Well, another year has come and gone. Did I get everything stitched that I wanted to? Sure didn't. There is never enough time. Which only means, the time I do have, I need to make it count--which translates into stitching what I really want to.
I tallied up my 2008 stitches and this is what I discovered:
* 61 exchanges (FS, HoE, Private and others)
* 5 Make A Wish
* 3 Random Acts of Kindness
* 20 Gifts
* 8 Replacement Exchanges
* 19 for ME
WOW! It is a bit scary when you add them all up. I don't regret any of the above things that I stitched/gave away. I have received a ton of very beautiful things which I will treasure forever. I look at them everyday! The other great thing that came out of this is that I have met some of the nicest people ever. Yes, there are the few bad apples, but overall I really love exchanging and meeting new people nationally and internationally.
However, I will probably cut back some on the exchanges. Not because one of the biggest exchange boards is closing, there are numerous other avenues out there. I think I need to do some ME stitching. I did sign up for Carol R.'s 2009 Christmas Challenge. But the 12 ornaments that I do during the year on this will be going to my son next Christmas. I also would like to get back to doing more Hardanger.
So, to review my December Goals:
Private New Years Exchange--DONE
Christmas Ornament Exchange (Joan)--DONE
Christmas Ornament (gift)--DONE
SBEBB ABC Exchange--DONE
Stitching Bloggers Birthday--DONE
4x8 Winter Exchange--Stitching only is done
SBEBB Winter House--Stitching only is done
MAW Redwork Piece--DONE
Complete LK Flip Its--DONE
1 Pink Stitch--NOT DONE
2 Pink Stitches
Finish My Favorite Things Basket
Private Valentine Exchange
MAW Scissor Keep--Karen D.
SBEBB Winter House Exchange
Start the Isabelle Vautier SAL
Christmas Ornament--Cathy B.
Private Winter Scissor Fob Exchange--MamaJoan
4x8 Winter Exchange
HoE Lizzie Kate Exchange
HoE Mailart Exchange
Well, as you can see, I have a few exchanges left to wrap up. I am not currently signed up for anymore beyond the above list. As you see above, I am going to to the Isabelle Vautier SAL, which I just discovered yesterday. It is beautiful. I am going to do it in DMC #154, which is a deep purply color--very rich.
I wish everyone a healthy and happy 2009 with LOTS OF STITCHING!
Have a great day,