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Welcome 2013 and All My Wonderful Projects
January 1, 2013, 2:52 pm
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I took inventory today and found Hope/Cure for Breast Cancer by Rebecca Powell from the Chapter Project Book (upper left corner of picture). My ANG Mainline Chapter is doing one as a group for a community service project. I took the sketch that was provided & made a diagram to follow but the vertical intersecting lines didn’t fall where I had hoped. So, I’m scratching that canvas. In fact, I have an idea sketched out for a companion piece as our next community service project. If it turns out, maybe it would be in a future Chapter Project Book! That would be very exciting, educational, and challenging to go through the process of creating not only the stitched piece but writing up the directions, getting it pilot stitched, and writing the proposal. Stitching actually sounds like the easy part!

Moving to the right, I got a Stitch N’ Zip purse and card case set and the 2 cases just below at Nimble Needle. I am hoping the finishing is easy. Has anyone used these? Any tips?

On the upper right corner is the lovely Dragon Fly, a SharonG canvas. I made good progress on this before I stopped to finish my poppy field piece.

On the corner of the Dragon Fly is an ornament that I made a Kumihimo braid to edge the sides. My Mainline Chapter were fortunate to have Karen at Nimble Needle visit our group to show us how to finish an ornament. It got buried in a pile & I forgot to finish it.

Below that is Nancy Cucci’s piece from a 2-day class for Stitches in Sterling that 4 of us from my Mainline Chapter took with the Delaware Seashore Chapter. There was some pre-work and I did get a good amount done during the 2 days. But, it got set aside because of Mainline Chapter projects, the holidays, and my poppy field! According to my blog entry in Oct 2011, I have a design of my own floating around that I had been inspired to create – I wonder where I put that. Where does the time go?

It is easy to spot my newest canvas that came from Tapisserie in London, England and was a gift from a coworker. The store was kind enough email me the PDF of the stitched model. They deviated from the painted canvas using beads for the crown. I love the Royal Blue background and powder blue profile. I am going to do the EIIR differently. I ordered some beads and have some threads to experiment with before I tackle the canvas.

You can see I have 2 round ornaments to find a design for & stitch. This finishing is going to be easy as long as I make the round insert the correct size to start off.

The pen should work up quickly & will be a gift for my husband, Bill who has quite a collection of pens already!

It is easy to spot the canvas, Vases by SharonG. My Mainline Chapter wanted to take a summer class & so 7 of us headed to Nimble Needle for a Saturday class with Sharon. We all voted on what canvas to stitch so that we could work through the stitch guide during the 1-day class. For me, this came too close after the other SharonG class I had taken & too soon before the 2012 seminar in Philly to permit me any time to work on it since the class. But, I absolutely love the canvas.

In the middle on the bottom, I have the Ornament Quartet by Marilyn Owens. It is from the ANG Chapter Project Book. And, both my local Mainline Chapter & CyberPointers selected this in 2012 to do as a group. I have one done & the second is almost done!

Another project selected by both my chapters is the Ort Box by Marilyn Owens. Well, it is stitched but not lined and assembled.

I know I have at least one more project started from seminar 2012, Tar River Trail, a 2-day class with Gail Stafford, that has not been worked on since seminar.

I won’t even think about the other projects that reside in my basement cabinet! I know I have several in this batch of works in progress (WIP) that I have a passion to work on. The hard part is deciding which one to work on first. I have heard that some people work on different ones simultaneously. Perhaps this would be a good opportunity to try that approach. How do you prefer to work – one project start to finish or pick up different ones on different days?

Happy New Year everyone!


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I am a crazed stitcher working on at least two projects at a time. I have my “sit in my stitching chair” piece which is usually quite large, and my “traveling in the car” project which is usually two canvases — one that I am going to work on, and another in case I get bored or finish the first one.

PS. Don’t go too far into StashLand. I organized mine in the Fall, and now I can’t seem to get my mind settled on what I will do next; too many great choices.

Comment by cottontail1011

Hi, Interesting-you have 2 travrling pieces. My traveling project is the kissing pillows. So, you have one home project working. That’s good advice on the stash! Good luck with your projects in 2013!

Comment by melitastitches4fun

I have done a Zip and Stitch cosmetic case and eyeglass case. The finishing is done before you begin to stitch. I think I documernted the Butterfly cosmetic case on my blog. It is perfiect to carry/store my iPad and cell chargers.
I have tried stitching on multiple projects and it just doesn’t seem to work for me. I can occasionally work in a small project when I am doing a large one. I think I will go through my few UFO’s and WIP’s and see what I have forgotten about. Sounds like a good thing to do at the start of a new year.

Comment by stitchlady

Happy New Year, Melita! I’m volunteering to pilot stitch your project.

Comment by Roseanne

Hi Roseanne, Sounds like a plan! Thanks.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

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