Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Next Year's Plan

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
The Wave
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.


EvalinaMaria said...

That's a very good plan! Have an awesome 2012!!!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Looks good.

I am still trying to figure out my plans for 2012...

I did horrible with following my plans for this year... only finished one of those pieces although, I did have a huge number of finishes due to the quilt squares.

Hmmm decisions decisions!

Cathy said...

Great plan for 2012. I will enjoy watching your progress.