Here we are at the end of September, and I can hardly believe it. Mostly because the weather here in Virginia hasn’t really shifted to fall yet. Soon, though, as October is just about here. But we’re not here for a weather report, let’s get to stitching!
Prompt for Monthly Discussion
How do you keep your stitching stash organized?
Organized? I would use that term pretty loosely, to be honest. Actually, here’s a visual representation of how I feel about my stash these days.
I so badly need to get into my office/craft room/catch all space and do some cleaning up. But it’s hard to choose that when stitching calls so often.
Speaking of stitching, let’s recap. This was a pretty one-sided month. Whatever plans I had originally in place, quickly went out the window in lieu of near manic obsession over one project.
Let’s start there. I wanted to finish page 3 on In This Moment by Heaven and Earth Designs, artwork by Jeremiah Ketner. And I did that pretty early on in the month. Then, after a brief departure, I came back to it, with the mild goal of just working on page 9. But, even at that point, I had no intention of finishing the page. Fast forward a few days, I finished page 9 and found myself completely incapable of moving on. As such, I also finished page 15. I wanted to slow play this last page of my year-end goal on this project, but it didn’t matter what I wanted. I spent 25 days on In This Moment this month, and put in just shy of 20,000 (!!) stitches.
I got to touch on some of my favorite aspects of this artwork – the blues towards the bottom, the first of glimpses of one of the swans, and a peak of gorgeous electric blue hair. I think that may play a large role in this obsession.
I suppose that’s a “finish” for In This Moment for the year. I have big goals for this project next year, so I may use these last three months of 2018 to get a bit ahead. Perhaps.
Meanwhile, I still have plenty other projects to get some much needed attention. It being September, I think it goes without saying that I had to work on Lady of the Flag by Mirabilia. I worked on her for a few days closer to 9/11 and the 17 year anniversary, and then again now to close out September.
I feel this mania creeping in again. Perhaps its end of year motivation to get things finished, or a change in approach. Regardless, I am considering going monogamous on my leading lady until she’s finished. I won’t say that with any real certainty, and today is only day two, but I am considering it. Time will tell.
Goals for October 2018
As I said, I may work quite a bit on Lady of the Flag. If I don’t, I’m spending the month on some Halloween projects. As they aren’t included in my WIPocalypse, my end of October update might be a little misrepresentative of what the month holds. See you then!