Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 - The year of POSSIBIL(I)TIES

In 2010 I stitched 49 items and, to date, I have only "finish-finished" a grand total of 15 of them.  Two of those I completed on New Year's Day 2011.  I haven't even started counting all the un"finish-finished" stitched items I have that date back as far as the 1980s.  Let's call these "POSSIBIL(I)TIES":
Piles
Of
Stitched
Stuff
I’ve
Been
Ignoring
Longer
(IMHO)
Than
Is
Even
Sensible
This year I plan to tackle my POSSIBIL(I)TIES.  Over the next week or so I plan to take inventory of my POSSIBIL(I)TIES and list all the items I can find on my blog, in a post and probably on a new page.  As I "finish-finish" items, I'll either strike through them or change the color of the font.  By the end of the year, I would like to see all of the pre-2011-stitched ornaments displayed on my tree.  I would also like to see as many of the larger items either made into some item I can display in my home or put into suitable frames (within my budget and subject to my framing capabilities) and hanging on my walls.
Do you have your own POSSIBIL(I)TIES?  Would you care to join me in reducing them/it? :)
Happy 2011,
Diane

*** Edit - in starting my POSSIBIL(I)TIES list, I found that I had failed to list one of my finished-finishes for 2010.  So I have completed 16 of 49 (big whoop) and have 33 carry-overs from  2010 (in addition to the previous years' carry-overs, which I'll have to list from home). 

7 comments:

RuthB said...

Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! If you throw down the gaunlet for a blogger's challenge, I'll join!

Sharlotte said...

Oh Diane, I can relate!! I hope you find yourself finishing those UFO's soon. I absolutely MUST do the same!

Margaret said...

I definitely need to get to those UFO's as well. Not saying I'm going to, but... lol!

Blu said...

Best of luck with the plan.

sorbert said...

I'm planning on making this year my "finishing year" with my pile of UFOs. So I'm with ya! lol
Good luck!

Sherry :o) said...

I have tons of finished items that are waiting to be finish-finished!! This is absolutely clever! Good luck and thanks for some inspiration.

Beth said...

I was actually considering finding a way to learn how to frame my own pieces. I had a piece framed between Thanksgiving and Christmas and I almost had a heart attack when they told me how much it would cost. I know I couldn't frame many that way. Some of my blogging friends have DH's that frame their work. I have tried to talk them into lending them out, but so far, no go. Bummers