Friday, December 16, 2016

2016 Nutcrackers I Did It! 2017 Goals

I have Completed one of my 2016 Goals.  I never complete goals by the first projected time so I am totally excited.  Here is the last one finished - Just Cross Stitch  Nov/Dec 2012 - He is one of four, I may some day to the other three, but not sure.  I changed him, he is brown.  If you look at the rest of the pictures in this post, you will see all of my FFO Nutcrackers  I did try to display them all in the same picture too.  Please note the tiny ones are hanging on my Christmas Cup Stand, but they really are on my tiny little tree.








After I inventoried my stash, I have dropped out of the New Start a Week in the facebook group hosted by Soulful Stitchers.  I am committing myself to finish my old WIPS, I had a wonderful year finishing at least 95% of the things I started, and also knocked off a few old ones.  I personally feel I had a successful year.

So for 2017 Goals:  12 Gingerbreads, Small SAL 2017, YEAR OF WIP Challenge - finish 7 of those WIPS (total finished 50% of what I started with)

I of course will have lots of other new starts - but I would rather stitch from stash, and finish my older wips than start 52 new ones.

Hope you are enjoying this festival time of year, whatever your reason is for, it really is all about Peace, Kindness, and Sharing - what you have with those who have less.

17 comments:

  1. Your nutcracker turned out wonderful. I love all your other Nutcracker themed finishes and how they are displayed.

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  2. Such a lovely new nutcracker for your collection!!
    You've had a very successful stitching year and I hope for more of the same in 2017!!

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  3. oh my such beautiful work,well done .

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  4. I love nutcrackers. Your collection is beautiful!

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  5. Woo hoo, well done. Reaching a goal is a terrific feeling. And #12 is a great finish to the journey.

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  6. Congratulations on achieving your nutcracker goal! That's a great collection. And well done too for dropping out of the 52 new starts. I think it will be much more satisfying to finish some of your WIPS.

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  7. Your nutcracker collection looks wonderful, Melinda. And yes, I'd say, too, that you had a very successful stitching year.
    I al ways love to start new things but I want to devote next year to the goal to finish up some of my older WIPs and some of my BAPs. I know that I have to trow in the occasional new start but not as many as I used to. Let's see how we will succeed next year with our plans.

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  8. Your nutcracker collection looks amazing! Well done Melinda! It sounds a good idea to work on your WIPS! I need to do some of that too!
    Barbara

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  9. What a wonderful journey you have been on with your nutcrackers! They are so very cute and gorgeous. I am feeling quite inspired to try it for next year but I don't think that I have any nutcracker designs - maybe I will try to build up my nutcracker design stash next year and aim for 2018????

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  10. Congrats on reaching your goal!! They look fantastic together. Good luck with your goals for 2017. I look forward to cheering you along.

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  11. Yay they are all finished, I knew you would do it!! They are not only fiished but they are "finished, finished!" They all look fantastic. I think that your 2017 goals are great. I too "plan" on finishing some of the things I have and hopefully not adding to the WIP pile to much but sometimes you just can't help it!

    Have a wonderful holiday and a blessed new year!!

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  12. Congrats on meeting your goals and your nutcracker finish! He looks great!

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  13. Congrats on finishing your nutcrackers!! Your final one is particularly handsome.

    I'm looking forward to your 2017 stitching!

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  14. Congratulations on the Happy Dance for this Nutcracker and for meeting your goal!
    I'm also going to be focusing on WIPs next year, plus two large long-term projects.

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  15. Lovely finished nutcracker! The baker is my favorite because, outside of cross stitch and reading, that is what I most enjoy doing :) Your nutcracker collection looks fabulous and I look forward to seeing your 12 little gingerbreads next year :)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  16. They all look fantastic, great job!
    Ah yes, stitching from stash can certainly keep me busy for quite a while!

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