I have been thinking and thinking about my aims for next year. My sewing aims for this year went out the window, even though I did have quite a successful year with 20 small finishes and completing five pages of my dolphin project. I think what's stalling me at the minute is that I have just more WIPS than I am comfortable with. I have approx. 14 larger WIPS at the moment and I just feel like that is a little overwhelming and I didn't touch any of them last year. So what I've decided to do is to have no aims as such but to just take five projects and focus on them for the year. I am going to go back to a rotation and work a page each on the five projects before going back to the beginning. When I complete a project I will replace it with a project from my WIP pile. I am hoping I will be able to make a real dent in my larger projects then this year. I will supplement this with continuing to work on smaller projects when my brain is too frazzled to work on anything more complicated !!!!! I will write another page so that you can look at my projects and their progress. This is my proposed rotation:
1. HAED Autumn Owl Trio (I am currently on page 2/20)
2. Dolphins (I am currently on page 6/15)
3. Linen Butterflies (I am currently stitching section 3/3)
4. Heritage Stitchcraft, John Clayton Elegance Collection, Thomas (I am currently stitching section 1/3)
5. Fractal Bookmark 268 (I am currently stitching page 3/6)
I've made a start on the third tree in my Jardin Prive series. This is the summer one and consequently is the brightest. I love the little red apples and the blue bird !!!! Not really the season for it but I want to get them all finished by the end of the year.
I've finally finished all that orange on Autumn Owl Trio, the next page still has a lot of orange but the bottom of the page has the beginning of the first owl so I'm excited ...
I have also made some progress on soluble butterfly ...
I have been spending a lot of time thinking about my stitching next ear and will write about it in my next post. I had a little ebay bargain this week. I bought four old issues of Crosstitcher magazine including the first ever one for £1.50 !!!!! I have enjoyed looking through them and seeing the differences !!!
I've had another finish since my last post (longer than it was meant to be). This is the spring version of the autumn tree that I did last month. It is a Jardin Prive freebie and I've loved stitching it ...