Thursday, February 12, 2015

UFO #1, Easter Eggs

I want to start making a post about projects I have started and then abandoned by moving onto another one without finishing it.  The term for these in the stitching world is UFOs, which stands for UnFinished Objects.  I tend to be a serial starter and move onto other projects without finishing them quite often, leaving them in the UFO status.  I thought by posting them here I could get into going back and finishing them.  I may designate one day a week to working on UFOs.

The problem I am going to run into is, when I moved to my current city I didn't bring a lot of my stitching things with me, so I may not have everything to finish them such as the chart or thread to work on them.  This causes an issue because I won't know the name of them.  I am in quite a few stitching groups on Facebook so my idea is to post them there to see if people recognize them, can help with the name and where I can repurchase the materials I need to finish them.

This first UFO that I am sharing today is one I started since moving to this city so I have everything I need and the colors are up to me.  I think I will have Mondays being the day I work on my UFOs.  I don't work the traditional schedule of Monday through Friday so my days off are in the middle of the week.  The weekends are our busiest time at the hotel so putting it on a weekend may not work because it's usually full with work and other things.

This first UFO was a freebie posted in one of the many Facebook groups for stitching but I did more than one.  Here is where the project currently is.

Looking at the picture I notice I missed some stitches in the purple egg on the top left hand side.  If I remember right the green egg isn't working out right so I will need to rip out some stitches.  I plan to do 4 more eggs in more Easter colors.  I want a yellow, pink and blue but I will focus on getting the purple one fixed and the green one finished first.  I will post another UFO post in about a week.  I plan to update my current WIP (Works In Progress) in a day or two.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February Goals and Updates

It is the second month of the year already.  It seems to have flown by in a blink.  I thought this would be a good time to start my monthly goals and some starting pictures of where I am at the beginning of each month.  This way I can see just how much stitching I do get done and it may make me feel more accomplished as a serial starter.  

I do stitch purely for enjoyment and I work on what is calling to me the most.  I haven't really worked on Sapphire or my Stained Glass pieces in the last little bit.  I haven't been feeling very well and work has just been crazy.  I love working on Sapphire but it's slower going than others because of the confetti and size.  The stained glass project takes me a bit to figure out where to end one color and start the next based on the pattern so it takes more concentration.

February Stitching Goals

Work is going to be quite crazy for the next few weeks.  We have a big event in town and the hotel is going to be full and with it being a short month I hope I can get these accomplished.  However, even getting one of them done is more than I had in January.  So here's the list which is subject to change on a whim.

  1. Finish colorwork.
  2. Finish the 4th page of Sapphire.
  3. Finish the 1st page of Stained Glass.
  4. Make a list of the threads numbers I will need to complete the first page of Cake Shop.
  5. Purchase the fabric & threads I need for the 1st page of Cake Shop.
  6. Start the Snowman project after Colorwork is finished.
  7. Bobbinate 40 threads (I hate doing this).
  8. Make a list of the colors I need for the 1st page of Rainbow Eye.

Blackwork Update

I have been working on the redwork piece quite a bit.  I'm going to nickname this project 'colorwork' because I have changed the colors so much.  I like to work on blackwork as a break from my bigger projects.  It stitches up pretty quickly and I am loving how the colors are working out.  Here is my most recent update pictures!

It is currently my Friday so I hope to get quite a bit of my February goals worked on in the next few days.  Those are always the best laid plans!  Enjoy!