Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Starting off 2008 with a plan...or goals, at least

Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you all so much for dropping by throughout the year -- your comments and kind words are always appreciated.

Without further ado, let's get to the monthly recap.
1) Keep working on the Mermaids. Yep.
2) Finish the "Worst Enemy" dragon, so he can be entered in the Silkweaver Showcase. Done!
3) Make a trip to the LNS to have the baby gift framed. I'm waiting on a few special-ordered items, and I need some invisible thread for beading, so hopefully I can kill a couple birds with one stone and not have to tempt myself TOO many times! Check - both the baby gift and my sister's Christmas gift were framed AND picked up, and I got the invisible thread.
4) Lay out and start stitching on the next Neighborhood RR square. No. Sadly, I still haven't received anything for this round of the RR. Right now, there's no way I'll be able to mail anything on January 15.

1) Mermaids.
2) Neighborhood Round Robin -- assuming something arrives?
3) Work on/finish the freebie design I started last month.
4) Possibly start a new small something-or-other.

Looking back at 2007, I really didn't get as much finished this year as I'd hoped. The wedding projects -- especially the Celtic knotwork piece -- really consumed my stitching time. Looking at my Project Challenges in the sidebar here, I think I finished about a dozen projects, starting with the "Fairy & the Swan" piece. Not TOO bad, but I'd like to have a few more finishes this year. Stitching has to be fun, though, and that's the important thing!

As far as "New Year's resolutions" go....my big "life" goal is to be more organized. As in, I won't let 3 months worth of bank statements pile up before I reconcile my checking account. And I've already downloaded some software to record and chart my blood sugar readings. Stitching-wise, I want to finish the Mermaids this year. Here they are, after some New Year's stitching.


Lizzyblack said...

I am discovering some lovely cross stitching sites, and one is yours :) Cngrats on your works :)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Good luck with your goals for January. Your mermaids are coming along nicely!

Kathy A. said...

My goodness girl - you may not have done a zillion pieces but the work you have done is stunning and beautifully done. Your mermaids are looking good and I am sure will be a 2008 finish.
I just received my piece for the Jan 15th deadline last week. Mine will not be ready to mail on the 15th. Have you been in touch with Carol to find out what is the holdup with your RR? Hopefully you will get a favorable answer.