Sunday, 28 June 2020

WIPocalypse 2020 - half year check in!

How have we gotten to half way through the year already?? I'm sure I am surprised every time a check in comes around, but this one has really surprised me!

Very briefly for anyone new to this SAL: this was started 9 years ago by Measi at Measi's Musings. The aim is to stitch on as many projects as you can before the end of the world (I think it used to be to stop the end of the world!). Pop over to her blog here to see what everyone else has been up to.


Usually I go through a quick update of all my projects and then answer the monthly question. However, this month's question is: Half year recap: How are you doing with your goals so far this year?
So I will go through my projects to answer the question! Firstly, I organised my list into Musts and Potentials, so lets start with the Musts:


  • Theatre t-shirt lap quilt - finish. Well, the one that I needed to do in time for my friend's birthday in August! There's still another one to do, but that wasn't in the original goal, and we'd like lockdown to be eased even more so she can come and consult on layout and so on with me.
  • Pinafore dress - finish. I think that was done in February!
  • Lap quilt - not started. This will be my focus the next half of the year.
  • Crochet jumper - finish. And it is very snuggly! I have even had a request from the big sister to make one for her.

Not bad going! Now for the Potentials:
  • Disney cross-stitch - in progress. I haven't given myself the goal to finish this one this year, but I want to make a big dent in it. I can safely say I am doing that!
  • Beauty and the Beast quilt - not started. Again, another focus for the second half of the year.
  • Sirocco jumpsuit - toile finish. I have made this up in the lovely orange fabric I got for a wearable toile. I will progress to the flowery material soon, but happy to call this a finish.
  • Flamingo - finish. Happily sat in our spare room/office. There are talks of a llama to join Flo at some point though!
  • Christmas Garland - not started. This will probably be done in a panic in November, but it is going to wait til closer to Christmas as it feels like a project that will suit curling up watching Christmas movies with.

I am really pretty chuffed so far! I made the must list pretty short because I wanted it to be achievable. I also find that I get projects that form during the year - usually baby quilts - so wanted to factor those in too! Here is a little collage of projects (featuring the hubby), both finished and ongoing, that are not on my WIPocalypse list but have also happened this year:

9 comments:

Beth in IL said...

Nice job! Like how you did your recap post. Keep stitching!

butterfly said...


You have been busy , so many lovely makes .
Enjoy your new week.

jude's page said...

Perhaps I should start a list of projects to do, and maybe I would get more done.

Linda in Calif. said...

I love that orange jumpsuit on you! That's outstanding.

Mini said...

You are doing good with your goals, always sensible to amke short lists rather than big ones and then fail.

Mary said...

You deserve a pat on the back for all that you have accomplished!!!

Faith... said...

You have certainly been busy this year! Looking forward to seeing what you accomplish in the second half of the year.

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

Great work for the first half of the year! Achievable goals is what it is all about. I have done the WIPocalypse since the beginning, The world was supposed to end in 2012 and we wanted to clear our WIPs before then. It has taken me several years to make achievable goals but as the world hasn't actually ended yet, it seems to be working!

Astrids dragon said...

You've accomplished quite a lot this year and plenty of fun ones to look forward to finishing!

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