Gah, the colors photographed badly. Eh, I’ll get over it. LK’s Double Flips ’08 are this year’s monthly project, I’m stitching them all together on one piece of Bo Peep Pink 28ct. Lugana. So fast compared to HoHRH. 😉
I think tomorrow I’ll pull ATS out (yes And They Sinned – it’s still handy, not packed away at the bottom of a closet). Again seriously doubt that it will be finished this year, but I have hope for ’11. Maybe. If I actually work on it. And if I don’t work on it tomorrow, blame Bluebell. She’s calling my name from her drawer.
Now for the obligatory goals portion. I did well with my reading last year. I almost completed 4 25 Book Challenges & was successful in not buying as many books as I have in past years (yes – this is a problem for me, I can & will spend $50 per week on books if I’m not careful). And when I figure in the books I re-read (which I didn’t include in the Challenges) & the books I read before I started the first 25 I know I’ve read more than 100 books this year. Probably in the 110-120 range. I’ll go ahead and do something similar this year with a couple tweaks. I need to get some of my massive hoard read, I have 3 overflowing bookshelves of TBR books. I will be reading in groups of 28, and I will be reading 3 to 1. Which means 3 books out of every 4 must be from my hoard (and only 1 of the hoard may be a Kindle edition) and the 1 may be from the public library. After every 28 I will be allowed to buy ONE book.
Quilting goals: Finish Over The River by October & send it in for quilting. Start and finish at least 6 blocks of one of my needleturn quilts. Or 3 or each. Finish the 101 Sampler or the Hush-a-bye kit that was a Christmas gift. Finish Zelda’s Hat.
Cross stitch: Monthly Flip Its. Shakespeare’s Fairies, Bluebell, Caribbean – all finished. Get to at least the top of page 3 of ATS. Work on Misty Morning Vineyard and start Sea of Roses HAED. I will also start another Project Challenge – because check it out! I finished 50 Projects this year. 😀 😀 😀 I think the new challenge will be 30. And I’m going to try much harder to stick to the no-buy rule until 30 are finished rule. I did fair to ok with the 50. It was a definite improvement over the amount of buying I had been doing which makes it a win IMHO.