After two years of trying to find the right formula for a reasonable monthly stitching goal, I do believe I have finally found it.
- Choose one Focus project, usually a BAP or medium-to-large project, and work on it steadily throughout the month ... carrying it over into as many months as needed.
- Choose one medium sized project to complete during the month.
- Start and finish as many smalls as needed to keep the mix interesting and provide the necessary gratification of frequent finishes, never having more than two smalls in progress at any given moment.
- Finish two sewing finishes from the backlog basket each month and keep up with current finishes.
With these goals in place, a high level of interest can still be maintained by exploring new fibers, culling new finishing techniques from the wide variety of blogs to be found on the net, cultivating on-line friendships with a few of my favorite bloggers, having a monthly contest on my own blog offerring gently-used charts or interesting new fibers as prizes, learning new specialty stitches and getting serious about my own design ideas, particularly the Ghandi quote sampler.