If you've read this blog long enough, I'm sure it's evident that I am more of a product vs. process, crafter. I like to have finishes. That is especially true with stitching, as it can be a large time commitment, and quite expensive to "kit up" projects with hand dyed fabric, silk threads, embellishments, etc. I wouldn't do it at all if I didn't love the process, but I'd never start a project without any intention of finishing, within a specific timeframe. It may be weeks, months, or even years... but not simply "someday".
So, serial starting is just not feasible for a product stitcher who likes large projects. And I wonder if doing the Year of Starts in 2016 ruined me! My "to do" list for 2017 is ridiculous. There is no way I'll get to all of it, not if I intend to finish anything. And I am committed to the Year of WIPs, so WIPs need to be my focus. So, enough blathering, here are a great many projects which may or may not get started next year.
L to R: Fire Goddess by Joan Elliott, Charmed Santa by Leisure Arts, Stargazer by Mirabilia, Seraphina by Mill Hill
L to R: Selene by Passione Ricamo, Mermaid of the Pearls by Mirabilia, Trick or Treat Fairy by Nora Corbett, Cookies for Santa by Sue Hillis
L to R: Dasher by Nora Corbett, Summer Chaffinch by Lesley Teare, Fresh from the Orchard by Leisure Arts, Ana by Nora Corbett
L to R: Spring Bellpull by Stoney Creek magazine, Celtic Winter by Lavender & Lace, Titania by Mirabilia
L to R: Baroque by Ink Circles, Haunted October by Kooler Design Studio, Gingerbread House by Mill Hill
It is worth noting that I own all these patterns; most are at least partially kitted. Yes, my stash is out of control... Hopefully Stitch from Stash 2017 will help!