Hope you're all enjoying a good start to the new year. I'm not doing Crazy January Challenge this year, having still got projects left over from 2014 and 2015, but I'm really enjoying cheering on several fellow bloggers with their new starts. It seems there has been a trend this year to choose smaller projects, and hopefully there will be lots of finishes to admire later in the year!
My goal for 2016 is to reduce my WIPs/UFOs. I was honest with myself last year and got rid of 3 or 4 projects that I knew I would never stitch, which left me starting the new year with 11 started projects. I know this is a lot less than some stitchers, but most of them are medium to large projects (for me) and I often find the list quite overwhelming.
Anyway, I'm off to a great start with my first finish! This was started back in September 2013 just after I started blogging, and just before I started stashing! It was pushed to one side in favour of new starts, but I'm pleased to say it is finally finished.
Here it was last time you saw it...
And here it is hot off the needles!
History Timeline by Bothy Threads
Stitched on 14 count white aida
with threads included in kit
Started 13 September 2013, finished 10 January 2016
This was an absolute joy to stitch, particularly when I picked it up again just after Christmas and became a one at a time stitcher again! I'm so pleased with how it turned out and am planning to have it framed so we can use it as a history reference.
I am treating myself to a little new start now, but just a little ornament so that I can quickly go back to my WIP list and choose one of the ten remaining projects to finish! My ultimate goal is not to have any UFOs, and for all started projects to be stitched on regularly. It may take me a year or two but I will get there!
I wonder which project to pull out of the WIP pile next?
Until next time