Sunday, January 2, 2011

i-Challenge Day II

I am typing i-Challenge and i-Ditarod comes to mind.   This is the Iditarod of Cross Stitch; a grueling competition (with oneself) that only those who participate get it!  Many will start, but how many with finish.  Only those with sufficient passion and endurance would attempt.

So again, I am up with the roosters!   Ugh!  Seems no matter how late I stay up I get up early.  Neither my husband or I even use an alarm.   Well, he does, but 99 times out of a 100 it does not even go off.   He rolls over and slides the off button about 10 minutes before it is scheduled to go off.   I guess it is our safety net.  

But enough of my sleep habits and to the important stuff.  My i-Challenge from Day I ended after about 4 hours of downloading/syncing etc. etc.    Of course since I was on the roll of organizing and culling files in a logical  way, I went through all my photos in my computer.  It was a good thing to do.   I got rid of the out of focus shots, duplicates, ex-fiances', created sub-folders and moved things into the proper catergories.    At least one thing has been neatened for the new year!

Bent Creek's Plum Berry Sampler

I am not the fastest stitcher out there so I am pretty pleased with my final progress for Day I.   I plan to continue the rotation in the starting order and think I will be see a finish by my 4th if not my 3rd rotation. 

As for today, my choice comes to me from Little House Needleworks.    I have seen this completed and love the idea.   I purchased this when I went to the Woodlawn Exhibit in Mount Vernon last year.  I will always remember that trip when I see this finished piece.   

I doubt I will have as much progress today since I have tickets to see the Blue Men this afternoon in Philadelphia.   My daughter and her husband gave us the tickets for Christmas.   All four of us will attend the matinee and then have dinner.   Once I get home tonight it was be time to gear up for the work week ahead.

Hope everyone who is participating got off to great start.  Mush!


Sherry :o) said...

Hope you enjoy the Blue Man Group today! Your new start looks great.

Don't feel bad - I almost never can sleep in and I wake up about 15 - 30 minutes before my alarm - UGH!

natalyK said...

Great start! Looking forward to seeing your start on the LHN piece.
happy Stitching!

Carol said...

Happy New Year Robin! Great first day progress on Plum Berry Sampler. I have that one in my stash. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the new projects started in that challenge I am not brave enough to participate in. lol

Julie M said...

I think you did great yesterday considering all the multi-tasking you were doing! Good luck today!

Catherine said...

Have fun today!! You'll have to post a review of the show!

Karen said...

What an appropriate comparison! Love your Day 1 project...can't wait to see what is next.