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WIPocalypse 2023 – goals for the year

I’m almost reluctant to set any goals this year, but what the heck … go big or go home, right? I’ve pretty much copied over the goals I set two years ago before my stitching hiatus, with a few adjustments and removals. I originally wanted to finish Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor and also Three Kings by Mill Hill, but I don’t want that pressure if my mojo doesn’t stay so most items are for ‘progress’ instead of finishes.

My needlecraft goals for 2023 are:

  • Progress on 12 WIPs/UFOs (WIPGO should hopefully help me meet this goal)
  • Progress on three canvaswork projects (WIPs or new starts)
  • Progress on a crochet project
  • Complete 12 Christmas ornaments (as part of the JCS ornament SAL on Facebook)
  • Sew an item of clothing
  • Finish and frame the Ronald McDonald charity stitching
  • Start a bed quilt
  • Complete at least one cartonnage project
  • Complete at least three sewing projects (eg pouches, pincushions etc – WIPs or new starts)
  • Progress on at lease one project with specialty stitches or non-cross stitch (eg stumpwork, hardanger etc)
  • Finish-finish at least 12 items in my finishing pile (eg Christmas ornaments etc)

The starting point for those projects on my WIPGO board this year:

7 thoughts on “WIPocalypse 2023 – goals for the year”

  1. We are here to encourage you in the journey. I enjoy the process and don’t stress looking for finishes. Sometimes I can’t help myself but to finish something that is close, but most of the time I just stitch on something until I’m tired of it and move on. WIPS are just a number – it’s the calm and peace of stitching that I seek.

    1. That’s so very true! Friends have suggested I sell my stitching stash but I knew I’d get to it when I was ready. My mantra these days is to just ‘follow your heart’

  2. Love that you plan to do cross stitch but sewing, cartonnage, crochet… too. I share those all DIY goals with you. Bonne Année 2023!

  3. I love your projects and I think we should stitch what makes us happy! If that means changing project every hour so be it! Everyone is individual and so is stitching! Looking forward to following your blog and progress. I love the When witches piece 🙂

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