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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Making Extravagant Plans

Remember when I said I was going on a mad shopping spree this month? It didn't turn out quite as grand as I imagined. First I decided to go through my charts to see what projects I really, really, really wanted to stitch in the next few years. Then I did a lot of math (there were spreadsheets involved!) and looked at all my leftover fabric to see whether I had any that would work for the projects. And then I went through all the Kreiniks and Mill Hills required for all of them to see which ones I already had.

I narrowed it down to 13 projects and was able to assign fabrics for 9 of them.

So this was everything I picked up: That's fabric for 3 projects and most of the Kreinik and Mill Hill for the rest of them. Archangel was an impulse pick-up I won't get to for a while.
What do I need to pick up: a bunch more Kreinik, Mill Hill, another glow-in-the-dark DMC, 2 charts, fabric for 3 designs and whatever else I feel like randomly grabbing.

For the curious, the tentative projects are:
AAN - Recipe for a Magical Night
Papillon Creation - Alphabettisimo
Lizzie*Kate - Boo Club (yes, several years after everyone and their cat have finished their version)
Victoria Sampler - Canadian Hearts
Jim Shore - 12 Days of Christmas
Joan Elliot - Summer Fairy, Autumn Fairy, Fire Goddess, Swirling Peacock
Teresa Wentzler - Peacock Tapestry, The Castle
Mirabilia - Mediterranean Mermaid
Ink Circle - Cirque des Coeurs
Samsarah Designs - Steam Punk Sea Serpent
Patricia Ann - Romance

And I already have Ink Circle's Cirque des Carreaux and Teresa Wentzler's Tradewinds fully kitted up. And I have Mirabilia's Cinderella, MAIA Misaki, HAED Autumn Winds and PINN Ganesha as WIPs.

Wish me luck?

8 comments:

Heather said...

Good luck! I'm working on swirling peacock at the moment. I've started the feathers and have done a few of the swirls. I think I'll need more kreinik though.

Vicky said...

ha ha I still have Lizzie Kate Boo club in my pile of stash to do ....

Marlene jones said...

That's very organised, I love to see my drawers of threads full, so when placing an order I will always add a few. I am ensuring my stash has all my future requirements, I jusy haven't decided yet what they are.

Annie said...

Wow, I am so impressed with your organization skills! How wonderful to have it all planned out with all the materials ready to go:) Looking forward to seeing your future projects:)

D1-D2 said...

That is a VERY impressive list. I like having things kitted up and ready to go as well.

gominam said...

Wow, lots to stitch, but you always manage to impress us readers. Looking forward to these projects:)

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

I love a plan and several spreadsheets when it comes to stitching projects! Looks like you'll be busy for a while!

Alyssa F said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better, I haven't done LK's Boo Club either. I still need to pick up those patterns! That's what I get for coming late to the party, LOL