Monday, 5 January 2015

2015 WiPs

Hello and Happy New Year to anyone popping by to read about my plans for 2015.

The topic for this month set by Measi is

Introduce yourself, your projects, and any goals you have for the year!

A bit about me - I'm a long time stitcher but a new blogger.  I live in the UK, work full time, have a disabled husband for whom I am the main carer when I'm not at work plus a large extended family.   All of which means that I don't have as much time as I would like to spend on my beloved hobby.   But at least I am hardly ever bored.

For as long as I have been stitching/sewing/crafting I have always had a longer list of projects I want to do than I can achieve in a reasonable time frame and I'm not sure that 2015 will be any different.

However my overall goal for the year is to Stitch from Stash as far as possible as I have more stash than some needlework stores.

I don't like to set stitching goals too far into the future (too much like work) but this year I plan to work on a rotation as I have seen many other stitchers do.

My rotation will consist of:

  1. At the Met by Mirabilia
I started this on 1st January 2015 as part of a Mirabilia SAL organised by MrsMilkyBarKid - check out her videos on YouTube if you aren't familiar with the name.
It has really taken off and stitchers across the globe are stitching a Mirabilia design of their choice and sharing progress on YouTube/Instagram/Blogs.
I think there are 4 of us stitching this design and it is fascinating to see the different way is which we are stitching the pattern.

2.    Walking Through the Stars Zodiac Sampler by Clouds Factory - a monthly SAL

This will be my next new start

3.     StoryTime Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - a monthly SAL

The first part of this is released mid January.

4.      I also plan to continue to take part in the Smalls SAL so the 4th part of my rotation will be a monthly small design.  I've got plenty of ideas for this one.

5.    I would like to make some progress on some of the WiPs I was working on in 2014:

The Way to Happiness
Stitcher's 12 Days of Christmas
Merry & Bright
Let's Find Rudolph
Christmas Village - I had hoped to finish this by the end of December but had to unpick a whole afternoon's work and put it aside after that.   I will pick it up again though as I really like the design.

Other projects in my stash which I would like to work on include:

Shepherd's Bush needleroll which was a Christmas gift

A wedding sampler (haven't finally decided on the pattern yet but will be something from my stash).

Jane Austen sampler by Cobweb Designs, a kit I bought years ago and "discovered" whilst unpacking the Christmas decorations

And last but not least the Shepherd's Fold projects by Shepherd's Bush 

Wish me luck - I'm going to need it.

Really looking forward to seeing what everyone else has planned for 2015 (and beyond in my case...)


  1. All are beautiful projects! We will all be following your progress!

  2. You have some lovely projects there. I can't wait to see your progress on the mystery SAL's.

  3. Hello Hazel

    Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.
    Your 2015 project wish list contains some lovely designs.
    Happy New Year!

  4. All the projects you chose are looking great and promise a lot of stitching fun this year. I also chose the Beehive needleroll as one of my projects this year. Good luck with everything.

  5. Love the Clouds Factory and Pumpkins samplers~ They're such cute designers. All your projects look like fun to stitch. :D