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emmadragon
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7:38 am Oct 21, 2009

Has anyone done Circe Invidiosa? I've nearly finished my anniversary picture, and then I've got Bird of God, which I started last week while travelling, and then I fancy giving Circe a go, but I'd like to see a bit of it stitched. There aren't any pictures in the gallery, so I wondered if anyone else had actually done it.
emmadragon
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8:02 am Nov 02, 2009

I'll take that as a no then!
Threads arrived this week, despite the postal strike, fabric arrived the week before, so I'm all set to go as soon as the anniversary picture's done.
I've decided, after pushing from the OH, that a rotation is probably the best way to go, but on a monthly rather than a weekly basis. I think one month on Circe, one month on the Last Judgement and one month on UFOs is going to work.
I'll post pictures as soon as there's any progress.
Very Happy
Lani
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Location: The Woodlands, Texas
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9:44 am Nov 02, 2009

I haven't done Circe, but it looks like a great choice! Have you done a rotation before? I don't know if I have the discipline to do one - I have always done one at a time, but I'm trying to work on another piece every once in a while to have something else to look at!

How many UFOs do you have?

Happy Stitching
emmadragon
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10:10 am Nov 02, 2009

How many UFOs do you have?

Waaaay too many, and mostly big or complicated! Klimt's The Kiss, a blackwork art deco lady done in silver on black with lots of sequins and beads, various miniature cushions and carpets...the list goes on and on Crying or Very sad - and of course there's the Last Judgement. That's got 101 pages of chart to wade through. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
I've been doing The Kiss since my brother announced his engagement - he's been married 6 years now, with a 4 year old daughter! It was meant to be a wedding present, perhaps he might get it for his tenth anniversary! Embarassed
I have a very bad habit of starting something and then losing interest, so I'm hoping a strict rotation will help. Neutral
Divecat
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2:34 pm Nov 02, 2009

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Originally posted by emmadragon
I'm hoping a strict rotation will help. Neutral


Hi Emma

I am sure if you ask Rifestitch nicely, she'll give you some handy hints and tips on rotations (and in not less than 100 words) Laughing Wink Laughing

Let's all hope the cure for death comes through soon. Laughing Laughing Laughing

Best wishes - Christine x
rifestitch
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4:13 pm Nov 02, 2009

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Originally posted by Divecat
quote:
Originally posted by emmadragon
I'm hoping a strict rotation will help. Neutral


Hi Emma

I am sure if you ask Rifestitch nicely, she'll give you some handy hints and tips on rotations (and in not less than 100 words) Laughing Wink Laughing

Let's all hope the cure for death comes through soon. Laughing Laughing Laughing

Best wishes - Christine x


My best advice is to play around - try whatever time limit you think you would be happy with. I like a week, but others go by the month, or egads, by the day! Well, if you look at some of my updates, it looks like I sometimes go by the day, too - I do try to jam as much into a week as possible Smile And it might vary by project - if you have a bunch of BAPs like SQ, and a couple of small ones (notice I'm assuming more than 2 here), you might need longer on the BAPs to feel like you did anything, whereas the smaller ones may not need as much time to give you that feeling of accomplishment.

If you start to feel bored, it's time to switch. IF you have a mistake, I would definitely advise at least frogging out the mistake before putting it down - if you have that to look forward to, you may never go back to it Smile And if you can restitch the frogged area, then give it a rest, all the better! Just don't let a mistake (unless it's FREAKIN' HUGE) be your reason to go to something else. Unless you restitch it wrong again, then that is a clear sign you need to step away from the piece for a little bit Smile

You'll just have to play around to see what you are comfortable with - and if you decide you can't stand it, then let yourself be okay with that decision! It isn't for everyone, just like parking Embarassed I am pretty disciplined, and I have vague goals - I do better work with a schedule with my A- type personality Smile That's an A minus - I'm not a workaholic, by any stretch of the imagination Laughing

Most important: BE FLEXIBLE with YOURSELF! If you don't do this or that, don't beat yourself up! It's supposed to be FUN (unless, of course, it's a gift, and you are pulling your hair out trying to meet the deadline - we've all done it) (more than once, I might add).
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BarBaraPrz
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4:30 pm Nov 02, 2009

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... Rifestitch ... in not less than 100 words


There's 122 in the first paragraph alone!
Lani
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4:44 pm Nov 02, 2009

Just imagine how many there would be if she weren't a Type A- personality! Laughing
Patricia
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4:49 pm Nov 02, 2009

quote:
Originally posted by rifestitch
quote:
Originally posted by Divecat
quote:
Originally posted by emmadragon
I'm hoping a strict rotation will help. Neutral


Hi Emma

I am sure if you ask Rifestitch nicely, she'll give you some handy hints and tips on rotations (and in not less than 100 words) Laughing Wink Laughing

Let's all hope the cure for death comes through soon. Laughing Laughing Laughing

Best wishes - Christine x


My best advice is to play around - try whatever time limit you think you would be happy with. I like a week, but others go by the month, or egads, by the day! Well, if you look at some of my updates, it looks like I sometimes go by the day, too - I do try to jam as much into a week as possible Smile And it might vary by project - if you have a bunch of BAPs like SQ, and a couple of small ones (notice I'm assuming more than 2 here), you might need longer on the BAPs to feel like you did anything, whereas the smaller ones may not need as much time to give you that feeling of accomplishment.

If you start to feel bored, it's time to switch. IF you have a mistake, I would definitely advise at least frogging out the mistake before putting it down - if you have that to look forward to, you may never go back to it Smile And if you can restitch the frogged area, then give it a rest, all the better! Just don't let a mistake (unless it's FREAKIN' HUGE) be your reason to go to something else. Unless you restitch it wrong again, then that is a clear sign you need to step away from the piece for a little bit Smile

You'll just have to play around to see what you are comfortable with - and if you decide you can't stand it, then let yourself be okay with that decision! It isn't for everyone, just like parking Embarassed I am pretty disciplined, and I have vague goals - I do better work with a schedule with my A- type personality Smile That's an A minus - I'm not a workaholic, by any stretch of the imagination Laughing

Most important: BE FLEXIBLE with YOURSELF! If you don't do this or that, don't beat yourself up! It's supposed to be FUN (unless, of course, it's a gift, and you are pulling your hair out trying to meet the deadline - we've all done it) (more than once, I might add).
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If I can't make a deadline, like for Christmas,,brithday, I wrap it anyway and put in a card that reads "Half a gift is better than none, return to Pat to get it done.
This always gets a laugh and takes the pressure off a time element. Now y'all have an out for not meeting the deadline. Laughing
emmadragon
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3:47 am Nov 03, 2009

Wow, that was a long response, Rife! Laughing Many thanks, I check your multiply site regularly to see what you've done, and I'm always impressed by the amount, variety and quality. I love watching Divecat's Ehret too.
I think a month will be about right for me. It always takes me an hour or so to switch between projects, because I don't set them up seperately, so I have to transfer threads between them - I've tried setting each one up individually before, and I find I end up with 8 skeins of a thread I don't actually use very much, which is expensive. So I feel an hour of stitching time a week not stitching is a waste of good time (for me, anyway), but an hour a month I feel I can spare.
I also don't get on with parking at all - I get way too confused, so I just carry on as long as I can with a colour.
I'll be glad, though, when the anniversary picture's finished. It's coming along well, and the response on the half completed gift was suitably impressed, but I just want it to be done now. Crying or Very sad
Love the tip about the card, Pat, but I've told the OH that if I suggest doing another gift on a time limit, he's to confiscate all stitching materials instantly. I don't think I've EVER managed to get a gift done in time. Embarassed
Definitely need more hours for stitching. Stitching
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