Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Middle Earf, page 2

I think I have stitched more over the last two weeks than I did all of last semester. Two factors: 1. I had the Plague all of last week, and 2. I've developed an awesome system that allows me to stitch more often. More on that later. For now, I finally finished page 2 of Middle Earf!

Before:


Now:


This is the original Middle Earf map, not the large re-released version. Handsome helpful CHARMING Boyfriend is quite happy with it so far. 

Since I've switched up my rotation big time, I will now be focusing on College for a long while. I'll try to update weekly if I can. Gotta make those insane year goals, after all!

So the system I developed in order to have more stitching time is actually one I used in college that was quite helpful back then. It's pretty basic, but very effective. Do all your reading for the next week the weekend before the week starts. Then, during the week, focus on assignments, doing them as they are due. That way - evenings are for stitching! Very simple but it takes a lot of focus and a lot of making myself do things when I might not necessarily want to do them. Overall, though, it has been working so far, as evidenced above. 

When I first started this blog I did once weekly updates every Sunday night or Monday through work I completed Sunday. I'm going to try to get into that habit again. I'm dropping the 10 hour rotation just because right now, with the goals I've put in place for myself, it will be easier for me to just work on stuff as I see fit. That means you might see a LOT of one project at once (up until about the point where I get ready to throw it out the window). My ultimate goal is to whittle down my BAPs until I just have one going at a time. Crazy, right? I'm just getting a bit overwhelmed with so many projects on the go. No promises as we all know how fickle a stitcher's heart can be, but there it is.

Also, when its turn comes up, I will be sharing progress photos of the "secret stitch" as I have discovered that my sister does not read my blog. Not even sure if she knows it exists. So stay tuned for that and until then, happy stitching!

17 comments:

sharine said...

It is looking great and I like your plan. Good luck with it:)

Caitlin Jordan said...

Gorgeous stitching :D that plan should work you just need to stay on track.

Kate said...

Beautiful stitching!!! Greek Mandela is looking awesome too :)

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress. Sounds like a good plan.

cucki said...

lovely progress..yup sound like a good plan x

Rhona said...

What great progress! Sounds like you have a good plan there.

ricketyjo said...

Excellent progress, it's looking really great. Your plan sounds like a fab one too, it's nice to have a structure to work with :)

Linda said...

Great progress Ewa. I love the design.

Linda

Daydreamer said...

That's great progress! I hope the plan works. :)

stitchstitchknit said...

How wonderful this looks =) congrats on finishing another page =)
Good to hear that you found a method of learning that works for you =) I am looking forward to more stitching updates =)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! That's spectacular progress!!!

Melinda said...

I love reading your blog. Your middle earf process is like awesome.

The Crafty Princess said...

Awesome job Ewa. I guess that plan is working really well. Only 4 pages to go on this one for your goal. Nice one stunner xox

XXXStitching (Emma) said...

Wow your flying on that! Hope the new regime works out x

Chris said...

Wow such a lot of huge designs! They are fantastic well done.. yes I read all the time, one of the things people of my age do as we were brought up without TV so I lost myself in books when young.
Keep up with all this gorgeous stitching.. handsome boyfriend id gorgeous too!! LOL
Chris xx

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

This chart scare the crap out of me. Kudos to you for taking it on- and while in school too!

It's looking beautiful so far. Well done.

Tama said...

Gorgeous! I bought the big version - yours makes me want to start it!