I thought it would be nice to add a Gallery (see new page in top menu) to my site, which would show the projects I’ve completed during the year, and show picture updates on works in progress (WIP). Only now I’ve added 2013 I’m thinking that maybe I need to stitch more…
Now that I’ve added the images to the 2013 Gallery I don’t look to have achieved that many finished projects. There are 7 stitching images and 1 of those is a WIP!
I follow a few blogs written by stitcher’s and crafter’s (have a look in the right hand bar) and am always impressed at their work and how many projects they seem to complete. Avis who writes Sewing Beside the Sea (she actually has 2 blogs) has 28 finished projects on her page – she’s a really talented lady doing quilting and other crafts as well as cross stitch. Her Pentecost 2 project is fantastic and she finished this in only a few months,whilst working on lots of other projects at the same time.
If I’m honest I’m feeling a bit inadequate – which is daft really as I know you should never compare yourself to other people in this way as we’re all too hard on ourselves and are bound to be “found wanting”.
I think that some of this may be down to the fact that since starting my new job I haven’t stitched much, so maybe it’s some form of withdrawal kicking in? Anyway, I’m stitching again and really want to finish some of my WIP pieces ASAP so I can begin something new!
So in a effort to start things off tidily in 2014 I’m going to list my WIP (as I did at the beginning of 2013) and work my way through things; hopefully not being distracted by new projects along the way…
Stitcher – do not disturb… a tiny project, just needs making up
Christmas cards… were intended to be used this year, just didn’t get them done, almost there
Christmas tags… another one I had intended to use this year, but with the new job etc didn’t – about half done
Name samplers… a new one (well 3 actually) which shouldn’t take long to stitch up
Blackwork design… seem to lose the ability to count every time I pick this one up! Feel as if I’ve done more unpicking than stitching, really need to focus on it.
King Tut… I was really enjoying stitching this (finally!) last year, so want to get back on with it and get it completed
Ideas from magazines… as always there are a couple of magazines in my work bag with projects I really like the look of. Hopefully I’ll get to a few more of these this year.
I think that’s all the WIP at the moment. So now it’s time to stop typing and start stitching!
Enjoy your stitching everyone.