I’ve heard so much buzz in the cross-stitch world about the #NYE12x12. This was put together as a fun event for cross-stitchers. What happens is tomorrow on New Year’s Eve day, you either pull 12 WIPS (Works in Progress) or you start 12 new projects. Technically you’re supposed to start at noon and pick up a new project every hour until midnight.
Hmm. It sounded intriguing but I found it hard to participate. I don’t have 12 WIPS or UFOs. I don’t have 12 things completely kitted. So what’s a girl to do?
My daughter Kelli said to me, “Mom, how about you pick six WIPS and six new projects?” Hmm. That might be an option. I likely have six projects completely kitted up. I could do that.
I went so far as I made a list…
For my new starts, I put on the list:
Thou He Seemeth Sleeping by Lucy Beam. I already have this listed as my start once I finish The Apostle’s Creed. I want to stitch a row a week as I have been with The Apostle’s Creed.
This picture is terrible… It’s the actual antique shown. I’ve seen this stitched and it’s awesome.
Kathy Barrick’s Good Intentions. I had planned to stitch this last year but it got misplaced. When I found it I was so frustrated with myself as I didn’t get it stitched.
This is high on my list to stitch this year.
Blackbird Designs Strawberries from the book In Friendship’s Way. I’ve been wanting to make these for my mom, me, and my girls. This is the book…
These are the strawberries.
There happen to be five strawberries in the book so it’s perfect. They are quick simple stitches.
Black Dog Sampler from The Scarlett House which I was going to start on the 1st.
Blackbird Designs Birds of a Feather which I was going to start on the 1st too.
Maker and Mender by Brenda Gervais of With They Needle and Thread which I really want to start. I showed you this as something I got for my birthday. I got the floss right away and Kelli and I both ordered the called-for linen for it. As far as I knew, the linen hadn’t arrived yet. Soon I hope!
All of what I showed you are the “next pieces” I want to stitch so I don’t feel bad about jumping in and joining…but once I list my UFOs and WIPS, I feel bad about starting new projects. I’m a gal that has quite a few sewing UFOs and I know how overwhelming that can become so do I really want cross-stitch UFOs?
Here is what I have that I am either currently working on or started.
We Live in Hope by Blackbird Designs. I am actively working on that right now.
Christmas Garden by Blackbird Designs. I only have a small start on that.
Apostle’s Creed by Heartstring Samplery. I am actively working on this.
Come to the Garden by Teresa Kogut. I have a lot done on this but got the bug to really work on We Live in Hope so this is temporarily set aside.
I’m guessing I’ll pick this up in the spring and then hit it hard until I’m finished.
A Savior’s Praise by Shakespeare’s Peddlar. I started this one Good Friday with Judy at Patchwork Times…I didn’t latch on to it so it’s only a small start. I love this piece. I need to get over the vine border and then I’ll be okay. I hate stitching the inconsistency in this border but love the look of it.
Consider the Lillies by Heartstring Samplery. This is an epic project that I started with my daughter Kayla. I need to find some sort of goal to work on this more often…even if it’s only a motif or two a month. It will never get done as is.
Many people use this as a Sunday stitch and stitch on it only on Sundays. Maybe I could do that.
When I was pulling those out to grab some pictures I realized I still have this that I want to finish.
I still have the Spring and Summer pillows I want to finish.
UGH. That sits me at 14 things…ugh. Do I pick and pull for my 12X12 or do I just leave it and work on things as I typically do? Hmm.
The 12X12 does sound fun…I think I’ll just think about it a little more. I do have until tomorrow at noon before I’d have to start. HA!! I’m such a spur-of-the-moment girl. I might jump in or I might do something completely different or I might just head to the sewing room. You just never know.