Here were my 2012 goals -
Safe Harbor - Heritage Crafts
I Pledge - La D Da
6 Fat Men - L*K -- two done
Homeward Trail in Winter- magazine
Battle Hymn of the Republic - LHN
272 Words - Primrose Needleworks
4 Santa Portraits - Carol Emmer
Santas in Red - magazine
Winter Cardinal - magazine
Continue on with -
Blackbird - All Through the Night
Bunnies, Buds, & Berries - Katidid
Colorful Sky - Mystic Stitch
Birch Forest - Mystic Stitching
Portland Headlight Lighthouse - Calico Stitching
Plus I finished another 27 projects! I managed to get a whopping 48 pieces stitched. Not a record but nearly one finish per week! You'll notice I did finish two of the six Fat Men. And 272 Words is a SAL that just didn't fall together this year - we plan to attack it in 2013.
And that got me to thinking about 2013 - Care to see the list?
Since I am in a SAL of the Fat Guys/Snow Belles I'll list them first - Ice Queen, Blizzard Babe, Baby, It's Cold Outside, All Dressed Up, Snow House, Snow Friends, Snow Day, Frosty Friends, Snowed In, and Ready for Snow.
CalamityJr and I still plan to do 272 Words by Primrose Needleworks.
I have all the L*K Santa Snippets to do - Santa's Got the Goods, Merry HoHo, A Good Night, Socks and Underwear, 'Tis the Season, Ready or Not, Wanted!, Merry Friends, By Golly Be Jolly, Here Comes Santa Claus, Just Be Claus, and 2013 Santa Snippet.
Then I showed you the 3 Val's Stuff snowmen I fell for - Snow, More Snow, and Got Snow?
In looking through my patterns I came up with these - 1 of the 4 Santa Portraits by Carol Emmer (left over from 2012), Promise of Spring and 47 Hearts by SilverCreek Samplers, Tree Farm and Six Little Cardinals by LHN, Safe Harbour by Heritage Crafts, Falling Leaves (no designer name on it), and a pattern sent to me by CalamityJr's daughter.
I also fell in love with the Hare Series by Paulette at Plum Street Samplers - I'm going to do them all! Hare's Summer, Halloween, Happy Haunting, Easter, Lucky Day, Father's Day, Mother's Day, New Year, Autumn, Autumn Blessings, Winter, and Christmas. Have to wonder is there a Hare's Spring that I have missed?
And I WANT to FINISH - Colorful Sky by Mystic Stitch as my one BAP. Forgot - I have a mid-winter and birthday present to stitch too.
Now to total these up - Oh my Goodness - is that 49? Yep - it is! But, only 1 large piece, 11 are SAL, 16 are ornaments and the rest are small to medium in size. Nothing to serious when you think about it.
Although, by Jan 2nd I hope to be in the basement cleaning it out. Last year I put in 3 months making black and white photos for this year's Christmas tree. In 2013, I want the basement cleared out. No family should have so much stuff stored! Use it, pitch it, give it away, or sell it! And I want to get back to "Genealogy Wednesdays."
I fell off my weight wagon with a thump over Christmas. Actually, when I found out my scales were broken and the new ones showed very little weight loss I went into a funk. I used Christmas as an excuse to eat cookies, candy, and just plain overeat. I stopped exercising and am now feeling the pain again in my back/joints. So, somehow, I must find a balance between exercising and sitting to stitch. Any suggestions are welcome! :) Is there a way to stitch and ride a stationary bicycle??
When I got up at 1:30 the snow wasn't falling by 2a the cars were covered. We are to get 2-4" tonight/Saturday morning. Looks like the weather man nailed it again! And more snow Monday/Tuesday. Think we are trying to make up for the winter-less winter of 2011-12!
I'm off to update my Goal Page and then head to bed again. DH is up at 4:30 - maybe I'll be able to sleep by then!