I put the first stitch in this project on Saturday afternoon. I put in the last stitch on Monday evening.
This is Twisted Stitches by Sue Reed. This was the MOST fun! It has some very entertaining stitches to stitch and--literally--a twist in the stitch in the border that is totally unique. And I've found a new color in Watercolours--Appalachian--that is on my favorites list. It may show up in a future project.
All I can say is that if you get a chance to take a class from Sue (her website is suereed.squarespace.com), jump on it. She gives super hints on color matching and using overdyes and has a neat trick for turning corners with metallic threads that will change your life--if, of course, you need to change corners with metallic threads.
You will notice this is not on the Ellie Plan. Nor is it on the Overly Ambitious List from January.
I had a revelation Saturday.
I was looking at my little notebook in which I list the projects I have finished for the year. I am that OCD about keeping records on this type of thing. I realized that this has been one of my less productive years.
When I started looking at the projects I have finished over the years, and the years that seem to have had the most finishes, I realized that the years with no plan at all were the ones in which i stitched the most. The years when I tried rotations or plans or lists, not so much.
Apparently organized plans for needlework result in very little needlework.
Therefore, I have flung the Overly Ambitious List and the Ellie Plan out of the figurative window and I am going to stab my needle at whatever strikes my fancy for the rest of the year. And if I should mention a list or goals or deadlines, remind me of this post.