I stitched Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier:
I really love his blue eyes!
Then I got out my Sprite fabric piece, which looked like this:
(All of them will eventually be cut apart - they won't be staying on the same piece.)
I finished up the two versions of Yuffie, from Final Fantasy VII:
And Quistis, from Final Fantasy VIII:
And Batman (I did his eyes in white satin floss):
So now my piece looks like this:
I started Robin, but the absolute mess of the box I keep my Sprite supplies in finally got to me and I spent the rest of the evening winding bobbins and barely made a dent. When I get it done, I'll show a before and after pic of it.
I had a few questions about my rotation, and I think I've got it worked out. It's pretty simple.
1. I switch projects every five days - on the 5th, the 10th, the 15th, the 20th, the 25th, and the 30th. If the month has 31 days, that project just gets an extra day. I'll deal with February when it rolls around, if I'm still stitching this way. I did it like this to make it easier to remember - if it's a '5' day, it's time to swap.
2. I work on the project the whole five days - if I reach a 'milestone', I just take a picture and keep going. If I get bored and don't work on it, I'm not allowing myself to switch. It just gets what it gets, and is a good sign to put that project away for a little while. Hopefully not for years XD
3. If I finish it (like Fred) I'll either work on something small, or work on another bigger project, but I have to switch on the 5th day, as usual - no extra days.
4. I can work on whatever I like - no list of 'must-stitch' projects unless one is an SAL that I still like. For example, Unspoken is still going to get worked on every month, and maybe Lovers. The only thing I can't do is stitch the same project twice in a row. That makes me eager to get back to one I was enjoying. (For example, no 'Princess Palace', 'Wufei', 'Wufei again', but I could go 'Princess Palace', 'Wufei', 'Unspoken', 'Wufei', if that's what I want to do.)
5. I can keep a couple of small projects in my purse or bag, to work on when I'm not at home, as long as they don't turn in to focus projects. They have to stay in my bag when I'm at home stitching.
I think that's it - the only other thing is that I dropped any attempt to watch TV while stitching - if I want to watch TV, I crochet. I just wasn't getting any cross stitch done that way. I'd sit there for half an hour with the needle in my hand and not do a single stitch. I'm watching/listening to flosstube videos instead, or radio plays, and I'm going to try listening to audio books. Listening to music didn't work, and not listening to anything, just focusing on my stitching, didn't work, either. Both of them made me get bored and put my stitching down.
So that's that. Easy-peasy, and it's working out great so far :D :D :D
I'm off to pick my next project!