Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Totally Useless......

That's right....it is TUSAL time!  

My October-themed TUSAL jar:


Not too shabby if I say so myself!   I feel like I've been productive!


In other news.... I've been stressing out over my WIPs!   I keep starting new pieces and new SALs.....so my original rotation plans are shot.  A few of the new stitch-a-longs that I'm in run by time versus finishing a page (which I'm used to), so I've taken a shot at coming up with a plan that fits both timed stitching and finishing pages.  I think WIP planning is tougher than rocket science!!

I've also decided to put a few pieces on hold, which you'll see on my On Hold tab.   Once I get caught up on some other items, I'll put these back into rotation (I think!).
I've posted my updated plans in the right side bar (I left what I've finished so far this year and will delete those once 2012 is over). 


Now, I know I mentioned some new pieces I've started.....here's some pics!

QS Seasons 2 - I met a wonderful stitcher, Michelle, on the HAED FB Groups and she RAKd this chart to me a few months ago.  We decided it would be fun to stitch it together as a SAL, which we work on the first week of each month.   Here's my progress from our first week, in October:




Also, I purchased my first hand-dyed fabric from Silkweavers a bit ago, and once I recieved them I just had to get some floss in one of them!   I started QS Dream of Dahlia and here is my progress after 1 day:



I'll take a better picture for her next update...so you can see the gorgeous fabric better!


-lesli


14 comments:

Lesley said...

That's a lovely lots of ORT's and your QS Seasons is very pretty.Gorgeous fabric too.

nikkin said...

I also have startitis, I am now up to 6 HAED WIP's and starting to feel overwhelmed myself. Love your revamped rotation, and your progress on your new starts is great!

/hugs,
Nikki

♥ Nia said...

I don't know that design but your first wip looks gorgeous =)
hugs&smiles

Emma said...

They are both looking gorgeous, and I see another to add to my wishlist...oh dear... ;)

Lesleyanne said...

Great new starts are gorgeous. Lovely tusal photo. I so know where you are coming from with too many wips.

SoCal Debbie said...

Seasons 2 looks beautiful! Good luck on your new rotation plans.

Linda said...

Great progress on both pieces Lesli. I think we are have too many starts and not enough finishes. lol

Linda

AnaCristina said...

beautiful tusal

tadamama said...

Beautiful TUSAL, great progress, and sometimes we just have to take that time to organize things and then it makes our rotations go that much easier! Good luck! Looking forward to seeing more progress pics!

Joysze said...

Both WIPs look great, Lesli!

Nice TUSAL decor. ;)

Sally said...

Both your HAEDs look lovely Lesli. I daren't start another one just yet as I have Guardian and QS Holly Fairy on the go.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Love your little Halloween figurines! Its easy to get all caught up in the excitement of a SAL and suddenly have too many projects on the go!

Anne said...

Love your HAED Lesli! Nice to SAL with someone on a HAED...keeps you motivated :D

Caitlin Jordan said...

Great progress :D