In light of the LONG lists of completed projects posted by so many of my friends online, I really hesitate to share with you all the paltry list of seven stitching projects I finished! However, here they are:
March - Cottage Garden, Victoria Sampler (VS)
April - Spring Banner, VS Exclusive Cyberclass
June - Home of a Needleworker, Little House Designs
Summer Banner, VS
November - Autumn Banner, VS
December - "W", M Designs
Hardanger ornament, Jance Love design (SAGA ornament exchange)
This list gives me great satisfaction because most of these designs have been for moi!
In addition to these projects, I also completed five Grady gowns for the smocking guild, and the first smocked dress I have made in three years!
In my WIP pile I have:
SAGA smocked ornament ornament
SAGA whitework table runner
Drawn Thread, Cloister Garden
Lori Birmingham, hardanger table runner
VS, Heirloom Christmas Sampler
The Cloister Garden and hardanger table runner haven't been worked on in about four years, so am thinking a rotation system of some sort should be implemented to get them out of the WIP box (actually UFO box)! That's one of my goals for 2006 :) Others are:
Complete 12 Grady Gowns for SAGA
January - M Designs - P
January - VS Winter Banner
February - M Designs - V
Being new at this, I'm going to leave it at that and see where it all goes!
Now, on to
This week's SBQ was suggested by Nancy (http://crossesnkisses.blogspot.com/ ) and is:
How do you balance your stitching time with your other obligations such as work, household chores, etc.?
There have been times in my life when my stitching supplies were put away into a closet for several years. This happened after my twins were born and I was just too tired to stitch at the end of the day. But usually, stitching is reserved for the evenings when I can reward myself for getting through another day. Raising children and managing a household is my priority, even though it doesn't always seem like it! Stitching is my sanity as it's usually one activity that I can see progress on, unlike the dishes, laundry, and housecleaning that never really have an end.