WIPs (Works in Progress)
I used to have a rotation system to move through stitching my current WIPs. What's a rotation system, you ask? It's a system that allows you to work on many projects at a time without neglecting any or getting bored with any (hopefully!)...allowing you to avoid the dreaded UFOs (UnFinished Objects!) Here's a link to a suggested rotation system, although it's not the one I use:
The system I used to use is called "Goal-Oriented Rotation"...basically, you set a goal you want to meet for each piece before you move to the next piece. My actual rotation included a slot where I worked on projects that are less than 10 hours from being completed, so I got a completed project every full rotation. In addition, I alternated between working on a "focus" project and an ornament between each of the other slots. It worked something like this:
One more wrinkle: If I'm doing a stitch-along (SAL) with some friends, at the beginning of the month, I stitch on that until I complete my goal, then I return to my "regularly-scheduled" rotation slot (the one after wherever I stopped).
However, for 2006 I think I'm going to have a "screaming" rotation...which means that whichever piece yells the loudest, gets worked on. :) So here are some of my WIPs...click on the thumbnails to see a full-size scan of the piece and details about it.