I had such high stitching expectations for this year. At the start of the year, I had made a resolution to finish several wips by stitching on them one page a month. These included,
A Most Noble Pursuit
Shores of Hawk Run Hollow
HAEDs (3 of them actually with a 4th to start)
Did I? Not a jot! I didn't even start Shores - shame on me! I got a bit panicked at the thought of working on that 40 count fabric - gorgeous as it is. I have worked on 40 count before but in small doses. And the HAEDS have gone belly up since my new skein of thread didn't quite match tone wise on the face of one of them!! Eeeek!
So, next year, I have plans yet again. Well, if you don't make any plans then nothing will get done at all, will it? So best to make lots of plans and even if only one of them gets accomplished then that is success!! I have signed up for the WIPocalypse 2012 next year which will totally help to inspire me to make some progress on my wips so here are my wips for next year:
Patchwork - Jan Houtman
Polar Santa - Dimensions
Tranquility - Loopy Lou
A Most Noble Pursuit
Ann Taylor Heartstring Samplery
Marie Rose sampler
Sampler au Bouquets
I really want to put the HAEDs away next year and really want to work on samplers. I really do want a "sampler wall" and I am partly there to getting my "The Sampler Girl" wall. So Next Year is going to be the year of SAMPLERS. I have several kitted up ready to go and plenty of charts needing a few threads adding to them so here is my list so far:
A Quaker Christmas - Bygone stitches - kitted up ready
Shores of Hawk Run Hollow - CHS - kitted up ready
Helen Bell's Multiplication Sampler - CHS - kitted up ready
Christmas Window - Brightneedle - kitted up ready
Nan's Garden - Just Nan - kitted up ready
My Home is Built in Glory - Heartstring Samplery - kitted up ready
The Elisabeth Lillie sampler - McIntosh Samplers - kitted up ready
Quackworth - Ink Circles - kitted up ready
All Things Counted pocket book - Kirsten Edwards - kitted up ready
Now as you can see, a lot of these are new starts so I got to thinking about that Crazy January challenge that is going on. But wait a minute... 15 is far too many for me to get my head around - let alone expect me to finish them all in that year. So what if I just did 7 new starts? 7 new starts in the first week of January - get this... - with no pressure to finish any of them within the year??? I like it. I like it a LOT!! So that way, I can combine the new 7 starts into the WIPocalypse (allowed). What do you think? Well I have 9 so far that are kitted up ready to choose from so I might just go ahead and do this.
The Sampler Girl charts I have and would like to kit up and do next year are:
Sense and Sensibility - The Sampler Girl
Return to the Sea - Sampler Girl
In the Meadow - Sampler Girl
In the Garden - Sampler Girl
Elizabeth B sampler - Sampler Girl
I also want to get a Scarlet Letter reproduction sampler. I have been drooling after one of these for years and got very close to hitting the buy button but it just never seemed to materialise. I reckon this year is the year. I WILL get one and stitch it.
Basically, if I want to stitch something then I will stitch it. I have seen a number of LHN designs that I adore as well. CCN and Lizzie*Kate are also calling to me. I think I might have to start a new Webshots album for Sampler Progress 2012 so I can keep track of them all.
Apart from samplers, I will be stitching an ornie a month with Tina again. That will be the only "pressure" stitching I am having next year. No pressure. Just fun. And a bit of crochet too!