So how can needlepoint be a blitzkrieg?
Those who know some history of World War II will know that this term, often shortened to “Blitz,” refers to a quick, heavy strike of bombs on an area. In military terms it is supposed to be so devastating that the effected area submits. In practicality it didn’t always work out that way.
And so, from time to time, I find myself with more needlepoint projects started, and relatively near completion than I would like. I know when I get to that point because I start to feel a nagging need to get stuff off the frames and into the finished pile. Sometimes it’s actual deadlines that compel this feeling.
No doubt when generals plan blitzes, they no doubt have a variety of reasons as well. But I got hit with the need to finish many things last weekend when I found myself looking at two projects almost finished, one that had been hanging on FAR too long, and two more that I had put aside during the holidays.
So I had a needlepoint blitz this week, challenging myself to finish all five projects in eight days (tomorrow is the eighth day). Most of these you’ll see on the blog in the next few weeks, but here’s the rundown of projects and their status as of last night:
- Learn-a-stitch mini sock for February – done
- LNA Holy Family trying Shaded Very Velvet – done
- Pischke Pockets sample – about 2 hours more stitching to do this morning
- Trimming the Tree project – hope to work on this tomorrow
- Hot Wired ladybug ornament -doing today
What do you do when you need to finish a bunch of projects? Do you ever have a needlepoint blitz?