Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Crazy January Challenge 2011 Update

Here is the original list of projects that I picked out for the Crazy January Challenge 2011.

As mentioned before, I have been struggling with too many projects! And trying to whittle them down to just 15 has been the hardest part of this challenge for me so far!
Here is my revised list-

1. Renaissance Designs Five Christmas Trees Shimmering

2. Sheepish Designs Temptation (A & E)

3. With My Needle Quaker Hornbook

4. Shepherd's Bush Anna's Stocking

5. Bright Needle Pretty in Pink-scroll down

6. Blackbird Designs Spring Fling

7. Blackbird Designs Hedgerow Birds

8. LHN Needle & Thread

9. With Thy Needle & Thread Give Thanks

10. Praiseworthy Stitches Tiny Pumpkin Etui-scroll down

11.Hawkins House Apple Tree Sampler (A & E)

12. Raise the Roof Happy Camper

13. LHN The North Wind

14. Homespun Elegance Holiest of Nights-check out Vonna's gorgeous finish

15. Blackbird Designs Mystery Sampler-see Giovanna's beauty here

I am very happy with this list of items. And I plan to post these on the sidebar of my blog so you can help keep me accountable :) Is anyone aware of SAL's for any of these pieces?

BUT, this challenge doesn't include some important things :

1. WIPS that I would like to finish this year-Prairie Schooler Alphabet & City Stitcher Adam & Eve Sampler-both are large projects.

2. More large projects that I want to start in 2011 that I probably won't be able to finish-Plum Street Sampler's Paradise Lost, Margaret Bendig's Plum Blossom Kimono, Debbie Stiehler's Timeless Tomato and Birds of a Feather Le Printemps. The kimono and tomato are both classes I will be taking in March and June of 2011.

3. Other items I want to stitch as time allows-BBD Summer House Pincushion, BBD Autumn Song, Plum Street Sampler Rejoice, 1 Humbug, 1 Biscornu, and 10 ornaments from freebie designs.

4. I want to stretch my finishing skills and learn a new finish in 2011. In 2010 I learned how to do a beaded edge ornament finish and a round box finish.

Whew! Do you think I can do all this in 2011? If the real estate market stays in the dumps, I think I can do it. But, if work gets busy, this will be a challenge for sure!


Siobhán said...

I like your list, Teresa! There are a few things on your list that I contemplated for mine, too. I'm still trying to whittle mine down. I could easily do 50 projects rather than 15... it's just the finishing that wouldn't be so easy! Good luck with achieving your goals. Happy new year!

Meari said...

Good luck with your challenge! This is one I'm sitting out.

Deb said...

You've got a great list. I'm like Siobhan and trying to whittle mine down to ones that I don't think I'll change my mind about. I could change my mind every week! I hope that you achieve your goals this year. You'll have a lot of great finishes.

Karen said...

Great list! Looks like you will have plenty to keep you busy....can't wait to see your progress and all of your finsihes.

Happy new year....

Deborah said...

Good luck! You have picked some beautiful projects. I won't be partaking in the challenge.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

You've got lots of pretty projects to get you going :)

Sherry said...

That's a great list! I can't wait to watch as you do them. Since I am prone to changing my mind alot, I decided not to list mine just yet.

Brigitte said...

Your list is really great. And yes, it's just hard work to create a list with just 15 projects, lol. My list is still too big and I haven't made a final decision yet.

Natalia said...

Teresa, I love the fact that you put links to each one of your projects for the challenge !! Thanks for that... it is always fun to actually see a picture of the finished project. Good luck to you and all the others, I won't be participating, but I'll enjoy following all of you that are.

Alice said...

Great list. You have a lot to do this year!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to following your CRazy January Challenge (I'm taking part too).