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2017 Resolution Recap: WIP-Busting

2017 Resolution Recap: WIP-Busting

At the start of 2017, I made it my goal to whittle down my WIP (work in progress) pile. I started the year off with approximately 10 WIPs. In this post, I will review whether I accomplished this goal and projects that I finished. 

My 2017 Instagram Best Nine - Some WIPs and thread included!

My 2017 Instagram Best Nine - Some WIPs and thread included!

The Year of WIPs

At the start of the year, I had about 10 WIPs. While I know I'm not alone in having suffered as a chronic starter, I found myself starting to get really stressed out about all of the projects I had up in the air. I flittered from piece to piece depending on my feelings of the day, so I resolved to cutting this clutter out and hammering through what I had already started. 

At the start of the year, here is a list of the projects I had started and their status as of now: 

  • Pooping Unicorn - Finished! 
    • This one was a pattern created and given to me by a friend. 
  • Books Are a Uniquely Portable Magic - Finished!
    • For sale now in my shop.
  • Skyrim Quest Marker - Finished!
    • Pattern available upon request.
  • 8bitstitching's Harry Potter Stitch-Along - Finished!
    • I was participating in the current Stitch-Along. I kept up-to-date with it while it was going on, so I was hesitant to count this as a WIP since there's only so much you can do. But I'm glad that I kept up with it!
  • Pixel Hearts - Finished!
    • For sale now in my shop.
  • Olive You - Finished! 
    • For sale now in my shop.
  • 8bitstitching's Eeveelution Stitch-along - Finished!
    • I purchased this almost at the conclusion of the Stitch-Along and had set this aside for quite a long time. It still hasn't been framed (it's actually rolled up with the Harry Potter piece), but I promise I will frame it eventually!
  • No Man's Sky Logo - Umm... in the trash... 
    • Umm yea... so that happened. I did not want to fill this in. I started this piece leading up to the release of the game but once I saw how disappointed I was in the game I gave up on the cross stitch. I decided that I didn't want to resent the whole process and I never wanted to hang it up, so rather than waste materials I decided to pitch the whole thing. I have no regrets!
  • Pallet Town - Finished! 
    • This was the very first pattern that I designed! And started! And if you can believe it I stopped stitching it because I realized that all your stitches need to face the same way... in the middle of stitching it. Once I realized this I could not look at all those wavy lines created from stitches going all different ways. So I set it down. But I decided to finish it anyway. It's now a living momento of my stitching knowledge journey.
  • Phrenology Chart - Finished!
    • Phew. This puppy took me such a long time to finish and it was my longest standing WIP, but this year I hit a serious rhythm with it, powered through, and finished and framed it. I couldn't be happier! It's probably my favorite finish of this year.

So was I successful in whittling down my WIPs? Maybe. I'm down from 10 to 3. Here are my current WIPs: 

  • Super Mario World Map 
  • Treachery of Pixels by CrafterDark
  • Charizard 

I anticipate that the Super Mario World Map is going to take me years to complete. 2017 was a year of WIP-busting, and I look forward to my next goal of 2018, which will be stash-busting! Stay tuned for more information on where I am with my stash, so that when I update it next year I can share with you how far along I've come along. 

What were your 2017 crafting resolutions, and how did you fare with them? Comment below in the comment section!

Phrenology Chart Cross Stitch Design

Phrenology Chart Cross Stitch Design

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