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Work in Pieces

I’m having serious project ADD these days. The worst are the days in which I want to do ALL the things but I can’t focus long enough to get anything done and end up doing none of the things.


I’ve also reached the point in my relationship with my Juki in which I’m familiar enough with it doing normal things that I forget it’s a new machine and don’t take that into account when I’m doing something new on it. I had specific ways I did things on my Pfaff, and they don’t all map over the same. This is making my projects come out a slightly lower quality than I’m used to, and my inner perfectionist is incredibly cranky about it! More practice, I know. πŸ™‚


On the other hand, my Sew Sew Modern 4 swap “big” item is done, which is a relief. But I am totally stymied as to what to make for the small item. I put together this open-wide zippy pouch by noodle-head using some Aviary and Mama Said Sew, but now I’m second guessing myself as to my partner’s wishes.


I started cutting pieces for the modified woven chevron, and it feels good to be making progress on that! I am trying to use only my stash which is always a fun design challenge. I may have to move some of these stripes around once they’re all cut out (like moving the dark stripe down, perhaps?), but I like the direction it’s going.


I’ve been eyeballing the Woodland Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery since I found out about it last year. I like their sampler this year, but I just adore the cute critters, so I finally went ahead and got last year’s sampler. I have the floss, but couldn’t find the linen locally, so am waiting for it to be delivered. That gives me time to properly prep (note: I have never done this level of prep-work on an embroidery project, in my life) and look, pretty rainbow!

I’m hoping the linen will arrive by Friday, as I’m flying out to help with a workshop this weekend. It’d be great if I had something to work on!

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.


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