Sunday, January 4, 2015

Planning for 2015

After spending a few days at Ocean Shores relaxing with my sister Laurie, I reluctantly decided that it was time to put away our Christmas decorations.   As I was curled up on the couch looking at our Christmas tree I decided to begin the process.   First I had to get out all of my Christmas tubs and line them up in my sewing room so that everything can be stored away properly.  While doing this I was distracted by the many piles stacked around my sewing room.

I found embroidery that I had completed in the past few weeks while in the car and in not so great lighting.  After taking close up pictures I was reminded that good light is important when you want straight and even stitches in your embroidery.

These pieces are for a "JOY" banner so I guess I wont be too close to them and notice all of the imperfections.

I was able to complete the embroidery on my Sundaisy block, the stitching on this project is a little more to my liking.

One more block to stitch for "Daisy Days" and I can put the quilt together.

What I learned as I prepared for undecorating is that I have so many unfinished projects, more than I had even realized.  I know now so it is time for a plan.  Not a resolution but a plan.  First I will go through the room, make a list of everything that is incomplete and those projects not yet started but all materials have been purchased.  I will then start checking off that list as I complete them.  I think I will have most of my Christmas gifts for next year if I stick to this plan.

The hard part about all of this for me is saying no to the block of the month projects that I know will be tempting me.  It would be fabulous to complete a few quilts from previous blocks of the month I have worked on these past few years.   My project list will include quilts, embroidery, cross stitch, crochet, small sewing projects and a few not so small sewing projects.

I am looking forward to a fun year of finishes.
Happy New Year!


  1. Good luck with all your projects. Your embroidery work is nice!

  2. I've tried and it definitely takes patience and practice to get those straight lines but I'm sure the majority of folks would not notice any imperfections at all. Your embroidery finishes are very pretty. Good luck with your plan for the year. I've so much unfinished and finishes that I need to give away so I can make room for all the new projects I constantly want to do. Best wishes, Tammy

  3. Your work is very nice Sherry. Love those candy canes especially!! The stitches look straight to me. :-)