I've put a lot of work in this past weekend on the traditional folk heart that is the center of my Oksana's Sampler. Unfortunately, I did almost as much frogging as stitching. A lot of this stitching was on Saturday during "Stitch in Public Day." I stitched on the lightrail to downtown to run an errand and in a local coffee shop.
I'm starting to get into a rotation of sorts. It's not a strict rotation, but I am moving from project to project with what feels like the beginnings of regularity and order. This image, and several forthcoming ones, are from my literally tossing my work on the scanner when I had to scan a work document. They aren't beautiful photography, but they do document my work.
The January/February Cyberstitchers' Petite Project is a canvaswork project called Winter Landscape by Karen L. Wojahn. There are actually 4 of these Petite Projects, one per season. There is a picture of the Spring Landscape on the EGA Petite Projects page.
I haven't done any canvaswork since I was a child (other than the Rice Stitch ornament that was designed as canvaswork but I did it on aida because it was what I had in my stash), but lately I've seen several examples of projects that contain little or no tent-stitch and been wanting to try something along those lines.
Yesterday I got most of the required supplies on my visit to Acorns and Threads and then also went to Needlepoint Plus to get the white Rainbow Gallery Flair and some needlepoint canvas. Today, I went to Art Media to get the paint to paint the canvas.
I'm starting to form a rotation. It's not entirely formal, and I'm not sure I want it to be. Sometimes I just pick something up because it will fit in well with what I'm doing right now.
Currently in my semi-rotation:
ing into the rotation:
So, it's been almost a year since I last posted! I'm still here and still stitching, but I haven't been reflecting on my stitching as much (and hence blogging) as I'd like to.
A lot of my friends have posted their needlework goals for the year, and I'm going to join them. I want to blog more often - at least enough to document everything I finish and all my BE meeting practice pieces. I also want to experiment with formally stitching in rotation - ie rotating through a set of projects one per day or putting in X amount of time on each or something. I'm currently doing some research on how other people do this and keep themselves organized. My friend Meg is a very good example!