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Sunday, 24 January 2016

WIPocalypse 2016

I hadn't planned to do WIPocalypse this year as I hadn't been particularly successful in the past, but feeling the need for a bit of structure to achieve my 2016 goals and also another SAL to help me blog regularly. WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi and each full moon we have to share the projects we want to finish or progress on.  Measi posts a question too - this is January's

Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!
Ok, so quick intro - I'm Kerry, mum to Tom (10) and Lottie (5), married for 12 years to Andy, part time administrator for a small company which I love. I have a passion for cross stitch, blackwork , crochet (if only I was better at it), the colour green, motorsport, giraffes and creative prayer.
Most of my 2016 WIPs are in this post but there were 2 I'd forgotten. One was the RAKs that are due to be done by March I think. I've done one, started a second so that leaves 3 to do completely. The other was the granny square swap blanket that needs 2 more squares crocheted and then making up into a blanket. These are the squares so far

I crocheted the same square twice so I could keep one and mine are on the right. 

I have been making progress with the winter swap and I've finally finished the top of the biscornu. It's taken me forever. I'm planning on finding fabric and a chart for the bottom this afternoon. I know what I want it to be so its just a case of finding a chart the right size. Here's a sneaky peek of the corner. 

The blanket is progressing too. It's about 2/3 done now. Whilst I'm still doing the squares for it it is my bus project. I have two 15-20 journeys a day and a 20 minute wait at the school between when the bus gets in and end of school. (The joys of rural bus services) so it's not unusual to see me stitching or crocheting in the playground. 

Oh yes blanket progress pic...

As you can see there are lots of ends to sew in too. 

My last project is the Scandi heart. There has been a tiny bit of progress on it and it will be finished and framed by next Saturday as I'm meeting its recipient for coffee and cake. It's been a good 6 months in the UFO pile as I've not seen my friend for that long. I'm sure the older you get, the faster time passes. 


And now...

And now it's time to get some actual stitching done whilst Lot watches the CBeebies panto's for the umpteenth time. 


  1. Lovely that you are sharing. I think your crocheting looks lovely. I too enjoy crochet and I am currently finishing up a blanket for my hubby.

  2. Those Granny squares looks lovely.
    Goodluck with your goals.

  3. The granny square are so pretty
    Love your stitching x

  4. Great projects you are working on! :)

  5. What lovely crocheting. I never could get the tension right....so I stick to knitting. Lovely stitching .

  6. WIPocalypse is great became anything goes really! And I love Measi's topics for discussion. Nice to meet you!
    The biscornu peek looks nice and I love the Scandi Heart thread.

  7. Great projects and good luck!

  8. Lovely stitching and crochet work. Good luck with your plans for this year Kerry

  9. So wonderful projects! Happy stitching!

  10. Lovely projects! I think your crochet is amazing :D


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