Sunday, December 29, 2013

Assessing 2013 Goals

These were my goals for this past year:
  • 01. My Own Crazy Challenge: work on unfinished class pieces from 2005-date.  Well, I did work on the Mystic Pocket from Thea Dueck.
  • 02. Complete two BAPs: TW's Woodland Angel Stocking for Liam and The Woodland Maiden Stocking for Piper.  Finished Liam's stocking and kitted up Piper's.
  • 03. Limit new starts to one for every two UFO/WIPs completed.   I made ten new starts, eight of which were ornaments, because the strain of working on just "old" projects got to me.  Otherwise I worked on Class projects and UFOs almost exclusively.  But since those were mostly BAPs, I didn't exactly rack up the numbers.
  • 04. Stitch a few more Heart ornaments for the Anniversary-Valentine's Day tree.  I never did get to this.
  • 05. Stitch one ornament a month from the 2006 Indy Town Square SAL.  I didn't manage twelve but I did stitch five: a paltry number, I know, but still better than none.
  • 06. Limit stash purchases to fabric, fiber and tools needed to complete charts on hand.  Okay, sue me.  I bought two needlepoint charts and four cross stitch chart.    My husband also bought three more charts as a gift.  So, I guess I blew that goal out of the water this year.
  • 07. Continue to blog regularly, aiming for every other day.  There was a huge gap in May and June when I did next to no stitching or blogging.  Even so, the number of posts is actually only ten posts shy of  half of 365.
  • 08. Make an effort to catch up on sewing and framing finishes.  Twenty three sewing finishes but I have yet to find a framer to replace my go-to guy who retired after his wife and business partner died.
  • 09. Inventory and declutter existing stash.  I have been working on this, a little at a time.  I have weeded out all the charts I have already stitched and will never stitch again.  I have given them away.  I have also severely reduced my binder of printed out freebies to those few I really will stitch or, having already stitched, am likely to stitch again as gifts or exchanges.
  • 10. Change EGA membership to cyber-stitcher.  I'll do this when my membership comes up for renewal.

      Not exactly a stellar year for goals achievement, but I do tend to over reach.  Only five of the ten goals accomplished.  But there was some slow but steady progress on a number of projects.  So, when all is said and done, I am pleased with this year's stitching.


Julie said...

You did quite well, my favourite was seeing the stocking and those bright coloured cats.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love the end of year posts everyone is doing. You did OK with your goals. I always regard them as targets to aim for rather than absolute necessaties!

Maggee said...

I would say you did well on reaching most of your goals. Don't be hard on yourself. It all sounds great!