I recently decided to be more relaxed about goals and progress, so this year I'm not going to list all my WIPs and make goals for every single one. Instead, I'll include the ones I'm most excited to make progress on, plus some new starts, of course.
WIPs to work on in 2018:
I plan to make Nora Corbett Raven and Poppy my first two finishes of the year.
It's kind of hard to see, but I did replace a number of colors in Raven to make everything match better. I pulled out the two darkest purples and replaced them with two of the brand new DMC purples, and I changed the lightest purple to one that's darker and has more of a blue tone. Now the entire thing is in blue-leaning tones of purple and it looks a million times better.
Poppy is going to take a lot more work - her skirt is huge! But she's looking good so far.
As for other WIPs:
- complete Dream of the Sea kit by Hands on Design
- complete Beaded Dragonfly Tile by Chatelaine (I think my ongoing issue with this is that the fabric is slightly too small, which makes it a struggle to work on. I'll sew on some scrap fabric and see if that makes a difference.)
- get at least halfway on Mushroom & Fern Mandala by Chatelaine (I started this a couple of weeks ago but I don't have all the materials, so I didn't get very far!)
- some progress on Chinese Garden Mandala by Chatelaine (I love this design but I've been so distracted by other things! Also need to put this on a bigger q-snap to make it easier to work.)
So yeah, it's kind of shaping up to be a Chatelaine year. I fell in love with Mushroom & Fern the moment I saw it, and that sparked my renewed interest in my other WIPs.
New starts for 2018:
I haven't really decided what I want to start next year! There's a lot of patterns that are fully kitted or at least have fabric selected for them, but I'm not sure what I'll be in the mood for after working on a bunch of Mira and Chatelaine patterns. There's always the bucket list, of course, but I think I need to go over that again and make some changes.
Considering Prosperity Fae by Passione Ricamo, but on a dark green fabric so she looks very festive and holiday-ish.
Also considering either Dreaming of Daisies or Dreaming of Tulips by Rosewood Manor, to stitch on 45ct Vintage Lentil linen. Because I'm crazy.
I don't know, it's too hard to decide! There's about 25 charts all matched up with fabric already, and every time I look through them I want to make them ALL.