Wednesday, November 30, 2005

i'm relapsing!

Relapsing in my Stitching addiction, that is! which is a good thing! Well, last night I did no stitching when I got home from work, I did an hours worth on November Quilt before I went to work, and this morning I have put another 2 hours in on Nov. quilt. i think i may make it by the due date, in a few months.

Well, I have been having some bad pain in my back/ribs/lungs/heart lately, starting yesterday. I am not one for doctors, i hate them. not them personally, of course, I just don't like going, and my husband said I had to make an appointment to go get my back checked out! I took advil, and my back feels fine. My everything feels fine! If I don't have any pain by Friday when my appointment is, I'm cancelling, I can't see wasting my time and the docs time for nothing. He pulled his back out of whack the other week and did HE go to the doctor? N-O! So, why should I? I know it's just because I lifted something wrong at work, in a few days it will go away, I'm sure.

So, irritating!
Well, I think I am going to go back to my stitching.

Oh! Last night, I pulled all my WIP's out and made a list of the things I want to do for 2006. It's a pretty long list. I don't think I will finish everything on it. (That's positive thinking-eh?)

And this morning i made a wish list of all the patterns/kits I want. THAT is an even longer list than my to do list. So, we shall see what goes down for Christmas. I am going to tell Hubby about my list,a nd see if it strikes a chord with him...hint hint honey!
Well, off I go!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Night stitcher...?

It is so wierd. I used to be a die-hard morning stitcher, because the later it would get i would be more tired and not feel like dragging out my stitching int he evenings, especially after a long day at work., but it seems that lately, I would rather stitch at night after work.

I got home from work around 6:45 last night, ate some dinnerthen settled down ont he couch with the 3rd Harry potter movie on, hubby rubbing my feet, and Snow Valley express in hand.

I worked on SVE for a full two hours last night, and made some good progress. I had planned to work one hour on Snow Valley, and one hour on November quilt, however, once I got going on snow valley, I couldn't put it down, so got 2 good, much needed hours in on it.

Tonight I get of work early (4:00 instead of 6:00) so i plan on getting LOTS of stitching done tonight, although I don't know on what yet.

It's been fun reading blogs this morning, alot of people have posted,and there is alot of talk about Christmas and alot of Christmasy projects. Well, I'm off to refill my coffee mug and pick up some stitching.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

I did it!

What did i do? I started the Abbey today! I know! Not good. I was going to wait until I had everything prepped and ready to go. I pulled abou t1/2 the threads needed, some I don't even have yet. I couldn't wait! I actually put stitches into it tonight. I started on page 1, or in the upper left hand corner, so that is what I finally decided. This project has something like 200,000 stitches in it, I think I have 20 in!

I haven't worked on anything else today other than prepping this piece and startin git, even though I said I wouldn't do that until the 1st of January. oh well. I got a head start!

I decided to stitch it one over one, which I have never done, I have always used two strands, but I have never worked on aida this small before! well, so far, that is allt he exciting news in my stitching world. Guess I am going to go get some more in before I head off to sleep.

Very Stitchy Saturday

Well, yesterday i actually got quite a bit done stitchy-wise! I worked on the "Love, Home, Joy" sampler. I put an hour into that, and then after work, I worked an hour on November Quilt, which surprised me, as I normally do my best stitching int he mornings, when I am not so sleepy, and I got home from work around 10 last night, and sat right down with NQ for a good hour. Today I am hoping ot get more in on November Quilt, as well as Snow Valley Express, I am also hoping to work a bit more on prepping "The Abbey" (whip stitching the edges and pulling threads) So, we shall see how thi sgoes. I spent most of my morning so far reading. The third book int he trilogy I am reading comes out in 2 days. So, I want to get this second book done, so I can get the third. Well, here i go to make some progress on my stitching!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Wow! I just scrolled through my blog list, and it is long, I haven't put them all on my sidebar, the ones I read, however, everyone must be out getting ready for Christmas, because barely anyone has posted for a few days. Hmmm...?

I also made a decision. I have beena faithful subscriber of Stitcher's World now for years, since about 1999, and just this year i have become very disappointed in their magazine. So, I decided to subscribe to "For the Love of Cross Stitch." I have found quite a bit of wonderful patterns in there when ever I get it off the newstand, and have been quite impressed with it. So, starting next year, I will be subscribing to that mag, instead of Stitcher's World, well, I'm off to work on my Home Love Joy sampler, as I haven't worked on it for awhile, I put about 18 stitches into it a few days ago,t hen set it down and moved on, that was during a stitching slump of mine, and I am back to it now!


Finally I have a happy dance! Just another aornament. It is a picture of a bear holding a sign that says Noel. The bear is wearing a Santa Hat and the sign has a red and white striped border. It is cute. Now I have to do the finishing on it. I am not sure whether it will be a lfat piece or a pillow type thing. hmmm...?

So, now I can concentrate on...ornie #9, and getting things worked out for The Abbey, and then also work on my parents two pieces as well.

I am starting ot get excited about Christmas. I watched Home Alone 2 last night. Just to get into the Christmas spirit a bit more, plus hubby put the tree up, so we will decorate it today. I am actually getting excited about it.

Well, I think I am going ot go read some then get some stitching out and get to work. hmmm...The Question is: snow Valley express? or November Quilt? OR! I can dig into the trenches of my stash, and WIP's UFO's and do something else entirely. hmm...? We shall see.

Friday, November 25, 2005

A happy turkey(ham) day!

Well, yesterday when I posted I was planning on spending the evening alone with DH, however, our plans changed when friends of DH called to see what he was up to, and he invited them over to share T-day with us. So, We got to share our Thanksgiving with some special people. It was fun. after dinner we watched Bill Cosby. It was a nice evening, and we had plenty of food, though we thought we wouldn't.

And today it is back to work for me! I only work a short 5 hour shift today, though, which is nice.

Well, I didn't get the ornie finished last night, like I wanted to, I have been working on it this morning a bit. I am doing a large area of fill in (I say large, but the entire piece is only like 2 inches long and 1 high) and then I have to do the back stitch and I will be done. I am sure I can finish it by today!

Then maybe i will be motivated to work on some of my larger pieces.

Yesterday while watching Home Alone, a nice Christmasy movie, I started whip stitching the fabric I will be using for "The Abbey" I am getting excited about my decision to work on that piece. I can't wait to get started. i am afraid that I will neglect my other projects though. i must work out a rotation. I made my list of TO DO's yesterday for next year. I think I am going to try and be ambitious, because I have something like 12 rather large pieces ont he rotation. Hmmm...? Well, I am going to get back to my ornament now, bye!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

A lazy but relaxing and fun day


Well,this morning started early, with us getting up around 7 this morning. We have decided not to start dinner until 5 tonight, because I was thinking about having a nice candlelight dinner in front of the fireplace, picnic style, with just me and my honey.

Well, I finally got all those new flosses on their bobbins and into their rightful spaces in my floss boxes. Boy was that a chore! But! I now have 50 new DMC's that I didn't have before.

Well, I have decided to use December as a prep month for next year. I will keep up my stitching on November Quilt, and Snow valley express, which I have finalized dead lines for both of those, (NQ= March 1st, SVE=April 10th) That way I will be able to get them off to my parents for their birthdays. (april 23rd for my mom, May 14th for dad.) So, I decided once and for all that I am going to start on "The Abbey" by Marty Bell on January 1st.I have a lot of prepping to do for it before I actually can start: pulling floss, putting it on floss cards, labeling the threads on the floss cards, making copies of the pattern so it can be marked on as I go along, whip stitching the edges of the fabric (I decided on 22 count white aida that I already had in my stash) and mentally preparing myself as well.

Does that sound funny? This is the first time I will venture into the area of more than 30-40 floss colors on a project, quite frankly I find it a bit daunting. I have never worked a pattern that was 9 pages long either. And I am not sure quite how I should start. Most of my projects up to this point have been started in the middle, at the center point, that way I am pretty sure it will be centered on the fabric piece,and not slide off one end or another. (As unfortunately in my earlier years of stitching this happened, and it sucks after putting so much effort into something to find you can't finish it, or your fabric isn't large enough.) But with this, I am not sure if I don't want to start in the top left hand corner, as it is page #1 on the chart. That way I can go page by page, instead of having to start on page 5, and work my way around. Hmmm...? I guess I have a month to figure it out. Hmmm...?

I also have figured out some other deadlines as well, of other projects that I would like to get done next year (2006) I have decided not to put a deadline on The Abbey, as I have never done one this large and detailed, I am not sure how it will work out. I may say by my birthday (Nov. 10th) I want to have it done. That would be ten months, if I start on Jan. 1st. well, I am going to get working on my 8th ornie right now, it is coming along quickly and I think I can finish it today, if I work on it the rest of the afternoon, until dinner, I think I may have a happy dance!


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

A busy day.

Well,t his morning, I got a little bit of work in on ornament #8. I am hoping to finish it before the end of this week, which means i am going to have to work very hard on it for about three days.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and me and DH have no plans.We are going to cook for ourselves, we went and bought a bunch of stuff, the usual thanksgiving stuff: ham, potatoes, stuffing, etc. And so we are going to do our own cooking. It is weird, because even though it will just be him and I, I am excited about tomorrow, I think it will be fun, him and I in the kitchen,then settling in front of the fire in the fireplace with our dinner, and just spending some time together. It is weird that I am actually excited about it since I am so used to having a big thanksgiving feast with a lot of people. It will be a nice quiet day just him and I. I plan on doing stitching, of course. I always plan on stitching, but I think I write about it and read about it a great deal more than I actually do it! Well, not always but alot. I need to pick up the needle and put it to work especially on my rotation pieces, I just have not been much in the mood for stitching lately! I don't know what my deal is! I don't feel like dragging all the supplies out and settling in for long periods of stitching, I am more into the quick ornament thing right now. just something sorta small and easy to pick up and put down.

Well, Happy Thanksgiving!


STILL winding floss onto bobbins...WHERE are those worker elves?!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


I didn't know what to name my post, so I named it hmmm...? How original! Well, this morning has been really weird. I read for a bit, and I have done abunch of housework, clean dishes, so some laundry, but i have yet to pick up a needle. I want to , too, as I don't have to go into work until 3:30, I have most the day to do just that. I have been busy flossing bobbins, though. so, I have been doing Stitchy things, just not stitching itself.

Today is my hubby's thanksgiving luncheon at his work, and he wants me to go, but I was looking forward to having all day to relax, getting some work done around the house, and doing some stitching. I haven't decided yet whether or not I will go. I should, to make him happy, but I was really looking forward to having the day to myself, and getting things done.

My next day off is Thanksgiving, and that is all I get off, I don't get the weekend or Thursday and Friday, nothing like that, so is the life of a retail worker. Oh well, I got three days off last week, all in a row, too! So, I guess I can't complain!

well, I think I am going ot go to this luncheon thingy with dearest hubby-poo.
So, I guess I better get going. bye!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Yippee! New Floss-LOW price!

Well, yesterday, DH and I went to Micheal's, after my eye appointment, which went well. So, I go to Micheal's, without my floss list (gasp!) apparently the last time I went shopping for threads I took my list out and forgot to put it back into my purse! I always keep a spare in there, incase I am ever in Walmart or a craft store, and decide to pick up a few threads that I may need. However, I didn't have my list with me, much to my disappointment as Micheal's is having a sale on DMC right now 5 for a buck!!! So! when I told DH, he was so sweet, he said "Well, let's go home and get your list and come back, so you can get some." And then he teased me saying "Because if we don't come back, I'll never hear the end of it!" So! That is what we did! I got 50 colors on my "To get" list. So, I guess I will be winding bobbins for awhile! =) But it will be so worth it. Being in that store really got me geared up for the holidays! I came home and burned some Christmasy smelling candles, and turned on some Christmasy music.

AND! I got yarn and some crochet hooks, and am going to try my hand at crochet. Good luck to me! i also want to try knitting. One of these days! Well, I work the dreaded 10-6 today, so I got up at some 5:15 this morning, so I would have abit of time to doink around before going to work. I actually have some chores to do, like putting laundry away, that way when I get home tonight, I can sit and wind bobbins until I am blue in the face. Once again, I wonder where the stitching "Worker elves" are!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Nature's Window

Well, yesterday before I headed off to work I got a bit of work done on Nature's Window.I worked on it for abuot an hour. which is good, since I haven't touched it in...a few weeks, almost a month, I think. Right now I am working on the sky line which is just a lot of half stitches, which goes pretty quickly. I am starting to get bored of that color though and am ready to skip to something else. There are some trees int he back ground, I guess I could work on them, or the wolves int he picture.

The pattern is a bit hard to follow because it is so detailed. But so far, I think I am doing pretty good. It is coming along better than it was. I think that one has been in my "to do" pile for about 5 years, or more. So, It is nice to pull it out and get it worked on. I have a few others that are int he same boat, as well, as ones that I think I had messed up (misscounted somewhere) on and so sorta gve up on and never returned to. One of those is one for my mother, of a Precious Moments girl holding a bunch of flowers, with a little sign that says "Thanks a bunch" I was going to give it to her for thanking her and dad for all the help they gave me to get me through college. However, I lost interest. So, maybe I should start it over or try to get back into it? I don't know. Right now there is no room in my rotation for it. I have too much on my hands already.

Today I have an eye doctor's appointment as my eyes have given me a lot of trouble lately, I strian them a lot, which causes headaches. So, hopefully they will be able to help me with that. and maybe make stitching a bit easier too. Well, I am off to get some stitching done before my appointment, because after they dialate my eyes I am not sure if I will want to read or stitch for awhile, but maybe. I hate that feeling, of having my eyes dialated! they feel like bug eyes! Then you have to wear dark glasses for the next few hours. UGH. Gosh it sure has been a long time since I have been to the eye doc. Should be interesting.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Some progress...

Yesterday was my last lovely day of relaxation, and I got a lot of stuff done. well, two hours of stitching in, that's for sure. I haven't even picked up my needle today. I had a crappy 10-3 shift today, tomorrow is even worse! 10-6! That takes up all day! So, I was thinking, go to bed around 11 tonight, and get up around 5 or 6 int he morning, that way I will actually have some time to get some stitching in before I head off to work.

Tonight, I could have done some after work, but I was busy doing housework. ugh. Plus, hubby is still on night shift, so he was home, and I hung out with him a little bit before he had to head off to work Then to keep my mind off the fact that I was alone for the evening, I cleaned and tidied up just about every inch of my home. I kept meaning to sit and stitch, but somehow it hasn't happened. I am probably going to get to bed here before too long. That way I can wake up nice and early and stitch or whatever before it is off to work. Why must we work? Why cant i just sit around and stitch all day? Oh what am I complaining about? I was off the last three days and hardly picked up a needle, except to finish one of my christmas ornies, and work a bit on Nov. Quilt. well, all this reading of blogs,and thinking about stitching makes me want to pick up the needle. So, I am going to move myself into the living room, and get into my stitching and DVD's of Gilmore Girls season 1. My DH thinks I am crazy because I enjoy watching all these shows like older episodes, but I have been in college for the past 5 years, and I have had little or no time for tv watching during those times, living in the dorms, and all, so I am just trying to catch up.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


I named my post that, because that is what i am right now. I am sitting in my house freezing away, I just turned the heater on, and I am hoping htat it gets warm in here soon! along with my coffee, and nice warm fleece blanket, I should be warm any minute now! the highs today is....55 degrees! Good Lord! Well, I shall survive, as long as I have a hot pot of coffee, and my big fuzzy blankets, I should be fine. Yes, and my heater. It is starting to heat up in here...

Well, yesterday I finished Ornament #7! And started #8 Goody for me! and not a stitch did I put into any of my rotation pieces! hmmm...? The week is slipping away! Before I know it, I am going to realize it is sunday already and I will be disappointed in myself for not having picked up any of the 5 pieces on my rotation list.

Today is my last day of my three days off, and I really should confine myself to my bedroom, with some good music and my stitching. But somehow being confined to my room sounds like punishment, and since Stitching should be fun, I don't want it to be a punishment.

I keep getting sidetracked, with my book! It is all Nora Robert's fault! If "Blue Dahlia" hadn't been such a good book, I would have been able to put it down and stitched. And I finished it last night, but now I am onto "Black Rose" the next book in the series, which I want to finish before the end of this month as the third and last book in this trilogy comes out on the 29th.

Well, so this is my last day off and I must make the most of it. So, I think I will get going on my rotation stitching. Maybe a day of solitary confinement with my stitching won't be such a bad idea afterall. Hmmm...?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Yeah right, alot of stitching- pooey!

Well, yesterday I was intending ot get stitching done. I got a few stitches in, my 7th ornament. However, any other stitching- not! I sat and read for three hours! granted, it is a great book! but my poor stitching. WHY do I always have the want to , but I never get it done! It is just like the rest of my life:
- I intend to do more housework
-I intend to drink less coffee
- I intend to drink more water
- I intend to do more excercise
-I intend to eat less, and not make a pig out of myself.
-I intend to do more yard work
- I intend to stitch 2-3 hours a day, especially those I have off from work!
The list goes on and on! Come on now! And like that last one should be so hard! I can feel the needle in my fingers, I have the itch to hold it in my hand and stitch, but do I? no! I sit down and watch another episode of Gilmore girls, which i have started to rent from Blockbuster by DVD. Or! I go online and fight with my impossibly SLOW dial up internet and read blogs ABOUT...stitching! But! Do I do it? Do I go running? Do I eat less? Do I stop pouring coffee down my throat as if this is the last pot I will ever see?! NO! I DON'T! sigh.
well, I supposed I can say I am off to do some stitching, however, I am really not believing myself at this time to want to do so, so I guess, i can say "Maybe" I am off to do some stitching, but who really knows for sure? hmmm...I will let you know!

Monday, November 14, 2005

On a mini holiday

Well, I have the next three days off from work, which is great! I can get lots of reading and stitching done. I have been trying to put some time into "Snow Valley Express" for my dad. Over the weekend I got about 1 and a half hours into it. Which is good, if you count in the fact that I am not truly enjoying this project much. I don't like the colors. It is too blah. It is a picture of a train int he snow, so there is a lot of grays and blacks in the train and the back ground. But I am making some good progress on it. I am hoping to get the 5 hours in on it I have allotted for it for my weekly rotation. With having three days off, I am thinking I shouldn't have a problem. Today is going to be a housework/chores day, and then I can totally relax the next two days. So, right now i have a load of wash in the washer, and I am going to vaccuum the house, and sweep the bathrooms, and kitchen, and tidy up the living room. I think that may take me a few hours, and then I will take a few hours off to read or stitch, and relax. I am totally feeling the starters bug, I got "cozy re-tweets" by Donna Vermillion Giampa a book with a three patterns of companion birdhouses and I totally want ot start one. Even though I know I shouldn't start them, and I should keep up my work on snow Valley Ex. or my november quilt, and if I need to get away from them, then I can work on the other three projects in my rotation. I will put this book of patterns away and not look at it again until I finish one of the projects in my rotation.
Well, I am going to go get on that housework, and then i can spend the rest of my days off relaxing, and stitching...of course!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Happy Birthday to me!

Wow! I haven't posted for awhile! Well, today is my birthday! 28 years old! WHERE does the time fly to? I wish I knew. Well, I have been trying to reorganize my rotation, but it seems no matter how I try I just can't seem to stitck with it. Yesterday I worked on my ornament. I put little beads on the tree he is holding to make it look like there are ornaments on it, and I did some of the back stitch, that is all I have left to do, is backstitch, then I will be finished with him. I am not sure if I will try to do some more before Christmas is here, but for now, I want to put most of my time into November Quilt. Which yesterday I missed intirely! I have no idea where the day went yesterday, but I know I went jogging and puttered around, I read for a good while in the morning. I'm in the middle of Nora Robert's "Blue Dahlia" from her garden trilogy. It is pretty good. So, I did that and I got some mail ready to be forwarded to my inlaws who recently moved out of my house. Oh and I watched "Miss Congeniality"! Good movie! and then worked a bit on my ornament. Then before I knew it, it was time to head off to work. When I got home, around 9:15 at night, I wasn't in the mood for stitching, and watched "Two Weeks Notice" (I'm a big Sandra Bullock fan!) and then I didn't even make it all the way through the movie before I decided it was bed time. So, I went ot bed and fell right to sleep, despite the fact that DH was at work last night. Which I don't sleep well when he isn't here.

So, there was my day in a nutshell, plenty of time for sttiching, but it didn't really happen. Plenty of time for cleaning up the house, but didn't happen, and now I have to do it on my special day. Sigh, oh well, at least I will take time to do some stitching, in a real sence today! a few hours or more worth!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Happy Monday

Well, I am hoping everyone had a great weeekend. I had a rather stitchy weekend, myself. I actually got quite a bit done on my November Quilt piece for my mom. It is looking good. I worked on it for three hours yesterday. It is motivating me to keep it up. Why is it that it always takes me awhile to pick up a project, but once I do, look out! The needle will be a-smokin'? I wonder if it is just me that does this, or does this happen to others as well?

This week, I am hoping to get a good chunk of it done. I intend to get my 7 allotted hours in on it, if not more, not to mention the other 4 pieces in my rotation. We shall see if I can actually be disciplined and work on the pieces I say I am going to.

Well, yesterday, DH and I went shopping. He bought my wedding rings on Friday night, and we had to go to the store and have them sized and sautered. So, while at the mall, we looked around, and we spent quite a bit of money.Which I don't think was too smart, but I need to take something back today, because it is the cassette tapes of an audio book set, that I could listen to while doing my stitching, but I got home and the tape player in my deck is not working, so I hope they will take it back. I have my reciept. I was rather disappointed. I have had this great idea that I will start buying audio books to listen to while stitching,that way I can kill two birds with one stone, read and stitch at the same time. And this was my first attempt at doing so, and I can't even do it...yet.

I have to go to work 5 hours earlier today than I normally do, they asked me to come in early, probably to cover for someone, or for a mistake they made on the schedule. Which will be alright, I will get home early evening. and then it will be stitching time. Alrighty. I am going to go now, andf try to get a little bit of stitching in before It is time to go to work. I really just feel like going back to bed.

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Just for the record, I wanted to put this picture on here, so my readers can see what I am working on. I am working on the Quilt right now, on the red leaf in the middle, as well as the brown/tann one on the bottom left hand corner. I also have a part of the wheel that is sticking out from under the blanket done, and the pumpkin by the wheel, and most of the sky over the quilt done as well. I have most of the red border around the quilt finished as well, just have to add shading. It is coming along, It is actually a quicker stitch than I thought it would be.

In the groove again!

Well, yesterday I actually sat down for an hour and stitched on Paula Vaughan's November quilt for my mom. I hadn't done anything. Even after I started my rotation, and tried to get it together, I just couldn't. So, I am supposed to put 7 hours of time into it a week, I have done 1 1/2 this week, that means I have to stitch 5 1/2 hours on it today. yeah right. I think I will just be short a few hours this week. plus, I haven't done much on anything else in my rotation either. Oh well, I am just glad that I got some work in on November Quilt. I plan to do a few more hours on it today, as it is my day off. So, hopefully. This is a short post, but just wanted to write that I finally put some work in where needed.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Ok, so I am not so dumb afterall.

I figured it out, this could take awhile though. I had about eight links upunder blogs I read typed up and ready to publish and my computer kicked me off line! great, just great. This may take a bit. I am just glad I figured it out, and I did it all on my own! This may really suck up my stitching time!

O.k, I have no clue what I am doing!

So! Today I decided I would try to put things in my side bar of my blog, I don't think I did it right. So far it looks awful. I have no clue what I am doing. If anyone reads this and wants to help, feel free! I am tired of my blog looking blah, so I thought I would try to fix it, but I think I made it worse. I get the idea, but I did it wrong somehow.

Well, today I have done very little stitching. I worked on my ornament, with lil' Mr. Snowman on a Sled, which I wanted to have finished at the beginning of the week, but it is not done yet, although I think that tonight I will get it done. My DH and FIL are going to the movies, to see Jarhead, as my FIL is a retired Marine,and that sort of movie doesn't interest me at all, I think tonight will be a night of stitching and CSI, even though I have already established that doing them at the same time will probably not work out too well. Well, that's alright.

I may also try to figure out how to fix this boring blog of mine, as I can do the post itself, but the sidebar stuff...I am so computer daft! It's embarrasing- really. I wonder if my hubby will be able to help. I bet he would, he is super smart and good with computers. He is always so busy though. Well, I am going to get to stitching, I think. I have a lot of it to get done. bye!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Happy November

Well, yesterday, DH and I had to drive three hours to Dallas to pick up his father from the airport who is visiting us for a few days. That meant...stitching time! I started working in earnest on a project that I started years ago, and I probably had about an hours worth of work into it. It is by "Designs for the Needle" and it is called "Natures Window" and It got stuck in my "to do later...much later" list, or pile. So, I decided to put it into my rotation. I have quite a few of those I started a while back (due to the starters bug that seems to hit us all) and have about an hours worth into and then forgot them, or whatever, and I have decided to get them DONE! So, I put it into my rotation. It is slot #4, I think, which means I am only supposed to work on it about 1/2 an hour a week. Well. I haven't worked my rotation correctly since I started it! I have worked on pieces in my rotation, but not int he correct order and not the right amount. See? That is the problem with me is I say I'm going to do a rotation. Then I set it all up. and I may work on the projects for it, but I get really into a project, and then can't put it down, so then instead of doing what I was going to do for the attended amount then I throw it all out the window! And do whatever I want anyway! Maybe I just need to accept that I am just not a rotation kind of girl.

Anyway, so my whole point was that I have this project in my so called rotation and I worked more on it than I intended. You know? Maybe i should just scrap the whole rotation idea. I think that is an idea, because I enjoy workin gon so many pieces, but at the same time, if i have 30 projects in progress, I will never get them done. I need to have a handful in the works then when i finish one put something else in. but then I alwasy wander back to my stash to see if something else calls me. ugh.

Today, I am going to try to stick to my rotation 1 hour for my focus project and 1 hour for my secondary focus project. but I know I will want to go off and work on soemthing else intirely. Oh why even bother? I think it is just hard for me, because my focus pieces are for other people not for me, and I have sort of abandoned the whole obligation stitching thing. so, i want to stitch stuff for myself. Well, guess I better go get to it.