Saturday, August 1, 2015

Alphabet Club and How Many WIPs Winner!

Before I get to the winner of my How Many WIPs giveaway, I'd like to introduce you to 
The Alphabet Club

The Alphabet Club is an A-Z SAL created by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching and Chiara of the Grey Tail.On the first Saturday of every month, we do an alphabet letter related post; we include stitching things, of course, but also any language or custom-related items or fun facts or jokes or anything that goes with the letter of the month.

This month, being the first, is all about the letter A. 
I love to stitch ALPHABETS!
Whether it's just the letters
Summer Alphabet by Lizzie Kate
or a single chart of letters with pictures
Disney Alphabet by Clouds Factory
Christmas Carol Alphabet by FanGirl Stitches
or an individual letter chart with a picture
Alphabet Girls I is for Ice Cream by Jeremiah Junction
I love stitching alphabets :-)

Alphabet Jokes

Q: What did A say to B?
A: C you later!

Q: What's the longest word in the English vocabulary?
A: "Smiles" because there is a mile between the first letter and the last!

English Alphabet Fun Facts

The most commonly used letter from the English alphabet is E

The dot over the letter “i” is called title.

About 100 languages use the same alphabet like in English which makes it one of the most widely used alphabets in the world. While some languages have a few more and others a few less, they all share the 23 core letters originally found in the Roman alphabet.

How many WIPs? 

So, the time has come! How many WIPs/starts do I have? (I say both because some have been worked on since I started them and some haven't). There were a lot of good guesses. 
The grand total as of Monday was....


Yes, I'm crazy :-)

No one guessed the exact number, but one came close.
The winner of the summer issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework Magazine is

Kaye of Kitten Stitching!

She guessed 153. Pretty close! Congratulations, Kaye! When you get a chance, please email your mailing address to
Thanks, everyone, for your guesses.
Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)


  1. Wow! Thanks, Kate, This is so exciting! It was a pure guess on my part. Great Alphabet Club post and thanks for the reminder! hugs, Kaye

  2. Congrats to the winner! That's a lot of starts Kate, but I'm sure you are enjoying each and every one. Have a good evening, Heather

  3. Lovely alphabets Kate. Your getting there. Congrats to Kaye.


  4. Beautiful alphabet stitching. 147?!? Where do you keep all those WIPs, haha, I'd be pulling my hair just looking for five WIPs in my pile, lol. Congrats to the winner.

  5. Hopping on from the TAC club wagon...Great post. Your alphabet stitching is cute and I like the alphabet jokes.

  6. Great post. I did chuckle at the jokes too. Lovely alphabet stitching, I'm also a big fan of alphabets as you know from my previous Club post.

    Congrats to Kaye, I cannot imagine having so many WIPS. 30 was a lot for me after January.

  7. Congratulations Kaye! Wow, 147 WIPs! I go crazy if I have 2!

  8. 147 WIP's OMG.... I have about 40 on the go at the moment after that Crazy Jan challenges and that is scary enough for me....
    Great post for TAC - love the jokes!
    Hugs xx

  9. WOW that is a lot of WIPs!!!
    I really like the choices you make to stitch, though, so that just makes it awesome :D
    I liked your video, too - you need to make more!!!!!!!!!

  10. What a lot of WIPs! Love the rose granny squares. I liked your video too, Kate. I have a few cross stitch projects I have started and then tucked them away and started something quicker! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Barbara xx

  11. A great post that you put together for the letter A. I particularly love the Alphabet Girls by JJ. I had never seen them before, they look gorgeous.