This will be a SAL for fun, not a contest. Everyone stitches at a different pace, on different sized projects, with different goals and concepts of accomplishment, so a standard set of one-size-fits-all rules simply won’t work. So whether you’re a one-at-a-time stitcher or an insane rotationer like me, gather up the UFOs and WIPs on which you’d love to make good progress (or finish) and join us.
Here are the rules for the 2012 Wipocalypse:
1) To sign up, leave a comment on this post with your blog address. International bloggers are welcome.
2) Sometime shortly before the start of 2012, make a list of the projects you will be focusing on. Add to and adjust this list throughout the year as you desire. There are no restrictions regarding new starts for this SAL. If you feel the desire to start a piece in 2012, add it to your list!
3) On each full moon (or thereabouts), post your progress photos to your site – even if your progress was slower than you hoped. Label that post with “WIPocalypse” to make it easy for me to find.
4) Once you’ve posted, come over to my blog and find my full moon post, and comment that you’ve updated. I will create a check-in list of URLs each month for easy blog surfing so fellow participants and readers can cheer you on.
Why is it important to post each month even if you’ve made little progress? You’ll earn one chance, per status post, for a giveaway drawing to be done on New Year’s Day, 2013! I don’t want to discourage folks who may have issues that prevent them from posting for a month and force them to give up entirely on the SAL, but I also want to reward those who do check in every month.
What will be in the drawing? Honestly, I’m not sure yet! That will be determined throughout 2012 as I add to the box during my trips to my local LNS. If you’d like to contribute to the box, email me (address below) and I’ll send you my address. Clean, unmarked charts (respect copyright – no photocopies!), finished items, new floss skeins, fabric, etc. are all welcome. If you have other ideas for a contribution, drop me an email to discuss.
Full moon dates for 2012:
Other Helpful Things...
Reminder Mailing List: If you’d like to receive an email reminder about the posting dates, please go HERE and fill out this form. I’ll send out an email 5 days before the posting date to remind everyone.
Message Board: Want to chat more extensively about your projects, about other crafty things you have going on, or just have more interaction with your fellow WIPocalypse stitchers? We have a discussion forum! It’s free to join and all are welcome. Non-participants are welcome, too!
Sidebar Buttons: Thanks to the amazingly talented Rahenna, we have linky buttons! (If you’re not familiar with the piece featured in the buttons, it’s Dragon Rampart from Teresa Wentzler). You’re not required to have one of these on your blog, but please feel free to grab one of them for either your sidebar or your check-in posts!
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