In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Organizing? Again?

Ever since I came back from class, I've been thinking about organizing and prioritizing projects.


I go through this exercise every couple of months, trying to figure out how to maximize productivity and at the same time, stitch on everything I want to stitch. So far, I've had a notable lack of success with any system.

The definition of insanity is repeating an action that doesn't work.

I'm insane.

So, I'm setting up another schedule. I'm going to try it for a week to see how it works, and then probably abandon it for my usual rambling from one thing to another.

I'm keeping Sampler Sundays because I've done more on Rebecah French since I started this than I have in the last three or four years. Today I got the rest of the foliage coming out of the basket done.

I really want to finish the Tudor project, so it's getting mornings Monday - Thursday when my head, eyes, and hands are the freshest--and when I have the best light.

Afternoons, sadly, will be devoted to doing all those things you need to do when you're an adult.

Monday and Tuesday evenings get the Christmas is Coming Etui, Wednesday and Thursday evenings get Carmen's Etui.

(I did work on Carmen yesterday, and the band for the pin cushion is stitched, along with the last leaf for the scissors fob.)

Because I'm back up to five projects in the downstairs finishing basket, Fridays are going to be devoted to finishing until that basket is emptied. Then Saturday is a free-for-all. 

We'll see how this goes. And, frankly, it would be lovely to finally figure out a system that works. Sadly, I give it two weeks. Sigh.



  1. Oh Ann you make me laugh most days , you are so funny.
    Your work is so beautiful , and I know how hard it is to get a
    system to work .
    I try all kinds of systems and they all fail when I buy a new kit or chart. At the moment I am adding Christmas stitching to my stitching bag. Then who knows what else will be slipped into the bag , it could then all change the week after .

  2. Ann, I can so sympathise!! I have tried so many different rotations / systems and often they work until something shiny comes along and it all goes west. So please let us know if your new system is successful. And love your Rebekah French!! ❤️❤️❤️

  3. I can never get passed stitching on what moves me. Can't make a schedule work. And I think you're very organized in comparison!