When my Dad came to live with us 5 years ago, I went into a real stitching slump. I really didn't have the time to stitch with the exception of a small amount of time in the morning. After he passed away a year later, I thought I would get back into my cross stitching with no problems at all. It hasn't happened like that unfortunately. I also have a project that I was stitching for a friend and I really do not like stitching on it at all. But I feel guilty if I stitch on anything else so I haven't stitched on much of anything. So in the past four years, I've finished maybe six projects. The two years before that I finished an average of 50-55 projects a year. Well, this year I decided that things have got to change. My friend at work who's in the same place as I am and I have decided to report to each other our progress on what we really need to finish. In other words, hold each other accountable for our actions. Yesterday some new yarn came in that I really liked. Now I need more yarn like I need a hole in the head. Before I had a chance to grab a bag out of the box, she closed up the box and told Don to take it upstairs. It was exactly what I needed. Today I realize that I didn't need that yarn, that I have plenty in my craft room, family room, garage, well you get the picture. So I thought I would post my stitching goals here so I can hold myself accountable for what I am going to finish this year.
1). Finish Poppies for Don
2). Finish Midsummer's Eve Fairy
3). Finish Don's naked male angel (the project from you-know-where)
4). Work on the Monet for Chris (doubtful I can finish it this year but I can make a good sized dent in it)
Some of my non-stitching stitching goals are:
1). Organize my file cabinet in my craft room
2). Set up a rotation for smaller projects (I need some reward for working on my other stitching goals)
3). Catalog all my cross stitch fabric and threads
4). Catalog all my yarn (and cull out what I really won't use just like I did my cross stitch patterns last year)
I know this sounds pretty ambitious but if I'm going to get back into stitching like I want to, I really need to start somewhere. Hopefully this journey will take me well down the road to stitching nirvana.