Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Another Page Happy Dance

Going back to rotating was definitely a good idea as I finished my third page on Cabin In The Woods last night! That's about 1500 stitches in about 5 days, much better than I was doing on Tomboy by avoiding her lol.
Then today I pulled Tomboy back out to work on, and stitched on her whilst I had a special visitor, Dawn! As I've got the week off work this week and Dawn has a child free day on a Wed we decided to get together for a stitchy session and it was great fun to sit and stitch and chat the day away, and yet again we found we have even more things in common. Dawn constantly amazes me at how quick she stitches and how much she gets done, but I think she's right in that she doesn't spend as much time on the pc and msn as I do. So I'm going to try to turn over a new leaf and see if I can achieve more by spending less time surfing, so watch this space.
Tonight I will start my 10 hours on Tomboy properly (I counted what I stitched today as extra) and see how I get on, then once that is done I'm having a new start! I finally managed to get hold of Country Cottage Needleworks' Gingerbread Cottage which I've been drooling over since it was released, and I've ordered the two Crescent Colours skeins I need from Sew and So this afternoon. I wouldn't usually get them from the UK as they work out quite a bit more expensive, but as I want to start it soon I figured it was best, and to justify it I also ordered my fabric and threads for the Quaker RR which starts in January lol. I've decided to stitch mine on 28ct antique white Brittney using DMC 99 which is a lovely variagated pink.
So I've got some lovely stash to look forward to, and even lovelier stitching!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ok, I Give In!

I miss my rotation too much! I've spent most of the time since deciding to finish Tomboy off finding other things to do rather than stitch.
It's not that I don't enjoy stitching on her, it's just that I miss my other stitching too much and am getting bored stitching on the same thing all the time. I guess that proves I had finally found a rotation which really worked for me! Took me long enough lol.
So I have decided to sort of compromise. I am going to go back to rotating but making Tomboy my focus so she gets every other slot. I know it will probably mean she won't get finished this year, but it wasn't looking that way anyway as I wasn't stitching at all!
My other HAED's have been screaming at me for attention lately, especially Cabin In The Woods as it's coming up to the season for it. I'm going to do a bit more on Tomboy tonight then start my slot on Cabin tomorrow, in perfect time for the long weekend SAL on the HAED BB. I'll stick with this til Christmas then reorganise to fit in the RR I'm starting and see what else is screaming etc.
So you should hopefully see more posts from me again with updates starting soon!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Not Much To Show

Well, I don't think Tomboy will ever be finished at this rate. Since I posted that I had decided to concentrate on her I've hardly stitched at all. I don't know what's wrong with me, it's like I want to stitch on her, but end up just doing other things to avoid stitching when it comes down to it.

I really miss my rotation, but I don't want Tomboy to go on forever so I guess I just need to get my butt into gear, the sooner she is finished the sooner I can rotate again!
I promise to be back with more progress to show soon!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Mummy's Little Pumpkin

Thought you might like to see a pic of Erin all dressed up ready to go trick or treating on halloween. We only took her to the neighbours, but she was a big hit and loved every minute of it.
She collected more sweets in half an hour than any 4 year old can eat! lol

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Made A Decision

First of all I'd like to thank everyone of you who have sent me hugs and kind words over the past few days after my last post. I am feeling a little better thank you, work is improving for now which is much needed, but I've had no contact with my mum since our disagreement and after what happened I am not making the first move.
On a stitching front, as it's now 1st Nov it's time to see what I achieved in October. Unfortunately not as much progress this month. I did however:-

1. Finish a page on Tomboy
2. Resurrected School Of Dolphins from the UFO pile and made some progress on that.
3. Stitched and finished the Prairie School Autumn Pinkeep.

And now to my decision. Although my rotation has been working really well for me, I'm always conscious that I'm desparate to finish Tomboy before the end of the year, and at this rate there is no way I'm going to be able to. I really want to start another HAED soon, but don't think it would be a good idea to do that while I've got this one so near to finishing. So... I've decided to put the rotation on hold for now and concentrate on Tomboy until she is finished. I know I may get bored of working on her all the time, so I am going to allow myself a night off now and then when I need a break to stitch something small, but hopefully this way she'll be finished sooner rather than later and up on the wall on display! I'll post weekly updates of her on here and would appreciate a push in the right direction from you all to keep going with her. You never know, in my dreams I might even finish her in November!