If I consider 2019, it’s definitely been a mixed bag. In one area, getting stitch guides online, I did better than I had hoped when the year started. In the other areas, I fell short, sometimes greatly so. I stitched less and stitched slower than in previous years. The attention I spent on rehab and on a new treatmment for my MS cut into potential stitching time.
I have learned that a downtown Starbucks early in the morning and doing infusion treatments are not great places for stitching. I’m hoping with my next treatment later this month, I can rectify some of this. I have discovered some strategies that make stitching in the car easier, so that is something I can now do more easily.
With the cupcake club, I learned lots of new ways to handle embellishments and with the second year of the icons club, I discovered many interesting sources for designs I plan to put to use this year.
In spite of what I have accomplished, I’m not satisfied. I tend not to make resolutions in the rest of my life because I hate falling short. As a result, I am not making resolutions this year.
But that does not mean I don’t have goals. And, being me, they are aggressive (will I ever learn?). I plan to:
- Publish at least one printed stitch dictionry
- Create an archive & membership site for the daily newsletter
- Learn and share with you great non-painting ways to color your canvas
- Finish a bunch of projects
- Learn how to do beading & ribbonwork better
- Develop a permanent beginner’s site
- Publish 20 new stitch guides & 5 new PDF projects
I’m planning on keeping you updated on what I have accomplished in the 2020 Stitching Progress box in the sidebar. Let’s hope 2020 is a great stitching year for all of us!