It's hard to believe that last year went by so fast. Seems like every year that rolls around, exits just as quickly. A lot went on last year in my personal life. DH and I moved to a new city, I started a new job only to lose that same job in October, only to find another one that I started the 29th of December. We moved twice last year, first into a condo, then into a house. The good Lord willing (and the creek don't rise!) we will be here for several years. We love where we are! :)
2012 was a banner year for me in my stitching life. I tried for the first time 36 and 40 count fabrics and found that I LOVE stitching on them. I thought I would hate it and shied away from such high counts, but once I tried it, I was hooked. I also managed to get 19 UFOs stitched up and out of the Bin O' Shame, making me VERY happy. Here are my UFO finishes for 2012:
I didn't quite make it to 20, but that's the way it goes sometimes. I have a lot more to go, so I have decided that I will continue with my 'Bin O' Shame-ocalypse' in 2013. Here are my goals for 2013, stitching wise:
1. Bin O' Shame-ocalypse continues. Pull one out and Houston we are go, go for launch!
2. Continue with the 1905 Sampler from Simone de Jong of Atelier Soed Idee. I am loving stitching this one, although I am still waffling about the date and the year! :)
3. Stitch a block per month of Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings. My LNS was having an after Christmas sale and I managed to get this chart for over 10 bucks off the price. I am still ecstatic! This was the design that tempted me to try 40 count linen. It is way, WAY to large a design (278 wide by 371 high!) for a 28 count fabric. On 28 count it would be 19 3/4 inches wide by 26 1/4 inches high :O! On a 40 count, that brings it down to a more reasonable 13 7/8 inches wide by 18 3/8 inches high. I wanted to start this one today, however, I didn't get the fabric in time. More's the pity! :)
4. Have at least one finish per month. I figure if I can have one finish per month, whether that's a page of a design or a completed UFO or even a new start, that will make 12 projects done in a year. While not a sizable dent, but a dent in the stash nonetheless! :)
Here are the other finishes I had for 2012: