Monday, May 21, 2007

A rainy Satuday afternoon project

This last Saturday, I sat down in my stitching chair and was flipping through my basket where I keep all my unfinished stitching project. (yep, only one basket, but it is crammed full!) One of the pieces caught my fancy, and I wanted to stitch on it, but realized that all the threads for it had somehow migrated into other projects or places, and it would take awhile to gather them all back together again. Then I realized that almost every project in the basket was in the same condition, making it impossible to just sit down and grab something to stitch right quick!!! So having the time, and since it was raining (again!), I decided to re-kit ALL those projects so they would be ready to stitch at a whim.

4 hours later I still had two projects left to finish. I finished those on Sunday morning, but now I am REALLY organized. I am so proud of myself! Not counting the two pieces I am designing I have 12 unfinished projects, and 5 more unstarted but kitted up and ready to go.

Here's my list if anyone is interested. I don't have many good photos, and 17 of them would be too much anyway...These are all in various stages of completion.

Unfinished projects: (in no particular order)
Tudor Needleroll by Teri Richards (SB)
Joy of My Heart by Lorri Birmingham
Heirloom Birth Sampler by Victoria Sampler
Gazebo Roses Sampler by Victoria Sampler
Spring Hardanger table runner by Lorri Birmingham
A is for Angel by Victoria Sampler
Terri's Needle Case by Lorri Birmingham
The Perennial Border by The Drawn Thread
Simply Elegant Needlecase by Lorri Birmingham
Toccata I by The Drawn Thread
June Bellpull by Victoria Sampler

Kitted and ready to start: (again in no particular order)
2006 Christmas ornament, Mary and Joseph, by Shepherd's Bush
Simply Elegant Scissor Case and Fob by Lorri Birmingham
G is for Grandma by Victoria Sampler (did anyone catch two posts ago I am going to be a grandma again?)
Beach Roses by Just Nan
Rhodes Butterfly Beyond Cross Stitch by Victoria Sampler (3rd time for this)
Spider Web Beyond Cross Stitch by Victoria Sampler (2nd time for this)

Current designs of my own being worked on:

Hardanger needlecase in waterlillies, as yet unnamed
Beyond the Garden Gate
Quaker Alphabet

Betcha can't tell who my favorite designers are, LOL!!!!

I don't know if my stash confession will actually motivate me to get more stitching done, but hey, now I can't hide a project and pretend it doesn't exist any longer when I have it down in black and white, right? I still have oodles of patterns in another basket waiting for the right time to be stitched, meaning they will probably join the Unfinished Basket one day. And let's not even think about all the designs waiting to come out of my head!!! I think I already have enough to work on until I retire! (which will be in 13 years I hope!)


Von said...

What a good project for a rainy day!

Mom said...

Sounds like you need to quit working and just stitch. You'll never get finished otherwise. !!!

Your flowers are beautiful.