Jan 30 2012

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Published by at 8:22 pm under 2012 goals,Christmas

Last night I finished the first of my goals for this year! I decided that 2012 was going to be the year I complete projects and minimize my craft spending. I have many incomplete projects that have been cast aside for one reason or another and I have finally decided to either complete them or get rid of them!

One “goal” I’ve had for several years is to have all our Christmas stockings completed. (It’s kind of a joke considering it’s Don who is the one that’s really excited for the stockings, making the task of completing them kind of forced. *wonk*) In the old house we didn’t have a mantel so I let myself slack and not give the projects any urgency, but now we have two mantels so have no more excuses! I posted a couple of years ago about completing Don’s stocking. Well, this past December I finally attached the back to the front as part of his Birthday presents and hung it with our stockings. (oops!) That’s when I decided that I’m just going to plow thru the remaining three so we can get rid of the tacky puffy painted stockings for 2012!

I might have lost some eyesight, but it sure feels good to now have two stockings completed! I decided to map out my year, project wise, and set myself a goal of completing at least one project each month. Hopefully this will keep me from going crazy and feeling like I have bitten off more than I can chew. I’m also hoping this will accelerate my project completion since I’ll be letting myself focus on one project at a time, instead of having my trade-mark one million projects at once going on! 😉

January’s goal was to complete Perrin’s stocking and I got it done with two days to spare! Very impressed with my procrastinating self! My next goal is to complete a lace shawl and I am giving myself the month of February to complete it, after which I will return to Christmas stockings in March to complete Owen’s.

One more happy customer!

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3 Responses to “one”

  1. Proud Mom says:

    Very pretty. So much detail and work. Very nice.
    Mom

  2. Heather says:

    Awesome!! What a good goal! I’m excited to see all of your craftiness! And can’t wait to see all of the stockings at Christmas time!

  3. Julie says:

    I never would have guessed that this stocking was homemade. The detail is so fine. Your kids better keep those forever! I am very impressed and a lace shawl…wow! I wish a had even a little bit of your talent. Awesome job!

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