03 January 2011

Making Plans

I'm not one for making New Year resolutions. Especially not when it comes to stitching. After all, a hobby should be enjoyable and setting goals and targets would only make it seem like an obligation. That opinion is completely mine though and I have nothing against stitchers who do.
However, I do like making stitching plans because fondling fabric, threads and charts is always, always fun in my book.
With this post, there are a few things I hope to accomplish. Firstly, with as few words as possible, I'd like to summarize what I have in mind for 2011. Secondly, this would serve as a reminder that I have more than enough stash for now which hopefully would help curb my itchy finger from clicking on all those wonderful sale items out there :P
Also, I love drooling over pictures of stitchers' stash. To thank all of you for sharing pictures of your stash with me, here's a portion of mine which I hope will serve as eye candy for the day :) So be prepared... Picture heavy post coming up.
Here are some of the projects I would like to get started on this year. Do keep in mind that my plans are always flexible. Changes are bound to be made at a moment’s notice ^.^
I've noticed that I've been accumulating a lot of CCN and LHN charts. Hopefully, this year I'll be able to reduce this pile you see here.
Not to mention those I've kitted up such as LHN’s Brave Hearts with my conversion of Vikki's silk and Vintage Lentil from Lakeside Linens.
Same goes for LHN Home of A Needleworker (Too!) which I'll be stitching on Sassy Fabbys' Spun Sugar.
Then there's LHN Sea to Shining Sea. The fabric I've chosen is Pansy by Picture This Plus.
I'm also dying to stitch Martina's designs. Two in particular.
Spot Sampler Victoria with HDF Ethereal Ice on PTP Fog. The fabric is 36 count linen which is something I’ve yet to stitch on so I’m rather apprehensive about it.
But dang, isn't the silk yummy?
Rose Quaker which I've been drooling over ever since Martina posted it on her Yahoo group front page. Once again, I couldn't resist converting it to HDF, this time in premium silk.
I've also vowed to make something with my charm packs and jelly rolls instead of having them sitting oh-so-prettily in a corner gathering dust. Gotta admit they make lovely decorations though ^.^
Don't worry, I've not neglected my poor WiPs. Here are a few which I've decided I would like to concentrate on this year, especially that Drawn Thread piece... If I ever get around to frogging most of Autumn out, that is. Most of it is off by one stitch :(
I did spend some of my New Year weekend stitching instead of just playing with my stash. I’ve been working on Little House Neighbourhood.
Not much progress since my last update but I'm having fun with... what else... the silks! LOL!
On the tatting front, I made another bookmark for my mum for Christmas.
A Clover Bookmark, again an online freebie. It’s kinda wonky though as I messed up and attached the picots of the clovers differently from the pattern :(
This year, I also hope to try my hands at something different. Couple things I look forward to are Silk Ribbon Embroidery and Bag Making. Guess we’ll find out how well that went come December.
So what are your plans for 2011? Happy Stitching!


Anonymous said...

OOOOoooo!! I can't wait to See more!! lol I am So Excited!! Love you Sweetheart!

Catherine said...

Wow! Great goodies and stitching!!

Blu said...

Gorgeous stash! You've got so many lovely projects lined up!

Christine said...

Wow, so many beautiful projects! Can't wait to see your progress on all them.

Shelley said...

Wow!! Such breathtaking stash pics. Thank you for sharing. Your wips are beautiful. I look forward to reading your blog throughout this year.

Nina said...

Wonderful projects you have as plans :)
I see you also a fan of HDF silks :) Like I am :D
Happy stitching and wish you
(¯`’★♫♪ ♥ • ♥ •♥ HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011!!! ♥• ♥ •♫♪★’´¯)

By the way I have written email to you yesterday.

Teresa S. said...

I love all your plans and threads! I'll be watching with interest this year :)

Carol said...

You are really tempting me with all of those gorgeous charts and threads, Veronica!! What a wonderful stitching year you have ahead of you!

Marit Johanne said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and joining my give away, and you are right, you are follower number 100! That's one more thing to celebrate :) You have so many lovely charts to stitch, and I have been looking at all those wonderful stitches you have done. I used to do much cross-stitching earlier, but have not done much lately. There are some of my work at the beginning of my blog.

Margaret wong said...

Wow! What lovely stash! I especially love your fibbers and fabrics. You are going to be busy sewing this year too, I can see. I am going to start on the Rose Quaker after March. And you made the tatted bookmark just after one lesson??? Double wow!

Margaret wong said...

Oops!! Sorry, I meant fibers and not fibbers. Typo error.

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Happy new year Veronica!
Your stash for 2011 is very exciting, I hope you accomplish what you would like to. I don't set goals for myself either, I just like stitching and then looking back at what I've done over the year.
Can't wait to see your progress.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Your post has left me absolutely drooling. I want to feel all those threads and linen :)

Carol said...
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Carol said...

That is some of the prettiest stash I've ever seen!! I can tell you'll be having a wonderful stitching year, Veronica :)

Sally said...

happy New Year! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on all those gorgeous charts!

Pumpkin said...

Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow! I'm drooling all over my keyboard ;o) LOVE that silk and fabric combination.

Lillie said...

Wow! what a stash! I am drooling too.
Happy Stitching in 2011. Look like you've made
good progress with your tatting. Congrats!

Carol R said...

What a lovely selection of charts and threads on show. Isn't that Ethereal Ice a gorgeous shade? I am sure that Spot Sampler Victoria will be stunning stitched in that! Are you using an HDF conversion for the Little House Neighbourhood? It's looking good.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What great plans for this year!!! Fantastic stash!

busymum100 said...

my my!! They can laast you for a quite a while!! Love them too..