Scottie shared this wonderful 12 step program for stitchers with the Needlepoint ETC list,a Yahoo group for needlepointers. You can
subscribe to this group through their home page.
A few days ago someone mentioned a 12 step program for stitchers and
I just happen to have one.
- Select 12 unfinished projects. Yes, we all have 12 unfinished
projects. Maybe you just need a skein of floss or a small button to
finish one of those projects. Maybe you have everything you need butit is scattered about and you need to organize. Make a list of
everything you need to finish each project.
- Gather 12 stitching bags and number them 1 thru 12. Put a
project in each stitching bag. As BJ says you can never have too
many stitching bags. Donna has at least 36 and is looking for more.
- Make a shopping list of everything you need to finish each piece.
- Go Shopping. Take the list you made in step one. This is
something all of us do quite well and it never hurts to call me on
your way out the door. I am good at the shopping part. Buy
everything you need to finish all 12 projects. You won’t need much
but it should all be in the bag ready to stitch.
- You now have 12 bags with a project and everything you need to
finish that project in the bag.
- Stitch 12 hours on the project in bag 1.
- After 12 stitching hours put the first bag aside and stitch 12
hours on the project in bag 2.
- Continue stitching 12 hours on each project in turn.
- 12 hours isn’t much but some projects will be finished in less
time. When you finish a project and empty a bag select another
unfinished project from your stash and refill the bag. (Don’t forget to buy everything you need to finish the project and don’t forget to call me for the shopping part.)
- When you finish 12 hours on the project in bag 12 start on bag 1 again.
- Stitch 12 hours on each project a second time. By now you
should be into the swing of things and getting lots accomplished.
- Buy new stitching projects. Call me for the shopping trip. I
know the best stores.
I learned this from Carole Lake while taking a very serious class she taught in Oklahoma City.