I got a little bit carried away, I was trying to work out a rotation and a focus piece and a plan for stitching in 2016. Then A Stitch In Time came out and I joined a stitch along group on Facebook and I got caught up in the excitement. Before I know it I’ve dug out a piece of fabric (already serged so I didn’t have to prepare it in any way), put the fabric onto my frame and sorted out my threads and organisers. I didn’t even want to spend the time gridding so I started in the middle.
The middle of this piece is a stitching hoop with the title stitched onto it, that will cover about 9 pages, so once the middle page is done I’m going to work around it to complete the hoop and make a start on some of the little scenes. After that I should be able to move around stitching whichever season I feel like stitching.
After all of that excitement I did actually decide on a rotation, I’ve gone with a two week rotation starting on a Saturday which tied in with the day that I started my latest project, and I’ll be alternating between The Gamer and A Stitch In Time. There will be other days when I’m working on something else but I’ll share those details in later posts (and once I’ve made up my mind on the second ‘spare’ day). I went with a two week rotation because it lets me share time more evenly between the two projects, if I did a page rotation I would be spending more time on Stitch in Time because the gamer pages are smaller.
The picture is A Stitch In Time after the first two week rotation, I didn’t get a full page done, those letters are full of confetti, which is great because those twirly bits look fab. I’ve got some gaps in the fabric background to fill in and a little part of the letter ‘a’. I’ve used lots of colours already, the peacock blues and greens are really vibrant and I found the tips of the scissors and the needle. Hopefully that will be it for new starts this year.