Thursday, January 16, 2014

WIPocalypse 2014 #1 + IHSW this weekend

WIPocalypse is a stitch-a-long hosted by Measi at Measi's Musings. For the first check-in we are to introduce ourselves and our projects. So First, a little about me.

 My name is Katie. I am a full-time engineer and a part time crafter. I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 7 years. We met while I was in grad school getting my doctorate in mechanical engineering. To escape my high stress job in the corporate world and have a creative outlet, I craft including cross-stitching, knitting, crocheting, and most recently quilting. I have been cross-stitching the longest and have been doing so since I was about 16 so18 years or so.  Knitting came along in grad school by way of my mother-in-law. I taught my self to crochet by YouTube this past year and picked up quilting around that time as well.

I have also set some broad goals for 2014:

1.) Adhere to stitch from my stash SAL. see link in my sidebar
2.) Complete "The Lady and the Flag", the ABCs of family, 2 other mandalas, and my adaptation of the Dreamcatcher lap blanket.3.) Complete ornaments for the whole family (7).4.) start 2 bigger projects: Noah's submarine and Brigid's shamrock.5.) finish/finish the advent calendar.6.) complete piecing together 2 quilt tops, 4 sets of placemats and coasters, and 1 Christmas table runner.7.) 3 knitted baby blankets: (1 already assigned)8.) learn to knit socks.

As for cross - stitching, which is the target of WIPocalypse, I have both small and large projects on my list and have made progress on three of them.

1.) "The Lady and the Flag," -

Progress at WIPocalypse check-in #1 1/16/2014

2.) Pinocchio: I didn't have a starting photo but here is his progress as of 1/10/14.
3.) I did also start the black outline of the "Fall Mandala" by Ink Circles. I manages to put in about 200 stitches

International Hermitting and Stitching Weekend is also this weekend which happens to coincide with having Monday off from Work :). I cannot wait to make some head way on the fall Mandala and maybe get some quilting done as well.


Carla Eldridge said...

It's lovely to meet you!

Rachel said...

The Lady of the Flag is such an incredible piece - I look forward to seeing your finish!

Sylvia said...

I look forward to seeing your progress each month, Particularly on Lady of the Flag which I love. I have it in my stash but I don't know if I will ever get around to stitching it so I will watch yours grow. Have Fun. See you next month.

Anonymous said...

Hi from another engineer! I studied industrial and systems in college, and ended up working in modeling and simulation.

EvalinaMaria said...

All pieces look lovely!

Elizabeth said...

Lady of the Flag is lovely! I'll be looking forward to seeing your progress on her and your other projects next month.

SoCal Debbie said...

I found your blog through the WIPocalypse check-in. You have great goals for 2014! The Lady of the Flag is beautiful. Happy Stitching!

The Maiden said...

Wow, I love the lady flag, cannot wait to see more!