Posted by: ralphy36 | December 31, 2011

WIPacolypse 2012

Well it has been two years and two months since the last time I posted on my stitching blog. While most aspects of my life are generally unchanged, there is one big addition to our family that will have a significant impact on all areas of day to day functioning. That is the addition of Natalie Marie to our family on November 14, 2011. She is almost 7 weeks old. Nathaniel is now four and we are trying our best to settle into some kind of loose routine. Needless to say, stitching has taken a bit of a backseat over the last two months. I am grateful that I did not lose my stitching mojo during my pregnancy with Natalie the way I did when pregnant with Nathaniel.

While obviously my family is my priority, I am a firm believer in the idea that you have to take care of yourself to be able to best take care of them. Stitching in an important part of taking care of me. Over the last two years I have been fortunate to be part of a great group of ladies that meets on Tuesday nights for stitching and good company. That will be a good motivator to stitch, but I have also discovered the following challenge:

So I am participating in a WIPacolypse for 2012 sponsored by Measie’s Musings. The goal of the challenge is to make progress on as many pieces over the course of the year as possible. I like that the challenge is pretty open ended and can include both old pieces and new starts. Each month on the full moon, you post pictures of your progress and this gets you entry into a drawing for stitching goodies at the end of the year. I figure that this would be a great motivator to help me make progress on all of my WIPS this year. Here’s hoping that the baby will let me get some stitching done as she gets older:)

So, here is my list of projects to WIPS for 2012. All pieces with a * are pieces started prior to 2012.

1. King’s Vegetable Garden-Chatelaine Designs*
2. Butterfly Rest-Maria Van Scharrenburg*
3. Tuscan Midnight-Needle Delights Original*
4. Day Nymph-Mirabilia*
5. Joan of Arc-from the Gift of Stitching*
6. Mary’s Stocking-Shepard’s Bush*

Over the next couple of days I will be posting starting progress pictures for each of these pieces and I am committing myself to posting several times a month on this blog.

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!!



  1. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! I can sympathise trying get get into some routine, it took a little time to do that with my now nearly seven month old. I look forward to seeing you blogging again as time permits.

    Goodluck with your WIPs for this year and a happy new year!

  2. Wow!! Congratulations on the birth of your wee darling! WOW! I can’t believe Nathaniel is 4 already!! I am so pleased to see your post and I will really look forward to any more you make in the future and pictures 😀 *hugs*

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