Happy New Year all - wishing you the best of the best for 2011!
After a year of muddling along stitching a little of this and a little of that, and actually finishing very little, I have decided, along with a lot of others it would seem, that 2011 is going to be my year of the WIP! Bold statement isn't it. lol
Don't for a minute think that I won't start anything new, in fact I have a few things I'm keen to rip into- think Vignette and the Tis the Season SAL - but I will also attempt to tidy up a few things that have been lurking for a few(or sometimes even 10+) years. The first part of this plan is to locate and list all of the WIP's that I own. This is a really scary thought, as they are lurking everywhere. Being a Type 2 crafter, I have projects in bags and baskets in at least four different rooms of the house, so just finding them all will take some time.
I'm also sure that there are several things that I just don't love now like I did when I started them, so I think there might need to be a bit of a biff out/donate to charity/give away pile also. That might seem like cheating, but I think I just need to cut my losses on some of the things that I am not feeling the love for anymore.
Thanks to Michelle for pointing me in this direction, a bit of motivation is at hand. A challenge - and of course another blog - should be the kick in the butt I need.
Top of the list will be the Stitching Round the Block pieces for Leanne(now done), Raewyn(almost done) and Janis, and then I will try and prioritise my list of UFO's. I'm thinking I will put my list on a separate page on my blog, I don't think my sidebar could cope with this list!
And there are others like this wrinkly piece The Potting Shed by Shepherds Bush, that need a lot of work.
I have a lot of small pieces of stitched up cross stitch that need made up into 'something', not sure whether to add them or not. I probably will list them as they are mostly within my limited finishing skills to do something with them. lol. I'm definitely not listing the finished big cross stitches waiting for framing as that is more a matter of the cost of framing them, than me needing to do any more to them!
I don't even mind if the WIP total at the end of the year isn't a lot less, would just be nice to finally finish some long neglected projects and then feel less guilty about starting new ones.
So hopefully, confessing all of this publicly will keep me on track - how many Works in Progress do you have? Let me know if you plan on attacking your pile this year too.
Have a great day ............. happy stitching........... Nicky