Monday, 8 August 2011

New Rotation!

I always said I would never stitch different designs on different days. I couldn't understand how stitchers ever made any progress. That was until I wanted to stitch everything and Lizzie Kate Lovers blog had an SAL. So I now have a new rotation. I couldn't stick to being a one at a time girl although I tried lol. I get bored easily and there are soooo many things I want to stitch. So Monday and Friday nights it is Lizzie Kate night. Here is my progress for last week. This is ABC Halloween that I received as part of my giveaway from Danielle. Danielle started it but didn't enjoy it. She stitched upto the moon and I have stitched from "b". I have to say I am really enjoying this.



Tuesday and Thursday nights are LHN/CCN designs. I started CCN A Bee C Sampler and this is how I have got on with this.



Saturday and Sundays are reserved for Vervaco or Lanarte. I did start a Vervaco I brought off the bay of evil. After stitching on it for two weekends and it bearing no resembleance to the chart I gave up. Lesson learnt! I will start a new one this weekend. I have a freebie chart from http://pauchok.ucoz.ru/ that I am thinking of doing next. I won't be stitching the black or using black aida. I am thinking of using sparkly fabric but haven't actually decided yet. Let me know what you think!



Wednesday night is exercise night so don't tend to get a lot of time to stitch especially when the boys are at school. So Wednesday is going to be my finishing day or putting threads on to bobbins day - you get the picture. While the boys are off school I am going to stitch on the baby samplers so will show a picture next week as the girl one is nearly finished except for the vital information which I will have once she is born.

I am quite excited as I have joined the Rotating Designer Exchange, http://rotatingdesignerexchange.blogspot.com/, that Angela, http://hookedonstitches.blogspot.com/, has organised. The first designer is Prarie Schooler and if you want to join you will have to sign up today as Angela is closing them later on today. I have never done an exchange before, it is a stitched piece only, so any hints and tips you have would be greatly received.

I am very late in saying thank you to Becs, Cath and Sarah for the stylist blogger award they have each given me. It is very much appreciated. I am taking the easy way out and giving it to all those that leave me a comment and I will try to think of seven things about me ready for my next post.

Thank you for reading my waffle and for those that leave comments know that I really appreciate them. If you have got to the end you've done well.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx




18 comments:

Teresa said...

Love your progress on your stitching. I am ready to send off my second exchange and can't wait to get my name in Angela's. I have really enjoyed participated in the exchages. My advise is just have fun.

Carrie said...

It sounds like you have a good rotation plan. I need to figure one out for myself as I am a multiple project stitcher too! Have a wonderful day.

Yvon (jioya) said...

it's all looking great, my favorite is the Halloween one, i love to see more of that.
I'm also looking forward to see the Lady in Red appear on your blog.

Hugs Yvon.

Beth said...

I think your rotation method sounds really great! I have tried some before and they work for me for a while and then I just start breaking the rules...

I am going to enjoy watching your L*K ABC's grow - looks great so far.

Gabi said...

Sounds like a beautiful rotation to me. Both pieces are gorgeous.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sounds like a good rotation, especially since you'll be spending 2 days on each project a chance for real progress!

KarenV said...

Good luck with your rotation Lesleyanne - I like how your WIPs are looking so far!

Carol said...

Your LK piece looks so cute, Lesleyanne. And the CCN Sampler is off to a great start!

Good luck with your rotation stitching. I'm pretty much a one-project-at-a-time stitcher and I really admire those of you who can manage rotation stitching!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

How could your friend not enjoy the Hallowe'en alphabet? But how kind to pass it to someone who does.
I don't enjoy rotating but do have different projects for different times of the day (easy when the boys are awake, complex when they're asleep).
I tried a SAL this year, 1st week in every month but my weeks were always 10 days long because I never wanted to stop!

♥ Nia said...

Great rotation that you have there ;)
The problem is that we always have so muuuuch that we want to stitch! heheheh =)
Hugs&Smiles to you sweetie! :)

Michelle said...

Wonderful stitching and good luck with your rotation system x

Joysze said...

Rotation looks great..... good luck with it and I can't wait to see all your pretties. :D

Delphyne said...

Looking great! I love the Halloween one!

Shari said...

I hope it works for you!!! Sounds like you have it well planned out.....so sad I missed the sign up on the rotating designer exchange...

Lois said...

Your two WIP's are looking good! I've yet to crack the rotation thing. I wish I could because there are so many charts out there (and in my stash!) that I want to be stitching now!

Julie said...

Good luck with the new rotation, stitchers all have very different ideas and plans of what works for them, its nice to red what works for others

Bekca said...

Your new rotation sounds like a good plan. I can't wait to see all the designs you're stitching on right now grow. Best wishes and happy stitching to you.

Sally said...

Lovely pieces you are stitching Lesleyanne. Good luck with your new rotation:)