Monday, September 3, 2012

Latest Plan of Attack

I am sure there are more than a few of my fellow stitchers that kind of have a dilemma when one project is finished and have to decide which one to start next.........some you may identify with this.    My next (self-imposed) stitching challenge is a rotation of three that I love and one that I loved at one time.  I have four projects that are either band sampler or motif based designs and I decided I would work on each one until a completed a band or motif and then move on to the next.

Here's the line up..........
My Stitching Treasures/Jeannette Douglas - A WIP  from my list.  I have had this in my stash forever.  I love the fibers Jeannette puts together.  I started this as part of the Crazy January 2011 Challenge and you can see.....got side tracked.    I plan to work on this by completing one or two motifs before putting it aside to rest and picking up one of the other three in my rotation.  Just the fibers alone will make me want to get my assignment on the other three done so I can get back to this one.   I will starting saving my $$ for the Stitching Treasures Box that this goes to.



A Little Quakeresque/Blue Ribbon Designs - A WIP from my list.  I WAS in love with this when I started it and I know I will fall back in love again.   The reason I waiver.....DRAT, I thought this would go so much faster.  I started this one year on Retreat, 2011 I think.   Remember those aptitude tests we took in Middle School?   My results said the best job for me would be in Actuary.   Really?   I didn't know what an Actuary was back then......but I have found that since I try to mathematically calculated all things, those tests were right.  Don't even have me work on a spreadsheet or database.....I sort and manipulate the information all kinds of ways to review probabilities, search for trends, weird huh?  And how does that relate?  With this design in particular, it was easy to calculate the amount of time it would take until completion.   I based my calculations all different ways - stitching one motif a day/stitching 3 per week/etc. arriving at projected completion dates.  Just let me say that the projected completion date no matter which calculation I chose has come and long gone.  I guess that is why I am not totally  in love with this any more.  It is a sore reminder of my failed calculation.   But alas, I am back at it and will cautiously predict a finish something in 2013!

The Huswif Sampler/Ellen Chester - Ahhhhhh, a class piece, from just this past April.   I really showed restraint by not throwing myself head over heels into this one right way.  My whole plan of attack to finish WIP's went out the window with this start....but then again, it is a class piece so it does get an exemption in my book.     Not much to look at here.   Once I took my ABC's of Aging off my frame, I mounted this fabulous linen and starting laying in the closed herringbone.   This tiny line of stitches in found below the first floral band and I thought putting these in would work well as a point of reference for the stitches to come above it.  Hopefully the next time I share this, there will be a completed line and some of the floral band in place.


Random Thoughts/Drawn Thread - A WIP from my list.  This is another piece that I have wanted to stitch in like forever.  I started this on Retreat last October and really only had up to the "d" with part of the house completed.   I picked it up this weekend when I devised this crazy rotation and have managed to get a bit of stitching in........

.....but frogging is in my future.   I placed the "G" four threads too low which means I laid in the white on the bird also four threads to low.   I will persevere and frog and restitch and complete the section before moving on.

I see one small problem to my plan....none of these travel well and I have 11 of 15 in my 15-sided biscournu completed.....hmmmm, does that mean I need to find something new to start and to carry with?   Oh I am shameless and truly capable of justifying ANYTHING!

Happy stitching all.....

2 comments:

Teresa S. said...

Robin-I love all your WIP's and can truly understand your having all of them! You are not the only one who is shameless and can rationalize anything :) That's why I love blogs!!

Catherine said...

You have a wonderful bunch of projects going on there!!