This fantastic tip comes from Caela Conn Tyler and was posted by Gini Armstrong on the ANG list. The ANG list is a fantastic resource for discussion and information about needlepoint and is hosted by the American Needlepoint Guild (http://www.needlepoint.org). Itâ€™s a must read!
Gini told us that â€œAt a pilot class early this year, Caela Conn Tyler mentioned a great way to get through a long project. She suggested doing 2 stitching lengths each day. That also sounds like a great way to work off UFOs. Two lengths is a manageable amount and by breaking the project into those manageable bites, it doesn’t seem so overwhelming. Caela used that example to share how she’d spent less than a year to stitch a large Christmas stocking that had been in her “collection” for some years.â€
Caela added that doing this is part of morning routine. She stitched two lengths after he coffee and before starting the â€œofficialâ€ part of the day. Doing this allows her time to work on her personal projects.
Caela is a marvelous stitchers and teacher (Iâ€™ve taken some great classes from her). A stocking she stitched took first place in the professional non-original at the AN Exemplary in 2006. You can see it at NANâ€™s website (http://www.needleart.org). She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from NAN in March.
I love this idea and am going to put it to use on those UFOâ€™s.