What fun it's been to see all the "year in review" and "stitching plans for the new year" posts popping up this week! All of you have done some very impressive stitching last year. I was thinking I would do something of the same, but it seemed difficult to begin without looking back to last year's new year's post as a starting point Imagine my horror to see that I started off 2013's stitching with the exact same goals I still have for this year; that is to
- Finish Ann Grimshaw
- Finish Frances Eden; and
- Finish Hannah Pepper
But then I remembered....I did have some side trips this past year. Like to the Hemingway House in Key West:
...and that little excursion around the Gulf of Mexico on the Atoche.
Oh yes,this little piece took a short jaunt to North Carolina for a visit with our friend Faye.
Shall I even bother to mention those lost weekends spent dallying with some fruits?
So strictly for the record, let me repeat that I only have 3 big stitching goals for 2014. and they are to:
1. Finish Ann Grimshaw. I spent New Year's Eve with this wench. repeating the alphabet over and over again.
2 Finish Frances Eden. This poor girl has waited long enough. It's time for her to earn some respect.
So there you have my stitching goals for the upcoming year - short and sweet. I swear on a stack of Bibles that they'll be finished by this time next year or I'll have died with a needle in my hand trying. No distractions, no Scarlet Letter challenges, no Praire Schooler Santas, certainly no spur of the moment wild hair ideas for new projects will steer me off course. Please dear friends, hold me to this resolve, no matter how much ranting and whining you may hear from me!
On that note I'm off to disassemble my Christmas tree and buckle down to work. Here's wishing all the very best in the bright new year!