That's right! Boyfriend stitches! I was sitting on the couch, stitching away on College, when I got up to go to the bathroom. I came back to Boyfriend's glowing face, obviously very proud. And then he said, "I stitched!" He had put a stitch in while I had gone. So we sat down together and he decided he wanted to stitch a whole symbol himself. So he did! And now my Boyfriend stitches. We're looking for a small project for him to have of his very own (partly so he has one of his own, and partly so he stops commandeering my projects). I'm thinking something that comes kitted would be best. All the threads are there, clear chart, symbols, fabric, everything. He wants a little ornament to hang from his rear-view mirror (I have a small rubber ducky stitched ornament hanging from mine). So we're looking at little doggie or dinosaur ornaments. He's super excited and truth be told, so am I.
I'm still at Boyfriend's, but I'm all stitched out and leaving tomorrow, so I figured I'd just post this tonight. A fair decent amount of progress and I might even be able to have a page finish next time I'm here!
Except for that small corner to the lower left, it's all sky. Which is both great and annoying. Great, of course, because it stitches up faster. Annoying because I'm stuck in a seemingly endless sea of blue. BUT - the next page is only about 12 or so stitches across and I'll be done with the first row (of four). Then on to the exciting bits!
I've been reading through blogs but blogger has decided to be fickle and not let me comment on all of them. So if I haven't commented on yours then know that I wanted to!
On one blog I recently read about a rotation schedule that, although I secretly scoffed at at first, I find rather intriguing the more I think about it. I can't recall for the life of me where I read about this rotation - so if it was on your blog - please tell me so I can give credit where credit is due! The rotation schedule is a 10-hour based rotation. You work on one project for 10 hours, then move on to the next for another 10 hours. At the end of every cycle, you add one of your existing WIPs or UFOs. You keep doing this rotation until one of your projects is complete, then you replace that project with another one. In the end you work on every one of your WIPs an equal amount, without the guilty feeling that you're neglecting one, and eventually all your WIPs get finished.
After a lot of consideration and thought, I realize that this is rather ingenious. My previous rotation was based on, honestly, days of the week, the lunar cycle, whether or not there was currently a drought somewhere in the world, etc. Honestly, nothing. And nothing is getting done! Perhaps implementing a structured program would help. Or it could just drive me crazy. Either way, it doesn't hurt to try it, so why not? The only catch is College will remain a Boyfriend's house project. And since Medieval Shelf is also a parental gift, it will have to go on hold until College is finished (or I move out). Other than that, though, I'm going to try this and report on my progress. It might speak for itself. Or, like I said, it might drive me crazy.
Now, on the subject of Valentine's Day, we didn't do anything. I really dislike Valentine's Day. A lot. And you can't say, "well that's because you're single" because I'm not. In high school Valentine's Day was always a nightmare and that kind of stuck. Other crappy stuff happened afterwards, which I just don't want to get into, and the end result is I just don't like making a fuss. Boyfriend shows me he loves me everyday and that's more than enough for me. So we went out for Indian buffet at lunch and he didn't go to his volleyball game tonight to stay and hang out with me. Quite a perfect day, if you ask me.
Hope you guys are having a wonderful week! Hello to all my new followers. Hopefully I'll keep you all entertained. I have a pseudo job now. Very pseudo and not much job, but I'm happy so that's all I'll say about it. As such I'm brimming with ideas for a giveaway possibility so as soon as things are more definite on that front - I'll let you know. Until then, happy stitching everyone - whoever is still reading this monster post, anyway. :)