Sunday, 11 January 2009

What do you think of this idea?

This afternoon we went to collect Darling Daughter from her B-P week-end and on journey HAD to stop as Darling Son HAD to visit the little boy's room. As we had literally just passed what we thought was the last service station before leaving the motorway we were all "relieved" to see signs for what really was the last one some miles later. Now I kept visiting sites last year with bloggers showing their journals and thought what a great idea and then I remembered one of my resolutions last year was to produce a stitch library - this did not even get started!!!! So as we stopped at the service station car park I was wondering if I would ever get this idea of the ground...

SO when I saw this a page a day diary for sale in the foyer of the service station I knew I had to get it and begin something - anything and include a stitch each week. Now will this happen? Nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say, so here goes...

I was reading a blog earlier - Serendipity, I think - who had been advised to put some tasks she wished to set herself in a bowl and draw them like a raffle instead of having a static list so I shall be taking a list of stitches and instead of doing them alphabetically I shall choose one on a Sunday, stick it on the relevant date in the diary and only do that stitch on the pages that week - how's that for an idea? Come and join in if you like, the more the merrier and it will make me keep doing it too!

I hope to create random pages of ideas, using found items which could be pictures, words, lables or anything which grabs my attention and can be glued down. I am now off to sort the washing piles out, print off a list of stitches and begin today's page before today becomes tomorrow!

Bye for now...

Blog Update:

Bag of Stitches made - Son has suggested that as there are so many I should have two stitches per week - This week's stitches are Straight Stitches: Oriental (Canvas) and Crossed Stitches: Detached Square Filling (Pulled Thread Work)

To give added interest I also have a bag of colours to decide what the colour of the week will be - threads and paint etc - This week is red

3 comments:

Karen said...

Sounds an interesting idea, I will look forward to seeing where it takes you.

JaneO said...

I think this is a great idea, especially using a diary to keep your record in. I will be doing something similar joining in with Sharon B's monthly Stitch Explorer challenge (see www.pintangle.com/community-challenges) - you can never know too many stitches.

Helen Conway said...

I've been thinking of doing a fabric book based on learning stitches but I am not sure I can committ to monthly never mind weekely! ihope you will be showing your pages though