I had a pretty good stitchy weekend. With not one but TWO finishes! The first one was the Rose Sampler from Little House Needleworks. I used the recommended fabric and fibers. This one will go on the thread pouch the was designed by Impie, Hattie and Bea for Little House. I will do the finishing on this, as well as the Traveling Stitcher that I finished a couple of months ago, soon. I have been doing these as a SAL with my dear friend Deborah so I have to wait for her to finish her stitching. I know she's almost there.
After I finished the Rose Sampler I was straightening the pile of wip's that are sitting on the end table and came across the one above. It was all finished except for the hair! So I figured I had better get this done. It took all of 15 minutes. If that. Now that's what I call a quick finish! Again I used the recommended fabric and fiber. I love the sentiment on this. And it kind of goes along with anther project, La-D-Da's Lauren's Voice. I made pretty good progress on this one this week. Half of the border is almost done. And I hope to have that plus this week. Normally I work on a project for three nights and this one was getting Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. But last week saw a minor mishap with my BBD, Awake the Dawning Day, which should have been my Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Somehow I got a smudge of chocolate on it. I did get it out but to let it dry properly I didn't work on it. And then Thursday night was my LHN's sit and stitch. BBD needs concentration and LV is so easy to work on. So LV got two extra days last week.
Since I finished my weekend piece, Rose Sampler, it was time for another start. I am joining in on the Little House/Country Cottage Yahoo groups SAL. I always have good intentions and rarely ever get to do one of the SAL's. I am a week late starting but I am going to change my rotation so that I can get this one done in time. My choice for the SAL? Little House Needlework's The Sampler Lady. You see the theme of the SAL if Little House women. Diame Williams had mentioned that Sampler Lady would be the perfect choice. Since I had it kitted and waiting in my "to do someday" basket I said. Why not?
So here is progress photo number one. Not much but it is a start.
Speaking of rotations? Do you use one? Or are you a one project at a time type stitcher? If you do rotate how often do you rotate each piece? For that matter, how many projects do you have going at once?
To answer my own question. Yes, I usually have three (and sometimes more) projects sitting on the table near my stitching chair. Except for the weekend all my stitching is done in the evening. I usually do three nights on two pieces and one night and the days of Saturday and Sunday on the third piece. I find that I actually stitch more and never get bored with a piece when I use this rotation.
And now I will show you the next project that I am anxious to get started on. And you know what, I just might break the rotation done even more so I can start this one.
Hey, it's my rotation!
Then there is this piece that I absolutely fell in love with.
I just have to stitch faster so I can finish another project and get this one in the rotation. Isn't it fabulous?
I am sure that as soon as I get the necessary fibers that I will just have to get a start one this one.
Last but not least for this post is, of course, Rory. He has actually been a good boy this week. No cat food stealing, no table climbing. Oh wait, could that be because I have been good at putting up the baby gate thereby avoiding temptation? Probably. But it has also been very warm and humid so no one has had a lot of energy. Until 10 PM and bedtime. Sigh.Until next time....................
Love and stitches
and licks from Rory too