25 Project Challenge, Cross Stitch, Wishlist

Still no stitching to show …

Well, I could show you some, but it’s a bit pitiful … so there’s no point, you see?

So what have I been doing instead of stitching?  Catching up on a few blogs, building up my wishlist (even though I’ve only just whittled it down a bit hmmm), and just generally being lazy and unmotivated 😉

Just to spice up this post with some piccies, here are the latest designs I’m drooling over on my wishlist:

Indigo Rose-Beads Buttons and Bows Just Nan-Pretty Wicked
Indigo Rose – Beads Buttons and Bows; and Just Nan – Pretty Wicked (I’m on a HUGE Halloween kick right now and can’t wait to stitch something up in those scrummy bright colours)

JBW-English Plum Pudding JBW-Tis the Season
JBW Designs: English Plum Pudding, and Tis the Season

Lizzie Kate-Don't get your tinsel in a tangle Lizzie Kate-Tiny Tidings XIII
Lizzie*Kate: Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle, and Tiny Tidings XIII

Romy-Austrian-Spot-Sampler GPA-Santa's Ride
Romy – Austrian Spot Sampler; and GPA – Santa’s Ride

Charland Designs-Beach Needle House Complete Kit C Mon Monde-Trousse Fleurs Bleues
Charland Designs – Beach Needle House; and C Mon Monde – Trosse Fleurs Bleues

Blue Ribbon Designs-Creepy Crawly Set Bird Sampler by Pelin Tezer
Blue Ribbon Designs – Creepy Crawly Set; and Pelin Tezer – Bird Sampler (sorry, don’t know what happened to that picture!!)

sampler cove-rhapsody in red part 3
Sampler Cove: Part 3 and Part 4 of the Rhapsody in Red stitching smalls series (you’ll have to check out Deb’s blog for the Part 4 photos!)

And to add insult to injury, after drooling over all these luvverly designs, I’m tossing up whether to go back on my 50 Project Challenge (but reducing it down a step to the 25 Project Challenge) … hmmm, decisions decisions …  I’m still waiting for an order to be filled locally that I placed a few months ago, so technically that was all ordered before the challenge would be starting … and I have an order in place from SB&B for Mum, so I just HAD to chuck in a couple of extra things to make the most of the postage … so I still have plenty of stash to come … (that was ordered a month ago, but hopefully it will arrive this side of Christmas!!)

Rightio, that’s it … my decision is made!!  I am now officially on the 25 Project Challenge – no more stashing for me until I have completed 25 projects!!!  I’m pretty motivated already to stitch through my stash (in fact “obsessed” is perhaps more the word to use!), so it should be pretty easy, truth be told … it’s not as if I don’t have hundreds and hundreds of scrummy designs already calling my name to be stitched – in fact the hardest part will be choosing which ones first!! 😀

That means I can buy no new charts from now on (excluding those already on back order) until I have stitched 25 projects.  Once I get my stitching mojo back again, that shouldn’t be too difficult … maybe … 😉  I also need to stitch as much as possible from my existing stash for threads etc – but will not limit myself to buy threads if needed to complete a design.  My main exception is for a FOTM I still have with Countrystitch (although I’ve been seriously considering cancelling anyway), and a Monthly Bits order from SB&B for Crescent Colours threads (I’ve had some colours on back order for months and months, and finally decided to just get the whole set and be done with it so no more waiting until I need more than one skein!).

Not much chance for stitching this long weekend – we’re off to a party tonight at which I intend to have a few bevvies … which means I probably won’t get much stitching one tomorrow LOL, then on Monday I’m heading out to the other side of the world to visit with Brenda and Nigel as a belated get-together for Nigel’s birthday, which will be lovely, but which means no stitching again!  Surely I must get some chance of getting this dratted sampler finished this weekend???? 😉

Ooh, I just realised I received some stash this week that I haven’t mentioned yet … see, I soooo need to do this project challenge!!  As this is such a lengthy waffly post, I’ll leave the piccies until another day, but I’ll run over and take on now 🙂