Friday, June 1, 2012
Blog Hop #3: Stitching Goals
I just discovered this blog hop which is why I'm starting with Hop #3! Here's the question being asked:
Do you set stitching goals for yourself and how do you plan them out? (Weekly, monthly, annually?) What are your current stitching goals (if you don’t mind sharing)?
In addition to setting goals for yourself, do you have a special reward that you reserve for when you reach a stitching goal?
I have to say that for the most part, I don't set goals. If I'm stitching something for an event (wedding, birth, Christmas, etc.), then I drop everything else to concentrate on that piece until it's done.
I've always had more than one project going at a time. Until recently, I would rotate between projects but without any particular structure to which project would come next. That meant that some pieces didn't get worked on for years! Now I have a random, yet organized, way to rotate projects. Most of my projects are BAPs (Big A** Projects). Of the seven I'm currently stitching, five of them are from HAED.
When I get to a natural stopping point in a pattern (one complete page, element, band, etc.), I'm ready to move to another project. How do I choose? I don't! I have a randomizer app (RandomMastr) on my iPad that makes the choice. Even though it is random, ALL of my projects are in the list.
Just last week, the app chose TW's Heirloom Christmas Sampler that I hadn't touched in years! It's a band sampler and I hadn't even finished the first band. Granted, the first band is a very detailed Christmas tree but I hadn't finished it! Now, I have five bands completed!
As to rewarding myself for completing a goal...I don't. Maybe I should. Hmm... I think I'll start a "fund" for framing completed works. When I finish a project, I'll raid the fund and actually frame something!
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Posted by Stacy C. at 10:42:00 AM