Hello, my Stitchy Friends!
I’ll be honest with you: generally speaking I don’t like planning my crafty projects far ahead of time beyond saying “I’ll stitch these things for smalls this year,” or “I really want to get that stocking done.” But, for this coming year, I thought I would get a little more organized. 2017 is a big year in Canada. We will be celebrating 150 years as a nation (yes, we’ve been around much longer, but think of it like we moved out of England’s basement and set out on our own 150 years ago). So, that means lots of Canadian-themed stitching. And, I still have two more Christmas stockings to go, and several other projects I eventually want to get to.
So, my plan for now is to work on:
- Joyful World SAL – I still need to finish up October, November, December
- Enchanted Ornaments Stocking by Dimensions (for me!!)
- O Canada! Sampler by Thea Dueck
- Canadian Beauty by Joan Elliot
- Sublime Stitches – Liz Almond’s new free SAL
- Serenity by Erica Michaels (to tie in with some personal goals)
And, of course, there is the Smalls SAL. I adore the Smalls SAL, not the least because I get to see all the wonderful things everyone else stitches. It makes me feel like I can stitch, stitch, stitch, and get so much done! And to maximize its magical powers, I went through all the little kits I’ve been collecting for ages and pulled out all the ones that I really, super, mega want to have stitched up and on display. I won’t list them all here since part of the fun of the Smalls SAL is the surprise of seeing what everyone stitched, but below is a little peek at what I’ve pulled out of my stash.
Speaking of stash, I’ve signed up for the newest incarnation of Stitch from Stash, which is running through a Facebook group that you can find right here. The rules are very similar to the old SFS run by Mel of Epic Stitching, with a few twists. You can set your own budget, but no more than US$25 (or equivalent) per month. You can earn credit for finishes, etc, etc. My goal is just to have an accountability group to help me not spend so darn much on stash I don’t need!
So, that’s it. Those are all my stitching plans for next year. (I still need to figure out knitting, sewing, and crochet plans!) I’d love to hear about your’s. Leave a comment, and feel free to link to your planning post if you’ve put one up on your blog.