Ok, nearing the end of the year I'm a little terrified at the rate of my project...as it goes, I'll be done MAYBE by 2011. So I thought a little encouraging goal setting would help speed things up! So here are mine!
1. Finish the page I am on before the end of the year. I have five days.
2. Do a page and a half a month in 2010. Then I should be done by this time next year.
3. Start obsessing over which to buy next.
Sounds good to me! I don't know if I'll finish the page I'm on before the end of the year, but I hope to get at least one day of stitiching in on it, and have the thing finished by this time next year... I only have a few part-pages to go... it should have been finished long before now.
Well, since I have no hope of finishing my SQ in the next few years - not with my rotation - I do hope to get past 30% done in 2009 - I should easily hit the 20% mark today, as today is that last time I will work on it this year.
As for other goals for the year - keep on keeping on with my current rotation: TW's English Garden Sampler, Chatelaine Knotgarden, Long Dog Sampler (Foursome Reel #1 right now), and then I am starting another Chatelaine on 1/1 - if I can just decide between Secret Victorian Garden or Medieval Town Mandala. Guess I better get to deciding, since that's only 4 days away, and I need to get whichever one organized.
Knotgarden could be a finish this year - late in the year - so the other Chatelaine might go in that spot. Ink Circles' BoInk will finish up in Feb/March, then I have Tanglewood to takes it's place. And then I have all of my side projects that I will just keep plugging away at whenever I get to them. I also have an RR that I am participating in, and an ornament challenge
I figure, since I finished two TW's in 2008, I can pretty much do anything (except finish my Lady & Unicorn) in 2009 Don't know if anyone will be eating cooked meals this coming year, though - or, gee, maybe these boys will just have to learn how to feed themselves??? Blue Ramen noodles, or Orange?
I daren't even think about finishing my Ehret at the moment; maybe I'll wait until I retire! I seemed to have stalled on it after almost completing only one page. I do want to do it but I got sidetracked by several things: minor operation on me; two doggy ops; one new job that I hated and resigned from after only seven days, another new job which is a full-time civil service job; trying to finish xmas stuff and then a former colleague having her baby three months early (due to complications in pregnancy) and I had to start and finish a small birth sampler so my daughter can take it to another former colleague to take up to the new mum. I've done that but I need the baby's weight, which we're not sure about. Travelling to work over the festive period was a nightmare (I use public transport) so by the time I got home I was simply too tired to even think about attempting the Ehret.
Then one of my daughters has told me her wedding is back on for February and she expects something stitched from me. I do have a Longdog wedding sampler for her which, I hope, shouldn't take too long. At the moment my kids have banned me from buying new patterns, which can only be a good thing!
The fall after I started Lady & Unicorn, I was so busy making Christmas gifts - stitched & jewelry - that I didn't touch L&U for about 4 months total. Then I started my "officially timed" rotation, and have made much better progress since, even if I only touch it once or twice during it's week. If I worked on nothing but it, I would have put it down long ago - there are days when it is just too intense a project - usually when work is realllllllyyyy hectic.
You'll get back to it - and probably make fantastic progress right off the bat, because you'll have missed it so much
Hi everyone! Well we all know that I currently hold the record for the least progress in one year on a single project. I really wanted to have finished my TW before the end of the year (I know I said that last year!!!) but it just isn't going to happen. I'm about three quarters of the way through the border. I need to do three more rows of stitching, some back stitching, some couching stitch, and then do the beading for the entire piece. So, a realistic goal: try for the three rows of stitching done before new year's.
Once it's finished I'll do some of my McCubbin piece until I understand parking and then I'll jump right into the L&U. I've ordered the floss, have the pattern, am organising storage systems, have ordered a magnifying lamp and have finally finished construction of my very own custom made floor stand over Christmas!! More photos and news to follow!!
Well, in terms of finishing I can't make any goals for 2009, I'd be working around the clock if I want to finish my Lady and the Unicorn. So, a more moderate goal is to keep working on it and try to finish one page every two months (if I have no days off).
In between projects are fine, for days when I am staying somewhere else (we travel to family a lot in the weekends, and the Lady and the Unicorn are really too big for travel), but my goal is to work only on the Lady and the Unicorn at home... let's see how far I'll come in one year
quote:Originally posted by BarBaraPrz Sounds good to me! I don't know if I'll finish the page I'm on before the end of the year, but I hope to get at least one day of stitiching in on it, and have the thing finished by this time next year... I only have a few part-pages to go... it should have been finished long before now.
Love your Canadian flage and Maple Leaf 4 ever. Patricia