The Five Day Stitching Plan is working really well for me. I mentioned earlier that I started Flying Lessons on October 18. I thought I could finish it before Halloween but I didn’t. I didn’t work on it at all for three full days – no stitching done on those days. So, I’m going to say it took me 9 – 10 days start to finish and it was fairly small. I have a short attention span and I got tired of working on it, wanted to put it down and switch to something else but also wanted to finish it so I stuck with it but it made me appreciate my five day plan. The main reason that kept me stitching was that I wasn’t going to take it off the frame and I don’t have any spare frames so . . it’s finished, and it’s off the frame.
When I was mentioning wanting to do more holiday stitching, Liz mentioned adding a five day segment to my regular rotation and I love that idea. Here’s how my plan is supposed to work:
- 1st of the month – start a new project that a friend and I have scheduled. Work on it 5 days.
- 6th of the month – work on a WIP for 5 days.
- 11th of the month – work on a WIP for 5 days
- 16th of the month – start a new project that is scheduled with the same friend. Work on it for 5 days.
- 21st of the month – work on a WIP for 5 days
- 26th of the month – work on a WIP til the end of the month.
I’m going to change the 21st of the month to “work on a Christmas project for 5 days”.
Here’s the November plan:
- 1 – 3 – Finish Flying Lessons
- 4 – 10 – Mary Ellen Turner
- 11 – 15 – A Changed World
- 16 – 20 – In All Things Be Exceedingly Diligent
- 21 – 25 – Merry Christmas Sheep Pillow/Snowman Trio
- 26 – 30 – This I Know
There’s a chance I could start/finish Merry Christmas Sheep and I did finish Flying Lessons so two finishes in a month would be great. Otherwise, I think I’ll be just stitching on WIPs.