Review of January Goals

A little late, I know, but better late than never they say! This is what I’d planned/actually completed during  January:

  1. WIP reduction – complete 4 houses of Sampler Game Board – stitched 2½ houses
  2. Start a new pattern from my stash – stitched & framed The  Sampler Girl’s By The Sea freebie
  3. Stitch 1 small Christmas ornament  – started Jingle Sparkle Joy, Midsummer Night Designs freebie

It’s really weird that I have no difficulty at all achieving (even exceeding)  goals, target, deadlines etc. at work, yet when it comes to my creative pursuits… another story altogether 😦  Even with these very simple goals, it’s hard. I somehow manage to spend my time doing things that are not on my mental to-do list ; I hardly ever actually write any  lists.  I should know myself  better by now, you’d think !

Now this is what I also did in January:

1. Stitched a small tea ornament for Barbara and included some Western Australian herbal tea and a bracelet I made from Ghanaian beads. I forgot to take photos, so I’ve borrowed Barbara’s piccies. It’s a 2006 freebie from Atelier Le Fil en Scene which you can still find here. Their alphabet series make really gorgeous pinkeeps, take it from me!

Gifts for Barbara

Gifts for Barbara

2. Stitched a bookmark for Lisette, who signed up for my PIF (I forgot to take pictures-Lis has promised to send me some, so I’ll show you when I get them)

3. Stitched and sent my Fair & Square Exchange squares for my partner – can’t show anything until the recipient posts about it

4. Stitched and sent my Tiny Treasures Exchange scissors fob – again can’t show anything yet…

5. And here’s By The Sea, stitched and framed. My daughter loves Jane Austen, so I thought she’d enjoy this one

By The Sea - The Sampler Girl

By The Sea - The Sampler Girl


So I guess it’s time for February goals…

  1. Catch up on Sampler Game board – that means 5½ houses to stitch!
  2. Finish Jingle Sparkle Joy and start Christmas ornie
  3. Continue working on True Virtue (a long time WIP)

That shouldn’t be too difficult I here you all say very loudly! I’d better get cracking – we’re half-way through Feb already. Desperately need those turbo needles 😉

Oh, I did some Stash Enhancement, but that’s for another post.

❗ Don’t forget – tomorrow’s the closing date for the All you Need is Love giveway.

Happy Valentine’s day!


Certified X-stitch addict and lover of tea, fabrics and beads. I work in the vocational education and training sector and in my spare time potter around in the garden growing roses. I'm mum to two adult children of whom I'm very proud.

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3 comments on “Review of January Goals
  1. Gaynor says:

    Yo are like me…I stitch things that are not on my to do list and I am hopless with rotas..I think i just need to stitch whatever I am in the mood to stitch and go with the flow lol.

  2. Lis says:

    did you get the email I sent you with the pictures?

  3. Barbara says:

    I love my bracelet and the beautiful stitching! And we are all enjoying the tea! Thank you! 😀

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2012 Stitching Plans

1. WIPs - finish 4:
- DT Sampler Game Board
- Workbasket's Trellis (done)
- DT Morning Glory
- LK ABC Lessons

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Dutch Strawberries - TGH
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