I have to admit that when I joined this challenge, I did it because I needed to not necessarily because I wanted to. I have so many things in my stash that I really want to get stitched in my lifetime and continuing to add just because I like something at the moment seems ridiculous! I am trying to be more selective about what I buy and I am keeping a list rather than buying as soon as I see something I like.
I confess that it has been harder than I thought it would be. Checking the shops online for new things had become such a habit! Now I am getting my fix from the Facebook groups and blogs, seeing what others are stitching right now and so far that is keeping me in check. But I read some designer blogs too and hold my breath each time they come out with something new, hoping I won't fall in love!! So far, I have managed to get away with spending nothing! I know, it's only January and we have a long year to get through yet. But we have to take these small victories where we find them!!
I have managed to resist new starts as well, with the exception of a couple of SALs I joined the end of last year and that started on the first of January. I am keeping to the schedule set by the moderators on both of those and I have posted pics of those already so I won't bore you with them again here. But, I have been working for the last week solid on AW 1662 and she is really coming along!! Got the 2nd bargello section finished and am well on the way with the last big floral band. Once again, please excuse my knots!
This is all just filling in now! Hope to make some real progress on that over the weekend!!
After, this band, there is just alphabet which I thing goes pretty fast so I should have a finish with this on in no time!! I was shooting for the end of the month but we will have to see about that. This will be a busy week so I don't know how much actual stitching time I will get. Like I always say, it always takes longer than you think!! Good luck with finding your time to stitch this week!