So I have had time off to do nothing but visit and stitch and I was able to finish the second row of my HAED before the end of last year (2015). Admittedly it was New Years Eve but still . That means I am a little over 1/4 of the way finished. I figured it out and I have done 71,000 of the 252,900 stitches, give or take because I do not stop a color at the end of a page I keep going until it ends or the color stops.
2015 in review. I had several stitching resolutions and some I completed while others I did not get too. I wanted to complete the last 4 of the Cottage of the Months for my daughters collection. DONE I had wanted to complete 4 squares of the quilt I am making for my son. I got 2 DONE. I wanted to complete the Frank's Family Portrait on my own dyed fabric. It is about 1/2 done. And I had 3 projects that I did not get to. However I did start and finish 20 projects and I finished 3 projects that were in progress at the end of 2014. So I believe that it was a successful stitching year. Along with all of that I sewed 3 wallets, 4 mice, and 11 owls. I have worked a bit on hubby's blanket which I plan to have done before the end of January.
I am starting on my New Years Resolution, I always stitch for others but this year I would like to stitch for myself so that is my only resolution- do projects for ME. Finish Frank's Family is one of the first projects. There will also be time spent on my HAED Snowman. I am going to work Santa until he is finished and hope that the beads are not to bad..... There will be many snowmen worked this year with fun and creative ways to finish them. So a selfish year of ME, ME, ME. At least that is the plan as of now, all my close friends are taking bets on how long it will be before I see something and decide it would be the perfect gift for someone.