Confessions of a Floss Licker

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy New Year!

I happily ushered in 2009 with the hope that it'll be a better year (all around) than the last.

To update from my last post - December was a very busy month with little time to stitch. I managed to put the most time into the model that I'm working on even as little as that was. January is not looking much better, but I've succeeded in disciplining myself to make more time for the model. I only have two months left to work on it. Thank goodness I work best when it comes to a deadline!

Recap of 2008

I finished my 50 Project challenge! It would have drug on much longer if I hadn't counted each part seperately of the two mysteries I was spending a lot of time on. I didn't start a new challenge, but instead created a plan to allow myself to work on older projects and yet start new ones as well. Time will tell how this works.

My 2008 challenge died a quick death. Just too many things going on at once and I couldn't keep this in focus. Granted, it was quite ambitious as well. Maybe I'll pick it up again sometime when I have a bit more time to stitch.

"More time to stitch" - what an interesting thing to look at. You know, the most time I had for stitching came when I was miserable in a bad relationship. Generally I'm much happier now, in the years since that was finally over. But being single I find that I don't have as much time to stitch. I went from driving my DD everywhere to her driving her own car and yet I still don't have more time. I'm still attending Renaissance Faires, but I'm dating now as well. Still, no more time. Everything adjusts accordingly I guess.

Projects Finished in 2008: (in no particular order)
Model (on black fabric)
Autumn Pinkeep Exchange
Ink Circles, Book of Ink Circles - Part 1, 2, 3
Fantasy/Magic Exchange
TW Christmas Ornament Exchange (ornamentafied only, project was stitched previously)
Scarf - knitted
Brooke's Books, Stitchy Witchie #1
Papillon Creations, How Does Your Garden Grow - Part 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Eventide Designs, A Sampler-ette
TW, Futurecast
TW, Castle Ridge
TW, First Day of Christmas ornament
Enchanting Lair, Realm of Wishes
Subversive Cross Stitch, Official Pain in the Neck

The only projects not started in 2008 that were finished in 2008 were the model, Futurecast, Realm of Wishes, and the TW ornament. But 24 finishes for the year - not bad!

Last but not least - 2009 Goals!

I want to continue to be happy.
Be happy with my stitching.
Stitch what I want.
And get a few of the larger projects finished!