This is a hard one since I "collect" a lot of designers but don't really stitch a lot of them. For example, I have ALL of the little black cats from Calico Crossroads but haven't stitched a one (choices are harder when there are so many!).
I do have a few Michael Powell designs stitched - maybe two or three are framed and have won ribbons in our county fair (and I own a LOT more as yet unstiched...). I like them because of his style --- that sort of quirky, wonky, sketchy look.
And I have stitched a few Elizabeth Almond blackwork pieces (am deep into her "Save the Stitches" sampler right now). I just like blackwork... what can I say?
There was a time when I was REALLY into Prairie Schooler, especially the ornaments. I have a LOT of those (Santas and angels, mainly).
But mainly, I skip from designer to designer, style to style, depending on what strikes me at the moment, and, when finished, I rarely go back to the same style again. In most cases, it feels like I'm stitching the same thing, over and over, and I prefer variety.
Last WIPocalypse, my goals were as follows:
• Start putting in the colors on "Revenge": DONE - there are currently six colors complete and a seventh one about half finished... You can see where I stand on this project in the photo at the end of this post.
• Quilt those three place mats (or they will have to sit around my quilting space until NEXT holiday season!): DONE, and handed in at the last guild meeting
• Finish the November Crazy Quilt Journal/Bead Journal block: DONE
Can you believe that? I actually accomplished what I set out to do! WOW! I can hardly believe that!
So this next month...
- Keep on working on "Revenge"
- Finish the December block for the crazy quilt/Bead Journal Projects
What with the holidays (and tax season coming up in January - 1099s already arriving in the mail), that may well be all I can hope to accomplish. Stitching is going to be a bit iffy in the next month or so, I fear, and this will probably be one of my least productive stitching years ever.