Monday, January 30, 2006

Trying to get something finished

I am addicted to big projects- I have a number of them started. I am not even sure how many. A number of Chatelaine's , Blue Ribbon Sampler, A Long Dog, a 12 month series of flower samplers and my neighborhood RR- of course. The problem with this is that finishes are few and far between. I need some positive reenforcement here. So, on Sunday, instead of working on one of the above mentioned projects, I started a new one. Make sense? I bought the silk, beads and charm for Just Nan's Peacock Cypher while I was in California this summer, but not the fabric. My fabric purchase on Saturday provided me with a nice piece of Zwigart for this project. Just Nan's always seem to go fast. With each band you have a little feeling of success and this chart only calls for 4 different flosses- all shades of turquoise. The only difficult bit is that there is some one over. It is going pretty fast exept that the frog was visiting yesterday and I had to pick out about half of what I stitched :-( I still hope to have this finished in a couple of weeks and be able to frame it and hang it up. It would give me a feeling of acomplishment and help me get along with my BAPS. I will try and post a photo tomorrow along with a photo of the stash I bought on Saturday.I am way tooo tired tonight, as I just ironed a stack of shirts for the boys- eeeeeee. Not my idea of fun.

4 comments:

Barbara said...

You actually iron shirts? Wow, I'm impressed! ;-)

Cindy said...

You're very brave! I tend not to start big projects, because it seems like I never finish...but it is soooooo fun putting those first few stitches in a new piece!

Annemarie said...

Rachael, I know and love this Just Nan piece! The colours are stunning. I hope you will succeed (despite those nasty frogs), and will be able to hang up your Peacock sampler in a few weeks time!

Rachael said...

I do iron shirts- it's a sickness. LOL.