"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Thursday, September 24, 2009

How do you know what to do next??

Some stitchers have a rotation system, where they line up all their works in progress, and work on one for a set period (ie. one night) before going on to another. I've thought about this, but don't think it would work for me, because so many of my projects have time frames that mean I have to stay on one thing until it is finished. At the moment, I've caught up with my Stitchin Fingers exchanges (FPCs, ATCs and round robin), and am looking at my next patchwork block to be cut out. Our tutor isn't running classes in school holidays, so I haven't had anything to do this week or next week, although J. did give me the patterns for the next two blocks, so I could start making the templates and cutting out the fabrics.
But I have an Assisi project which was started early this year, and meant to be finished by May, for a friend's 60th birthday. She went overseas in the meantime, so I figured there was no rush for the Assisi job to be finished. I have two crazy patchwork blocks almost finished (Teacup and Peacock themes) which I had intended to finish in time to enter them in the Whittlesea Show. I also have the Black Cats on Brick Wall patchwork wall hanging to finish off with a border.
None of these will take a lot of time, but I think I'll finish off the Assisi work, as it is for someone else after all, and I'm not really fussed about entering stuff in the Show this year. There is always next year. Speaking of shows, I forgot to mention earlier the Embroidery Guild's annual exhibition, which started on 12th September and finishes this Sunday 27th! So if you are in Melbourne and want to do something other than watch the Grand Final on Saturday, do drop into the Guild at 170 Wattletree Road, Malvern, between 10 am and 6 pm. I will be there all day on Sunday, as a gallery hostess and manning the gift shop, so if you come in on Sunday, come over and say hi!


loulee said...

I've tried plotting and planning what to do next, but rarely stick to my plans, these days I just go where a whim takes me.

Miss 376 said...

I finished one thing this week and just didn't know what to do next. There was too much choice!

SharonH said...

lol G I wish.... Now in my next life... I also have G's book!!!!

Tannia said...

See you later today!!!!

Joy V said...

I usually have lots of things on the go, but at different stages, ie (a) maybe a quilt that needs the binding sewn down; (b) some stitcheries; (c) a large cross stitch; (d) a small cross stitch (e) some patchwork that needs cutting - you get the picture? - then if I have just done some hand sewing - I then might cut, or sew blocks tog and then onto hand sewing again and so on. Then I might just sit and read through my mags & books again. The downside to this is I find something else to start!!!!