I feel like I have big plans for stitching in 2014. I have to admit too that I am pretty excited about these plans. I hope to finish a couple of current works in progress as well as start and complete several others.
One of these, my readers will be familiar with. It has been the bane of my stitching existence since I started it over a year and a half ago. I fully intend to finally finish the vintage Colt this year. I have made countless mistakes, pulled numerous stitches and even finally restarted it from the very beginning. At this point I am further along (with no mistakes!) than I ever have been in the past. I plan to keep it that way and finally finish the darn thing! I know Jay will be happy to finally see the end result on the wall in his workshop.
It will be quite satisfying for me as well.
The next work in progress I plan to finish is this one:
I started it as a Christmas gift early on in December, but I just got so busy with the holidays that I was unable to finish it. I plan to finish this one in the early part of the year so I can finally send it to its intended home. I hope its intended recipient like it, even if it is a ridiculously late Christmas gift… Better late than never, right?!
Of the projects I plan to start (and hopefully finish) this year, I think this one night be the most important to me. The pattern depicts the tea party from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. A great little pattern I found online. Its recipient will be a sweet little lady in Scotland who is quite the little miracle to her mum and dad. Another one I planned to start ages ago but just haven’t found the time to do so. I hope her parents love it. They don’t know it’s coming yet, but they are all very special people to me and I wanted to do something special for their little one.
There are a couple of other projects I plan to start this year. One is a pattern I have had on hand for quite some time and have been really wanting to start. It will also be my first project stitched on linen, which is a goal I really want to achieve this year.
The pattern is “I Promise” by Lizzie Kate. I am really anticipating being able to finally start this one.
The last stitching project I really want to get to in 2014 is my collection of Game of Thrones bookmarks. I found the patterns on DeviantArt at one point last year (probably while season 3 was airing)… with every intervention of stitching as soon as possible.
Well, I didn’t get around to these last year either, so 2014’s going to be the year! It’s going to take me awhile though, so I’m not really expecting to finish all eight or however many there are this year… But starting them will be enough I think.
I have some exciting stitching plans this year and I hope I can find the time to stitch every last piece! I’m also going this year that I can expand my stash at least a little bit. But we will see about that one…
Happy New Year! (again)