Sunday, December 29, 2013


I am not one for making New Year's resolutions, but I thought it'd be fun to make some stitching goals. Perhaps there isn't much difference between the two, but I love the idea of setting goals. Resolutions? Meh, not so much. Anywho, here are my stitching goals for 2014. 

Stitch something on 40-ct. fabric.
For a long time, I've wanted to do something on 40-ct. fabric. I finally bought a small swatch of it and plan to stitch something on it soon. Wish me--and my eyesight--luck! ;)

Stitch an entire project in nothing but silk floss.
Oh, silk. So luxurious. So smooth. So...pricey. Doing a project in all silk can really add up. For that reason, my project will be small. I like this pattern by JBW Designs. I think it'd look nice stitched with this silk, which I happen to have in my stash.

Stitch a pattern that is outside my "norm".
I like a certain style when it comes to stitching, but I think it would be fun to try something new, something a bit more challenging. I have my eye on some Drawn Thread and Just Nan patterns that I think would be fun to stitch even though they are just a wee bit out of my comfort zone. I would also like this goal to include incorporating some specialty stitches into my stitching. I did a pattern a few years ago that had a lot of simple specialty stitches, and I'd like to expand and try some more complicated ones. Many of the Just Nan patterns would be perfect for that.

Stitch a Mirabilia pattern.
I have done one and only one Mirabilia, and it was awesome. I would like to try a larger, more intricate Mira this time around. I don't think I would actually be able to finish a Mira by the end of the year, especially since I have the other goals I'd like to meet, so perhaps I should change it to, "Start a Mirabilia pattern." I don't want to set myself up for failure by setting the bar too high. ;) Anywho, there a lot of patterns from which to choose, and I think narrowing it down just might be the most difficult aspect of this goal!

Learn how to do more kinds of crochet.
I couldn't make a list of stitching goals without having one of them pertain to crochet! I have only been doing it for 9 or so months, but I truly love it. I don't know how to do much, though. I can manage a handful of stitches, but I can't seem to get past crocheting in rows and nothing but rows. I would like to learn how to do granny squares, I think. Or maybe learn how to stitch something round. We'll see! I am still working out the details of this goal.

So, there you have it, my stitching goals for 2014. My plan is to keep you filled in as to how I am doing as the year progresses. My friend Julie also has a list of stitching goals and will updating her blog accordingly.  Some of my goals are the same as hers, and it will be nice to work toward our goals together. Stay tuned!



Julie said...

Yay! I love your goals! :) I can't wait to get started on mine.

SewAmy said...

I loved reading about your goals and can't wait to see some of your progress in 2014. Happy New Year!!!

Cole said...

Great goals! YouTube is a fantastic resource for learning new crochet techniques, that's where I learned most of mine :D Good luck!!

Marie said...

I love your goals! I too made a stitching goal -- mine is to complete Blackwork Show ( -- I have just started and I am already in love.

Glenda said...

Excellent stitchy goals =). I love the Mirabilia designs! Have you decided which one you want to start?

Kristi said...

Thanks for the kind comments, everybody. :) Marie, oh my goodness, that pattern is amazing! Wow! Glenda, I chose a smaller pattern from the same designer, so it won't be as big as a Mira, but it will still have the same style as one. Hopefully the smaller size will keep on track, lol. I chose Gardenia.