Switching gears – who’s in?

So, this morning I spent an hour (an HOUR!) looking for a WIP to join in with some folks over on Instagram who are working on a Glendon Place dessert design. I have one in progress and would love to get some progress happening on it. Do you think I could find it? Well – long story short, I did eventually find it in a drawer, rolled up within another large piece of fabric for safe keeping. Sigh.

So – I’ve made a decision. The remainder of this year will be spent on finishing up long languishing projects and taming the stash. Who’s in? No new starts for this girl. I have many that are so close, I just didn’t have the attention span to finish them before being completely distracted with something shiny and new. Leave me a comment so I know I have some of you along for the ride. Leave a link to your blogs in the comment so we can all ooooh and ahhhh over how amazingly disciplined we will be with our finishing.

So – to start with, I finished the stitching on Plum Street Samplers “Beans” design and I LOVE it! I plan to turn this into a pillow. Next year.┬áIt’s going into the finished stitching pile that I pull out now and the to remind myself that I can actually do it.


Then, this weekend I guess I started my last new start for 2016 – a Nancy’s Needle design – I’ll add in more details later, I’m trying to be quick about posting this morning. I adore this piece – the colours make me very happy.


So – come on, join me for the rest of 2016 and let’s clean out the WIP pile.

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6 Responses to Switching gears – who’s in?

  1. Davidsmom says:

    Yes, having a finish is quite rewarding. We both had one this weekend – yay! It would be nice to have another this year – just have to decide what takes priority. Maybe my Landmark Sunflower (the companion piece to your Iris) will be my non-HAED focus piece?
    But I may need to have a new start – your lovely canvas piece (and seeing how quickly you got that much accomplished!) is making me anxious to start my Northern
    Lights by Laura Perin…?

  2. Louise says:

    As I’m fairly new to stitching my goal is to stick to my self imposed rule. One project at a time. But my new stitching friends are quite the enablers ? lol! I’ll have to stay strong ?

  3. Ivona says:

    That is a great idea, I would join you but I usually stitch only one project at the time, however I have plenty sewing projects started so maybe I will focus on those. Your stitching is beautiful.

  4. Adrienne says:

    I’m in … with stictching at least. I make no such promises when it comes to knitting.

    But in order to get anything finished I need to make time to stitch, so I’m going to commit to one day a week minimum being a stitchy day.

  5. fawn says:

    I can’t join in but I’ll cheer you on! I love that star. Your stitching looks so PERFECT!!!

  6. Gracie says:

    While I am far from your excellent skill level, I am finishing the edging on a preemie gift blanket currently. Like Fawn, I’ll cheer you on, Caroline! xx

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