Silver and Gold is DONE. It was bought at Twisted Threads in Madeira, Ohio, probably four or five years ago and started it October 31, 2006. I have to say that if I didn't have this blog, I might not have finished it. I have such a history of not finishing projects. The UFOs I talked about yesterday were only the oldest of the UFOs I have. I am always traveling. (We are generally in Boston this weekend.) I am always working on conventions. I always have a reason to put something down (and then go out with friends and buy even more stuff I don't finish.). But having a theoretical "audience" looking over my shoulder is just enough push to sit down and finish the projects I start. I was hoping the blog would help with this and it has. But this was a very small project. I don't know if the blog will help with a project that will take possibly years to finish.
Another big help to finish this is podcasts. I simply can't stitch while watching television or movies. But give me a bunch of geeks nattering on about DRM, CES, Net Neutrality, Apple, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVD and I am so there. We moved from the San Francisco Bay area to Las Vegas over three years ago. Although I love it here, there isn't the level of technological knowledge that is so common in the Bay Area. This way I can catch up on the latest tech gossip (without reading all of Slashdot) and work on projects, too.
Oddly enough I have no idea what I am going to do with this project. I just picked it out of the box of kits because I was looking for a small, quick project. Most of the projects I have been working on, I have made for other people. I have a number of Christmas/Winter cross stitches, so it could be framed and hung in that area.
I do know what my next project will be. I picked out some Silkweaver Solo hand dyed fabric (Cashel 28 count linen) and some Rainbow Gallery Alabaster thread and I plan to work on the monochrome Winter cross stitch by Erica Michaels. I still have to test out the thread with this linen. The thread might be too big to use, but it is so sparkly. It has just the winter effect I want. This picture is when the fabric is a bit damp, so it looks a bit darker. Since it is for Project Spectrum I'm using the bottom right hand corner where it is mostly blue. I can't wait to get started.