Saturday, March 28, 2009

“Harlequin Star” by Laura J. Perin -- March 28, 2009

I’ve finished another of the Canvas of the Month club canvases. This time it’s “Harlequin Star” by Laura J. Perin!

This was the July, 2008 Canvas of the Month club from The Stitching Post.

This was a very fun design which worked up quickly. It’s stitched on a lovely gold metallic flecked canvas and it just sparkles!

I’ve already written the journal entry for this project and I’m hoping that soon I’ll be able to send this design and several others to the finisher.

Now on to comments and questions…

Thanks for all of the positive comments on the “Snow Cone Santa” and no he isn’t going visiting! He’s going to stay right here!!! :-)

I’ve had several questions about my rotation system and I’m working on a detailed post which hopefully (she says while crossing her fingers) I’ll be able to post next month. I can’t believe that March is almost over! I’ll just give quick answers to several questions now. I usually have 3 to 4 active projects on the table. I then move between them as the mood strikes or depending on the tiredness factor. As a project is finished, I write up the journal entry, the extra fibers are documented and stored just in case, and the project is labeled and placed in a storage container to wait its turn to go to the finisher or to be finished. I keep a master list of all of my current projects by category and I check the list to see what should go on the table next. I always have on the table one of the canvas of the month clubs, a JB Nutcracker design, and usually a Heartstrings design. I then have at least one canvas from the large, medium or small categories. Of course this can vary!

One of my “challenges” is that I finish stitching a design but I’m not quick about sending it off to be finished. Yes, I know that I can finish it myself but I rather stitch! As one of this year’s goals I’m working on sending off more of my stitched pieces to be finished. We’ll see how I do??? LOL

I was also hoping to be able to announce that I have finally finished organizing all of my threads. I’m so close! But sigh, it will take a little longer. I ran out of cleaned containers right before I started organizing my Rainbow Gallery threads. And, ummmm, since I have a few fibers, I’m going to need several (a lot) of containers. Stay tuned and depending on school, work and children activities, I’m hoping I’ll be able to make that announcement soon!

Hope that you are having a great day and that you have found some time to stitch!

Windy Meadow


Front Range Stitcher said...

Hi Cyn!
The ornament is beautiful, looking forward to seeing more in the series. I enjoy the canvas clubs as the projects are usually small enough to finish quickly. I can't do a club every year for a variety of reasons but I'm anxious to get started on one next year. I'll enjoy yours instead.:)

NCPat said...

This is very pretty! Congratulations on another finish for you, and good luck on the fiber organization! That is an ongoing process in my room! LOL

Beth in IL said...

Very pretty canvas. Quick question: what do you mean by journal entry? Do you keep a diary with pictures and info on each piece?
Looking forward to your organization post! I have lost a thread I need and I am sure it is in my stash. If I don't find it, or am too lazy to do a complete search, I will have to rip and restitch a huge section on a piece...Now that is pretty sad!

Lelia said...

This is just beautiful. I am not very good with canvas -- so appreciate your fiber choices - stitch choices. What fun seeing your pics!