Hear ye, Hear ye!

I have an announcement to make.

I am dropping my rotation.

Now, relax, take a breath, settle those gasps of horror. I suspect that my more frequent stitching slumps have to do with the fact that when I finally sit down to stitch at night, so little progress is made week to week that I am getting bored changing each project each night.

So, until I can figure out a new rotation that may work, I will stitch one at a time, starting with the project most closely to be finished (that would be Gifts by the Sea). The exception to that is Woodland Faerie, which I will continue to stitch on Monday’s with Dawn. Once I have a few WIPs crossed off, I am thinking of going with a two- or three-day rotation. We’ll see. Hopefully you will get better progress pics this way!

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14 thoughts on “Hear ye, Hear ye!

  1. Jenna

    I hear you! I have the same problem – I could never do a daily rotation for the same reason. πŸ™‚ Mine’s more of a screaming rotation. I highly recommend it! ROFL. Or not, since I never seem to get much done. πŸ˜‰ Good luck!

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  2. AnneS

    I tried a daily rotation too, and it didn’t work out – I felt guilty when I didn’t pick the scheduled piece ‘cos I was just too tired etc … when I tried the 10-hour rotation, I thought it was great – a hassle to count, but it means you get to stitch on one piece for at least 2-3 days or longer, so you can really see some progress, and you don’t get bored … well, that’s the theory anyway LOL. I really need to get back to that rotation again …

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  3. Emilie

    My rotation is similar to Anne’s. I don’t count though, just stitch for one piece a week at a time. But because I don’t have that much stitching time (especially during the week) it works out to about 10-12 hours per piece. But I just switch every Monday to skip the counting. Hasn’t been long, but so far it’s working out for me. I couldn’t do a daily switch either, just wouldn’t get enough in to see progress.

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  4. ~Harsha~

    there’s nothing wrong with that… stitching is supposed to relax you.. not stress you πŸ™‚

    looking forward to seeing your progress! *hugs*

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  5. Kerry

    That sounds wise to me. I was getting so stressed by forcing myself to stitch whatever came up in the rotation that I stopped enjoying myself.

    I guess I’m now on a screaming rotation – whatever I feel like within a group of WIPs – and that’s working better for me. It’s fun again.

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  6. Outi

    Oh mi gosh! How you dare? πŸ˜‰

    But to be honest I think that we all do this because it’s fun and therefore no one will judge you (at least in public *rofl*).

    Screaming rotation is good, I’ve to agree. (But sometimes it’s not nice… I hear that needleroll screaming on me Deadline is on Monday!… *sigh*)

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  7. natty68

    Yay for you Christine..I dont really blame you hon. I am trying to get into a rotation, trouble is I get put off .. lol. I am going to go for the 10 hour one, or as Emilie said one a week πŸ™‚ I figure I wouldnt get bored so easily, plus I would be committing myself to my stitching whether it be exhange stitching or my own stitching πŸ™‚

    *Hugs*

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  8. Svenja

    I gave up my daily rotation a couple of weeks ago and I find my stitching more relaxing now. I felt forced to work on the scheduled piece, I told myself that actually I don’t have to – but then what’s the point of having a rotation?! So now I’m doing a mixture of goal based and screaming rotation. πŸ™‚

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  9. Carina

    Yay–Now I can confess that I can’t rotation stitch with much success either!!! I have always been a “one project at a time” girl with a tiny project thrown in my car to keep me occupied during sports practices, school pick-ups, etc.

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  10. Nicki

    Whatever works best for you is what you should go for! Sometimes rotations work for me, sometimes they don’t.

    It’s all supposed to be fun, so just enjoy πŸ™‚

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  11. Stitch

    Hi Christine! No worries about rotation…I can’t do one either I’m afraid..I just get too wrapped up in lots of different projects. πŸ™‚

    *HUGS*

    Ash

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  12. Kath

    Rotations are hard for me too and I am in awe of those who are able to have the discipline to do them. I knda think, as long as pieces do get finished, who the heck cares how!!!

    You go for what will work for you. I have found that best for me too. LOL

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  13. tkdchick

    Congrats on ditching your rotation. I’ve got a 2-3 piece rotation and that seems to work nicely with one piece being a focus and the other piece being only a one day rotation.

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  14. Lelia

    I’m not organized enough for any sort of ‘stitching schedule / rotation’. I’m more of a deadline stitcher — I know I need something for a gift or fair entry or exhibit — so, I have motivation to get them done. Otherwise, if I’m stitching for myself – or for fun, I grab a small thing.

    Just enjoy whatever you stitch …

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