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December Stitching Goals

  • Posted on December 1, 2005 at 1:01 pm

So, let’s see. What do I want to get done this month?

  • Complete and send back model
  • Complete this month’s JCS SAL ornament
  • Complete Chatelaine Tiny Rose Mandala Garden
  • Complete 2nd Baby’s First Christmas ornament
  • Complete SBEBB Garden Exchange piece
  • Finish, photograph and submit all 3 Silkweaver’s Stitcher’s Showcase entries
  • Finish (ornamentify) both Baby’s First Christmas ornaments
  • Finish (ornamentify) all remaining Christmas ornaments
  • Finish Christmas Hearts as a bellpull
  • Kit and start (?) Valentine’s Exchange piece

Probably overly ambitious of me, considering all of the weekend time I won’t have this month due to parties, decorating, planning, shopping, etc.!

November Stitching Goals in Review

  • Posted on December 1, 2005 at 12:59 pm

My goals for November were hefty, but I managed:

  • Start and complete this months JCS SAL ornament – DONE!
  • Start and complete Christmas Hearts Bellpull SAL – DONE!
  • Continue working on Sweet Dreams baby afghan – YES – Not a lot of progress made, as I had to put it aside until the colder weather sets in and I wanted to work on more immediate deadline-driven projects.
  • Continue working on Tiny Rose Garden Mandala – YES – I made some good progress on this one and would say that I’m at about 75% now.
  • Continue working on Heirloom Memories Sampler – NO – Now, honestly, I could have cheated on this one by putting in a couple of stitches just to say that I did, but I didn’t do that. 🙂
  • Complete Babys First Christmas Ornament – DONE!
  • Start piece for SBEBB Garden Exchange – YES

In addition, I managed to start and complete the matching Christmas Hearts ornament and start another of the Baby’s First Christmas ornament, plus I worked on a new model stitching assignment that came in. Not too bad for a month’s work, eh?

SBQ – December 1, 2005

  • Posted on December 1, 2005 at 12:28 pm

Today’s “Stitching Blogger’s Question” was suggested by AngelSan and is:

Do you have rules in the way you stitch? (i.e., Do you start in the middle? Do you determine which blocks to stitch first? Do you always start from the top or the bottom? Do you have special paths to prevent wasting thread?)

I was taught as a little girl to always start in the center of a design. I pretty much stick to that rule, except with band samplers. When stitching a band sampler, I often start with the band closest to the center and then move downwards or upwards. However, that changes if I’m working through a stitchalong or a cyberclass where the bands are expected to be worked from top to bottom. In that case, I do as I’m told. See? I’m such a obedient little thing. 🙂

I often sit and analyze the pattern and pre-determine the path of a specific color before stitching. That helps me to find to most efficient way around the design. Oh, and I always stitch /// then \. But, other than that, I don’t have many hard and fast rules for stitching. That would take the fun out of it a bit, wouldn’t it?

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