When I began this blog with the new year, my goal was to write one post a week and hopefully have at least my mother and husband read what I wrote. Now, six months later, I've written 41 posts and had over 3500 hits on my blog. Never did I think that would be possible. Thank you!
On New Year's Eve, I also made a list of projects to accomplish this year. I think that unlike my writing, I am woefully behind in my stitching! Let's take stock.
- I wanted to finish a sampler meant as a Christmas gift. This I did and it should be framed by the time I get back to Massachusetts in August.
- Christmas towels. I wanted to make some for some special people. I forgot about this goal. I'll have to get busy on it!
- The pillowcase for my nephew is still being designed in my head, but I want to start it soon. I think I may resort to finding a coloring book to help me with some of the motifs I want to use, but I have a poem for it and I know I will use a combined crayon and embroidery technique. Once the crazy pumpkin is done I will start it.
- Embroidered Christmas card. I've been thinking a lot about this goal lately. I even thought that if I could finish the Partridge in the Pear tree this year (see goal 6) that I could use that for our Christmas card. That is not a practical idea though. Neither is the first design I had in my head. My newest idea is to use some poinsettia patterns designed by Maria Frietas and arrange them in a wreath. THAT I can do. I will start that in August or September.
- I have made lots of progress on my WELCOME. It will definitely be finished this year.
- Partridge in a Pear Tree. UGH! I DID start this, but didn't even get half a leaf done. I will make progress on it before year end, but it will not be done this year. Maybe it can be next year's Christmas card.
So, I have made some progress on my resolution projects, but not enough.
Of course, I HAVE done other things. I stitched a second sampler that will be given as a gift, I embroidered a multitude of baby blankets, I am half done with my crazy pumpkin, and I am about half way through my Blumen Needle Brazilian project. In addition, I've finished several small sewing projects. Not too bad since I work full time and travel between Boston and Denver every other month.
If I concentrate on my resolution projects during the second half of the year, I think I will make a lot more progress.
Thanks for sticking with me! What do you hope to accomplish in the next six months?