Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My cross stitching plans for 2014

Cross stitching plans are more fun to make than New Year's Resolutions (which I never do).  Tomorrow is a new start for a new year of stitching!  How exciting! Which stitching challenges and SALs (stitch-alongs) have you signed up for in 2014?  Here is my list:

The buttons in my side bar are linked to the sign-up pages.

Grow Your Blog 2014:  This blog party is hosted by Vicki of 2 Bags Full blog and I missed it last year.  Deadline to sign up is January 15.  On January 25, everyone will post on their blogs and visit the other blogs and find new blogs to follow and gain more followers, too!

Turtle Trot SAL 2014:  This SAL is hosted by Claudette of BAP Attack blog.  Choose 10 UFOs/WIPs to work on and post progress photos on your blog by the 10th of each month.  Leave a link to your blog post on the BAP Attack blog.

WIPocalypse 2014:  This SAL is hosted by Measi of Measi's Musings blog.  This started in 2012 when we made a list of all of our WIPs to finish before the apocalypse that was predicted for December 21, 2012 (this didn't happen so the end of the world has been extended indefinitely).  Post progress photos on your blog on the Full Moon of each month.  Leave a link to your blog post on Measi's Musings blog.

TUSAL 2014:  This SAL is hosted by Daffycat.  For this Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long, save all your ORTs (old ratty threads) in a jar and post a picture on your blog on the New Moon of each month.  Leave a link to your blog post on Daffycat's blog.

Ultimate Crazy January Challenge:  Start a new project each day for the first 15 days in January or all 31 days (for the Ultimate version) and try to complete them during the year.  You can sign up on the Crazy January Challenge Yahoo Group or the CrosstitchCrazy2014 Facebook group but it's not required.  Just start something new every day and have fun!

2014 Smalls SAL:  This SAL is hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus blog.  Stitch a small project (ornament, bookmark, pincushion, etc.) each month.  Post a picture on your blog on the last Wednesday of the month.  Leave a link to your blog post on the Stitching Lotus blog.

Theme-a-licious 2014:  This SAL is hosted by Heather of It's Geek to Me blog.  There is a different theme to stitch each month.  Post on the first day of the month to celebrate the past month's successes and share plans for the coming month.  Leave a link to your blog post on the It's Geek to Me blog.

Stitch From Stash 2014:  This group is hosted by Mel of Epic Stitching blog.  This is a challenge to spend less than $25 per month on stitching supplies and try to stitch from your stash instead.  Post about your spending or lack thereof by the 28th of each month and send an email to Mel.  There will be monthly prizes and an end of the year giveaway.  Sign up by January 2, 2014.

YOTA SAL 2014:  This is the UFO SAL (Year of the Acronym) hosted by Pull the Other Thread.  Pick a UFO (Unfinished Object) to stitch on during the month and post before & after progress photos on the first Saturday of the month.  Leave a link to your blog post on the Pull the Other Thread blog.  My UFO will be Universal Unity (my oldest cross stitch project started in 1997).

Fall Welcome SAL:  This is a Saturday SAL with Linda and Kaye of the Fall Welcome chart by Diane Arthurs.  It should be finished in plenty of time for fall decorating!

Santa's 12 Days of Christmas SAL:  This is a Sunday SAL with Linda and Kaye of the Prairie Schooler designs for Santa's 12 Days of Christmas.  There are 3 booklets for Days 1-4Days 5-8, and Days 9-12.  The plan is to stitch on them every Sunday. I finished 4 of the 12 days and am stitching them all together on one piece of fabric.

Bothy Threads Cut Thru' SAL:  This is a Monday SAL hosted by Linda and me with over 30 stitchers working on different Cut Thru' charts.  There is also a Bothy Threads Cut Thru Designs Monday SAL Facebook group.  Please join us if you're stitching a Cut Thru' chart!

Happy Stitchy New Year, everyone!

20 comments:

sharine said...

Happy New Year!

Christiane Garcia said...


Your projects become beautiful stitching!
Happy New Year!
:)

Justine said...

Big plans for 2014! Hope you have a wonderful new year. I look forward to following your progress.

gracie said...

You will certainly be very busy. Looking forward to seeing all the projects.

featherstitches said...

Wow, that's a lot of challenges for this year! Enjoy them all, they should keep your needle happily engaged. :D

Preeti said...

Happy new year, Debbie!! :) sooo many challenges !! Wish you best of luck for all of them :) I am with you in turtle trot.

Busy Lizzie said...

happy new year, great plans Debbie

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great plans Debbie, I've joined StitchFromStash too

Julie said...

Good luck with your plans Debbie. Happy New Year!

Marilyn said...

Happy new year..and now i must think of my stitching plans for 2014...

CrossAStitch said...

Happy Stitching! Here's to 2014 :)

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Happy New Year. Great selections for stitching in 2014. I have joined the 2014 turtle trot and will enjoy stitching along side all of you.

Katie said...

Happy New Year. I've joined in a few but not near as many as you crazy girl. I look forward to watching your progress. I might be getting a Bothy kit in the mail. If I do I'll join in the SAL. It's the pirate ship. A friend of mine had it and didn't want it.

Susan said...

I thought six was a lot! Great plans and I liked the way you summarized each SAL.

Giovanna said...

Have lots of stitching fun in 2014!

Anne said...

Happy New Year Debbie!! Wow! That's a lot of SAL's to keep up with!! I'll have to maybe choose one or two to join this year!

Lesleyanne said...

Look forward to seeing your stitching in 2014. Happy New Year.

Brigitte said...

Wow, Debbie, all these SALs should keep you more than busy. Have fun stitching in the New Year.

ricketyjo said...

Happy New Year and I can't believe how many SALs you're doing, I thought the two I'm doing will be barely manageable! Look forward to seeing them all!

~ Toni ~ said...

What a great list and so much better than making New Years resolutions. Thank you for the information about Grow Your Blog. Happy stitching and thank you for all the inspiration that you give me when I read your blog and see your progress. Cheers!