How about that, I’m posting on time for once.
Since my last post, I finished the first part of the Something Wicked mystery sampler. Still holding off on pictures until the entire thing is finished per Patti’s request. Part 2 is on order, but of course I ordered it with another pattern that was out of stock, so I’m still waiting on that one. But that’s okay; I have plenty of other things to work on in the meantime.
I’m catching up on Once Upon a Time. Here’s my August block:
I changed up the colors on the cat. The original pattern is orange, but I figured there are enough cats running around this place that I might as well use one of them as a model. Here’s the cat in question wearing a bow tie:
For everything else I’ve stitched since my last WIPocalypse update, please click over to my post from a few days ago.
September topic is: Who is your favourite person to stitch for, or do you prefer to keep your stitching yourself?
I just stitch for myself. I used to stitch gifts, but no one was very appreciative. Back in the early days before I could gauge how long a project would take, I gave someone a birthday gift six weeks after the fact because it took me way longer to finish than I expected. They were irritated that I had “forgotten” their birthday and thought I had only just then remembered. I stopped giving stitched gifts a few years after that. I was making smaller, more manageable pieces as gifts, but then people were responding like I’d just thrown something together because they were small. Maybe it would be different if I gave gifts to other stitchers, but there aren’t that many in my life. I had planned to make a gift for someone earlier this year (first time in about 6 years) but changed my mind. I think that one could have gone 50/50, but it would have been about a 30-hour project and I’ve just been burned too many times in the past. Every now and again I see a pattern and think, “Oh, so and so would love that!” but I don’t go along with it.
Oh! Also of note is that I’ve added an Instagram account. Check out @live.long.and.stitch for some of my smaller updates.