Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, peaceful, very crafty 2017, with strength for the not so good times that may show up.

I've actually made a stitching plan for 2017. I'm shocked at myself, I never do that, but I am inspired by all of you who do. So, the overall aim is to reduce my WIPs, most of which are big projects so even a couple of finishes would make me happy. I've joined 2 SALs on Facebook and I want to keep on with the Christmas Ornament SAL (and actually stitch something) run by Kaye at Kitten Stitching and work on my oldest UFO (how often have I said that?).

So this is what my months should look like.

Days 1-7: Ornament SAL. I have a plan this year - and patterns - Dragon Dreams version of 12 Days of Christmas called 12 Dragonlets of 2012 - and fabric! But I'm short floss so January will probably have 1-7 and 22-28 reversed. Hmmm, this is NOT an auspicious start!

Days 8-14: One of my Facebook SAL new starts Crossed Wings Great Blue Heron. I have everything to start him.

Days 15-21: My oldest UFO. This was the last progress picture I took 26 July 2015. Eek, I didn't realise it hadn't even been touched in 2016.

Day 22-28: The second of my Facebook SAL new starts HAED Stormy.

I have everything to start this and because there is no background I'm stitching it on a piece of Colour Cascade Fabrics called Midnight Blue.

Day 29+: I'll concentrate on my .non-cross stitch projects. If my ornament doesn't take all of Week 1, I'll have some "whatever I want" crafting.

Now to see if I can stick to this.


EvalinaMaria said...

I can see many lovely projects. I do have Stormy in my stash, should I have a new start too? Have an awesome 2017!!!

Mii Stitch said...

Happy New Year!
Have fun starting your new project!

Preeti said...

Happy new year!! That sounds a busy stitching plan, good luck !!:)

Vickie said...

You sound organized Bea! Happy New Year my friend!

diamondc said...

Bea: You are so organized and ready for 2017.
I am not organized at all.

Happy New Year

Julie said...

Good luck with your new stitching plans
Wishing you good health and lots of fun and happy times in 2017

FlashinScissors said...

Looking forward to seeing your progress with the new projects Bea! Sounds far too organised for me though!
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Barbara xx

Tiffstitch said...

Great plans and love your new starts! I have to finish my 12 dragonlets too. :)

Katie said...

Good luck on your goals! I look forward to cheering you along. I have the Great Blue Heron somewhere. Almost finished. I lost him. I'll enjoy watching your progress.

Beth in IL said...

I like having a plan. I just tell myself that it isn't written in stone!

OhSewCrafty said...

Happy new year! I think your rotation plan is great. I do something similar (weekly rotation with bonus days the end of the month) and it works for me.

Mini said...

Happy New Year.Great plans for the new year. I love the Heron piece.

Faith... said...

Happy New Years to you Bea! Looks like a good stitching plan and I hope it works out for you.

Melinda Forbes said...

Love the Heaven and Earth Designs - Stormy - it even looks like one I could tackle. I am also going to pick back up my knitting needles this year. My grand daughter asked me to make her a Messy Bun Hat - so of course I had to google it, got a couple of free downloads so we will see where this takes me. Your stitching and knitting always inspires me