Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Cross Stitching Plans for 2018

Stitching Plans are made. I know good and well that I am being too ambitious, but I want to do so much. I have a list made of what I want to do, but I am mulling over days of the week for my weeks in progress. I have seen this with others, so I am intrigued. I tend to get locked in on something until I need to walk away. I am going to venture out and give this rotation thingie a better try this year. Since I have no stitch that is just pressing on me I am going to give it a whirl.

Not sure what this will look like..

Here are some thoughts...
Days for different topics such as Christmas, Patriotic, seasonal, etc.??? OR
A week assigned to the topics...(I am sort of thinking this might be more my thing than a day for each. I tend to get scattered and days might be too much for me. I might never accomplish anything.

We will see what happens in the new year.

I apologize right up front for the photos. They were all made on my iPhone and it is cloudy to boot. Throw in an overhead light above the counter, they are a little less than good.

First up is something I have had for a while, but I am stitching feverishly to finish before the new year. I think I will get it framed and put it in a prominent place on the desk. I think I need to look it at every morning.

I am dying to show you this and it is going to be one of those that I will definitely do in a frequent rotation. This one makes me think day!!! I have eyed this for a while. I would love to have it done by the end of the summer. There are four of them. It is called Summer Schoolhouse by Brenda Gervais. This one was a Christmas present.

The other thing that leads me to want and try days is the number of patriotic pieces that I want to do. Both of the following are presents from Arlene @Nanaland. I will start these the first of January.

This one was a Christmas project. I saw this one that Vonna had done on The Twisted Stitcher. 

The other thought for January is an iffy. Some of it just might have to wait until next year. I want to do those snowmen and some snowflakes in the second picture. I would do them in white on blue or blue on white (I think?). I am taking them with me on my trip at the end of this week. If I don't get them knocked out, I may put them on hold and just get those hearts done for Valentine's Day. The snowmen and hearts were also from Arlene.

Next up is some seasonal patterns that I saw on Carol @Stitching Dream. She did Spring and Summer crossing one over one. I fell in love with them. They are Christmas presents. I made a wish list on 123Stitch and shared with my daughter. I knew she would take care of it😊

I want to do this Golden on my old pattern. I would have liked to have done it for Christmas for Paul Allen, but alas it didn't happen.

I want to do this one for my daughter. I think she would like it. I pulled out this gray, but the more I look at it, I think I will order the green for the linen.

The next two are also Christmas gifts. I will hopefully get the robin done by spring. The winter piece will definitely go to July with maybe Christmas stitching. Which leads to the fact that I have about 6 ornaments started and I really want to do more of them. I have designated July as stitching Christmas, but I may do some finishing on those earlier.

The last two are calling me. I really want to do both for my sewing room. Like I said....very ambitious.

My other big goal is to master making the cording. I am hopeful it will appear on my ornaments this year.

I will be sharing them as I finish them, so we will see what I accomplish in 2018. 

Hopefully you will find me stitching,


Mrs.T said...

Wow, Sandy, you have ambitious plans! All of the stitches look wonderful. I am just trying to keep my head above water here. Not sure what my crafting plans will be or what I might have time for in 2018.

Today it is 12º (feels like -2º) and I am trying to convince myself to drive down to my dad's and see what I might accomplish there (also make sure that the furnace there is working!). Not sure I am going to be successful in convincing myself to go out. It doesn't help that we have a wood furnace here at our home and I need to add wood to it every hour or two. Oh well, I am thankful that we HAVE heat!

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness. It is supposed to get down to 22 on New Year's night here. I can't even believe that will happen. I would freeze up in 12 during the day. I have two thoughts.... get moving because you would die if you sat still (as you can tell I have no knowledge of that kind of cold). I am thinking clean the whole house OR the one I would most likely choose...get as close to something putting off heat and stitch for as long as it below freezing. I am thinking on that one you would never get anything done.
AS for plans, we will see how much I get done. One thing I did do this year to keep my from buying patterns every time I saw something out there I loved and might not actually stitch, was to keep a running list of things I liked. Then I made a wish list from those for my Christmas list. I am doing that with books this year as well. By the time I can read them, the library should have them and I will save money.
Stay warm!!!

RJ said...

Sandy I love all of your plans for 2018'. I tend to put more on my list than I can get done but I like trying. Your chosen stitches have many of my favorites. I also am a huge fan of Brenda Gervais. Mary and I have ordered that set you got for Christmas. I really love all of the beautiful stitches Arlene sent you. I've had my eye on the patriotic one with the Statue of Liberty for quite awhile. I also like LHN charts and have done some of the ones you have shown. I am not familiar with the bird stitch with the sleigh but love it and I also like your pattern on the beach. You have chosen well and will have many hours of great stitching ahead. RJ

Robin in Virginia said...

I enjoyed reading your stitching plans for 2018. I am a big planner, so I am always intrigued by what others come up with. I wish you productive days with your needle and thread. I will be here cheering you on and looking forward to seeing your progress. Go Sandy!

Sandy said...

We have a fun hobby and I will stitch a lot, but I feel like I have listed more than I can do.

Sandy said...

We will track me here. I hope I can get many of them done. It was hard to choose what I wanted this year. I have seen so many cool things out there.

Carol said...

So many lovely things are on your stitching list for the coming year, Sandy! I have stitched several of these (the LHN charts for spring and summer as you mentioned), Free & Brave, and the Brenda Gervais Robin (who lives with my mom now) and really enjoyed them all. I wish you luck as you check things off your list. I think I am the rare stitcher who doesn't make plans--I just stitch whatever strikes my fancy and am pretty much a one-project-at-a-time stitcher :)

Wishing you a wonderful stitch-filled new year, Sandy--it was fun finding your blog this year :)

Mary said...

Sandy, We certainly have similar taste!! RJ and I ordered the Schoolhouse series, we love it!! The bird with Home on it I believe Carol stitched Spring instead of Home on that and I have that on my future list. ..I just discovered the Lila's studio and ordered 2 of them also....far too many patterns that I want to stitch,the downfall of going to blogs is that you discover yet more and more stitches you have to have! I'm interested in seeing how your rotation works for you. I generally stitch one thing till it's done unless I get bored with it. I want to change up with a better rotation. Happy Stitching in 2018!!! Mary

Arlene Grimm said...

I was so looking forward to seeing this post on my laptop...phones just do not work for me when looking at pretty things. I know Chelsea and Priscilla do a Fall Friday, Witchy Wednesday and Santa Sunday. I am not sure that would work for me as I want to stitch what I want to stitch when I want to stitch it. I got some stitchy gifts too and I will post them next Saturday. I also purchased a reproduction dough bowl to display some of my work in...channeling Night Owl Stitcher on Floss Tube. I almost finished Foothills Farm while in GA and I must admit I enjoyed working on one piece. It is fun to dream of all the stitching we will do this year!!

Sandy said...

We will see how long the rotation thing lasts. I am always up for trying something new, but I am true to myself, so it doesn't work out...then I will be back to one at a time. It seems to be the trending thing these days. I will try it!

Sandy said...

Can't wait to see Foothills Farm. We will see how this rotation thing works out. IT is definitely the trend, but I am true to myself. I am game for trying it out as I have nothing that has to be done on a deadline. If I like it I will go with it, if it is driving me will be dropped. Stay tuned:)

Halland House Gifts said...

Oh, Sandy, I'm so excited about your plans for 2018. No matter the result, I'm expecting to enjoy the ride as I cheer you on. Happy Stitching. Judy

Sandy said...

I finished the first one yesterday just before my Auburn Tigers came on to get beat. The To Do list. I look forward to having that one out where I can see it everyday.