After seeing this post from Becky, I made a decision that I had been thinking about for a while. I went through some of my stash and pulled out some projects that I really love and would like to start working on and hopefully finish sooner than later. I have so much stash and I also decided that the year 2009 will be a ‘Stitch from your Stash year’ for me. At least the first 6 months or so. Then we will see how I am doing and continue from there. To me that means no purchasing new charts and projects. I will continue in my FOTM club and I will be allowed to buy threads or other things needed to finish a project that I already have. Thankfully I have a ton that is kitted up, or very close to being so. I pulled all of these projects out last night and put them in a box.
This box contains the following projects:
Folk Heart Needle Roll from Shepherds Bush – full kit – FINISHED October 19th 2008
Antique Heart Needle Roll from Shepherds Bush – full kit
Summer Days Needle Roll – a gift from Paula – full kit
Forget me not Needle Roll from The Sweetheart Tree – a gift from Paula – needs some beads (haven’t checked if I have them or not, but I am sure I can use some of the ones I already have)
Cherry Blossoms Biscornu from The Sweetheart Tree – full kit
Rhodes Butterfly Biscornu from The Sweetheart Tree – full kit
Necessities Sampler by Little House Needleworks – pattern and I have the threads and am sure I have some fabric *giggle*
Barnabee’s Bride from Just Nan – full kit
And Many More Needlebook from Just Nan – full kit and finishing kit
Wandering Shepherd from Shepherd’s Bush – full kit
Trousse aux Fleurs Bleues from C’mon Monde – pattern and I have the threads, buttons and fabric
Gilded Dragonfly Scissor Purse from Just Nan – full kit
Folding Cross Needlebook from Indigo Rose – I have everything for this
Christmas Workshop from Just Nan – I need 3 WDW threads for this. Straw, Cocoa and Collards
Victoria’s Quaker from A Mon Amie Pierre – I have VC silks for this. Just need to find the right fabric in my stash
Simply Romantic sampler by The Sweetheart Tree – full kit
The Peacock Stitching Chair from The Cat’s Whiskers – I have everything for this
Real Roses from The Drawn Thread – I have everything for this, silks included
The Little Woman Series from Little House Needleworks – I have the chartpacks, need to find the right fabric Quilting finished on October 27th 2008 Gardening finished on November 7th 2008 Reading Finished on November 19th. Baking finished on December 30th 2008
Flea Market Souvenir from Blackbird Designs – I have everything for this – Finished February 20th 2009
Off course there are many many many (reads as endless) other projects that I want to get finished. I am quite happy with this selection of mine. It has a nice variety of patterns and finishing techniques so I should definitely not get bored! And then there are the WIP’s and UFO’s. I realized I don’t have many UFO’s, but I sure have a lot of WIP’s that I want to get done. My focus piece is my Stitcher’s Stocking because I really want to have it done for Christmas this year so that I can hang up my stocking with my girls stockings. Sumarrós even asked me the other day if I wasn’t going to ‘Hurry up and finish the thing’ LOL! Love that kid!
So, do you believe I can do it? Go on a stash diet and stitch from my stash? I really need your support in this. Only about 3 months to go! Eeeeek!
Kudos to Becky for the idea and for breaking the ice!