A couple years ago, I wrote about a random sampler that I began on a road trip. Lost in the labyrinthine oblivion of my website, I didn’t even have the post available in my gallery. But you know, I liked this piece.
I remember the pleasure I had working random stitches all over the place, doing whatever occurred to me, using whatever thread. There’s a real pleasure in that. It’s just so… random.
I also remember having specific plans for the piece. Hahhahahaha.
It has nestled, neglected, in a basket of other neglected scraps, trials and errors.
But today, I’m resurrecting my Random Sampler! I’m going to go look at it again. I’m going to see if I can make something of it. I’m going to decide if I like it as well in person as I think I remember. And then… if I do, I’m going to finish it into something.
I have no idea what.
Along with that plan, I’ve got a list of to-dos about half a page long. Six of them are needlework & blog related. Seventeen of them are not. I’m not sure why Saturdays are so short…
Some of the needlework and blog related activities:
I’m planning the long and short stitch “classes” or lessons still. I have decided to take Joey’s advice, and work an individual motif at a time, rather than a whole project. And in fact, I’m arranging individual motifs into a sampler of sorts, so I’ll be showing you that soon.
I’ve got to edit a few videos. I don’t even want to think about it!
I have to clean up the studio and get it ready for a guild meeting Monday evening. In the process, that’s when I’ll pull out the Random Sampler.
I will be planning my Saturday afternoon sessions – I’m going to do some Christmas card sessions with the kids on Saturdays over the next couple months, and I’d like to get that going next weekend. I can’t do that without proper planning. So I plan to properly plan today. Besides using designs I already have from books and online sources, I have several card patterns (embroidered cards, you know!) bouncing around in my head. They need to come out on planning paper, and then they need to be tested. So that’s something I’ll be writing up.
I must, today, finish the goldwork project I’m working on. I’ve got to get it in for framing, since it’s a wedding gift and I want it finished on time. So I will finish that today. And take photos….!
I must clean, organize, line up – all the related activities associated with getting ready for upcoming projects. For example, I have to pick out the stitching on the baby booties and get the supplies put together for those and packed into a bag, so I can work on it when time allows and everything will be at hand. I need to assemble all my threads for the Pelican (and that’s a good thing, because I have them scattered hither and thither)…. oh, bother. This is going to be my “junk drawer” category for the day.
Ok. You’re right. I need to face reality: What can I actually accomplish today? I suppose we’ll have to see!
…. I’m thinking I should skip doing laundry …… and do I really neeeeed to vacuum? Heh heh heh.
Have a great weekend!