Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year and Stitching Goals

The New Year is barely here but already I have decided to post and mention my stitching goals for the upcoming year. 

The other day while going thru a box of stitching projects I came across a WIP that I started in 1997.  It was a project from de la Tour Designs called The Tinsel Fairy Mouse and was in the 1997 Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue.  I had all but the wings stitched on it and actually had a small part of the wings done.  I ended up unpicking the silver floss that I had stitched and restitched it using a floss that I like to work with better.  I am happy to say that it is no longer a WIP and is a completed project.

The project is stitched on a light blue aida but its hard to tell in the picture.  I used DMC threads and the metallic is  PB27 silver treasure braid from rainbow gallery.  I will probably frame it or make it into a pillow.

I guess you could say that finishing the old WIP has inspired me to finish more WIPs so I am going to try to dedicate the year at least partly to WIPs.  Now I am not saying I am not going to be starting new projects and that I am setting a goal to finish all my WIPs but I am going to at least give it a shot.

Here is a list of some of my current WIPs that I hope to work on.

1- One Froggy Christmas-  4 out of 8 are done.
2- Month By Month by Sunflower Seeds- 9 out of 12 are done.
3- A Year of Events, Dimensions kit- 5 out of 12 are done.
4- On Christmas Day by Cat's Whiskers- 3/4 of the way done.

I am sure I will come across more as I go through things but those are the ones I have in mind right now.  I know of a few others but they are not a priority right now.

Hope everyone is having a good New Year and I hope to keep you more up to date on my blog.


Sharona said...

You always find the cutest pieces to stitch or craft. Your little mouse is adorable.

Good luck on finishing up your WIPS.

Christina said...

Happy New Year. Congrats on your finish and good luck on your stitching goals.