It's been a busy holiday season, but I have a decent update on AAN's Spider Banner. Here's where it was a few months ago:
I have a few plans for 2017 too. I'm going to try and stick with ideas I planned out in October in this post. The first week of the month will be for BAPs/HAEDs, and that includes any partial weeks to start the month. I'm debating about what to work on first in January. I would like a new start, so I think I might pull out one of my new HAEDs.
or maybe this older one.
I won the chance to buy Realgar fabric from Chromatic Alchemy and I think this would look really good with this one and take out a huge chunk of the stitching, maybe 2/5?
I chose a couple nice hand-dyed fabrics for the others as well, so I'm not sure which one will get the call tomorrow. All three need some background removal sort of... so I'll have to figure that out tonight.
The second week of the month will be for SALs. I have the frog SAL from KLT Charting, the Fantasy SAL from Lakeside Needlecraft that I'm stitching with Kate, plus the Under the Sea one from Lakeside that I haven't purchased yet, and the See Ya Later Alligator SAL from Jodyri Designs. I think that's it, although I'm thinking about trying to stitch a small monthly design to send to my Grandma, and ideally it should only take 1-2 days, so this might be a good place to put that project too.
I haven't decided if I'm going to stitch the monthly patterns from Palko-Lap, or maybe some Durene Jones designs. I bought
a few several from her Etsy store, but most of them are Xmas-themed. :)
The third week will be WIPs, and I currently have slightly over 50...!!! But 2 are really small and almost done, so I'm saying 49 real, will take multiple days, WIPs. I have 3 focus WIPs to complete first:
AAN Spider Banner - see above
Somebunny to Love - aiming for Valentine's Day
and letters S,H, and G:
That takes us to the 4th week of the month and that will be anything I want. I already have a few new starts I'm interested in, and I'm not sure if I'll start one in January or not, depending on how well Somebunny is going by the end of week 3.
Here are some of the new starts I'm considering:
Stained Glass Butterflies - Cross Stitch Gold December 2016
I have a piece of fabric called Bridget's Garden from Chromatic Alchemy that almost matches the background. That would make it a little faster. Plus, DH dislikes the purple border, so I'll try and do blue on the border like the blue butterfly.
Bugs for DD - Cross Stitch Crazy February 2017:
Moon Hare - WOXS Sept/Oct 2015
So no set plans, no marathon of starts, mostly working to get my WIP pile down in 2017 and not buy too much more stash. I'd like to organize what I have and start printing some of the digital files to put in binders as a backup copy.
I hope you all have a very Happy New Year!