[post written only half-brained under the high influence of Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk, forgive any typos and thought detours]
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of course this year, like every one before that, I joined the WIPocalypse Measi so kindly sets up for us, I can’t believe it’s been four years already since she started it! 😱
the topic for January is: “Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!”
well, introducing me might be quite redundant to everyone that already know most things about me, (🎤 say my name you know who I am 🎶) so I suggest checking the about me page. — in pills: my name is Chiara, I’m 29 years old, I live in Italy (and almost daily find a good reason to regret it) with my cat Taras (friends also call him BaBa) who is now two years old. I like to challenge myself with needlework and quilting projects I often adapt to my tastes and skills.
about my projects, I do have many on my must-finish list and that’s the one I mean to focus on for most of the year. I’ve been starting and starting like it was the end of the world in the past couple of years, now I want to see those WIPs end up on the finished pile, hell yes! 😀
there will be a few new starts as well, but I mean to start only projects I have already kitted up in the past, working on my stash – which is quite frankly embarrassing. new starts will include 6 new projects (one for each letter in Debbie, honouring our friend SoCal Debbie who left us way too soon last year). I know many of you are doing 15 or 31, and I would really love to join but I still don’t have access to most of my stash which is currently boxed up randomly all over the house (as well as my clothes, notebooks, etc.) – my OCDs are endlessly blaming me for this. 😬
anyways, here are the 6 new DEBBIE starts:
- The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery – Story Time Sampler
- Shepherd’s Bush – The Fold
- Cloudsfactory – Harry Potter Giant Sampler
- Country Cottage Needleworks – Santa’s Village
- The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery – Autumn Harvest Festival
- Atelier Perdu – Reindeer Season (Christmas ’14 limited release)
as for the last topic, goals for the New year (🎤 say what?! 🎶) I just wrote an entire post packed with lists and resoluteness – read it at your own peril 😉
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now it’s time for some 🎤 hallelujah! UH! 🎶 as a reward for making it through this post 😀
unfortunately I had a bit of frogging with the light pink areas (they all had to be taken out and re-stitched with a brighter shade) but I’m still determined to finish the first past before the end of the holidays, tomorrow!
Taras received a shower of birthday & Christmas presents 🎤 don’t believe me? just watch! 🎶
last but not least, some Christmas treats and Holiday cards which unfortunately cost me the world to send 😱😡 – not to worry, I have a plan for next year, and it involves airplane tickets, or (plan B) carrier pigeons 😀
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better turn off the loop and get back to that H&H, if I keep on bouncing my butt to this tune I’ll never get a stitch straight.
have a good day!