Confessions of a Floss Licker

Monday, October 30, 2006


I've been working on the Three Wisement Ornament that was in the JCS Christmas Ornament issue a couple of years back. This has been a bit of a pain to stitch and an ornament shouldn't take that many years to finish! But I've been forcing myself to work on it and now I'm down to the backstitch and border. Once those are done I'm thinking about whether or not I have the time and energy to finish it into an ornament.

And I really would like to finish it because I try to make at least an ornament a year if not more. I'm not ready again this year so I won't be participating in the ornament exchange. But luckily I have at least two or three more ornaments started so if I can dig them up I will have a couple more to work on that I won't have to completely kit up.

Other than that, Model #1 is still in limbo and Model #3 is moving right along. I didn't get as much done this weekend as I thought I would because I had a surprise visitor. I had a very nice day yesterday. :)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

More progress

I've gotten quite a bit done on Model #3 as I try to pick it up every day or at least every other day when I have the energy. (My life and those around me have turned into a Soap Opera and it's been taking a lot of mental energy to deal with. Therefore I sometimes sit at night and just veg on the couch and get nothing done.) Also, there's a lot of one color to stitch in an area so I get one needle's worth of silk into it and after about 2 or 3 I need to put it down. But I am making regular progress on this and need to report to the designer soon.

On everything else progress is slow. Model #1 is at a stand-still until I get more instruction from the designer. Others like my dragon-cow freebie and Emerald mermaid only get 2 or 3 needle's worth of thread before I'm either bored (cow - large areas of one color) or overwhelmed (mermaid - still lots of areas to stitch and beads to attach. Where to go first?) and I have to put them down. But at least that's one more length of thread into that project and eventually they will be done. I'm certainly looking forward to another finish.

And speaking of finishes, I should probably talk about the 50 Project challenge. I think for me the challenge should be NOT starting any more projects! I have all these starts and some of them are UFO's and yet I'm starting to get antsy about starting a new project. So I think I should amend my challenge to not starting anything new instead of not buying any stash. (I have a pretty good handle on that since my favorite store closed! And the next good one is 1.5 hours away.) But maybe too hard for a serial starter like me. I need to think this over a little more.

Oh yeah, I started a new journal too. I decided I had a really good way of using this cute little book I got last Christmas. I decided that I would write down the date and which projects I worked on that day. At this time I'm not writing down anything else like how long I worked on each particular project, but I thought it would help me to remember what exactly I worked on. I've got at least a week's worth so far.

Friday, October 06, 2006


I worked on Model #1 last night and finished what I could on band #4. I plan on starting band #5 tonight. (Band #4 is not complete but I'm waiting for instructions. In the meantime I can move forward.)

I started Model #3 last night. The stitches are small so I can only do a couple of needle's worth of thread before I have to put it down and stitch something a little larger. Either that or get to one of the 3 books that I have sitting waiting for me. And that's amazing because I'm an avid reader and have not ever had that many books sitting and waiting before!

I added my DragonCow freebie to the 50 Projects list as I picked it up last night and put in a couple of needle's worth of thread. It's small and more than 1/2 way done and if I keep picking it up then I'll have another project done. More finishes - yay!