Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Stitching Thoughts and Plans for 2017

I originally thought that 2017 would be the year of SALs.  I am in a few Facebook groups who set up SALs for lots of different things it could be designer related or theme related - anything really.

So last year I joined all the SALs - planned all my stitching - which current WIPs would fit - what I needed to buy to be able to have new starts if I didn't have a WIP that would fit.

My first project was New Year New Start - my start was At the Met by Mirabilia.  This project also fits into the Mirabilia year long SAL.  It was also going to be my day 1 project for the Crazy 7 (start 7 projects in 7 days).

As I stitched on it I realised I really did not want to start a new project the next day and the next day for 6 days.  I wanted to stay on At the Met and get some progress on her.

So I still have all the plans in my diary for the SALs I was going to participate in but at the moment (who knows what might happen tomorrow!) my plans are:-

  1. Stitch on a project for as long  as I am enjoying stitching on it.
  2. I have several projects that I didn't work on at all in 2016 so until I have stitched on them I cannot start another new project.  I have also made a note of when I last stitched on all my current WIPs and as it becomes 12 months since I have worked on a project they too will be added to this list.
  3. If I want to start a different project I will see what SALs are scheduled for that day and see if I can work on a project that fits the SAL.
  4. If there are no SALs for that day I will use the random number generator to pick a new project for me - if it picks a new start I will work on one of my oldest WIPs instead.  Again I will work on this project for as long as I am enjoying stitching on it.  If I am not enjoying stitching on it then I will make a decision on whether or not I think I will ever enjoy stitching on it and may retire it.
The projects I did not work on in 2016 are:
  1. Celtic Banner by Butternut Road
  2. Dragon Dance by Paine Free Crafts
  3. Hanging Loose from a magazine
  4. Hug of Owls from KLT Charting
  5. Nativity from a magazine
  6. A photo conversion of my son
  7. A chart I designed myself
I hope these thoughts make sense to you but I am mainly putting them here so I can refer back to them.

Keep stitching and smiling


Minnie said...

I LIKE your plans, I would love to join a lot of the SALs on fb too but I pick charts that I really want to stitch and like you I want to keep stitching as long as I'm having fun with it. Good Luck! I'm with you!

Heather said...

Great plans! Do what you love and don't stress :)

The Crafty Princess said...

Good plan. I love the random number generator. It really makes things easy when you just don't know which one to go to next. Or they are all screaming at once LOL!

Happy stitching in 2017 stunner
xo Alicia