Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Not much going on around here, I've had a pretty lazy weekend. I had good intentions of getting a lot of spring cleaning done, but haven't done a lot. I think I'm getting too old to be working full time, all I want to do when I'm not at work is stitch or relax or putter around. I'm just plain tired!
I did do a little Easter decorating, and did get a new camera yesterday. I got an updated version of the Sony Cybershot, my old one that is 3 years old is a 5.1 megapixel, the new one is a 7.2. I promise to be taking lots and lots of pictures, I am charging the battery pack right now.
As for my ongoing quest for the perfect stitching rotation, let's just say the 10-hour rotation didn't work for me. I spent most of the month of March stitching on 2 projects, not touching the other 5 in my rotation. I think if I weren't employed outside the home, it would be an excellent option--or, if I didn't have SO many things I want to stitch. I am back to a different project each day of the week, but changed the days a little. The one thing I really want to finish each month is a Prairie Schooler santa every month or 6 weeks at the most. Having logged my stitching time this month on the santa I've been working on, It has taken me about 22hours to stitch the 1990 santa. I was doing these on Mondays. The day of the week in which I tend to do the most stitching tends to be Saturday, so I am now going to devote Saturdays to the Prairie Schooler Santas. I also tend to get a lot done on Sundays, so I thought that where I used to work on a small project on Tuesdays, that by moving those to Sundays, I would get more done in a shorter period of time, thus some instant gratification. Then , Mondays, Shores of Hawk Run Hollow, Tuesdays, Village of Hawk Run Hollow, Wednesdays, Elizabeth, Thursdays, This is the Day, and Fridays, Carriage House alphabet. I think even getting a few stitches done on each project every week will be better than not doing anything on some of them for a month. I miss all of my Carriage House projects that haven't been touched since February!
This week is National Physician's Appreciation Week. We're having a potluck luncheon for the doctors at work tomorrow. I'm making a fruit tart using a Paula Deen recipe. Maybe I'll take a picture of it with my new camera!
Have a great week everyone!


Loraine said...

Good luck with your rotations. It can be hard when you work outside home, to get anything done. It's hard enough working inside the home!
Have fun with the new camera. Look forward to some great pictures.

Siobhan said...

Good luck with the rotations, Cindy! I want to stick to mine but also want to keep working on Shores. I wish I could figure out how to stitch with my feet, too! LOL

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Cindy, thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I don't know how anyone makes a rotation work, I've tried it, but I'd rather stitch one thing at a time. I know there are many who work that way though,
I love, love, love your St, Pat's Day tree. My b-day is on that day. I might have to decorate a tree like it sometime. Very clever.