Choices for the next WIP to work on…

I am hours away from finishing Fruit Bell Pull by Teresa Wentzler.  I probably won’t finish it tonight but it will be finished tomorrow.  I have only a little backstitching and the border on the last block left.  That means it’s time to pick the next project or decide to move to an active rotation.

Being the data geek that I am I have multiple options when I sort my spreadsheet. If I go with the oldest projects I’m looking at Pegasus started in 1982.

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OR Rainbow Unicorn started in 1983

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or if I stick with Cross-stitch Dragon Ride from 2000

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If I sort by Percentage complete, I’m looking at the Dr. Who Quilt
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Or The French purse kit I inherited from my Grandma
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If I go with projects with the fewest remaining stitches. Those would be Tempest and Ecology
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Or I go with the Carousel Horses which are on the highest count fabric and my eyesight is going. (Summer is the closest to complete)
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It’s a good thing that I have an evening to decide what to work on next.

However, suggestions are appreciated.

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Guilt Free January

Several years ago when social networking was done on bulletin boards like Yuku, the idea of Guilt Free January started.  You could start as many pieces you wanted to during January with no consequences.  I participated in 2003 and still have many of the projects I started.  For the last several years, I’ve been concentrating on finishing WIPs and trying to get my list of unfinished projects below 63 (most of those are Finished Unfinished projects).

This year however, I’m thinking seriously of new starts.  I’ve got several things kitted up and it would be so easy to start something new. I’ve got Sleepy Hollow from Glendon Place and La-De-Da’s The Raven both Halloween pieces.  I have my three Carousels – Patricia Allison’s Dragon Carousel, Teresa Wentzler’s The Carousel, and Fire Wing Designs The Wild Hunt and I have my Mirabilia Queens – I have Autumn as a WIP and Summer, Spring and Winter are kitted up.  And that doesn’t count all the smalls I could do and there are 2 kits DH bought me to stitch for him…

But then I think of my completion list from last year and the number of completed new starts compared to the older WIPs.  If I haven’t changed my mind about new starts at that point, I look at my WIPs and find something close to the one that I’m thinking of starting.  So far it’s worked.