Sunday, April 10, 2016

Update and a new start

I have a new start this week. I promised Justine that I would stitch along with her in April on the Cut Thru Rocket. This project was in my to-do pile, and I had already purchased the fabric for it. I only had to purchase a few colors of floss.
Now, I am nowhere nearly as fast as she is (plus she has gotten a head start on me), but here is where I am so far:


I would be further along, but shortly after I started this project, my Christmas one started yelling at me to be worked on, so I picked it up for a little bit.
Here is where I was when I left off last week:


Here is where I am now:

 
I also had the oddest occurrence when I was working on this one, especially since it had been yelling to be worked on. I got to this point, and all of a sudden, I just didn't want to work on it anymore. 
I ended up putting it away and pulling out the Rocket. I've never just hit a wall like that before, it was strange to me.

I have also started watching some YouTube videos of people's techniques and tricks for certain things. I have already incorporated a new technique (starting a new thread with a loop from the front of your project rather than the back) into my own stitching, and it has been pretty helpful.


6 comments:

  1. Great! Two rockets to keep up with.You made a great start.
    Love your Christmas one too.If one design is calling more than another,I go with the flow,otherwise I end up either starting another project or not stitching at all.That also applies to me if I have too many WIP's on the go,I can't settle to stitching one:)

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  2. You're off to a great start! I think that's the bit I'm about to start stitching tonight too - 4th floor down on the Rocket?
    I have to stitch on whatever's calling to me - that's why I'm making myself stitch the Rocket this month as I need to get it finished and something else always shouts more loudly!
    Thanks for joining me in Rocket stitching.

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  3. Great start on your rocket. I've had that happen with a project before. It's so weird. It's almost like your needle refuses to go through the fabric. You made progress though.

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  4. I'm glad you and Justine are stitching buddies for Rocket. Hopefully you can encourage each other along. Interesting that you hit a wall on your Christmas stitch. I wonder if it will ever happen again! :)

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  5. Great progress on both pieces!

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  6. Nice work on both and I've hit that wall before. Definitely a good idea to switch projects.

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