Last year I started Stone Roses on New Year's Day. This year, instead of starting a new project, I decided to get some progress in on her because I really enjoy stitching her. Just. for. me. :)
I spent far too much of my stitching time in 2009 on obligation stitching, so this year my main stitching focus is to stitch what I want on my own projects. The only obligation stitching I'm doing in 2010 is to finish up the Mira RR I'm currently involved in. I don't think of that as too much of a hardship though - I love Miras to begin with, so meeting that obligation is not going to be too tough. :) But that along with the baby blanket I just finished meant that I didn't get in much progress on all my WIPs in 2009. I'm afraid the blanket was my only major happy dance for 2009 and I missed competing in State Fair because I didn' have anything to enter.
So anyway, no new obligations for 2010! I just want to focus on finishing as many of my current WIPs as possible. I may have a new start or two - but only as I finish something else. I spent the first three days of 2010 loving to stitch Stone Roses. I'll spend the next few days finishing another section on the Mira RR and then I want to get some progress in on each of these other WIPs:
Inspiration - Rosewood Manor Mother's Tree - MLI Angel of Summer - MLI Heritage Sampler - Chatelaine Alhambra Garden - Chatelaine Stitcher's Heirloom Sampler - Victoria Sampler Hardanger Table Runner - (don't know designer offhand - too lazy to go look)
The hardest one to work on is going to be the Hardanger Table Runner - I think it is just sort of an "I don't love you anymore" project, yet I've done so much I cannot just not finish it either. *sigh* maybe a little at a time?..
I also want to finish these completed pieces into framed pieces or other items: Just Nan RR from a few years back - into a stitching book Band Samler RR from a few years back - into a bellpull Mirabilia Mermaid RR - into a framed piece
So that's it - I've made my New Year's post - hopefully I can stick to it (mostly)! :)