Monday, February 13, 2012

february 13 - an update and another plan

We had the great pleasure of our grandson's company this weekend, so there was not much stitching done. We hadn't seen him in a few weeks and had so much fun.

I did manage to SAL with my Friendly Stitchers friends on Friday night though, and this is my progress so far on Nancy's Traditional Sampler. These are the first six bands, and happy to see that the colors are back to normal! Please forgive the wrinkles...and now that I look at this picture, it looks a little blurry too...oh well, better luck next time!


So tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I realized this morning that I have not one piece of cute stitching to display...no hearts or flowers anywhere! Well...I do have my February Cottage, but you know what I mean! I vaguely remember talking to myself on the way to work this summer (I always make wonderful stitching plans on my morning commutes...I'm a great planner...but not always a great do-er!)...anyway, I thought that maybe since I don't ever have much seasonal stitching to display, I should always stitch s season or two ahead...you know, like summer in winter, spring in fall, etc. I'm sure that this is not a new idea to some, but I have never done it before...actually, I still haven't done it...but it seems like a good plan!

So...do any of you do this?

If I follow the plan, I should be stitching patriotic and/or summer stuff now, right? But what about bunnies for Easter????? Maybe I'll make a little exception....see what I mean about not sticking to the plan?

Thanks for taking the time to visit today!

11 comments:

  1. I always stitch off season it seems. Halloween at Christmas, Christmas on the 4th, etc. I don't have any Valentines Day stitching to display either. It's good to plan but also ok to veer from a plan. :)

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  2. Well, my plan was to stitch a small either ornament or mini-pillow the month before whatever holiday was coming up. That was the plan, but I am stuck on working on an incredibly old UFO turned WIP until it is finished. THEN, maybe I will work on the plan.

    By, the way, your sampler is gorgeous!

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  3. Well I'd say you are doing better than I am. My plan is to not make a plan! Then I'm never disappointed.

    :o)

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  4. I think that's a great plan, one that I have thought about but not quite executed! Actually, I'm in the middle of a huge sampler and I plan to take a break by doing two Easter smalls!(Hopefully before Easter!!)

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  5. I try to stitch ahead of the season or holiday. It doesn't always work out. Love the sampler.

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  6. I am always to late for the seasonal stitches .... and well done on your sal it is looking gorgeous :) love mouse xxxx

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  7. sweet sampler..
    have a lovely day xxx

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  8. I love your piece. It is red so it looks like valentine to me:) The problem with plans is the blasted work issue.

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  9. You've really got the stitching moving along so nicely. I love this one!

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  10. Keep up the great stitching! You know your needle and threads.

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