16 Jun 2015
10 mid-year resolutions for stitching (22)
Its June! My stitchy mojo has arrived for the year and so I have decided to make some plans. Ordinarily, I see that people do this in January but due to the late arrival of my mojo I am doing it now. Feel free to join me if there are some new habits/things you would like to achieve in the remainder of the year.
So, here goes...10 things I would like to do with whats left of the year!
1. Continue to grow my stash.
I know there are a fair few people out there who are trying to reduce their stash and I support that but, my stash is pretty small and I would just like a few more options on hand and by stash I mean fabric as well as threads and charts and kits!
2. Stitch some smalls
With Christmas only six months away, I would like to stitch some Christmas themed smalls, I just need to choose a style and some designs. I must go off in search of people posts entitled 'My top 10 favourite Christmas stitches'...
3. International Hermit and Stitch Weekend
IHSW is the event that started me blogging - yes, it created this monster! and this year I have been rather absent from participating. This has been mainly due to the absence of le mojo. For the rest of the year I intend to take part as I used to and visit all the wonderful blogs and see their projects as I used to. I am also thinking that IHSW will be a great opportunity for stitching those smalls.
4. Join a RR (Round Robin)
I have always enjoyed seeing these and have long wanted to participate, I think these are notoriously difficult to get involved in but maybe I can at least join one by the end of the year. Who knows! Have you ever taken part in one? Pro's and con's?
5. Organise my threads.
Okay, so my threads are already organised but I recently decided to take on a bit of a crafty project which entails me making my new housing system for my threads. I haven't started yet as I am still gathering supplies. I am looking forward to it but am pacing myself as I want the end result to be good and not rushed or tacky looking.
6. Go to the Stitching exhibition.
This isnt till November but I will go. Luckily for me, I make considered purchases when I am buying items in person, its only online that its so easy to press click! I do get a lot of inspiration from these as you see a lot of finished items.
7. Finish Faces of Faery 66.
Obviously with six months left I should, if my mojo stays around, manage to finish this by the end of the year. I would like to get it framed when its done so I hope it comes out well, those colours eventually resemble what they should and that I don't make any mistakes that I can't adjust.
8. Maia Serenity
This still hasn't arrived and I hope it does today. There is no reason it should be taking this long. I am also keen to get my mitts on it and have a look. The last anchor produced kit that I did was a horse for a friend, I turned it into a cushion, and I really liked the kit a lot so my expectations are high for this.
9. Create a stitchy schedule
Now...before you say it, I know, I know! There is a strong likelihood that i won't stick to a schedule but there is also a strong likelihood that I might. I do like variety and change so having set times on set projects might actually work in keeping me focussed. Plus...you have to have resolutions that you can't keep, right?
10. Be ready for next year!
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