Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year and 2017 Stitching Plans

Good morning everybody and Happy New Year!

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I hope you're all raring to get stuck into your first stitching project of 2017! I sure am, but before I do I thought I'd outline my plans for the year.

1) Smalls SAL
Like last year I shall continue stitching (at least) one small piece each month for the Smalls SAL run by Heather of Stitching Lotus. I have a variety of potential projects lined up so will definitely not be spoilt for choice.

2) Decrease my number of WIPs
I am very much still in the mood for working on and finishing my remaining WIPs from 2015/2016. There won't be as many finishes as last year, as the projects I have left are bigger, but I'll be happy if I can average one per month.

3) New starts
I have 6 new projects I would like to start (and finish!) during the year. They'll appear as and when I feel like it.

4) Decrease the number of finishes in my Box of Shame
I am beginning the year with 58 projects which need to be framed, made into ornaments or finished off some other way. I would really like to decrease this significantly and have set up a progress bar of shame to track the results. I already have the frames for some of the projects, I just need to get around to mounting them!

5) Large projects
My larger projects have been neglected for the last two years and I have no plans to work on them this year. But one or two of them might end up back on my frames. We'll see.....

So, there we have it... no definite targets, just a few plans so that I can basically stitch on what I want when I want and for how long I want. Bliss!

I am not participating in the January Challenge this year as I found myself choosing projects for the sake of it rather than because I actually wanted to stitch them, and that's not right. Nor will I be doing he April A-Z Challenge as I simply don't want the commitment.

Right, I'm off to choose my first project of the year then!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and very stitchy 2017.
Rachel x


Bea said...

Sounds like a good plan of attack.

Have a healthy, happy, creative 2017!

Linda said...

Sounds like a good plan to me Rachel.

Happy New Year,

Bekah said...

Best wishes in the new year and good luck decreasing your box of shame.

Preeti said...

Happy new year!! Good luck with your plan. Plan no.4 requires extra wishes, isn't that true for most of us ? :)

Faith... said...

Lots of good plans for 2017! I hope you are able to get through them all this year.

Linda said...

Great plans Rachel. I'm sorta with you. When I want, what I want and for as long as I want.


Katie said...

Great plan! I just might copy your box of shame finishes. I need to do that too. Thanks for the idea!

Renee said...

These are great goals. I just enjoyed some time browsing through your larger projects. You do lovely work! Happy New Year!

Keebles said...

Good luck with your goals!

Heather said...

Great goals. Good luck!

Kerryp77 said...

Hi Rachel, coming via Katie's blog, love the box of shame idea - mine isn't quite that bad but contains very old completed works. Your sidebar looks great with the progress bars - love that idea. I've become a follower - your blog is a great encouragement!