Updated May 26, 2023.
This fantastic tip came from the late teacher Caela Conn Tyler and was posted by Gini Armstrong on a needlepoint discussion list.
Gini told us that at a pilot class, Caela Conn Tyler mentioned a great way to get through a long project. She suggested doing two 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.
Caela added that doing this is part of her morning routine. She stitched two lengths after he coffee and before starting the “official” part of the day. Doing this allows her time to work on her personal projects.
Caela was a marvelous stitcher and teacher (I’ve taken some great classes from her). A stocking she stitched took first place in the professional non-original at the NAN Exemplary in 2006. She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from NAN in March.
I love this idea, and I have been using it recently to move forward on my projects.
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