Sunday, January 12, 2014

Creative wishes for 2014

Is there anyone there???   I know I’ve been a bit absent lately and I do apologize dear friends!  To be quite honest, I haven’t had a lot of time to sit and blog.  The holidays kept me busy with visiting, making, baking and the sickies—both me and the babe (boo!).  But I’m here with fresh eyes and a positive outlook for the new year!  I do have a few things to share which I hope to do in the next week or two, both things I made and things I received!  It’s some super cool stuff, too.   But his post I want to make some crafty goals for 2014.  Side note—can you believe it’s 2014??? Egads!

*Do more of my own art.  I truly miss painting, but have zero space to do it.  So I think I will try to work on a smaller scale, perhaps even just a sketchbook.  Anything to keep my brain churning and feel like my own artistic voice is not getting lost. I do enjoy working on the cross stitches and embroideries, I really do, but I also like working on my own ideas. 

*Finish up some WIPs.  I have several pieces that are sitting around unfinished and it kinda bums me out.  Like this massive cross stitch that I haven’t touched in months!  I almost finished the Spooky Sampler but not quite in time for Halloween.  This one is so close to being finished that I think I’ll tackle this one first.

I’m way behind on Gingerbread Lane which I had all the lofty dreams of finishing in time for Christmas (I really should have known better I guess) but I do want to finish this, at least in time for next Christmas!  

I got as far as the stitching half of the border for 12 Days of Christmas, so yeah, a lot to finish there as well. 

*I seriously want to de-stash this year.  I have a lot of supplies and really feel like I can just work with what I’ve got instead of buying a bunch of stuff.  The only thing I may have a problem with is wreath forms.  I want to make some seasonal wreaths this year and only have one wreath currently.  But I figure if I use coupons that are always available for Michael’s/AC Moore/Joanns then it may be the only thing I need to purchase throughout the year.  So this one will definitely be a work in progress and I will seriously have to check myself throughout the year.  But I have a long list of things I want to stitch this year. I will try to get to as many as I can…while de-stashing along the way!  I would like to do more swaps and some Pinterest challenges this year which will certainly help as well.  Don’t you all love Pinterest?  I really do.  I pin so many awesome patterns, wreaths, and other crafty ideas but I don’t really DO many of them so trying some of them out will be good. 

So there it is.  I'm looking forward to 2014!   Let's get creative!!

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