Sunday, 28 December 2014

2015 Plans

Woohoo! I did it! I FINALLY read through all 800+ posts I had on my Bloglovin' feed! Gosh, that took some time let me tell you but so many of you have been working on such beautiful projects :)

Lets hope this time I can keep up with them all!

So, yesterday I sat down and decided to make my plans for the coming year, with a number of different SALS I am taking part in I felt I needed to get it all wrote out to make sure nothing was forgotten.

So, my main ten projects for the year which are my Turtle Trot pieces are...

1) High Tea by Heaven and Earth Designs. New Start!


This was on my 2014 but never got touched! This piece will also count as part of a Facebook SAL I am taking part in to have a new start in the new year and to get at least 250 stitches in by the end of January. Sounds easy enough but lets just wait and see if that happens haha.

2) Lily by Heaven and Earth Designs.


Here is my current progress.


I would really like to get a nice amount of this done in 2015, but I don't think it will get finished.

3) Mini the Black by Heaven and Earth Designs


Here is my current progress.


Ideally I would like at least another page finish in 2015. This is also my piece for another SAL on Facebook.

4) Row of Cats by Bothy Threads


Here is my current progress.


This is a project I would like to complete in 2015 I'm thinking if I stitch one cat a month then it should by quite doable.

5) I Found My Family In A Book by Bothy Threads.


Here is my current progress.



I'm not sure if this one will get finished, but I would at least like 50% done in 2015.

6) Tribal Orca by White Willow Stitching. New Start!


7) Tribal Panda by White Willow Stitching. New Start!


I feel with these two I should be able to get them both complete in 2015, or at the very least one of them done and the majority on the second. They have been in my stash a while so it will be nice to get them done.

8) Sew Dinky Gingerbread House by Bothy Threads


Here is my current progress.


9) Marks and Spencer Sampler. New Start!


This was a kit I bought ages ago on Ebay, it was a bargin!

10) Twilight Magic (WOXS edition) by Heaven and Earth Designs


Here is my current progress.


Ah Twilight Magic, I'm starting to feel like this one is mocking me so I REALLY want to get a nice amount done on this in 2015. I know, I know I have said that for the past two years...we shall see.

The ones with there titles in bold green (so projects 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7) will also all count toward the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL I am taking part in as they all were gifted to me at some point (or part of them was!)

Finally good old Twilight Magic will by YOTA piece again in 2015. Lets just hope it is a bit more successful this time!

As all these are things that are in my stash now this get me off to a great start for the Stitch from Stash 2015 I am taking part in. With wedding planning happening next year I would really like to be more careful with my money so this SAL will keep me on track. I have decided to set my monthly budget to £20, although the current exchange of $25 is around £16 I feel the extra £4 is fair due to how much more expensive threads are here in the UK compared to USA. I have set up my tracker in my sidebar to the right to keep updated with my spending (or lack of!)

If you want to find out more about any of the SALs I am taking part in or maybe you even want to sign up too just click the links and it will take you directly to the information pages.

I will be back tomorrow with another update about the Small SAL I plan to take part in next year too!

Emma xx

20 comments:

  1. Congratulations on getting caught up on blog reading. I have been having a mammoth blog reading time of it the last few days too and am down from 500 to 38. I love all the Turtle Trot pieces you have chosen and will be rooting for you in 2015! Happy New Year :)

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  2. Great post, Emma! You have a lot of wonderful projects lined up for 2015. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on them throughout the year!

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  3. I have to go through everything probably tomorrow. I need to pick out my projects for the Turtle Trot. Love the projects you picked out and can't wait to watch your progress. I'll be cheering you along.

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  4. Wonderful goals! I need t do this in the next day or two, as well!

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  5. Awesome goals! I'll be rooting for you :D

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  6. Those are some lovely projects, I can't wait to see your progress !!!!

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  7. Love all your project choices Emma. I am in all of those SAL's too.

    Linda

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  8. High Tea has some great colors, I bet that will be nice to stitch!! Loving the row of cats too; so cute. :D Congrats on catching up on the blog reading too, I just finished up 250 and thought I was accomplished ahaha.

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  9. High Tea is wonderful, lots of lovely and different projects to be worked on, I'll enjoy coming along to see how you are progressing through the year.

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  10. Congratulations on reading all of your blog posts - quite an achievement! Lovely projects for the Turtle Trot - good luck with them all!

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  11. That is a lot of blog posts to get through. I think I would have just started again. Well done you for reading them all. Love your line up for next year. Really excited to see how you get on with these.

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  12. I really love the High tea and the Black. Can't wait to see you finish them.

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  13. Love all your 2015 projects! HIgh Tea is great. Good luck in 2015:)

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  14. Love all the choices for 2015. Row of cats is my favourite :) very cute!!

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  15. Good luck with your goals and I'll be keeping up with ya to see your progress!

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  16. Brilliant wish list for the New Year! I hope that 2015 is a super one for you!

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  17. Great plans for 2015 hope it all works out for you. Happy new year.

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  18. They're all beautiful, I look forward to seeing all of those grow!

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  19. Well done on reading so many posts. I know the problem, I had 300+ posts when I returned from travelling and have been trying to read them all and to comment as much as possible. But I am not yet down to zero, lol.

    You have chosen some great projects for thos year's Turtle Trot. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress here.

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  20. I love High Tea and can't wait to see your progress on that one!

    Also, do you mind sharing how you did your Stitch From Stash progress bars? I love the idea and would love to borrow it if I could. :)

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