Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Looking back a couple of years ...

I have just reread an old blog entry from October 2006 where I reviewed a meme - '25 Questions About Your Cross Stitching Life'. There were three important questions which got me thinking : 'How many Works In Progress do you have at this time?'; 'How many UFOs do you have at this time?' and 'How many cross stitch charts/kits/mags do you own?'

This blog was about me thinking about planning my stitching for the next year or so to follow (the 2007 stitching year) and the enjoyment of 'blissfully creating'.

There were two (rather adventurous) lists. The first was the current WIPs which needed finishing (I'm a great starter); the second was the list of things I wanted to get done by Christmas 2007.

How did I go, I've just asked myself ...

The Must Finish List
1. Pooh's Seasons - (achieved & framed)
2. Frederick - (achieved & framed)
3. French Flower Shop - (moved it around the shelves from time to time while I dusted)
4. Dalmations - (ditto)
5. Peace - (I don't even recognise this one, though I did finish one called 'Dream' so maybe I typed the wrong name in the first place)

2007 & Onwards
(I didn't want to start anything new until the Pooh Sampler was finished)
1. Seasons of the Heart (Charles Wysocki) (started)
2. Gathering Honey
3. The Rose Garden
4. The Bremen Town Musicians (Prairie Schooler) - for my son, David. (finished & framed)
5. Bliss Fairy (Mirabillia) (no, not a further thought given to it or the Petal Fairy)
6. Petal Fairy (Mirabillia)
7. Mermaids of the Deep Blue (Mirabillia) (finally fabric chosen)
8. Knight Errant (abandonned!)

I guess tastes change and time & opportunity to stitch fluctuate depending on other activities. I started some on the list and others which weren't. 2009 is going to be a busy year, but I feel positive that stitching will happen in productive amounts.

I think that, overall, I have achieved some lovely works since I wrote this list in October 2006, and I've managed to diminish some stash while I was at it.

Have you looked back lately? Sometimes it helps when you think that you haven't done all that much. Sometimes it's nice to simply revisit.

Happiness & laughter to one and all,



Alberta said...

Isn't that the way we all see it? Something we just have to have and stitch loses its magic after a while. I'm going to go through my stash of projects and see what I still want to make. Thanks for your point of view!

Lucy said...

My niece sent me a cool journal for crafting specifically! It's sorta old but was never used...I plan to post my finishes in it.

Lurline said...

Thanks for visiting, Felicity! You have a gorgeous blog - I must show some more of my cross-stitch projects one day - have moved on to quilting, now - not enough time for everything!
Hugs - Lurline♥