The older I get the more I think about finishing rather than starting although I have a ton of kitted and ready projects which call to me. I think I need to be more focused and less scattered so I finish things.
I even gave one of my WIP's to someone else to finish because I want the finished piece but have no desire to work on it (Thank you, Carleen!)
I've been thinking when I do inventory this year, I would figure out what is left to finish on each of my pieces and I would base the rotation on percentage left to finish. If I did it on stitches left to finish the large pieces would get no work.
I may be starting the year with some obligation stitching for church so those would be first.
Autumn Queen and Fruit Bellpull are the next two that I know are over 50% finished.
Tide Pools and Dragon Doorstop are the two canvases closest to finishing.
Anniversary Rose Sampler is the largest WIP I have and if I don't work a little on it each month it will never get finished.
The plan is to rotate between the two cross-stitch pieces closest to completion until they are finished with work on one of the canvases when I can't stand to cross-stitch any more and at least 5 hours spent on ARS each month. There may be a little quilting thrown in now and again (I'm thinking about an Arrow Quilt for FanX plus any new Star Trek or Dr. Who signatures).
Once I've completed one of the cross-stitch pieces, I will rotate in the next closest to completion. Either a TW or another designer piece depending on which got finished from the two I'm rotating. I have 5 pieces which have less than 20,000 stitches to finish them and there may actually be more that are that close to be finished. I would like to get those 5 finished and a few more. I would like to cut the WIP list from 20 stitching pieces to about 4 or 5. (I still have 14 Quilting, Weaving or Crochet projects on the list).
I'm hoping with this plan I'll have more than 5 finished pieces next year.