This month's progress:
Flash vs. Arrow
Added: 13 colors, 13148 stitches
Added: 13 colors, 478 stitches
Added: 13 colors, 300 stitches
Chuck vs. the Cross Stitch
New start: InvasionLast month:
Added: 13 colors, 173 stitches
Restart: MontecristoLast month:
Added: 14 colors, 3386 stitches
Questions from the previous months: Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!
My fourth year doing the WIPocalypse! :DD It's so nice to see so many new people, Flosstubers among them, join us this year! For those who visit my blog for the first time, my name is Maria, and I'm getting closer and closer to my 20-year-stitching anniversary! :D For this year I have two goals: one that was moved over from last year, to finish the Arrow poster. At the moment I hope I can finish it by the end of April. Once it's finished I'll return to my rotation, may even start a couple of new things, but my main goal then will be to finally finish my Montecristo! :DD
January: What SAL’s are you participating in this year? and If you are participating in the Olympic Stitching Challenge, what challenge are you accepting? What are your goals?
I'm not doing many SALs, apart from this one I only do the By the Numbers SAL of the Full Coverage Fanatics Facebook group, and Cross Stitch Finish Line's Stitchathons. Although I'm actually considering doing a very moderate version of Stitch Maynia if I actually finish the Arrow poster by the end of April! :DD
As for the Olympic Stitching Challenge, the Endurance Race is tailor-made for me, so I'm definitely participating in that one! :DDD
February: Gadgets! Show us your favorite stitching gadgets! and How did you do with Olympic Stitching, and what goals did you achieve?
To be honest, I don't really use any special gadgets to stitching... no frame, hoop or q-snap, no needleminders, it's just my needle, fabric and thread... :)))) As for the Olympic Stitching, I did pretty good with the Endurance race, added 19496 stitches during the Olympics :D
March: What newer designers and product creators (fabric or floss dyeing, etc) out there have you discovered and recommend?
To be honest, I don't really follow any designers since I stitch my own stuff :D Same goes for product creators, since I only do full coverage pieces, I don't use hand dyed fabrics or flosses. However, I definitely have to plug my fellow Hungarian, Jucus who goes by xjudesign on Etsy, who is already well-known and liked in the stitching community! :)))
April: Talk to us about your longest-running WIP or UFO.
Well, my longest-running WIP would be my Montecristo poster... I started it in 2006, a couple of months after the novela started airing in Argentina, and while I love it, unfortunately it was the one piece that got neglected the most from all of my wips. That's gonna change as soon as I finish Arrow, since it's gonna be my next project to be finished! So stay tuned, next month you're gonna see some progress on it! :DDDD
May: Where do you love to shop for stash?
Since we don't really have the kind of LNSs her like the ones in the US, especially not with that kind of selection in fabric, floss or patterns, I usually get what I need from 123Stitch.com.
June: Tell us what you think the ideal stitching retreat would include
Oooh, that's a tough question... I've never been to a stitching retreat, so I have no idea! Let me get back to you on that...
July: Half-year recap: How are you doing with your goals so far this year?
I can't complain :D I've finished the Arrow poster, and returned to my rotation. However I've slightly modified my plans: Since I've restarted Montecristo it's not my next Focus for a Finish project, the Flash vs. Arrow poster has taken its place as the next wip I want to finish by the end of next year :D
August: Which is more satisfying to you and why – the process of stitching a piece, or the finish?
I guess I could say both are equally satisfying... since all my wips are large full coverage pieces I don't get a finish and the satisfaction that comes with it often, but just working on the piece and finishing off a color is a pretty great feeling too :D