Saturday, December 20, 2008


Well, it looks like all my Christmas crafting will be finished on time :o) I have only the last little bits of ornament making to do, and hopefully I can get everything finished this weekend. Of course, I need to photograph everything and wrap it yet, but I'm confident about completing before The Big Day.

Of course, I still need to get groceries for the Christmas meal, but as there will only be the two of us, it will hardly be troublesome. I'm going to buy a few nice treats but won't be going overboard - we're both already carrying too much excess weight!

I've been thinking about my goals for next year, and what I would like to achieve - and what would be feasible for me to achieve! Since starting my blog - and having that element of accountability - I have been better at finishing projects I start, but I still have a number of UFOs languishing. And of course, I have a LOT of stash sitting idle. So, each month I hope to:

Finish one UFO
Make up or frame one finished item
Finish one sampler quilt block
Knit one pair of socks

I will also be working on stitching exchanges each month. However, my resolution will be to knit gifts for family and friends, as that is quicker, and to do more stitching for myself.

And finally - my very local LNS (as in 2 minutes walk away) closes its doors for good today. I will miss it, and I hope that Barbara, Maureen and Maureen - all of whom have worked there for more than 20 years - will find new employment soon. Thanks for all your help ladies!


Jill said...

I like your thinking on the monthly goals you have set for next year. I have been thinking about that for myself lately. I am hoping to be able to resist and cut back on some exchanges so I can do more "me" stitching. I have lots-o-stash! Too bad about your LNS closing. I know exactly how that is. I still haven't recovered when my favorite LNS closed quite a few years back. Happy Stitching! :)

Sonda in OR said...

I'm envious of those who got stitching or crafty gifts done this year! I got none. Of course, it was partly a prioritizing problem, but we won't go there... :) I LOVE those toddler socks. The colors are great!