Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Here is my finish of Olga by Plum Street Samplers. I chose to use the called for Crescent colors, but stitched her on Lakeside 40ct Vintage Lentil. Now I have to find Boris from the stash in the basement, and stitch him up :) How strange to have really worked on such a completely opposite pattern from Maria, different feel all together, with the linen, the cotton threads, and a CAT!!!!!!!!
But she is cute and with Boris by her side someday, I think the pair will be lovely. Add her to the drawer of stitched pieces and move on to the next one. I took out about 10 of my WIPS last night and tried to figure out the best way to tackle them. I am not sure I want to stitch then in order of Crazy January Starts, (I blew that a few finishes ago already!) but there is one thing I cant stand. WIPS. Believe me, I had the most fun in January starting and stitching on new projects, and I am sure that I would be up for it again, but the result of 25 project bags lying all around with snippets of stitching in them, drives me CRAZY!!!!!!! I would prefer to have less then 5 WIPS at any one time. I would prefer to put my big girl panties on and finish the project then leave it to collect dust.
About 6 years ago........WIPS was something I didnt really have. I had projects, believe me, I had some stash, but they werent all going at once. I always started and finished them. So, along with my new linen love, I was also introduced into it being ok to have WIPS (This is why I am somewhat calm about having over 20 WIPS!!!!!!!! Thank you :) ). I agree that it is ok to have WIPS and my Friends and I both love starting-- as many of you do. Isnt it the best when kitting up a NEW PROJECT!!!! WOW, what a thrill and to start it, and to go wild with stitching it. As much as I like the stash collecting and having start-i-tis, I love finishing projects. Now, for me finishing is just getting it stitched up. I am the worst 'finisher' of smalls, and framing gets done when there is extra $$$ (I am to frame picky!)
The the long and the short of this, is that I need to get this WIP pile down quite a bit. I keep running through I ideas while at work-- (so not to waste precious stitching time at home), how to tackle this WIP problem: finishing smaller projects, then grabbing a BAP and going to town with it, or should I do every other one....... I was thinking too, that the list of 'in order' projects would make me have to finish 'Peace' first before Dutch Beauty, and I am desperate to stitch DB. Believe me, Peace will get done, someday-- sooner then later I hope; but isnt this the fun part of stitching-- my Friend said, this way you can stitch on something you like, at all times. If you get bored with this, go to that one. And so on and so on.
So by tonight, I will have to make a decision about what to stitch on next out of the pile. I feel also that I need to get it down in order to really get going on another new one or two I am drooling over!!!!!!! We will all have to wait and see.