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:
- 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...)