Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Weekly Stitching and Plans

Happy Second week of the New Year! I hope that everyone is enjoying all of their new 2017 starts. I have been thinking about the year and what I want to accomplish and I must say I have some very ambitious ideas of what I want to start and finish. I have also come up with a rotation plan that I think will work very well for me.

Rotation Plans
-Once the stitching starts on George Washington Crossing the Delaware, I will need to do about 125 stitches a day to stay on track, so I will do that each day.
-The monthly SAL's that I have joined will be worked when the new monthly pattern comes out until they are finished.
-One project of any size, that is not full coverage.
-One project that is full coverage.
-One Brookes Books Advent Animal ornament.
-The Sistine Chapel on Sundays. I started this piece so long ago and there is very little stitched on it. I will get this out and post a picture next week of where I am on it, but this is a picture of the finished project.

It is my plan to work on George daily and once the SAL's have been completed, which hopefully will be in the first week of each month, I will move on. For example:
Monday: George and then the project that is not full coverage.
Tuesday: George and then the project that is full coverage.
Wednesday: George and the Brookes Books Advent Animal Ornament.

Then I will repeat this plan until the first of the next month where I will do the SAL's once again the first week of the month. Once I finish one of the projects, I will add in another one that fits the criteria I have laid out. It just doesn't seem to work for me to count a certain number of stitches or a certain number of hours and then move to another project. It is too much to track and takes away from the time I can spend stitching. I am in hopes that this will allow me to have several more finishes than usual and to get quite a bit of work on my full coverage pieces. I also think it will allow me to spend more time concentrating on a couple of projects rather than jumping around so much and taking me so long to get a finish.

I have my first finish of 2017! This is Day 1 of the Brooke's Books Advent Animals. I apologize for the wrinkles, I was so excited about having a finish so quickly in the new year, that I took a pic as soon as I put in the last stitch.

I worked on Patriotic Quilt by Rosewood Manor this week.

What did you work on this week?


  1. Laura, your plan sounds like it will be very doable for you. Nice progress on the Patriotic Quilt piece and congratulations to you on your first finish of 2017. I have been working on smalls so far. Send me an email and I will be happy to show you a picture or two. Enjoy your week!