Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Crafting and trying to relax

Things have been a little crazy around here lately and I have to admit that I haven't had a lot of chances to lose myself in my crafts. Last week I was able to cross-stitch for 7 hours which made me feel really great. I am finally starting to see some progress on a number of my unfinished projects. I know I still have a long way to go to make a good dent but at least this is a start.

My one big challenge that I am working on right now is designing a name tag for a cross-stitch retreat that I will be attending at the end of April. The only guidelines we got were that our first name had to be on it and it was to be no longer that 3"x4". Ok so that means I have blank piece of canvas and way too many ideas in my head. A number of the ideas that I have are thanks to my husband who kept coming up with more and more ideas and finally I had to tell him to stop thinking of more ideas because I need to start stitching the piece. I haven't finished the entire design of the piece but have started to stitch it. I am not going to post any pictures here until after I go to retreat because there is a contest for the best name tag and I don't want to give away any ideas.

I am keeping track of all the different flosses that I use for the name tag and am going to write up the entire pattern once it's finished. So now to make sure it's finished and ready to wear by April 30th. The retreat is through Gitta's which is my local cross-stitch store.

Until the retreat I have a lot of projects that I want to finish so now need to sit and actually work on things instead of just sitting and thinking of all the projects that need my attention.

It's Wednesday and I think I am going to try and cross-stitch some this evening to continue to make a dent in one of my many, many, many projects.

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