Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I'm joining the WIPocalypse (and I'm getting married too!)

I've noticed that several of the people whose blogs I follow on a regular basis have decided to join Measi's 2012 WIPocalypse . I wasn't going to participate, but then...

New Year's Day arrived and I discovered that I did not have all the materials together to begin the new project I most wanted to start. I moved on to a backup project, but no joy. Soooo, I picked up Jenni Bean's Creation Sampler, which I had begun in the first half of 2011... AND I FINISHED THE WHOLE THING BY JANUARY 3!!! And that got me thinking that I should really make a point of trying to finish some of these beautiful pieces that are sitting around my apartment, half done. So there it is. I'm committed or I should be committed, whichever way you like to see it. Here's the list I drew up last night (which is in no way a realistic list, nor will all these WIP's deter from starting several other projects throughout the year):

1. Jenni Bean's Creation Sampler - Shakespeare's Peddler
2. Sarah Hatton McPhail Sampler - The Essamplaire
3. Sarah Johnson 1793 - The Essamplaire
4. Anne Maria Clarke - The Essamplaire
5. Sous le Soleil de la Lune - Reflets de Soie
6. Rachel Mauger Reproduction - my personal collection
7. Peapod Purse - Catherine Theron
8. Tulip Slip - Thistle Threads
9. 3 Halloween ornies from JCS issues
10. 1 Christmas ornie from JCS issue

I'm counting Jenni Bean since I picked it back up and finished it this year! One down, 9 plus to go. I'll post photos on January 9 or somewhere thereabouts.

In other (and honestly, more exciting news), on December 18, 2011, my dear, sweet Alton asked me to be his wife. I am so happy about this! We kept things under wraps for a couple of weeks so that I could tell several people in person. We've been dating for quite a while, so we're not wasting any time getting this show on the road. The wedding will be in early spring, and I have been very, very busy over the Christmas holidays. I will probably be very, very obnoxiously happy over the coming months!

In two weeks, we have:
1. selected and received the engagement ring and wedding rings
2. picked a date and venue for the ceremony and reception
3. picked an officiant (the pastor who put Alton and I on the ministry team which brought us together)
4. bought the dress (and I just found out today that it has arrived at the store!)
5. bought my sister's bridesmaid's dress
6. selected the invitations
7. found a photographer
8. found a dj (I think, this part has to be perfected)
9. found someone to make the wedding cake
10. made a few honeymoon-related decisions
11. acquired the materials we need for pre-marital counseling
12. there are probably, possibly other things that have also been accomplished that I'm forgetting
13. there are only a couple of hundred things left to do!

So I'm out of here. Finding time for scrapping and stitching might be limited over the next few months, OR, I might need lots and lots of creative time to keep me sane! Only time will tell.


Chris said...

Ok, Now you just have to get the parents to frame some of those finishes for you :)
Glad all the plans are moving on.
So Scotland? Ireland? Hawaii?

Measi said...

Thanks for joining the WIPocalypse - and CONGRATS! I hope that all goes well with your wedding. I found that I didn't have much time for crafting during all of the planning stages for mine, but once the wedding was over, it was the perfect relaxing thing for me after all of the insanity.

I hope all goes well and I look forward to reading your updates - both about your wedding and your crafty updates.


Anonymous said...

congrats for your up-coming wedding ^^
I'm also in the WIPocalypse SAL so will be stopping by on full moons to see how your stitching is going

ricketyjo said...

Congratulations on your engagement! Hope all the planning goes smoothly, you might need to stitch to reclaim some of your sanity and just stop thinking about the planning for a while ;)

Valerie said...

Congratulations on your engagement! Enjoy every moment of the will all be over before you know it! Blessings to you and Alton!

Oh, and I look forward to cheering you on during the WIPocalypse...I will be stitching along with you!

Judy said...

Robin, Congratulations on your engagement. You are such a sweetheart and I am so glad for you and Alton!