I am ashamed of myself (but only for a moment) about not having done ANY work on Celtic Goddess since last year. I had to change her status on my LIST from WIP to UFO but would like to make her the next project I work on and COMPLETE. No more messing around......dang, how many times have I said that over the years? It isn't a difficult project and should be the one I enjoy in preparation for my first ever HAED, but there is always something else that desperately needs to be started and/or worked on.
That great idea about doing one day of 12 Days every month has not happened....oh NO!!! It's the mid-year crisis!!! ha, ha!
You know I loved working the ten hour rota, but I have to say I'm back to my old ways of really wanting to get one project done at a time. It may or may not be official that I am overwhelmed. Seriously, look at the list of current WIPS:
English Cottage Sampler (not touched since February when I received the 30" rods for my scroll frame!)
No Drama (it's still glaringly yellow)
Stretch (Seriously??!! This isn't large or complicated why isn't it done?)
Celtic Goddess (now a UFO so sad)
12 Days of Christmas
Hang on....that's it? Why am I overwhelmed? As per usual I am putting stress where it doesn't need to be! There are only 5 for Pete's Sake!! Maybe my goal for the rest of the year should be to just not have multiple WIPs and absolutely NO UFOs. Something to consider ONCE AGAIN.
So, no blog is complete in my world without some peek-churs of what I'm currently working on. Flowers for Nancy is soooooooooooooooo close to being done. I will have this done before the Stitching Pirates contest ends....I might even have it done this weekend, wouldn't that be nice?
You may find this entertaining, or not, but I worked the three shades of grey while watching The Grey and still managed to get all of that done.
I have five colors left and then two colors for back stitching.
There I was stitching along using the now infamous DMC 762 (see Nancy's blog about her usage of said color) and on this chart it is * . I get done with those and am feeling good that I had just enough floss left to do that and am thinking I need to figure out what C is because up to now I haven't had to worry about it.
Turns out that new symbol is more 762. It's in the new symbol because it is half cross stitch for shading under the chubby kitteh so I'm okay with that. Was a little worried because I really thought I wouldn't have enough floss....I mean seriously....I'm like running out of it....it's almost GONE!! If we don't get a splurge month here soon for Stitch from Stash I'm going to run out of all flosses and then what?? PANIC AND MAYHEM I tell you!! Or just never mind the budget (as per usual) and just go get all the floss I need....decisions, decisions.
Before I forget (and complete the meltdown process), this month's WIPocalypse Journal Question is:
Have you ever been to a stitch gathering such as a retreat or festival? If so, tell us about it!
No. Nothing to tell. Ha! Even though that is truth of it, there is actually a fun little story I can tell about this very subject that my girls and I have discussed during one (or more) of our Hangout sessions.
Nancy was the first to bring this subject up two years ago and recommended we all go to this lodge in Canada (I'm sorry Nancy, my com ate the bookmark and I cannot remember the exact name) which is amazing and hopefully she will share it in a comment below so we can all clicky on her link. Anywho, this lodge idea is fantastic! This particular lodge caters to "groups" and has guest houses specifically geared for that very thing. How nice to stitch next to a fire while fighting with another stitcher over the OTT light? It sounds marvelous!
That was two years ago and the idea is STILL a great one, but recently the girls and I were yakking about this subject again because it might be that two of our girls may potentially find themselves living in Germany at the same time. So we have one in the Nederlands, two in Germany (in our fantasy), one in Canada and one in Alaska and one in Arizona (if she were to want to join in the fun that is). It just means that since three of our girls are so close together, Nancy, Pinky and I should go over there to Germany. I mentioned we should rent a castle and those girls didn't believe it was possible. It is :D That is just one scenario, rent a castle in Germany or Scotland (I don't care as long as it's a castle with staff), then we have the lodge idea in Canada (I love this idea as well) and strangely it's not the cost of the castle or the lodge that will do us all in financially...it's the airfare!! Well, for two of us if we go to Germany it will be a little bit of a struggle (and that all depends on whether or not the third is already in Germany so that will leave the Alaskan and the Canadian all alone on this side of the world with our straggler in Arizona). This is weird, it just occurred to me that our stitchers are somewhat clumped together in twos: Oklahoma and Arizona, Canada and Alaska, Germany and the Nederlands.
And there you have it. Even though I have never been to any kind of gathering, festival, or retreat, we are thinking about creating our own!
Now I must get back to the chubby kitteh and get this done this weekend so I can dust off Celtic Goddess and get back to work on her.
Until next time.....HAPPY STITCHING!