Thoughts of a Rotation

I used to follow a stitching rotation and loved it immensely, but it fell by the wayside when I started housesitting last year and I became somewhat of a one-at-a-time stitcher.  I don’t feel I’ve achieved as much stitching as I have in the past, and wonder if getting back into a formal rotation will help.  I’ve been considering this for some time now (since my mojo kept disappearing), and Nicki published a recent post that has helped to spur me into action.

Following are my thoughts on my new rotation …

Half of my trouble is that I can’t decide what to stitch next as so many wonderful, awesome projects are all screaming at me at the same time, so following Nicki’s ideas, I decided to split my kitted-up projects into groups … then I’m using my old “UFO” method to decide what to stitch next – I used to have a numerical list of all my UnFinished Objects, then on Tuesday nights I’d draw a numbered tiddlywink counter/disc out of a pot, and whatever project matched the number on the plastic disc would get my attention for the evening.  This worked perfectly for those projects that I truly disliked, but one night was enough to get some progress happening … some projects would only get one length of thread stitched, but eventually those UFO’s on the list started getting whittled down in numbers.

Anyway, I thought I’d keep a numbered list within each of my groups of projects, and randomly draw a number out of my tiddlywink counters/discs whenever I need a new project to start … and I’ve kept a “Free Choice” slot for those occasions when I just HAVE to stitch something in particular and can’t wait for its number to be drawn.

Here’s the new rotation, all designed to be for 10-hour slots:

  1. Focus Piece
  2. Medium to Large
  3. WIP’s & UFO’s
  4. Focus Piece
  5. Small to Medium
  6. Large & BAP’s
  7. Focus Piece
  8. Christmas Ornaments
  9. Finishing
  10. Free Choice

As for what projects are on the list, I’ll post a separate post of all those little goodies in the groups, as at the moment it’s a “work in progress” while I find them all!  I may end up publishing it, then adding as I find more …

4 thoughts on “Thoughts of a Rotation

  1. Anne, Sounds like you have really have this under control. What will you draw out of the hat tomorrow? athy

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