Miss black swallowtail is on hold. All the cross stitch is done, I'm just waiting for the post man to bring me the beads and then I will finish her. Looks like a December finish.
So I had to find something else to stitch for most of this week.
You know when you get the "I don't want to stitch kreinik or half stitch, anything too big and on the list goes. That's what happened to me. What I didn't want to stitch was long but what I did want to stitch was a small wip that I could get a finish soon.
It took a while to find but I did. In my number 4 project bag of all places, why did I not just go thou my project bags in the first place. Oh well.
So what I stitched and tonight I finished was
Dog House sampler by little house Needleworks
I changed the colours as you will see but love how it turned out.
Here the chart picture again
And my finish.
Looks better in person sorry.
This week I've also been trying to work out how many cross stitch starts and finishes I've had so far this year. I've been finding it harder then I thought as I've stitched a few smalls I didn't write down because I did them in a day, or are from magazines. I'm not going over all my posts in 2018 but I'm very close with the numbers I worked out. Who cares if I'm one or so off right.
It got me thinking about 2019.
I've made a plan that was about using the wheel but I've changed my mind on that.
2019 I what to stitch what I want to, but I also would like to stitch from my stash.
I know I'm going to buy new charts. Joan Elliott is coming out with a new set of fairys that will be a must have and I'm also collecting the songbird's garden series. I'm sure there's going to be more I will want to buy over the year to.
Trying to find out how many new starts and finished projects I've had, gave me a new idea. One that I can keep all year long.
My idea is a money box.
Lol what I can hear you say....money box????
This is my 2019 plan, the last one I make I promise.
As I want to get my Wips done and the number down...
For every new start I do $5.00 goes in the money box
For every finish 20 cents (I also end up with a lot of them so this is easy)
A re start 10 cents (I have one or two I want to re start at some point)
And for every new chart I buy 50 cents
Everything goes in my money box and at the end of the year I just count the money to get the right number of starts, finishes and even new charts.
I also can put down I saved money at the end of the year too.
It's a win win.
I can stitch anything I want to, it's just going to cost me a little more money to stitch a new start then A wip, which I'm hopeful that will help me stitch from my Wips.
I love my new idea for 2019 and you can join me if you want to, all you need is a money box and how much you want to spend on new starts, finishes, buying. You can put your own price on them and at the end of the year not only will you be able to count how you stitched for 2019 but you saved money doing it too.
Let me know if you do. Or what you think of my plan for 2019.
That's it for now. Until next week happy stitching!!