When I first picked this up this afternoon, I thought that there was no way that I could finish it by tomorrow (thereby adding one more finish to my 2007 totals). But it is coming along very smoothly. Since there is no backstitching or outlining, once the last cross is done, it's finished.
As I stitch I have been thinking about my stitching goals for next year. I know that Hawaiian Mandala will take up a large part of my stitching time. I also have three more of these small sheep to stitch, so I will keep busy while I fly. I really wanted to work on some of my own designs and even have a great idea for a monthly series, but I don't see any way that I can design and stitch the first one in January. Maybe this is something that I will have to save for 2009. Goal setting is a fine line between setting achievable goals and setting goals that stretch yourself somewhat. I still don't think I am ready for monthly goals. Things come up in my life and everything I had planned can be swept aside. But setting some doable goals is what I want to settle on for my post tomorrow. Until then, Happy New Year!