I nearly wrote “the heat is on” as my title, but that was too close to yesterday’s happy post 😉 The fact is I was getting very organised yesterday and getting my rotation in order, to set up the new few upcoming rotation slots, making sure everything was all kitted up and ready to go … when I spied something at the top of my list … Racing Cars charity block due for mailing 15 July … my little mouse rushed off to the corner of my screen to see the date … aaarghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! So last night I went into total panic mode – today was my final catch-up day for the last 5 blogs outstanding, but they’re going to have to wait a couple of days again now … in fact all blog reading is back on the backburner again for a few days – seeing as I hadn’t started this project yet, and it’s got a LOT of stitching in it (I’ve had to cut a few things out just to get it to fit on the fabric hmmm), so as it is I’m going to be struggling to get this one finished ready for post …
So, with no more ado, I’m off to pick up a needle, as I’m going to try for a full 8-10 hours stitching on it today yikes! Then I have a dragon one due on 15 August, so I’d better start doing some stitching on that too afterwards so I’m not in the same predicament next month!
Here’s my progress for 3 hours yesterday – which is why I’m panicking … this is only about 1/8 of the total stitching for this block, with loads of backstitching (excuse the crappy photo, as it’s not in focus – but I figure there’s no point taking another one, as there’s not much to see yet! LOL). OK, enough yapping … off to my stitching corner I go!
(Updated) Well, I managed to stitch for a solid total of 11 1/2 hours today … and oh boy am I feeling it now! But I managed to get almost one of the cars finished. I wish I took more time to think about the project yesterday – if I was really clever, I would have just used one of the cars, and added a chequered flag border to fill it out … I thought about that when I was about 1/3 through the first car – a bit late by then! Would have made the deadline a lot easier though. Oh well, c’est la vie … here’s my progress to date anyway – I’m back at work tomorrow and not on great stitching hours, so there probably won’t be much progress over the next couple of days. Thanks for your supportive comments … it’s much appreciated 🙂