Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year: Stitching Plans

Twenty sixteen, so fresh and new!

This year,  you won't find a new start here today. I know there are people starting a BAP or 15 or 31 or 365(!) new pieces this year, and I wish you all great good luck!

Instead, I've got things to finish...according to my records forty six pieces. I know, it's nothing compared to some of you, and it's lots compared to others of you. It's a great number for me; it gives me lots of choices. But I'd like some of those choices to be hanging on the wall!

I'm going to use the "Molly Rotation" where I focus on 10 pieces for three days each over the course of every month (except March and November) to try to complete some of the things I've started over the last few years. I'm not calling a number this year. I'm going to stick to my rotation and see where I get.

Starting from my lists (see pages "Debbie's UCJC" and "Works in Progress") I made a list of things I really wanted to complete this year. They were the first six projects I chose: Blackbird, Tis the Season; Shepherd's Bush, Mary's Stocking; SB, Christian's Stocking; SB, Sadie's Stocking; Midsummer Night Designs, Our Souls; Homespun Sampler, Waldorff. Then I need to stitch an anniversary sampler for the dude, so I added that (as yet, unchosen). Then I looked at some of the medium sized pieces from the list and I was at 26 pieces when I needed 10. I shuffled around, hemmed, hawed, and considered. 

Here's the plan:
  1. Waldorff, Homespun Sampler
  2. Hawaiian Santa, Mill Hill
  3. Lighthouse, Bent Creek
  4. Our Souls, Midsummer Night Designs
  5. Greenland Santa, Mill Hill
  6. Anniversary Sampler
  7. Winter Row, Bent Creek
  8. Sadie's Stocking, SB
  9. Small #1
  10. Tis the Season, Blackbird
I've signed up again for the Smalls SAL, and my goal is to come out with twelve new smalls. (I think I can!)

I can't wait to make the rounds and see what you're planning!

Happy New Year!


Linda said...

Sounds like a great plan Nikki. I love the piece your showing.


Margaret said...

Happy New Year. I love following your blog and wish you all the very best with your resolutions.

Yekaterina Haussler said...

Happy New Year - and Happy resolutions! :)

Julie said...

Happy New Year
Good luck with your plans for it.

Cindy's Stitching said...

happy new year. I don't make stitching plans, I do want comes along.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

I don't have much of a plan this year, either. One big one I want to stitch (not started) and smalls are open for whatever strikes my fancy. I don't have too many WIPs but the ones I do, I've usually lost interest in and they're likely to never get done. Good luck getting all yours done!!!

Happy New Year to you and Peter.

Bea said...

Sounds like a great plan.

This is a WIP year for me as well. I plan on focussing on my oldest UFO plus my year long Christmas Ornie SAL. Once the UFO is done, I will focus on some gifts that need to be done.

Robin in Virginia said...

Best wishes coming your way on getting those WIPs finished using the "Molly rotation". Okay humor me...why is it called the Molly rotation?

Brigitte said...

Wow, you have a lot of WIPs compared to me, but I will be working on that, lol. Good luck with your rotation plans, they sound feasible and I'm sure you will get some of your WIPs finished this year.
Happy 2016!

KimM said...

Best of luck with your plans for finishes (and Smalls). I hoe to get 12 Smalls finished, much to stitch, so little time 😎

Melinda Forbes said...

Your 2015 Finishes are wonderful - your blog is so much fun to read. Thanks for sharing your 2016 goals - Reading every one's blog with their goals I am hoping will help me come up with mine.

Chris said...

Sounds like a great plan!!
Happy New Year!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sounds like a great plan! What's happening in March and November? March is a different craft each day?

I do ove making my lists at this time of year, all my fresh unbroken plans and schemes!

hookedonstitches said...

Great plans, Happy New Year!