I have been reading others 2017 plans/goals and have been enjoying them so I thought maybe you all would enjoy reading my plans/goals.
First off is my Advent Animals by Brooke's Books. I completed 12 in 2016 and plan to stitch another 12 in 2017. There are 25 all together so it would be the icing on the cake if I stitched all 13 this year.
Next up, I joined a Christmas Ornament SAL last year and you choose an ornament to stitch according to the theme for the month. I was finding by the end of the year that it was becoming a chore to stitch 2 ornaments each month (with the advent animal ornament), so this year (and I hope I am not breaking too many rules) I am going to stitch ABC Christmas by Lizzie Kate. I had a look and there is a word on it to fit each theme, so I will still be able to belong to the SAL and I am sure 1 word a month isn't too much for me.
For my new year, new start I am going to start Halloween Rules by Lizzie Kate. I am going to start it on January 1st but I don't know if I will get any further with it until I finish ABC's of Parenting and ABC Christmas. I kinda made a rule a while back that I can only have 1 wip per designer going at once so if I finish up the other 2 I will put all my time into it.
And last but not least is Hannah Lynn which left off here
I would love to manage another page finish but with the diagonal columns getting so long I would be happy with 2 diagonal columns.
I will also be starting a Mirabilia in March, Mermaid of the Pearls. I will be happy with any progress I make on it. I also want to stitch the new freebie from Blackwork Journey called Sublime Stitches but that will only happen if I somehow manage to finish Save the Stitches, so probably not.
I hope you all enjoyed reading my goals for the year.
We had to say goodbye to our Micah yesterday. She was 12 and was in pretty good health right up until yesterday. I got her when I was 19, my first dog as an adult out on my own. My kids grew up with her and she was wonderful with them.
Today was finally haircut day. Please don't judge me on the state of my children's hair. :)
As you can see they were not very excited. Especially Brayden.
Here is my wild man Thomas with his new doo. He sat like a little angel while getting his hair cut. A lady even commented on how well behaved he was. And then he was done getting his hair cut and the poop hit the fan. He was crawling behind chairs and he didn't want to wait for Brayden to get his cut and was yelling that he didn't like me because he had to wait. So he got to sit on a time out and was much better behaved after a little break from reality.
And here is Brayden doing a silly face. We never went though any tantrums like Thomas does with Brayden so I am still trying to figure that whole part of parenting out.
I have put a few more stitches in on ABC's Of Parenting which I really need to get finished as I need this hanging in my house as soon as possible. You know so I don't put Thomas on a permanent time out!
My boy decided the other night he wanted to stitch so I got him a piece of aida and gave him a little bag of odd and ends threads and let him go to town. He has since picked up his stitching a few different times and seems to enjoy it.
Meanwhile I have been working on my Brooke's Books Advent Animal for this month, Fitzwilliam Frog. I am losing steam on these little guys but Brayden really wants to be able to use them next Christmas so I will keep stitching them. They also seem to get more involved as the months go by so maybe that is part of the problem too.
And I put a few more stitched in on ABC's Of Parenting by Lizzie Kate. Still loving this and can't wait to have it hanging up in my house as a reminder to be as good of a mom as I can be.
I hope you all are getting lots of stitching done. The weather has gotten chilly the last few days so I hope that kicks my stitchy bug right in the behind and I am able to finish a few things I have on the go that are Christmas presents in time for Christmas this year instead of next.
I just realized that I shared this project on my TUSAL post but didn't actually tell you all that I had started it. This is ABC's of Parenting by Lizzie Kate. I started in on October 24 and am stitching it as part of a Lizzie Kate SAL.
I am a little late with this picture but here are my 2 loves on Halloween. They both went into the costume store with different ideas of what they wanted to be but once they saw the hook and sword and gun it was a done deal. They had a great time out trick-or-treating and I am still tired from all the excitement ha!