Monday, December 29, 2014

2015 Rotation - All from Current Stash

My rotation is quite focused on projects that need to be finished.  I have been simply unsuccessful at getting my stitching mojo going again.  It's been dormant now for about 3 years. The plan is two-fold: 1) one focus piece per week - rotating through several; and 2) one strand per day of the Snapper borders, until finished, to get into the stitching habit.  Stitching one hour on the focus piece, plus one the one average length of threaded floss on the one-strand piece.

January - One strand per day: Snapper borders (I just GOT to finish this!)
Week One: Fall House (just practicing my stitching before hitting the big projects)
Week Two: LK My To Do List
Week Three: The Rose Garden
Week Four: Rainbow Borders

February - One strand per day: Snapper borders (it'll take more than 31 strands to finish)
Week Five: Paradigm Lost
Week Six: Six Geese A Laying (CEC 4th Day of Xmas)
Week Seven: The Rose Garden
Week Eight: Rainbow Borders

By the end of February, I hope to be finished with Snapper borders and, if so, Paradigm Lost becomes the one-strand daily project.  I'm not going to look further ahead than 2 months.  Life is too unpredictable.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Here we go... AGAIN!

I've not been very successful at getting my stitching mojo going and this is the last year I am going to try again.  If I can't make progress on my  stitching this year, the plan is to donate EVERYTHING I OWN to someone who will stitch.

To that end, I have joined Epic's Stitching "Stitch from Stash 2015-A".  My stitching from stash will first include projects listed on the right hand side of this post, primarily, The Rose Garden, Rainbow Borders, Paradigm Lost, & BC Snappers.  I've given up on ever finishing Petal Fairy, Sunshine State Sampler or Chatelaine Mystery VIII.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's = New Goals

The local ladies (and one gent) at the StitchyFingers group in Fort Lauderdale have decided to join me in a year-long challenge which will be approached on a quarterly basis.  We will be creating quarterly goals for ourselves and, at the end of each quarter, come up with some sort of celebration so we can bask in our successes.

Whilst discussing this, I decided that it's time for me to finish The Rose Garden.  That piece has been around long enough and it would be a huge boost to my self-esteem to see it finally hung in my house.  The Rose Garden's stitched saying is: "The desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose" and I feel this is a metaphor for what is going on with my life. Upon review, I realized it is 80% completed.  This will be my priority for the first quarter - to finish it and frame!

I also would like to make progress on the Autumn House I'm stitching on.  It's a new start that is more than halfway done now.  Also, the Mermaid Sampler.  I've lost a bit of enthusiasm for this piece.  I'm not sure why, but I'm not quite ready to chuck it. 

Still mocking me are those Snappers.  Ugh, I really hate stitching the border, and it appears that I may have "gone off" somewhere and need to readjust.  I can't move forward until I figure it out.  One thing for certain: I am not ripping any of it!

We will be creating an album somewhere and, as soon as we do, I'll be happy to share!

Happy New Year to all!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Back again!

It might seem laughable to some how I am constantly creating stitching challenges.  It's not that I am not able to stick to my goals - I usually do.  It's that I tend to think I'm superwoman and can magically do it all.  I had four kids. By myself.  Well, not BY myself, but I did raise them as a single parent on my own.

So I am the type of person who is inspired by activity - the more the merrier!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Weekend Stitching!

Joining the International Hermit & Stitch Weekend for the first time!

I will be stitching on The Mermaid and on the Rainbow Borders piece. I'm busy all next weekend, so I really need to make some headway if I'm going to meet my goals for this month!