This is what I'd like to accomplish today:
1. Cut and press the pieces for the Hari-Kuyo Needlebook--and make a trip to the fabric store for the iron-on interfacing needed:
Aren't these colors just amazing? And the kit was beautifully packaged--and the first lesson extremely well done, a nice mix between video and written material.
2. Mount the fabric and do the first lesson on the Pansy needlepainting class from Tanja Berlin through Shining Needle:
Despite the sharp needle, I am so looking forward to doing this. For one thing, I have some ideas for one of the caskets I want to stitch in Tricia Wilson Nguyen's casket class, and the needlepainting practice will help. For another, I need to get out of my counted thread comfort zone on occasion. This should do it.
3. And then I want to wash and press the linen for this since the second part of the class arrives in a couple of weeks and I have yet to stick a needle into it:
I have not completely lost my mind--I don't plan to start this today but I would like to have it ready. The design is all cross stitch, and there will be evenings when that is about all I can handle. Assuming that I can handle counting, that is. Hmmmm. . .
4. And I want to get the silks sorted and the linen ironed and sewn to the scroll bars for this:
Sally Munro, the upcoming online class from The Essamplaire. Not that I have the last few online classes from The Essamplaire completed, but if you don't start, you'll never finish. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
5. And then I'm going to go digging for some extra long scroll bars for this:
Ann Dale is truly big and beautiful. I love the colors, I love the flowers she stitched, I love everything about this. I would love to have a two-day work week and and five-day week-end in order to be able to stitch as much as I would like, but I have a number of years before that can happen.
I think I'm going to have to become extremely disciplined and set myself up a serious rotation system. Or clone myself. I'd like to have Calvin's transmogrifier (is anyone else a Calvin and Hobbs fan? I SO miss those comics!) and have a well-behaved and industrious clone who goes to work and runs the vacuum cleaner and folds the laundry while I stitch and listen to old movies on TCM.
On with the day!