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new years resolutions
Sat, Dec 31, 2005 11:09 AM
Posted by wrinklesaurus
OK, here is my list of resolutions for 2006:
1. Finish at least 1 ufo from that huge pile in the corner of the bedroom. One more ufo there and your husband will have to move to the spare bed.
2. Only start a new project when the previous one is 3/4 done and never have more than 3 projects on the go at the same time, the cats are complaining that they can't sleep next to you because of all the projectboxes on the couch.
3. before going to work, carefully remove all floss ends from your clothing. Also remove needlse and pins from shirt collar, last time you moved your head the wrong way and had bloodstains allover your shirt.
4. Pick up any needle or pin directly after it has fallen on the floor, don't wait until cats, kids or hubby steps in them, even though their cry makes it much easier to retrieve the fallen needle.
5. Make a more even balance between time spent on housework and time spent on stitching. After all, all the dust that gathers makes your stitching dirty.
5. When ironing a new stitched item, take one shirt from the pile that waits to be ironed and do that as well.
6. Don't stitch while you cook dinner. The family appreciated the burnt dinner less than your latest addition to the pile of stitched towels in the bathroom.
7. Try to avoid to say to collegues that you 'do enjoy the needle so much'. In a hospital setting people have a completely different idea about what you do with that needle.
8. Don't tell the surgeon that did you C-section that you will be more than happy to teach him how to make nice stitches.
9. Try to explain colours to people in words and shades they can understand. Almost nobody knows what DMC 666 looks like or Anchor 1.
10. Forget about all these resolutions on January 2, after all, stitching is much more fun.
Happy 2006 everyone
  • Reply from  Anita
    Saturday, December 31, 2005 11:26 AM
    I found some of your resolutions humorous. I don't have any for myself but plan to stitch some squares and bookmarks for Operation Elderly Charity Stitchers and St. Jude's hospital.

    Anita Go to top

  • Reply from Nancy in PA
    Saturday, December 31, 2005 1:40 PM
    Enjoyed all your Stitching Resolutions very much ;-).
    Best Wishes for a wonderful 2006 and Happy Stitching. Go to top
  • Reply from Stephanie
    Thursday, January 26, 2006 12:47 AM
    I really love your resolutions. I may even try some myself.
    Stephanie Go to top
  • Reply from Za
    Thursday, January 26, 2006 9:04 PM
    Sounds rather familiar to resolutions I make (every year). I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one "chosen" (much better word than obsessed) to do this wonderful work.

    Cross Stitch by Za Go to top

  • Reply from Chris
    Tuesday, February 7, 2006 11:32 AM
    Have you been at my house?? Your resolutions could be mine - in fact, SHOULD be! I especially enjoyed the one about the cats sitting on the UFO pile - how did you know!!
    Happy stitching!
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    Reply from Judy
    Monday, March 20, 2006 4:32 PM
    Loved your resolutions! A year ago, I too had felt the squeeze of ufo's and decided to do something about it. I began with inventorying all of my ufo's, which included a variety of needlework projects. My goal was to get 1 project done a week, as I had over 200 unfinished cross-stich, crochet, embroidery, sewing, and quilting projects. I actually got 76 projects done in 2005 and already have 12 done this year! Go to top
    • Reply from Nancy in PA
      Tuesday, March 21, 2006 12:44 PM
      Bravo! Bravo! You're providing motivation for the rest of us as well!!
      I 'm tackling UFOs this year as well but I have a much bigger problem with
      STASH that I really, really, really do want to stitch so I'm trying to cut myself
      off from buying anything this year except for what I might have to have to do
      the actual stitching (fabric, etc.) and finishing. My backsliding so far: 2 new
      patterns that are perfect for gifts for specific people - which I make a lot of
      - and 1 for me for a room I just redid and it fits the new "theme".
      Now that I've posted this, do you think it will help me stick to my
      Happy Stitching to all. Go to top
  • Reply from Sharon
    Wednesday, March 22, 2006 9:55 AM
    Love It! I have to add one of my own: Remember to take the needles out of my pajama top before I go to bed! Go to top