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January 07, 2007

Sunday stitching update!

Hey, remember those? Yeah. I hadn't been cross stitching much because it seemed like a bad idea with a bitty kitten around, but I've been missing it, so I started up again. Just being very, very careful.

As I've mentioned, I'm using a system in which I work on one project for 10 hours and then rotate to another. So this week I finished my first ten hours on the Teacup Quilt:


And then I got a few stitches into my new project, Teresa Wentzler's Noah's Ark Samper. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo. I'm not used to taking WIP pictures in daylight!

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November 05, 2006

Three Teacups!

Our Sundays are for Stitching update:


I stitched for almost five hours this week. Wheee! I'm hoping that this coming week I'll finish the ten hours for this rotation and start a new project.

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October 29, 2006

Sundays are for Stitching

I mentioned a few days ago that I've started cross stitching again. I used to be quite into it, but my craft-related pursuits have been centered on knitting for the past few years. I've realized that one of the main reasons for this is that it's way easier to knit while multitasking than it is to follow a counted cross stitch chart. (Of course, this isn't true for all knitting, and I think this is where my one-at-a-time resolution will soon break down - I'm going to want to start something with complicated cables or lace, and I'll concurrently have to start something simple for homework/conversation knitting.) Therefore, when I started the two-jobs-and-grad-school thing, I basically stopped stitching.

So why now? Well, basically for the same reason. Right now, with NaNoWriMo and ML duties and Yarn Life and D&D and more friends and the two-jobs-and-grad-school thing, I'm probably busier and more scattered than I've ever been. So the idea of doing something that would prevent me from super-multitasking, at least for a little while, seemed like it could be very good for me. Plus I missed stitching, and the people I knew from the online stitching community. So here I am.

For now, at least I'm using this rotation system, except that I'm starting with two projects instead of four. I'm going to try to stitch at least a few times a week, but I'm planning to take time out on Sundays to make sure I do so. (Hence the name of this post, with a nod to Tuesdays are for Spinning.) Because Sundays are the right sort of day for making a nice mug of Earl Grey, curling up on the couch, watching Masterpiece Theatre, and stitching.

So anyway. I'll also try to post updated pictures on Sundays of whatever project(s) I was working on that week. I'll post here, but I've also started a simple stitching section of the site where you'll be able to see all my projects and all their work in progress pictures, and eventually pictures of my finishes by year. (Yeah, I'm thinking ahead.)

Okay. Without further ado, here's my stitching accomplished this week:


It's this teacup quilt kit, about 2.5 hours of work. At this rate, in about three weeks I'll get to work on something else. Whee!

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