So, I've thought long and hard about my stitching plan for next year. Did I want to do something different every month? Did I want to start a rotation (which I never liked because just when I started making progress on a piece, I had to put it down to work on something else)? Did I want to try and finish more UFO's or WIP's? How about a combination of things? I think I have just about decided on a plan for 2012. I have possibly 2 SAL's that I want to participate in: Quaker Gone Tropic with some of the stitchers at the 123 message board and another one with a friend I met last year, Kathy A. Then Sherrie asked me last night if I had finished her graduation sampler. Now she graduated a year ago and I really didn't know that she was interested in having one stitched for her. I had started a Stoney Creek design but didn't accomplish much on it. So that will go into the pile. Then there were the UFO's I was trying to finish last year. So I think my projects for next year will be:
Quaker Gone Tropic
Autumn Abstract or Desert Mandala
Cirque de Triangles
Cirque de Carreaux
Sherrie's graduation sampler
I think I'll assign specific days to the SAL's, perhaps Monday and Tuesday. Then I think I'll play it by ear for the rest of the week and just stitch on what I want to out of the remaining projects. That way I won't feel pushed to stitch something I really don't feel like working on that particular day. I may even manage to finish one or more. I also reserve the right to insert smaller projects into the lineup should I feel the need arise.
So there it is. Bette's Stitching Plan for 2012. It's manageable and I might actually complete more this way. Now to go dig out the graduation sampler and add it to the pile.