Sunday, 1 January 2017

In 2017 I want to....

While I currently have three projects on the go I have decided on what I will stitch in the coming year - hopefully!   WIPS are
Quaker Christmas Sampler
Heirloom Nativity Sampler
Hardanger Table Runner
 I have no UFO's and experience has taught me that rotations don't work for me so only when I finish two of these will I allow myself to start anything new.   I know that three projects on the go won't work either so I need to get that down to one at a time.   My help is required a lot more for the DBEM's knitting so time will be at a premium.
These are what I have chosen for this year's To Do List
A Merry Cox  project-Shaker Spool Box
A Betsy Morgan Box
Another Betsy Morgan Box
Shepherd's Bush Christmas Story Sampler
A needlebook/etui SAL Alexandre which I printed off the internet eons ago.

As I am well and truly over Christmas and am working on a Christmas Sampler "big project" as well as the Nativity Sampler "big project",  the first  to be kitted up will be one of the Betsy Morgan's I think.   Although I do have all the ingredients for the Merry Cox - bought many years ago from Criss Cross Row.   Maybe I should do that one first??  SAL Alexandre will be the last as I want to stitch in Caron Waterlilies silk and there is an overabundance of beautiful shades so I'm having trouble making up my mind.   Definitely not pink though:-)   Still there's plenty of time for decision making.   Tonight I hope to finish page 4 of the Quaker Christmas Sampler and then I will do the next panels on the Nativity Sampler.   Christmas is out of my system now, so I need to get it out of the needlework basket too!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful choices! You are very disciplined to finish before starting new. I have far too many things started now! I'll be watching your progress.

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  2. Gorgeous slate of projects, Margaret. I look forward to watching your progress.

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  3. Lovely choices Margaret, the little boxes are so clever and pretty.

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  4. Well worth cracking on with your WIP's as you have some gorgeous new starts lined up for the next year.

    Happy New Year xx

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  5. What a delightful selection of new projects to pick from - Merry Cox, Betsy Morgan (those are gorgeous!) ... and that SAL Alexandre piece is stunning - think I spent several hours perusing the varied finishes when I first saw it. It's going to be such fun watching your blog this year.

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  6. You have a very ambitious stitching agenda and have chosen beautiful projects! Christmas is also out of my system.

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  7. No UFOs? Now here's something I wish I could say about myself! Good look with getting your WIPs down to one, I hope you'll get to stitch some of these beautiful pieces on your to do list this year.

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  8. What gorgeous projects. I love the two little boxes. I made an octagonal box and they are quite difficult to get just right.
    I've been stitching a 12 Days of Christmas since 12/12 and I'm still going strong!

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