Is what I have been making on my stitching since my last post. So far this year I have had 5 new starts and 2 of those are finished but I can't show one of them. I have 1 WIP from last year which is almost finished and that is Shores and 1 UFO which I could really do to get back to this year and that is HAED Guardian. My problem with this one is that, as much as I love it, it grows so slowly and is a very long term project. I don't really want to commit to more that one evening a week on it but at that rate I'll be taking it in my coffin with me to finish in the next life!!!! Lol! So I have some serious thinking to do. Maybe commit one evening a week ( UFO night on Needlecraft Haven with Julie and Mr Stick) for now then later on two evenings. I really don't want to take up all my stitching time with larger projects and I already have BBD AotH but those will be like mini happy dances each time one is finished even though my main HD won't be until they're all done! Then I have SB Emmanuel's Song which may not actually take that long even though it looks huge one band at least on a Monday evening is do-able. Anyway I shall see and decide what to do once I get January out of the way:)
So what I have been stitching on? Well Shores of course on Friday and Saturday evening. I really feel that I'm making good progress on this after the little I did over Christmas and New Year. Maybe I can get it finished for the January :) I think I will have to do some serious saving up to get this one framed though!
Monday evening was my SB SAL night with Barb and Colleen. I hope you both got plenty of stitching in although I know Barb has been poorly so get well soon my dear friend. It's amazing how much you can get stitched when you get off the PC and put your mind to it! I love the pastel colours in this so much.
The only other WIPs I can show you is one that I actually planned on starting after the summer holidays to give myself plenty of time to get it stitched and finished without my DH knowing! As it is my plan didn't, well, go to plan and I only started it on Monday afternoon! A few little stitches is all I have but it's a start and it will, hopefully, be finished in time for our 25th wedding anniversary towards the end of April. After much deliberation last year I finally chose Blue Ribbon Designs Stitched With Love which I plan to personalise with our names etc.
On Sunday I decided to treat myself with some of the money I was given for my birthday to the Blackbird Designs Joyeux Noel booklet. Yes I know I'm on the wagon but as it's birthday money I figure the booklet is a gift from two of the people who gave me money so I am allowed it! Makes sense yes???? Lol! I was so impressed with the Honeysuckle Manor booklet and have seen some lovely things from the Joyeux Noel one that I couldn't resist.
Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook may have seen one of my statuses recently declaring that I am going to stitch from my stash as much as possible this year! Lisa even thought I had lost the plot and, yes, she could well be right! I have many lovely charts in my stash that have been there a while that don't get stitched because I get something new and start that instead ( sound familiar to any of you???) so my idea is to stitch a set amount of charts I already have before I can buy anything else and then only if I really really want something. Of course I will be buying the next 2 AotH charts then I'm trading the 6 I will have with Jane eventually for the other 6! I have yet to decide how many to set myself to stitch.
Before I forget I have added a couple of charts to my for sale/ trade list if you'd like to have a look :) I'll be doing this as and when I finish with charts that I won't stitch again.
Right I am going to catch up on blogs for a bit now before I get on the Wii Fit. I have been trying to get on it every day and also make myself go out for a walk each day too. So far so good this week ( yes I know it's only Wednesday!) although I had to push myself a bit today to get out. My iPod has a pedometer on it so I set that going and off I go with music in my ears. I upload my steps to Nike using iTunes and it's interesting to see just how many you do.
Take care everyone and where ever you are stay safe.
Love & hugs