Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stitching Time

After several glorious hours of uninterrupted stitching time I was able to finish my exchange project. Then, I made a good start into my February Snapper. This will go quickly now.

I had a few questions about how I manage all the scads of fabric for this project. 52 inches of fabric is quite a handful! First off, I stitch in hand. And I stitch on a desk top with the fabric resting on the desk. When it is a "regular" project I'll roll the top and fold the bottom. Since this one is "long" I'm rolling the left and folding the right. If I'd thought about it, I would have started stitching "sideways" so I could have my roll & fold the same as usual. But hindsight, you know? I wonder how easy it is going to be stitching December with that big fat roll on the left?



There is a brand-spanking-new blogger on the block! Please, go meet Patti of Any Day Spent Stitching is a Good Day. She is really nice! Patti, would you please add the date stamp to your posts...that way we know how behind we are when we visit. Plus, I'm up for seeing photos of your Reggie sometime!

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40 comments:

Parsley said...

Whoo hoo for stitching time! I got a few minutes in today. It's like at a snails pace. Oh well.

Jan said...

Glad you got some stitching time in finally. The SY is looking good.

valerie said...

Glad you found some stitchy time. I cannot believe you stitch in hand...especially Snapper Year! Wow! I'll be unveiling my framed Snapper Year soon...if I can take a good enough picture of it. lol

Angela said...

Wow, my hands were cramping up with it in a hoop so I had to scrap it and turn to plan B my flip it stamps! It does look wonderful though and I will enjoy watching your progress :)

Tracey said...

Looks great! I commend you for doing it that way- I stitch in hand alot but couldn't handle a large piece like that. While working on my stitcher's alphabet I have to use q-snaps!

Jackie said...

I stitch in hand but my fabric ends up looking crinkled. I just started rolling what I hold in my hand and it helps a lot. I like to stitch in a chair in front of the tv...I had not thought of sitting at a desk.

Berit said...

I've finished the stitching on an exchange, now to "Finish" it. Sigh. All I wanna do is stitch up Redbird! :D

February is looking good--thanks for the info on handling giant fabrics!

Barbi said...

Feb was one of my favorite months to stitch on the snapperyear, your's is coming along nicely.

Karen said...

Looking good...glad you had time to stitch!

staci said...

Oooh, great stitching! Gotta love big stretches of uninterupted stitchy time!!!

stitchinfiend said...

Looks good. I only occassionally stitch in hand. Depends on the size of the project for me. Love your explanation of how you stitch.

mollycaff said...

52 inches! That's a whole lot of fabric, but it looks like you've figured out a good way to manage it. Great start on February!

Annette said...

Every progress is a progress, the February snapper looks great, you can finish it on time....

Christine said...

Your snapper year is looking good, I don't envy you juggling with that long roll of fabric

Shari said...

looking good!!! aren't the projects that stitch fast fun to do?!?!?!?

Julie said...

That a big piece of fabric to work with - its looking good, glad you had some quality stitching time

Annie said...

Looks great on that fabric. You've made good progress. Good luck with stitching in hand on the whole piece.

Maureen said...

this is going to look so good as one piece - but so long! I really must get on with mine, i started this about two or maybe three years ago and still only made it to April lol - this will be the year i finish them (maybe!)

Carol said...

I'm stitching Christmas at HRH in hand, too, Sharon. Still struggling with the sheer size of the fabric, but I'm slowly getting used to it.

Your February snapper is off to a great start!

Dee said...

The color of the heart is so pretty. I'll be heading over to the new blog right soon.

Meadows08 said...

What a great start! I cannot believe you stitch in hand...wow. I've tried and I just can't do it.

That's for the link to Patty's blog. It's fun finding new bloggers.

Cari-in-VA said...

Hooray for stitching time and what great progress you have made! Thanks for sharing the link to Patti's site.

Pumpkin said...

Yay! I'm glad to see you started :o) So you're doing all in one row. That would be a handful of fabric!

Btw, if you are interested in selling your monthly snappers when you're done, plmk because I'd love to stitch this :o)

Elaine said...

Glad you got some stitching time Sharon, your snappers looking great!

Micki said...

It's all looking great...I love your stitching!
Micki

Deb said...

When I stitched in hand, I did the same thing as you when I had big projects (which was most of the time), but then I went to the dark side and use scroll rods. I don't think that I stitch as fast though!

Little Cat said...

Looking good! That is going to be one wide piece :o)

Myra said...

Whoo hoo! Yay for stitching time. Your start on February looks good but my what a large piece of fabric.

Erynne said...

Coming along nicely, Sharon! I really like these snappers so I'll be watching your progress!
I stitch in hand too for the most part but will give into the qsnaps once in a blue moon.

Kellie said...

Uninterrupted stitching time is the best!! Your February snapper is looking fabulous! I stitch in hand too mostly. Every now and then I will go back to my qsnaps, but I can stitch in hand so much faster. I am going to have to try rolling my fabric like you do. Less wrinkles. :)

Stitcher from Wales said...

looking good!!!

Sue said...

YAY for stitching time!!!! Can you stitch with the fabric upside down? That would mean the roll was on the correct side for you.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Look at you! Antoher year long stitching project!

Brigitte said...

There's nothing bettert than unlimited stitching time. You made good use of it. Looking forward to seeing your exchnage piece.
I wish you all the best of luck for the new position in your job. You will soon have adjusted to getting up so early in the morning. Although I have to admit that 4.30 is really early ...

Tammy said...

I've missed so much good stuff!! Your love bug is adorable!! And your new project is looking fabu. I just bought ROWmance, and I really like this one too. Have a great day girl!

Lei B. said...

It's lookin' good! Love the fabric. It is to die for. Congrats on the promotion at work. That is awesome. Training is always fun, but it is always well worth it. Can't wait to see the next pics!

Lei

Siobhan said...

I'm glad that you got some stitching progress in! Your WIP looks great.

Lynn said...

I've never worked on a piece of fabric so big but I saw another stitcher do something interesting. She rolled her fabric and then was using a hair clip to hold it in place. You know the ones that will hold a ponytail? I'd be afraid that it would mark the fabric from the teeth but she says she hasn't had any problems.

LoriU said...

Love your start on Snappers! I have all the fabric and threads but am afraid to start!

Terri said...

Looks fantastic. I love it :)