I have been thinking of setting stitching goals – it seems a logical thing to do in January. While I have set goals on various Yahoo groups before, somehow this seems much more public, and, well….. binding. LOL – and that makes it more intimidating. I don’t mind failing to meet my goals in near anonymity, but to have anyone who wants to read my blog know about my shortcomings….that is a whole ‘nuther thing!
Having typed all that, I am still going to do it. I have added a text box outlining some of the stitching I hope to accomplish this year. Some of these – like the ornament a month, are old familiar habits. I think I have stitched an ornie a month for the past 5 or 6 years – first as SALs on Chartswappers, and later, just because I enjoy doing ornaments. I hope to stitch a small a month too – altho that may fall down this month given that the small I have chosen has a heck of a lot of stitching in it! I have a very special project to complete for a very dear friend – she is finding her eyes are no longer up to stitching on linen, so I am taking over Mirabilia’s Giggles in the Snow for her. I look forward to stitching the two angels and remembering all the lovely times we have had together. Finally, my other monthly commitment is to stitch a block a month on Chatelaine’s waterlily quilt. I started a block last year and it got put aside when other things came up – namely knitting!
I have also added some Prairie Schooler designs to my list – I have wanted to stitch these since they were published and have the materials gathered. 2008 is the year to do them!
Starting in March, I am coordinating a SAL with the Twisted Oaks Designs Honor Thy Needle pyramid etui. Another gorgeous design I am looking forward to stitching!
Okay – enough goals – now for the fun stuff! I have been enjoying reading the comments other stitchers and knitters have left. Altho I don’t always have time to reply to everything, your comments really brighten my day! So here it is – the person who posts the 150th comment will receive a bit of stash – fabric, fibers, charts or knitting goodies – whatever works best! I will let the lucky poster know when they have won.