Cross Stitch, Rotation

A mini rotation of sorts

OK, I think I have a plan … I’ve worked out a kind of mini rotation that will see me working on a few of my favourite ‘new’ projects – this is what I’ve come up with for now and the great thing is that none of them are truly “big” pieces, so there should be a couple of happy dances before the end of the year too … hopefully …

My stitching plan/rotation I’m considering is as follows:

  1. Finish the dratted Winnie the Pooh bookmark
  2. Nicki’s Friendship Quaker RR piece (better to get my commitments over with first)
  3. Blocks 1 and 2 of Snapperville (Bent Creek)
  4. It’s Halloween (through to completion) (The Drawn Thread)
  5. Side 1 of Sailor’s Valentine (CA Wells) – need to make a start on this to get it finished in time for the next project arriving
  6. Block 1 of Sea Life (Lanarte)
  7. Free choice of any small project (Xmas ornie/SB Bee fob/needleroll etc)

Then back to the beginning again …

  1. Katrina’s Friendship Quaker RR piece (or earlier, depending on how quickly I stitch all the above list)
  2. Blocks 3 and 4 of Snapperville (Bent Creek)
  3. Autumn Arbor – through to completion (The Drawn Thread)
  4. Side 2 of Sailor’s Valentine (CA Wells)
  5. Block 2 of Sea Life (Lanarte)
  6. Free choice of any small project (Xmas ornie etc)

Round 3 would then be:

  1. Blocks 5 and 6 of Snapperville (Bent Creek)
  2. Garden Recipe – through to completion (The Drawn Thread)
  3. Side 3 of Sailor’s Valentine (CA Wells)
  4. Block 3 of Sea Life (Lanarte)
  5. Part 1 of Cottage Etui (CA Wells)
  6. Free choice of any small project (Xmas ornie etc)

And finally:

  1. Block 7 and the border of Snapperville (Bent Creek) (final part)
  2. Crimson Fire Sampler – through to completion (The Victoria Sampler)
  3. Side 4 of Sailor’s Valentine (CA Wells) (final part)
  4. Block 4 of Sea Life (Lanarte) (final part)
  5. Part 2 of Cottage Etui (CA Wells)
  6. Free choice of any small project (Xmas ornie etc)

That rotation would see all the major projects to completion – I would have to amend it, though, to give more time to the CA Wells pieces if I don’t seem to be stitching through the rotation quickly enough … if that’s the case the rotation will temporarily go on hold until I get those finished.  Only time will tell if this would work – but it’s something that could work well with housesitting, if I’m still doing it by then, as there are only a handful of projects that will be carried around at any one time.  I’ve been avoiding doing any over-one stitching so far while I’m trying to get my mojo back again.  Fingers crossed my new rotation, with some beloved projects, will help kick me back into gear again as I have many more projects in the wings waiting to be stitched – these ones will keep me out of trouble for a short while anyway, and they’re all relatively simple projects without too many challenges, which suits my slow brain at the moment!

I’ll soon be starting 5am shifts again, so sometimes that gives me chance to get some stitching time in the afternoons – and Muffy is very easy care and doesn’t crave attention all day (she’s hardly moved off her bed all day today – perhaps she’s missing Mum and Dad a bit today, hmmm).  I’ll probably take her for a quick walk as soon as I get home from work, then settle down with my stitching for the rest of the afternoon.  I don’t know the area here whatsoever, and probably won’t do a great deal of exploring … I’m looking forward to having 3 lazy weeks of nothing but reading and stitching (and definitely not in that order!!)

 Anyway, better head off for work now – I’ve repacked the boot with an ‘overnight bag’ or three to go to Ali’s for 4 nights, and left my suitcase and the rest of my stuff here.  Now all I have to do is to try to get Muffy outside – she was extremely reluctant to move 1/2 an hour earlier, hence the reason I thought I’d sit here for a while longer to give her more time inside … but sorry Muffy, it’s crunch time and “it’s time for you to leave the building” … 😉

8 thoughts on “A mini rotation of sorts”

  1. That’s an interesting rotation you’ve got there. Lots of variation to keep your attention, which is what’s needed I think. I couldn’t get mine to work out for me because I was never in the mood to stitch what I was supposed to stitch – when I was supposed to stitch it, lol.

    I notice you’ve got Winter Queen on the go. That was one of the first things I ever stitched and it’s still one of my favourites. I’ve got it kitted up as a conversion just now (in pink), and one of these days I’ll get around to starting it…..hopefully before I’m 90, hahahah

  2. That sounds like a plan to me. I’m glad you put the Halloween one in there :o)

    Poor old Muffy probably is missing mum and dad and wondering what on earth is going on.

  3. Wow – you weren’t kidding when you said that the wheels were cranking in your brain! Good luck with your new rotation!

  4. Well, you do have it all worked out there, Anne!! It’s far too complex for my simple brain, lol, but I’m sure you’ll do well with it and we’ll all enjoy seeing your progress. 😀

  5. Well that looks like a great rotation to me 🙂 I can’t seem to stick to them but that looks like you’ll get lots of mini finishes as you go along 🙂

  6. My word, girl, that’s a complex schedule to follow. My disorganized brain would never let me even attempt to put a rotation like that on paper! What a wonderful gift you have. Hope you enjoy your new rotation. One question, is that a four week rotation?

  7. I think your rotation plan sounds great. It makes more sense to me than stitching x amount of hours on it. And I found that doing one night a week for each project didn’t allow me to get into a groove with any of them.

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