Tuesday, January 21, 2014

#1 Wipocalypse & IHSW

Hi Stunners!

I'm loving these SAL's as it's encouraging me to blog more. Saying that I'm being a tad lazy and combining the Wipocalypse and IHSW as they were so close together.


My Wipocalypse projects for 2014 are HAED Large Treasure Hunt Bookshelf (large chart format)  and Golden Kites The Arrival of the Guests, Venice. These 2 charts are my biggest babies so they will need a little more attention than my other kids. Treasure has 160 pages and Venice has a whopping 189 pages. My goal is to complete 2 pages of one chart and one page of the other during each month. But I'm implementing the Pirate code on this, so it's more of a guideline than a rule.

January Wipocalypse I focused on Treasure Hunt Bookshelf

Progress as of December 31 2013

Full Moon - January 16 2014
Almost a 2nd page finish! I will be working on Venice this week so I will be able to show some progress next Wipocalypse.


For this SAL I will be working on QS Theatre of the Absurd which was HAED's freebie SAL from last year.


After the IHSW
He's almost got his pants on now, woo hoo!


As promised here is the total amount of progress from last year. I don't know if I can actually title this "achievements" per se as it's pretty dismal. I spent hours creating rotations and organising my stitching time however, I found that I'm such a rule breaker that I couldn't stick to them even though I was the one that created them. Such a rebel huh?

This year is different as I have dispensed with any rules, rotations and all that. Instead I just pick up what I feel like, when I feel like and will see how this goes! Can't be any worse than last year. See for yourself!

New Starts
Feel the Magic - HAED - Page 1 completed

Large Treasure Hunt Bookshelf - HAED 

QS Theatre of the Absurd

Spiders Queen - HAED - Page 1 completed

An Evening of Romance - Tilton Crafts 

The Arrival of Guests, Venice - Golden Kite

A Coign of Vantage - HAED

Faery Ball - HAED

Vampire Red - Mystic Stitch

Rose Cerise - HAED 

Progress on Wip's


Faery 2

Purple Orchid

Passione Ricamo Faery SAL 2012-2013

A Coign of Vantage (Golden Kite version)

Guardian Angel

Where is My Valentine?

Golden Wood

Fragile Heart

Lost in You


I hope everyone had a successful first Wipocalypse and IHSW.
Take care stunners

Live in the moment and keep singing!

Alicia xox


  1. Nice progress! Oh my, so many projects. At least I'm not alone! I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress this year.

    1. Thank you Karen. No you're not alone, there are alot of us cross stitch lunatics out there. Keep stitching and smiling!

  2. So many great projects, and amazing progress on all of them!

  3. Wow almost two pages on bookshelf already. Great progress on both projects. Love all your WIP's from 2013 you got quite a lot done on a number of projects.

  4. I think you've made good progress, would love to see more of Faery 2 this year as it's a beautiful chart!

    1. Thanx Thea it is one of my favourites too and I will be giving her a lot of love.

  5. Wow so many gorgeous projects. Lovely progress on them. Look forward to seeing your progress.

  6. I'm sitting here with my mouth open and drooling at all those amazing projects. I can't believe that your working on so many HAED's. Absolutely stunning and great progress.


  7. You sure have a good few on the go and made good progress on them all.

  8. Bookshelf looks fab already! I love reading your blog, like a pleasant hobby lol

  9. Wow! I love the bookcase, I've bought the chart myself and I'm seriously thinking of kitting it up and starting it ASAP! You've done so well in such a short space of time.

    You made lots of progress last year, because it's spread over so many projects it's not as easy to see, don't feel disheartened.

    Like you, I've ditched all my self imposed stitching rules as it was stopping me from enjoying my stitching, now I pick up what I want, when I want. Although the packing up the old and setting up the new often stops me from switching!

    Good luck with your new stitching plan (plans can be changed and altered as needed!)! xx

  10. So many awesome projects!You will rock it out:)

  11. I'm all for you blogging more. I love seeing your WIPs. :D Everything looks delish and I'm sooooooo looking forward to those 8 finishes you promised me. HAHAHAHA!!!!


  12. So many gorgeous projects great progress on them

  13. Wow! You have so many BAPs, that is awesome.. Great work on your pieces so far this year!

  14. You've done great last year :) so you definitely should count them as achievments :)
    And you've done a lot of progress already :D Congrats... hope you can keep up with your "rules" as I can't wait to see more of your projects :)

  15. I love the progress you made in 2013, so many beautiful and colorful new starts =) I love the Treasure Hunt Bookshelf, it's a fantastic design (and so huuuuge!) and I am so excited about this, the detail looks amazing so far and I am curious how the characters on the shelf will turn out =) So keep going on this one ;-)

  16. That's a great review of 2013. I think you made a lot of progress. I would be lost with that many WIP's.
    Rotations don't work for me either. Basic goals might work, but not on a day to day level. Drives me crazy. After all, stitching is for fun!

  17. I'm so happy you're planning to blog some more. You have so many BAPs on the go, it would be amazing to see a finish this year! I think you should OAAT on Fragile Heart and get her done, I love her hair.

  18. What beautiful projects you have on the go. Good luck with getting some great progress this year.


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