Let me just say for the record – go. see. The Queen. It is amazing. For me, this film was like reliving Diana’s death all over again. That time between her death and her funeral specifically. I was so impacted by her death, and I can’t even specifically tell you why. This film brought all of that emotion back up again. Helen Mirren was amazing as Queen Elizabeth. I highly recommend it.
I did no stitching last night, as you might imagine, since I was out galivanting. But, I did manage to get in some stitching on Wednesday night on my HAED piece. I did manage to get another 10 x 10 square stitched though, which was my goal for the evening.
Inspired by some blogs I’ve been reading, like Karen V.’s and Chelle’s, I’ve been thinking a lot about organizing my stitching. Mainly, I have been thinking about the way in which I document my finished pieces, my lists and lists of supplies I still need for specific projects, and my list of the charts I have. I had my charts in an Excel spreadsheet, and I had a separate sheet for my finishes, but I just didn’t like it because it wasn’t very user friendly. I ended up having things in different places, having to enter things several times, etc. So, taking a cue from Karen V., I decided to organize my spreadsheet with designer name, chart title, whether it is a small, medium or large project, and whether I still need thread, fabric or embellishments for it. I can enter in the thread or fabric I’ve set aside to use for it, which will help me keep that straight in my own head. And when I finish stitching a chart, I can move it off that page to a finishes page. So, all the info goes with it, no retyping, and I know what threads and fabric I’ve used and when I’ve begun and finished it. So, that’s what I’m working on. I am also making a list (love me some lists!) of things I’d like in my ideal craft space. Just something to reach toward as I am rethinking the way I do things. Things like, I would like a design wall, for my quilt tops. I would also like a space for photographing my pieces – with good light!
Since I’m planning, here’s what I’ve got in mind for the weekend…
I bought fabric to finish off both these pieces.
I also bought fabric for a special Valentine’s Day project. Off to stitch…happy weekend!
Walk to Rivendell: Reach Stock Road (total miles walked: 15)
I am grateful for color and so inspired by those who take full advantage of it in their crafting.