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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wufei, and a Silly Dilemma

So, the 10th's project change meant I picked up my pattern of Chang WuFei.  I think I haven't worked on him since... March?  I think.

Anyway, I barely got anything done.  :C   I had a double shift on the 10th, the 13th and the 14th, and so he was sadly neglected.  Here he was then - I neglected to take a wide shot:



And here he is now:


And here is something I wasted about a half hour on - I made a copy of his pattern (I created the original myself, in PCStitch) and then used a green floss color to block out everything I had already stitched because I was having trouble, for some reason, working out what was his sleeve and what was his torso.  The only bit I forgot was the edge of yellow that outlines his other shoulder.  Anyway, here is a green alien head XD


And the regular pattern picture for comparison:


The reason I wanted to know is that I've made myself a small goal on this, and won't mind a bit if I don't make it - I want to get his torso done by the end of the year.  Then I'll just have his arm, wristband, and hand left.  I'm not pushing for a finish with him - I've got too many Christmas Prezzie ideas.

Now to kinda change the subject - I have a rotation dilemma.  Normally I would pick a new big project to work on today, but I have already pulled a double shift on one job and have to go to my other job for a few hours this evening.  I have doubles tomorrow and Friday, and a single shift on Saturday, then about four hours on my other job, again, on Sunday. (bleh, I want a vacation!)  So anything I pick is not going to get much love.

On the other hand, I finished up the last full-stitch color on 'The Great Light':



Cream - it's only on the path.  I've already started backstitching and finished off the church and part of the words at work today.  This gave me a bit of inspiration - what I was thinking of doing was taking a break from my rotation and trying to polish off this and the bunnies, and maybe another small project.  What do you guys think?

And then on the 20th I would pick up a big project again.



9 comments:

  1. Well these little projects give us the instant gratification we can't get from doing the larger ones that take months. So you slip in a couple small ones so that you feel like you've accomplished something. At least that's how it is with me.

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  2. I say go for the finishes! You've made good progress on him.

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  3. Awesome progress on both pieces Tama. I think that sounds like a great idea this week for your roataion.

    Linda

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  4. That sounds like a great plan.

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  5. I think that idea sounds great. This way you will have a couple of happy dances even though you are working. Then when you do pick up one of your big projects, you will feel more accomplished.

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  6. Great progress! Wish we all have extended vacations so we can stitch the day away, lol.

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  7. Do what makes you feel best, so if you feel like you want to push on and finish it, go for it!

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  8. I think finishes are good for morale! Just be sure to discipline yourself back to the rotation maybe?

    Enjoyed your alien Wufei haha.

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  9. 'The great light' is soo lovely:) I have just read your latest posts and the stash you have collected lately is quite impressive:) It'll keep you busy for a very, very, very long time...ha ha! I wonder why we cross stitchers just cannot stop getting more, and more, and more stash...???

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