Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Annual Goals Revaluated

As part of my blogaversary month activities, I am taking stock of my stitching progress so far this year.

These were my goals as of January 2017. 

  • 01. My Own Crazy Challenge: work on unfinished class pieces from 2005-date. Made some minimal efforts on Making Waves and The Martha Washington Sampler, both Stitcher's Hideaway class pieces.
  • 02. Complete two BAPs: Stitch stockings for Piper and Rocco.  Not a stitch.
  • 03. Stitch a half dozen St. Patrick's Day and half a dozen Easter ornaments.  The Irish ornaments are not only stitched but are assembled and finished ready to be hung next March.  The Easter ornaments are stitched and in the finishing pile mountain.
  • 04. Continue to work on UFOs and WIPs list going into 2016.  I have been working fairly steadily on The Jacobean Elegance Afghan and have finished three more flower blocks.
  • 05. Limit stash purchases to fabric, fiber and tools needed to complete charts on hand.  So far this year, I have made no purchases at all, stitching entirely from a conveniently large stash.
  • 06. Continue to blog regularly, aiming for every other day..  And then life happened in the form of a major illness.  Blogging from hospital and nursing home wasn't possible.  Even when finally back home, the energy and inclination were nowhere to be found.  So, this goal is a wash.
  • 07. Make an effort to catch up on sewing finishes and frame 2 or 3 pieces professionally.  The energy and inclination elude me.
  • 08. Renew my lapsed EGA membership, changing my status to cyber-stitcher.  With the demise of Sampler and Antique Needlework, I no longer have an active subscription to an informative and educational stitching magazine.  Renewed membership in the EGA comes with a subscription to the EGA quarterly.  So, I'll take care of this goal as soon as I am finished with this post.  It'll be nice to get some reading material about textile arts again 

Looking forward
* I'll continue to work on goals 1, 3 and 4
* I'll continue to stitch from stash as per goal 5
* I'll make an effort to meet goals 2 and 7.
* I'll simply accept that goal 6 is a total loss.


deb said...

What a good idea to look at your year's goals (sort of) midway through. I hope your health improves even more till you feel comfortable enough to do the finishing you want to accomplish. It really is so good to see you posting again!

Marilyn said...

Sounds like a good plan.
I miss Sampler & Antique Needlework very much, loved that magazine, especially the history about Samplers that they published so often.

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

Unexpected illness aside, you have done pretty well so far.
JCS seems to completely ignore the readership of SANQ despite saying they would have more articles. The level of journalism is very poor anyway, especially compared to the British magazines.
I did subscribe to an Australian magazine called Inspirations, it's various different types of needlecraft and is Gorgeous! Even if I never make anything from it, it is a great read and a thing of beauty to browse.

Donna said...

I love your goals. I am amazed you have done so well even though you have been sick. I love to read your blog. I am trying to make mine better.
Hugs Donna

Julie said...

You've done well this year so far.