Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Crazy January Challenge 2011

This is just crazy enough to work - Ristipistoni has set a Crazy challenge for stitchers.  The idea is to start one new project every day for the first 15 days of January, and then get them finished before the end of the year.

At first this sounded just backwards...shouldn't you resist the urge to start anything new until you finish what you're doing?? Well...yesss... if you want to suck all the fun out of stitching!  Sometimes you get to a point in a project where it's your half-millionth of the same color all in a line and you just have to stop or scream.  Or you run out of thread, putting the whole thing to a halt until you buy more.   So - if you refuse to move onto something else for awhile, it doesn't lead to getting things done.  It leads to taking up other hobbies until you force yourself to carry on, muttering the whole while.

So this sounds crazy but right - set your intentions right off the bat, commit to them by beginning - and then you've got a buffet of projects to work on.  I like it.

Still focusing on Christmas, but I'm also happy to start going through my graphs and pick out some semi-large projects to work on through the year.  I wonder if I can cheat and include one or two started-but-never-finished projects, too?

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