I have something I wanted to (hopefully) inspire you with.
Last year I stitched Toccata II, SALing with a friend. In just over 6 months we both managed to finish it doing only two motifs a week. That's only an hour or two each week (depending on the motifs).
I'm going to try something similar this year and I'd like to encourage anyone to join in. Pick anything and just do a motif or two each week, whenever you can. Or a band, or a length of thread, or one hour or two on a UFO or old WIP. You'll be surprised how your piece grows, and before you know it you'll have finished something!
And just to inspire you further - if anyone is looking for something to stitch why not try this:
To translate roughly - it's a freebie sampler from the very talented Maryse (who gave us beautiful houses last year that I meant to stitch but didn't get round to) and one piece will come out each month. The first nine months will be nine blocks each and the last two will be the border. It will be seasonal and have the alphabet, houses, flowers, fruits, trees and animals on it. The image there isn't what it'll look like - that's just the general layout - the actual blocks are a mystery! It's 189 x 189 in size, 9 blocks by 9 blocks. Part 1 and the list of DMC threads needed is already out and so far it looks lovely!
In fact, I was going to stitch Drawn Thread's Sampler Gameboard for my two motifs a week but this looked like so much fun I did this last night while waiting for the new year to arrive...
Apologies to those of you who voted in the poll! The Sampler Gameboard will be up next. In fact there's a new poll up again. The last poll turned into a battle between Beatrix Potter's Quaker Sampler and Blackstone Fantasy Garden, so I'm going to do both! Beatrix Potter for a Sampler SAL every third weekend and Blackstone when I finish Medieval Times.