Now that I've posted about looking back at the year 2010, I thought it was time to start looking forward. I've thought long and hard about what goals I'd like to set for my stitching in 2011 and whether or not to sign up for any of the various January Challenges that are out there. I know that the thought of starting 15 new things would make me crazy, and I need a little less crazy here at Chez Cozy. So, I'm planning on focusing on some WIPs next year. We all know that those shown above are just the tip of the iceburg, but it's a starting point.
I'd love to have some finishes of these WIPs in 2011, but I'm just going to set out to give them some attention. No formal rotation, no set of rules. But I would like to make some progress here. And some of the projects I've shown above are big, some are more medium-sized, so I think it's a good mix. And there are some new things I'd like to start too of course, so I may mix in a few of those here and there. I also have a few things of the ornament variety that I'd like to mix in for some quick finishes too, so I may do that.
If you're wondering what I've got in progress in those photos:
And They Sinned, Peace on Earth, Anniversaries of the Heart, Scottish Sampler
Garden of Eerie, Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler, Tesori d'Italia, Shores of HRH
Camille's French Sampler, Sweet Treats, Simple Things, Mystery 9
CHS A&E, Ten, Peaceable Kingdom, Cuisine d'Ete
Some of these are much farther along than others, but I enjoy working on each of them. Of course I will be continuing my SAL with my PIC for ATS (how's that for acronyms?) and I've also joined a SAL in the BBD Yahoo Group for Anniversaries of the Heart, plus I've been discussing with Deb working on our Chatelaine WIPs this year.
And I know for sure that on New Year's Day, I will have a new start like I usually do. Last January my NYD start was And They Sinned, this January it will be Paradise Lost. I can't wait to get started.
The photo is Paulette's (too bad since I'd really love that A&E needleminder - LOL!) that I shamelessly borrowed. But, I think it will be a fun stitch and I'll have it all ready to go in time to sit down with it while I watch the Rose Parade.
So here's looking forward to a new year, new things and new adventures!
I am grateful for my sweet husband and each new year we spend together.