Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Challenges for the New Year

 I have enjoyed reading several blogs where people are starting 15 projects in 15 days in January. One of my stitching buddies has always held to the idea that January was a "no fault" start month. She is retired and is able to finish all her starts. I on the other hand cannot even finish the things I have already started much less 15 more additions to my really long WIP list. I am really enjoying seeing all the new projects other bloggers have started though. It is my favorite part of blogging and in fact being able to see what everyone else is stitching is why I started blogging. I love seeing what everyone else is stitching.
I will have one new start in January. I am going to do the Victoria Sampler Stitcherama for Happy Hearts. I love the fabric for the lining and the threads for this piece are wonderful. This will be my first new start for the New Year. I am excited to get time to do this. I hope to have CHS Alphabets done before that but I doubt it. The pictures do not do this kit justice. 

I will have some other new starts as I will continue with the gift stitching throughout the year. I am trying to keep them all small as I really want to finish the big projects I have started. I am going to take FAS as my retreat piece. I have wanted to work on it for a while. Once a get a couple of these done I will start something else from the WIP basket or maybe a new start. No rules just fun stitching here.  Hope you have some stitchy time today. Marjo


  1. Pretty new start! Good luck with it!

  2. Your start is very good! I like to start a new year with a new project. I hope later this day to post it on my blog.
    Greetings from Holland, Riet

  3. good to see you here in blogland again Marjo - I love your CHS alphabet - WOW you are almost done - YGG - good luck with your WIP list - you're right - it's the journey that counts not who finishes first or the most. Many happy stitches in the new year. Melody

  4. I agree with you, it's so inspiring to read blogs and to see what other people are working on! I have also learned so much. The 15 new starts in 15 days certainly does not appeal to me personally but I do enjoy seeing what everyone else is doing. I want to start a few things this year and hopefully finish a few. Those that I don't finish I'd like to make some progress on. I'll be happy with that!

  5. Another great project! Happy stitching!

  6. Totally understand what you're saying Marjo. Much as I would like to start about 40 projects I am tied to earth by my WIPS and UFOs so trying to restain myself LOL. I love reading blogs too and wish I had more time to comment and keep up - I keep adding more blogs too so I'm never up to date. I also keep adding more projects I see to my wishlist! Have a great stitchy year!

  7. You're right, there has been so much inspiration on blogs this year! Makes me want to start a bunch of new things - but I am sticking to finishing up some WIPs. Love your new project - it will be beautiful!

  8. What a neat start for the new year.
    I can't even think of doing that 15 challenge thing, I have so much started now, lol
    Love the CHS alphabet WIP.
    Love browsing your blog, I'll be back