Q: What is WIPGO?
A: It's like Bingo for your WIPs.
The idea is to make a board with 25 squares, add a goal to each square, each month the Admin call 2 numbers and you try reach those two goals.
When you complete a row or column, you can reward yourself with something nice. A new start? A new chart? An uninterrupted afternoon of stitching? Your choice.
This was my board at the start of the month:
The numbers called for February were 4 and 20. But first I worked on number 13 from January and completed Cackle Lozenges by Hands on Design:
stitched on 28 count Radioactive Linen from Chromatic Alchemy
Then I turned my attention to a new start, number 4 - Hallowe'en at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings. I got a good chunk of Block 7 done:
stitched over 1 on 25 count Cassia Rose evenweave from Chromatic Alchemy
I'll carry on with this one, when it comes up on WIPGO or on my Tiny Decisions wheel. I can't tick the box off until I complete this block.
Number 20 was next, a complete success as the goal was to complete one small block. The dragon only took 3 days so I decided to continue with the owl at the top. This block was one of the reasons I stalled with this design back in 2014. It was charted for a rather chonky cat which I didn't love. But I didn't know what to put instead because it was a mystery SAL. So I left it. People used various ideas and this owl was popular. He took 4 days to complete, including his beads:
As with the dragon I stitched the background with one strand of thread which gives it a slightly softer look. I did the wings on the Fairy the same way, they look almost transluscent with the fabric more visible.
stitched on 28 count Snapdragon Jazlyn from Crafty Kitten
As it only took a week to stitch both small blocks, I am revising my WIPocalypse goal to all four small blocks this year. The other two will be stitched next time this comes up on my WIPGO board.
The next project in my rotation will be number 6 from January - Spring Sampler. I hope to get that finished well before the end of the month so I have time to fit one more project into February.
Finally, a progress photo from my Just Nan band sampler SAL. We are currently stitching Winter Blues and I have just finished Bands 11 and 12:
stitched on 28 count White Jobelan
We are currently choosing the next sampler from a shortlist provided by Leonore. So if you're a JN Junkie, do look for the poll and join us. There's also going to be a Mouse-a-long organised by another member of the group.