Friday, January 16, 2015

Days 11 & 12


I am keeping up with the new start every day--though most days I feel like a duck paddling wildly below the surface! I'm doing even less well blogging my starts unfortunately. (And even worse posting on Facebook.) Long time readers will remember that I love starting and it pretty much takes me forever to finish. But right now--halfway through the month with more charts left to start--I kind of feel like kid binging on candy. I just want to take a break. I'm hoping that this will make me superexicted to start my rotation next month. My plan is to stitch one week on something I started this year, one week on something I started last year (or ealier), and one week on a small. The fourth week will be free to stitch whatever, to work on finishing, or to prepare for Craft Month.

Sadie's Stocking by Shepherds Bush was Sunday's project. You would have thought I could have gotten farther along on that one, but no dice.

On Monday, I started Ewe and Eye's Slow Poke. I had to substitute the fabric because R&R don't dye the called for color anymore. Instead I used WDW Peoria Purple. I have used the Anchor floss called for. I know it's silly to hunt down Anchor flosses when I have a full set of DMC, but there is something slightly different about the colors and I like what E&E&F chose.

8 comments:

Alice said...

I don't always comment, but I always read. So whenever you choose to post is great! You are brave to start this many projects. I am spending some time evaluating if I could maybe do the same next year. Need this year for prep! Then again I have so much on the go already that I'd never finish anything.

EvalinaMaria said...

The starts are lovely and you are not alone - many of us like to start and finish 'sometime' later. In my case is much, much later.

Linda said...

Nice starts Nikki. I love the purple fabric. I love to start but will probably never finish most of them. But, to me, the fun is in the starting.

Linda

mainelystitching said...

I would be utterly overwhelmed by a start every day! I think you're doing a wonderful job!

Margaret said...

I can't imagine starting so many projects at once. You all are brave to go for it. Post when you want -- don't sweat it!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Catching up with your New Year's starts. Have stitched a couple, love several, and need to look up some. You're an ambitious one, for sure! As long as you're having fun is what matters; right? I started His Eye is on the Sparrow, and so far that's the only stitching I've done. Happy New Year in case I haven't said so before now! :-)

Sheryl S. said...

Amazing starts, don't know how you manage. I have too many things on the go to start more yet this year.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I'm surprised at how well I am coping with the new starts each day, rather worrying!
The purple fabric is gorgeous.