Saturday, January 8, 2011

Up for a Challenge and 2011 Goals

I have joined the "Up for a Challenge" stitching challenge.  (  I have listed my 15 WIPs that I will be working on this year.  I have decided to do this cause when I finish a piece it really helps my self confidence.   I am also challenging myself to "test out of" four classes so I can start the Nursing part of my BSN journey.  I have Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics, Interp. & Analyse Lit.  When I get those done I can do the four challenge exams.  These exams are to show them (people at Indiana State University) that I have a good sense from my LPN training to continue to be that RN.  I have set some great goals for myself for this up coming year.  Health wise, I want to decrease the amount of meds that I take for my diabetes.  I am on two meds.  This year one med and maybe next year the other med.  My son has some options for an apartment.  I guess that is another goal.  To get him in his own place.  I have some pics to post.  I have two WIPs I am working on.  And, the snippets from my stitching.

 This is a Pat Rogers.  I am not sure when I started this, but I would like to finish it and then frame it.  I love the colors.  I did a stitching mistake in the letters on the first row.  I think that is why I put it down.  I will fix that, finish it, and off to the framers it will go.  It is stitched on 18ct Aida.  All DMC colors.
This is my first attempt at a HAED design.  It is a freebie.  It will be Auroas Garden when it is finished.  It also is all DMC colors. I love the colors.  It is stitched over 2 on 25ct Linen.  I am stitching a block at a time.
This is the start of my TUSAL jar. 
Hope you have a great weekend.  It is suppose to be really really cold here in Wisconsin.  Great weather for stitching or studying.
Thanks for stopping by.


Tricia said...

You have wonderful goals for this year! And your stitching - especially the first piece - is just gorgeous. I'm looking forward to starting a small HAED piece when I get some of my Crazy 15 starts finished. :-)

Daffycat said...

Pretty ORTs!

Lei B. said...

Wow! That is a lot of goals. I love the pics you posted of your WIP's. The Pat Rogers one is just lovely. Good luck with the challenge.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Hello, I love your sampler and hope you can get it finished (you are so close).