Sunday, July 29, 2012

Olympic Stitching and a Plan!

My stitching during the opening ceremonies wasn't my planned Olympic stitching. I was putting the finishing touches on a project for my Saturday EGA meeting. 

So last night I got to to begin my planned Olympic stitching. 

And I've started with an American flag by Jane Nichols from the July 2003 issue of Needlepoint Now. 

I've kitted it from my stash with congress cloth and Watercolours. I need to check to see if I have the right Ribbon Floss in my stash. The only thing I purchased for this project is a twisted metallic from Access Commodities that I got at Fireside earlier this month which is a replacement for the Kreinik Torsade that was called for in the pattern. 

It's essentially a bargello piece and will work up very quickly. I could have gone further last night, but it had been a long day. 

And now for the "plan" part of this post. 

For the past month I've been combing through my back issues of Needlepoint Now. I came late to this needlepoint party so I've been slowly gathering back issues over the past three to four years. I've done pretty well and I think I am only missing one issue. I need to put them back in order and confirm this. And then hunt down the missing one. 

I had a small epiphany when after looking through three years of magazines, 2006-2009, I went back and started at the very beginning. I have looked through all of these issues before, most multiple times. But what struck me at that moment was that there were projects in that first issue from 1999 that I want to stitch! 

Thus I have developed a plan. 

I've started flagging projects that I want to do. 

And I'm going to start with stitching one project from every year the magazine was published. 

And when I accomplish that I will start over and stitch another project from every year. 

Again. 

And again.

Until I've stitched a project from every issue. See why I need to find that missing issue? 

And so begins my Needlepoint Now plan. 

Details of which I will keep track of on a separate page. 

Wish me luck!

4 comments:

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Love your Olympic stitching! And you know, it's great to have a plan!
Cathy

jhm said...

OUr local ANG chapter is having our annual "garage sale" wednesday.
Let me know the date of the missing issue. If I had known last month, someone donated a lot of issues to the EGA "garage sale" - they ended up going to Half-price books.

JHM
jhm0823@gmail.com

Teresa S. said...

That is such an ambitious plan! I'll be watching with interest. :)

Margaret said...

Great choice for Olympic stitching! Great plan too!