Choices, choices

Unlike all those planners out there, I really haven’t made significant craft plans or goals for this year. It isn’t so much wanting to avoid pressure on those days where pressure is totally and completely unwelcome. It is more that I want to maintain the flexibility to work on what I want without engendering feelings of guilt.

We will leave birthday presents, family obligations, and medical appointments completely out of this discussion.

With the Beaver finished, I got to 30% on the Castle before hanging it early in the evening. 1100 more stitches hardly seems to make a dent.

So tomorrow I have two choices – since I would really like to get another one of those projects hanging out for a while completed.

The first is one of the Nora Corbett Bewitching Pixies – I started her in Aug/Sept and have only the bow string (Kreinik) and beads to go. That amounts to less than 350 “stitches.” It is skinned into Pattern Keeper, so tracking isn’t that hard.

My other choices is to work on the 2022 OwlForest SAL – Alice in Wonderland. I have just the last two portions to finish – the rest of the wizard and then the whole of the tea party. This one is imported into SAGA which I find less than easy to use. Probably need to find a tutorial somewhere. It just isn’t as intuitive.

What do you think?

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
This entry was posted in Cross-Stitch. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Choices, choices

  1. Alison says:

    There are days when you need an easy project, days when you need something challenging, and days where you just want to finish something.

    So then the question is: how’s today?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.