Confessions of a Floss Licker

Friday, October 26, 2007

Get Together!

I'm very excited to be able to finally make a get-together! And it's at Needle in a Haystack which is a terrific store. I have a gift card to spend there and am hoping to pick up some really nice stuff. I'll post my stash haul sometime next week. :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

No finishes for a month...

Well, it's almost been a month since I finished the last model. I feel like I've somehow fallen behind on the current model and work on it almost constantly (when I'm home) in order to still finish by the deadline. (Which I believe is somewhere around the 15th of November.)

Somehow, ornaments have fallen by the wayside in favor of the TW Oct SAL. I have been working on Castle Sampler, Celtic Inspiration Band Sampler, and Castle Ridge. Castle Sampler has been getting the most amount of work because it is the easiest to work on at this moment. I have been concentrating on the outside border - it has large areas of the same color which makes it extremely easy to stitch a length of thread.

In the past few weeks I haven't had an entire evening to devote to stitching due to other projects and circumstances. So out of the three hours or so that I end up with I feel like I need to devote at least 2 hours to the model (because I don't want to miss the deadline) which only leaves 1 hour for everything else. Everything else is: 3 TW's for the TW Oct Sal - which includes my sister's wedding gift, Christmas ornaments for gifts and the ornament exchange, my 50 Project Challenge, and just things in general that I want to stitch.

Another thing that gets in the way is taking photos of my projects and the time it takes to get them from the camera to the computer, and photo editing, then the amount of time it takes to upload them to my online photo album. I also need to do laundry and finish dyeing the fabric to make the new shirt I need for my Halloween costume.

I definitely need to find more time in the day to get things done!