Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

I hope 2008 is a safe and happy year for everyone! I know this year has some big changes in store for me and I'm looking forward to some "out with the old and in with the new"!

I'm not going to make a list of stitching goals for 2008 because it's impossible for me to plan that far ahead. But I will try to stick with making monthly goals, like I started in December. Of course, I failed miserably in the end but I did start off really well and that's all the reason to keep trying!

Here's my December list and how I did:
1. Finish The Stars Are Brightly Shining ornament. Done! Hooray!
2. Finish St. Nicholas Needleroll. I worked on it, but didn't finish.
3. Finish finish above needleroll. Nope.
4. Start and finish Woolly Tyme blanket for December. I can't even find the darn things! I think I must have packed them already. :-(
5. Finish finish above blanket. Nope.
6. Work on Winter Sampler. Nope.

I promise to do better this month! Here are my January goals:

1. Work on Winter Sampler.
2. Start/Finish Season of Rest (LHN).
3. Start/Finish Winter Fields (Secret Needle Night).
4. Work on reducing my UFOs.
5. Find Woolly Tyme blanket kits!

Now the big debate is whether or not to try the 50 Project Challenge again. I love the idea of stitching only from my stash but 100% abstinance from any new purchases is so hard! I think I'm going to redo my list for this year and try to break it down into something more manageable, where maybe I get to reward myself with one new chart for every five projects I complete. Or maybe I should make it every ten projects since I just spent $200 on new goodies... *blush*!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!!
And good luck with the challenge!! I'm on my own kind of wagon, so fingers crossed we make it!

Sharon said...

Happy New Year! Good luck with your resolutions and congrats on your new house-it is lovely even if it is a fixer upper!

Pumpkin said...

I'd say you did rather well if you've been in the middle of packing. I think making goals on a monthly basis is a good idea although I know it would not work for me ;o)

Why not reduce the number on The 50 Project Challenge down to half. Would that work better?