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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Theme-tas-stitch March Madness
Theme-tas-stitch is hosted by Kerry
Each month Kerry is giving us a theme to stitch to (or shoe-horn our existing stitching into). We link up on the 21st of each month. The theme this month is:
March Madness - Work on as many different projects as you can - you could do one a day or have a day when you see how many you can stitch on.
I have my set rotation which means I knew I would stitch on 7 projects in March already. I also knew I wanted (and needed) to focus on M is for Mary this month so I needed a plan! Here are the main 7:
1. Just Nan Spring in the Square for the 10-a-day challenge:
Day 80 - 800 stitches
2. Joan Elliott 12 Days of Christmas for the Christmas Ornie SAL:
and regular evening stitching on the thin red line to the right
3. Brooke's Books' Stitchers Alphabet for The Alphabet Club:
4. Imaginating Happy Hallowe'en for the Hallowe'en SAL:
5. Oberlin Witches, also for the Hallowe'en SAL:
6. Nora Corbett M is for Mary which is my focus piece for the month:
Wings and Bling to be added
7. Lavender & Lace Enchanted Alphabet Spooky Conversion:
To reach 31 projects for the 31 days in March I needed another 24 projects. I didn't want to start pulling out other WIPs for just a length or two so I needed something small or a part-work. I considered an Advent Calendar (24 days) or another Alphabet (the Erica Michael's one has 24 blocks) but in the end I went for something totally different - a Just-Nan-athon. Over the years I have collected a lot of her small free charts and have stitched a few.
Here are a few more:
Most days I did one length of thread immediately after my 10-a-Day project before I started anything else. The one in the middle got more done because I went to work that day and stitched during my lunchbreak.
They are, in clockwise order starting top left:
I am just picking fabrics as I go, all 32 count to keep the sizes the same but sometimes the charted colour and sometimes my own choice. I have 11 more to start for the rest of the month, one for each day and 2 on Saturday. When I started these I wasn't sure how I would continue with them but Linda had a great idea in her recent post called "So Many Stitches a Week" so now my plan is to pick one and work out how many stitches I need to make each day to finish it in a month. They average 40x40 but are not full coverage so there are probably only 800-1000 stitches in each one. Which is roughly 30 a day.
So once March is done I am going to add one of these to the daily rotation and see how many I get done by the end of the year.
🌟🌟 Blogger of the Week 🌟🌟
Finally I wanted to say a Big Thank You to everyone who has visited and commented on the new Blogger of the Week Blog. We have featured three bloggers so far and have more lined up. I send a few questionnaires out at the beginning of each month to keep the answers fresh and current. If you would like to be featured in the blog please do email me. Also, could you talk about it on your blog to reach people I don't know! I would love to expand my circle of blogs and I am sure that you all have followers that I don't know yet.