Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WIPocalypse 2017 – January

This month's theme is: Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year! So here we go:

My name is Dima. I'm a Software Engineer by day and stitcher by night. This is my sixth year blogging and I've been stitching for 7. I started with cross stitch, but have been trying to add in other types of embroidery (hardanger, pulled/drawn thread, punto antico...). You'll notice that most of the embroidery I'm drawn to is whitework, although I love color. I'm still hoping to learn crewel as I have a lot of kits in my stash but looks like it will be replaced by goldwork this year. Better luck next year :P

I also crochet, mostly amigurumis that I give as gifts, and I am learning how to knit (still very bad at it). Last year I added Kumihimo and this year my new addiction is beads. I hope to use lots and lots of them.

I've already posted my goals here. but I will re-iterate them below. I picked easy goals again this year as I will be very busy again this year come spring which means I will be very busy in the coming year finishing projects.

I had finished my goal last year on Bramble and the Rose and I got a head start on this year's goal as well. I always take out this project the last week before the New Year. The goal for this year is to again finish at least one page.

Ink Circles - The Bramble and the Rose

I worked on Tracery Dragons last year which was great. The goal this year is to finish all the stonework.

Teresa Wentzler - Tracery Dragons

I haven't touched Fantasy Lace since the summer. This year I'm hoping at least to have the hemstitch border done. Most likely to happen in the summer as it's a great project to take outside :)

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Satin Stitches - Donna's Fantasy Lace

Officially being added to the roster this year is Katherine Drummond's Romantic Rosebud which was a Creative Festival class in 2015. The goal is to finish it this year.

The second WIP being added that is also to be completed this year is Annie Penin's Fleurs de Sakura.

More projects will likely come and go during the year, but these are my offical WIPocalypse goals for 2017.


  1. Sounds doable and all are lovely.

  2. I wish you a successful year with them all!

  3. I love all your pieces, however your Satin Stitches - Donna's Fantasy Lace, WOW Beautiful! I haven't work on hardanger in many years! I look forward to your progress.

  4. Love your projects. I need to get pictures taken of the projects that I'm hoping to focus on this year. I'm going to try Kumihimo this year, I had the wheel, but lost it in my stash closet, so got another one over Christmas vacation.

  5. Hi Dima, It's a pleasure reading about your past stitching accomplishments and your future goals. And you're the one who introduced me to Kumihimo. Like you, I too like whitework. Here's to a 2017 with lots of completions! Clink.

  6. Great goals for the year. Have you really only been stitching for 6 years? You have certainly picked it up very quickly and become an Advanced Stitcher already!