Monday, August 30, 2010

Weekend Stitching

Look out Labor Day Weekend!  I'm almost there!


I know that it looks like I skipped and jumped around a lot on those stars, but I was more concerned about getting them counted and placed on the fabric than I was about finishing them. So now those lovely stars are placed and except for finishing them, adding another bird, and wrapping it all up with my initials and the date, I should be golden.  I learned long ago not to put in the date until the bitter end.  There's no better predictor that I'll have a project dying on the vine than putting the date in prematurely.

But back to those unfinished stars - Sometimes I really don't feel like counting. I'll look at my work and think, "Ehh. Ten up, seven down? That's more than I can handle today." Then I'll just put it away.

I'm a girl who knows my limits.

Oh!  Here's a kind of funny website for you writer types.  Unsuck It takes annoying business jargon and gives us no-nonsense alternatives.  You know...to help us craft better content creation from the cradle to the grave.

19 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one that just can't handle the details of counting on some days!

    The stitching looks good. And I completely get it about the date thing. I date it and the thing goes into some great UFO pile immediately!

    smiles - Denise

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  2. I know there are days when I need a class in remedial counting. That's a wonderfully simple way to deal with it!

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  3. Beautiful! Love your WIP -- you're so close to a finish!

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  4. There are days when counting to 2 is just impossible! I've learned to recognize that and not attempt it. It's just better for me that way.

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  5. Very pretty!!!! I know what you mean about counting. I always breath a big sigh of relief when my borders are done, LOL.

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  6. Ah-ha! You're one of those 'eye-ball' people! Yeah, sometimes I feel like doing that too, depending on where the thing is that I'm stitching...that made sense to you I hope!

    Lovely lovely Summer Basket. Almost happy dance time, Lee!

    Thanks for the link to the Unsuck It site. I am sure I will get lots of good use out of it!

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  7. Love your Summer Basket! I'm working on this one too at the moment and I'm with you on the stars. I've gone with putting a basting line in as I was driving myself crazy with counting and counting again and I figured I'd be sure to make a mistake somewhere! I also need to start stitching more of them so I'm not left with lots to do when the rest of the stitching is done. You'll have this one finished is no time!

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  8. It is looking terrific Lee, and you are so close! Counting is sometimes a huge challenge... It feels nice to get it right. I agree about not putting a date on a piece until you are done.... can you say jinx?

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  9. I'll bet you'll have this done by Labor Day, Lee! You've really made great progress...

    I put in "Grossly Negligent" on the annoying business jargon and got the following reply: "Well, tickle my taint. That one hasn’t come up yet. Not to worry. We’re on it." Too funny :)

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  10. I sooo agree on counting! I think that is a good idea to count them out first before finishing. Then there is less to rip out if its' counted wrong (I'm always counting badly when it's large empty space to deal with.)

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  11. Looking good Lee! If I run out of one more color for what I'm working on I will scream!!! Lucky you that you get to go to Salty Yarns. Have a great weekend!

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  12. Summer Basket is gorgeous.
    Let it be known that we, the readers, expect a finish by Labour Day. Chop chop~ lol

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  13. Oh yes, you can do it until Labour Day weekend!! And like Blu said, we expect that, lol. It's really a gorgeous project.

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  14. It is gorgeous! I bet you've finished it by now.

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  15. I just came across your blog.Your piece is gorgeous. Do you mind telling me what the name of it is and the designer. It is just beautiful.
    Thanks

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  16. Lee, it looks great! You will be happy dancing in no time. Have a great Labor Day weekend!

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  17. I love WDW fabric. Love the soft hand. I guess I'm just really contrarian today. (Well, I did just finish the latest in the Spellman series, so there's that.)

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