happy Dances too.

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Nice to "meet" you Sharon, you have some great WIPs gather for this year, can't wait to see more of them. And I hope you can finish your workcourse quickly and without much stress so that you can finally have some more well drved stitching time.

Basia said...

I really like your WIPocalypse list and it was nice to get to know you a bit more. Looking forward to see your progress next month

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful wips you have on your hands :) looking for to see your progress!