Tuesday, 31 August 2010

August 31st Update

I'm such a bad stitcher, I get distracted so easily! I still havent finished the second page, but i'm working on it today & as long as I dont run out of any colours, I should have it finished by the end of the week.

Here is a picture of what distracted me:

Its Zindy Nielson's You & I, another HAED design, this one is stitched 2 over 1 on 28ct fabric in tent stitch, it really does feel like I'm moving from one extreme to another, as much as I love working on Night Queen, its a big project & I have to have alot of space around me, its not an easy to pick up for a few stitches here & there kind of project.
So with the children on school holidays, lots of distractions & inquisitive fingers, a smaller project was helpful.

I'm hoping that now the weather is cooling down a bit & the children will be back at school, my stitching time will increase again.

Another update very soon I hope with a page finish

Sunday, 8 August 2010

August 8th Update

Hi stitchers!

Apologising again for the lack of posting, sorry guys. I've become a little overwhelmed with the size of the project, not the physical size, but the stitch count & the number of hours I need to put in to get it finished.
I've been trying to figure out how to keep myself motivated to keep working on her, I find i'm often like this during the first few pages of a large project, once i'm halfway done the needles are wizzing, but i'm really dragging my heels at the moment.

I like working with numbers & setting goals (I was a tax accountant pre-children) so will find a way of playing with the figures. Maybe work out the total stitch count of the project, number done so far, number per page when I start a new one, maybe set myself a set number of stitches per day?? That way I will have smaller goals to focus on, instead of feeling a little lost when I think of how far I still have to go?

Here is a picture as she looks today, about half of the second page done:

Can you see the fist bit of ravens wing??
The rest of this page contains approx 4500 stitches, i'm going to aim for 1000 stitches per day, so next update with second page completed should be on Thursday. I'll try to play with the figures before then, so I have some proper totals & goals to aim for