I have such lofty stitching plans this year. I hope I am able to accomplish half of what I set out to do!
I used to think that I used a screaming rotation system. I let the projects speak to me - the one that screams the loudest is the one that gets the most attention. Having said that, I'm in the middle of Terre de France and I am stitching each new part as it is released - whether it screams or not. Perhaps what I "hear" from the projects is not a scream but a squeak - and the squeaky wheel is getting the grease. TdF is guaranteed to squeak every month.
This month is a fine example of a squeaky wheel rotation. Yesterday I finished my Garden Exchange project for the Stitching Blogger Exchange BB. Talk about a just-in-time finish! It had to be mailed yesterday, and it was. I wanted to start the Miss Mary SAL so I stitched a few rows last night. I need to stitch a small project for a friend that is sick; the deadline for that is next Monday, the 16th. I haven't settled on a design yet for her! Joy and I are stitching Snapperville this year as a SAL and she got started on hers last night. My Snapperville start might have to wait a week...or at least a few more days. I also have Part 17 of TdF to start and finish before the 31st. Wowzie!
While I am enjoying the projects already in the works and can't wait to start the ones that still need starting, I do hear some of my old Move It Out Monday projects calling my name, begging for a little needle time. I have almost a dozen of them, plus a few other projects that have been started and set aside. I feel like I need a plan, but setting rigid goals has never worked for me. It makes stitching feel like work.
I think I will do what needs to be done this month, then in February I'll sort through my WIPs and figure out what I'm longing to finish and add those to the mix. That way may rotation can have both squeaks and screams.