Well hubby's birthday went well so that is that: all done. Time for the decorations to come down and real life to re-start.
It was a lovely Christmas but I have so many new charts I have to get stitched up that I need to bring a sense of order back into my life.
I have given great thought to what my stitching plans are for 2014 though.
WIPocolypse? Nah, did that two years ago.
Stashless stitching or stitching from stash? Nah, did that three years ago.
Mad January challenge where you have to start 15 projects? No: tried (and failed) that one two years ago as well.
Stitch-alongs? Nope; I did one of the LHN Santa's Villages and realised I got caught up in the hype because actually, really, truly.......I hate stitching houses!!!
The one and only house I stitched...I quite like gingerbread houses, but only my own designs!
So actually, for the first time ever I am not going to make one single plan regarding my stitching.
For the first time ever...I am going to free-wheel it.
I have my Christmas SAL which I must finish (shingles stopped my stitching vibe).
I also have some charts which I received as gifts, raks and one which was won in a giveaway which I would like to stitch..they all feature birds which I do enjoy stitching.
I have two WIPs which I'd like to finish as well: my goose girl and the ships.
And...I have three new designs I want to finish asap: Holmsey Hare and Fergus the Deer have agreed to be in a Valentine's design and a St. Patricks Day design and I have a Little Maids chart waiting to be stitched.
So I guess my 2014 stitching plans are simply to stitch what I fancy, when I fancy it. No deadlines, no pressure, not keeping up appearances of being a super stitcher. And Wow...is it liberating!
It is also a new beginning for my yahoo groups. The groups I help run and co-own. The groups I cannot even access at the moment because of the changes Yahoo have made. It is a nightmare!
So I am trialling a new provider; Yuku. It is a learning curve though. Why not pop along and take a look. I will be organising some gentle stitching challenges e.g. a bi-monthly ornament, one of which will be exchanged with another member. It will also incorporate other crafts. I will be building it up over the next week or so but feel free to pop along and take a look. just click here; Create and Craft Group
Right; time for bedybyes.
If I am not back in time I wish you all a safe, warm, healthy and happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you all!!!!!!!!!!