Sunday, 26 November 2006

Welcome To My Blog



I thought it was time to catch up with the 21st century and start my own blog. I hope to share with friends the progress of my stitching and to include pictures of my work in progress.
I learnt very early on that I easily got bored with stitching the same thing and could easily make the Guiness Book of Records for the most UFOs, especially as I enjoy large projects. Then I read about rotations and so putting all my unfinished projects on a list I began. I started by setting myself a time limit, but I was always forgetting to time myself so soon learnt to do as much or as little as I wanted. Stitching is my hobby and I cannot see the point of a hobby you dont enjoy, so as soon as I feel I am no longer enjoying something it is put to the back of my WIP box and I take out the next project. When I reach the end of a rotation I get to add a new project before beginning all over again.
I try to vary things by having both large and small projects and a mixture of cross stitch, hardanger and samplers with speciality stitches so that each project is different.
This works well for me as even something I was getting bored with feels new when I have not worked on it for a while.

My lovely elephant WIP box was an inexpensive flat pack box from The Works and it was just what I needed as it holds everything well and is so easy to organise.

3 comments:

Nicola said...

Welcome to the world of blogging!

So pleased to know that I'm not the only one with loads of ufo's. I too, get bored with stitching on the same project all the time.

Ann T said...

Nice start Helen :o)

Nelapx said...

Hi helen.....
beienvenida a el mundo de los blog....