Tuesday, January 1, 2008

10-25-50 Projects!

Well, I've spent a couple of days trying to come up with my list of 10 projects to do for the 10-25-50 project. I came up with quite a few but decided to stick with 10 of them for now. I mean it's hard enough working in a LNS without bowing to temptation, but knowing I can't buy anything until I finish 10 projects will be pure torture! 8 of these projects are WIP's (actually if I were honest I'd call them UFO's) so my rule of finish 2 before starting a new one should be easy to keep. So here they are in no particular order.

1). Michael Powell free cottage from his website for an enchange I signed up for.
2). Gabriel (of course, he has to be on the list)
3). Animals of the Otago Peninsula (a kit I bought in New Zealand almost 4 years ago and never finished)
4). Peace on Earth by Theresa Kogut and Stoney Creek.
5). Cirque des Triangles
6). Windmill by Michael Powell
7). Midsummer's Eve Fairy by Mirabila (just need to finish beading this one)
8). Highland Living from New Stitches magazine.
9). Pots of Love from Michael Powell
10). This Heart of Mine from Ink Circles

Michael Powell is probably my favorite designer and I have many of his kits to stitch. They're fun to stitch and I love the colors he uses so those should be very easy to get back to. I did get out Animals of the Otago Penisula over the holiday and started working on it agin. I actually finished the animals and am stitching the background. I should be able to finish that one in a week. I'm very motivated to finish these and not just to be able to to buy new stash. I'd really like to get back into stitching big time and I think this might help.

As far as the organizing goes, I have maybe 2/3 of a drawer of magazines left to go through. This has also been really helpful in motivating me. I've found so many patterns I'd like to do. I go back to work tomorrow (after being home for 5 days) and hope I don't lose the momentum that I've gained.

Oh, I also finished knitting a scarf for my daughter to take back to Flagstaff when she goes back to school in 2 weeks. So I'm feeling pretty good about this week's accomplishments. Will let y'all know if the good time continue.


Anonymous said...

Good luck to you on sticking to your 10-25-50 challenge. I can't wait to see your Mirabilia piece finished. I also have one to be worked on, but I am only about half done. I might leave it half done and finish up the beading to put in my scrapbook. I would love to trade places with you and work at your lns. Have a great new year!

Bette said...

Tracy, I'll post a picture of the Mirabilia as soon as it's done. It's going to be a gift for my friend for whom I'm stitching Gabe. It's to make up for all the time it's taken me to stitch him. See you in the New Year!

Beatrice said...

Hi Bette
you have a very ambitious list.
Good luck to you on all those pieces.
I look forward to seeing the progress.

Bette said...

Happy New Year to you too, Beatrice. My list probably isn't as ambitious as it seems. Most of them are already in progress. But I have enough stash to last 3 lifetimes so must start reducing it.