When I looked back at my year in stitching review I realized that I did not make enough time for my stitching, which in turn means that I did not make enough for *myself* throughout the year – time to just sit, enjoy a cup of something steamy and relaxing and stitch the worry away from my day. No wonder I was so stressed out and cranky some days (right?)
My word for the new year is happiness. I intend to take more untraveled paths, spend more time just being *happy*, and surround myself with positive energetic people.
As part of that I need more than just Monday afternoons reserved for a little bit of stitching time and I really want to get back to stitching every day like I used to, because it made me happy, I enjoyed picking up my needle each day, and it definitely relieved a lot of stress and I found myself worrying less.
My challenge to myself in the month of January (and you if you’d like to join me) is to stitch at least two smalls all the way to completion. I figured two finishes is a good way to start off the new year right and if I start small I’ll get that feeling of accomplishment to push me through the bigger more time consuming projects.
I do hope you’ll join me in my stitching challenge or create a unique challenge for yourself to fit with your own stitching habits and goals for the month of January.