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.