There are a whole lot of cross stitchers who are doing the #NYE12x12, which means they’re going to start 12 projects in 12 hours. I first heard about it last year, and that may have been the first year it was done . . I don’t know about that though, but I thought it was the craziest thing ever. This year, I’ve actually thought about it.
I considered doing it because sometimes just having a start makes it easier to pick it up again and get it going. On the other hand, the excitement of starting a new project is something I love so if everything is started, I’d probably go on and start something different and never get back to the 12 I started on New Year’s Eve.
Since I’m going to try to get 23 projects finished in 2023, I think I’m going to spend a bit of time this week thinking about what I want to stitch. Obviously, if I’m going to finish 23 projects, I need some smalls. They will all be projects I really want to stitch so it’s not like “busy work” just to get to the numbers. If I spend some time finding fabric, floss, substituting any colors that won’t work, trimming the fabric to size and serging it, getting it all in a project bag . . that could save a good bit of time.
I would like to kit up at least 10 smalls (new starts), 10 samplers of any size (new starts) and 10 WIPs. Yes, that’s 30 but it gives me some say in what I’m going to start next.
Sound like a good idea?