Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy New Year

I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas. Sorry to have been absent for so long. A combination of the Christmas holidays and a teething boy have meant that I haven't had the brain capacity for blogging or anything else if comes down to it.

So while I've not been able to stitch I've been considering what I'd like to acheive with my hobbies this year obviously starting with finding some time for them! I've been reading everyone's plans for the Crazy 15 Challenge and while it sounds very tempting I know that even attempting it would be setting myself up for failure given the uncertain nature of my stitching time. So what I have decided to do is to adapt it to address my piles of completed but 'unfinished' stitching and I am going to challenge myself to 'finish' 15 things, 12 small pieces (ornamets, pinkeeps etc) and three larger ones. I think that aiming to finish at least one small piece a month should be doable.

The other challenge I'm going to set myself this year is to read at least 36 books. I managed 24 in 2010 and as my to-read pile has been growing exponetially thanks to the 5(!) charity shops on my village Main Street. So I'd love to make myself find more time to read.

I'll finish by showing where I'm up to on Anniversary Roses

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Forget Me Nots in Stitches
Anniversary Roses

16 comments:

Margaret said...

Gosh, it's amazing to me that your little one is teething already. Time sure passes quickly! I agree with you on the crazy 15 challenge -- there's no way I could do it. I just love your Anniversary Roses. It's getting prettier and prettier!

Nancy said...

Happy New Year! Teething days are way behind me, but I remember them well.

I think it's fun to set goals at the beginning of a New Year. Have lots of fun achieving yours, and Anniversary Roses is a beautiful piece!

KarenV said...

Happy New Year Karoline! Anniversary Roses is looking stunning, such a pretty piece.

Katrina said...

What a pretty project!!!! Poor baby, teething is not fun :-(. Hope you are having a great New Year!!!

Bertie said...

Happy New Year to you Karoline.
Lauren's sampler is just beautiful, as are her other projects which I am in the process of trying to finish:)
I heard this is now an online class?

Blu said...

Happy New Year!

Anniversary Roses looks amazing! It's just so pretty!

Katrina in NZ said...

Happy New Year Karoline - your sampler looks wonderful :)

Giovanna said...

That sampler is lovely already! Have a great 2011!

geeky Heather said...

What a beautiful piece! I can't wait to see it develop.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful progress! Best of luck with your goals--and your teething boy! ;) Happy new year!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I think you've set yourself a great challenge and hopefully you can find the time to do it. I'm trying to do my finishing soon after finishing it otherwise my pile just becauses overwhelming!!!

Anniversary Roses are so pretty!

Sharon said...

Happy New Year Karoline! This piece you are working on is lovely! Good luck with your goals!

Jo said...

sounds like a brilliant challenge for the year - hope you find some more stitching time.

Anniversary roses is fabulous :)

Chelle said...

Happy New Year! Your Anniversary Roses project is gorgeous. Have you chosen the 15 projects you plan to finish this year? I'm looking forward to your updates. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Susan said...

Anniversary Roses is gorgeous, Karoline! You're making great progress.

Good luck with your 2011 reading goal!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Little ones getting teeth is just so unfair for everyone. Your wip is looking amazing.