Thursday, November 12, 2015

Blogging/Stitch Challenges

For years I've been threatening to join a stitch/stash blogging challenge, but I always manage to miss the sign up times. Since Stitch from Stash (the one I REALLY wanted to join) is closing down, can anyone recommend any good stitchy challenges? I'm not interested in the crazy types...I may be crazy, but not THAT crazy and I don't do well with tons of WIPs, but more of the 'finishing current projects' or a 'moderate new stash start' type of challenge. I already do the IHSW and the TUSAL challenges, but I need a good continuous focus-type challenge as I tend to need motivation sometimes (well, except for close to vacation time when I don't stitch at all).

I've tried the whole 'I'll just motivate myself and post my own progress' type challenges, but that usually lasts all of one or two months. I know a lot of people do challenges on Facebook, but my world is a Facebook-free zone and I'm not intending on going back there (which really sucks because the HAED official FB challenge thingee sounds really cool), so any social media other than Blogger (or WordPress, etc), is pretty much out of the question.

Someone please help point me in the right direction...I'm desperate for structure right now!


Kate N said...

Start your own!

Heather said...

I agree with Kate starting your own would be cool. A New Stitchy Start is one I'm part of but I haven't heard if it's continuing next year. It's a blog we can all post to and we start a new project on 1/1 and post at the end of each month.

Tiffstitch said...

I joined Turtle Trot to concentrate on 10 projects this year and it helped a lot. There's also YOTA, although the host blogs less these days and even I forgot this month's post. Maybe WIPocalypse?

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I do WIPocalypse and the Smalls SAL. I also run my own Gifted Gorgeousness SAL which is basically anything which was a gift or which you won, or uses gifted/won fabric or threads, or is intended as a gift. Quite open really!
And Chiara and I have The Alphabet Club which is a different letter the first Saturday of each month (because that was detention day in The Breakfast Club). We are up to D in November.