You know when you are first starting out with a project and your mind is trying to figure out the puzzle of how it is all laid out? Or maybe you are a music lover and need to figure out the tempo of a pattern that suddenly comes to you and you stitch like you just drank an entire pot of Raven's Brew Coffee in one go?
Well, for me it's both of those; the puzzle and the tempo. Once my mind captures how it fits and hears the beat of the drum I am able to stitch more confidently. Of course, hearing that song in your head all day while at work is distracting and all you want to do is come home and dance with needle and thread!
My point here is that for each piece we stitch, there is that puzzle and tempo or "song" and I just now started hearing it for Stretch the Magic Dragon. Granted, it's a small piece and won't really take very long to complete, but it is a song that will continue on with English Cottage Sampler and any other TW design I stitch (which will include Tea Scene and Celestial Dragon) with slight modifications to the puzzle part.
Today ends my three day weekend but how successful were WE? From the blogs I've read today it seems EVERYONE was very serious about getting some done and boy did they! I love seeing that. It also makes me feel better knowing I wasn't the only one who didn't do dishes or laundry until tonight, ha, ha.
I finished the Christmas Challenge on Saturday and then had lengthy self discussions about the proper fabric for Stretch. I wanted to use the napkin so badly, even went so far as to put some fabric on the back of it so it wasn't so transparent and found that I still could not stitch on it. I ripped out the attempt and put the fabric away and continued onward with the Conifer fabric.
I'm thinking I'm going to frame him, but there is time for that decision to be made.
Nancy has decided that because we all want to stitch Stretch, we should begin naming our dragons differently. Mine is now Mr. Vinnie Stretch. I like the name Vinnie and saying Vinnie Stretch flows, don't you think?
If you would like to see more of what my fellow stitchers are doing on dA, please check out my journal there which has a nice little feature of the current TW Stitchers. Please enjoy. There are so many talented stitchers whose interests vary so widely it spills out into their stitching and really does make our craft far more inventive than the "others" realize.
Until next time, happy stitching!