Happy New Year! As promised, I have some clarified intentions for my stitching activities this year.
For the past three years every New Year has started with a list of my UFOs (UnFinished Objects, for any non-stitchers out there!), and a plan to finish them. So every year has started weighed down with last year's baggage. Not this year! This year I'm starting with a clean slate.
Usually I tend to think UFOs are like this:
Doesn't that look like a disapproving aunt? LOL. "Finish what you started!" "Don't waste good fabric!" I've already rid myself of most of these.
It's the innocent-looking ones that are trickier:
"This would just be a quick, fun project," is what these misleading UFOs say. Soon it is a Trouble with Tribbles situation...
It's clear that I have to make some choices, narrow my focus, and start to work with a goal in mind. I want to get away from projects that are 100% machine sewn, and do more work that incorporates hand applique, hand embroidery, and hopefully hand quilting too. Which ones will make the cut? Right now I'm going with the projects that I will be most proud of when they're done. My WIPs page has been updated accordingly.
And, hand over heart, I firmly resolve to start more new projects this year!
Many thanks to Microsoft for their instructive clip art.