I’ve never quite figured out when I should stitch what – not that it really matters and I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about it. I think I talked about this before but there are two different views in my head. First, I feel like I should get the Christmas (or Fall or Spring) stitching done ahead of that season so I can have it fully finished (or, more like, on the board for things waiting to be fully finished). If I followed that line of thinking, I could stitch Christmas from January through Thanksgiving so that really doesn’t give me any structure . . and I need structure and lists and rules.
The second way of thinking, and I’ve seen several stitchers on flosstube doing this . . is to stitch whatever is in season or whatever you feel is in season. Many have finished their Thanksgiving/Fall stitching and have started Christmas. One lady said “I’ll stitch Christmas til I’m tired of Christmas” and I think that’s what I’ll do. I actually have at least two pieces for Christmas that I finished during the year and need to get fully finished. And I had wanted to get a couple of those Shepherd’s Bush stockings stitched. That didn’t happen.
The bottom line is that there are no rules and we can all stitch what we want when we want but I do seem to be in the mood for Christmas stitching.
After watching Helen D’s video last week, that I mentioned in this post, I did order a Prairie Schooler tree book, the Prairie Schooler O Christmas Tree book and the new Hands on Design’s The Tree Lot.
The trees are all fairly small and should be relatively quick to stitch. I’d like to get at least two stitched before Christmas.
Then I pulled the Noah’s Christmas Ark Series by Plum Street. I have 1 – 7, except 2. I didn’t plan to stitch #2 because I felt like it was kinda boring but now I think I might want it. I’d say if I get these 12 finished and still want #2, I’ll get it. Of course, probably none of those will get stitched before Christmas this year. Maybe I could stitch one per month in 2024 and have them all done by Christmas, 2024. Maybe! 🙂