29 Feb 2016

March Madness is almost upon us....

It’s the last day of February and I think I am ready for tomorrows start of my own personal March Madness, at least I thought I was. I have a box (see pics tomorrow) full of 31 projects, and each is numbered from 1-31, this was the hardest part or at least would have been if I had left it to my own choice. In the end, I put the numbers in an envelope and randomly pulled a package and a number and that was how I got to have the order that I do. I apologise for the lack of glamour of my project box – hehe.

I was feeling really pleased with myself at having got 31 projects and all numbered and ready to start, but when I checked my electronic patterns (a mix of free patterns (quick stitches) and larger HAEDs) I realised there was possibly others I wanted to stitch on! I have decided that should I finish any – highly unlikely this month – but if I do then I can replace it with one of these that I have waiting.
My plan after March is to take April off (stitching only if my mojo demands it) and then starting on May 1st which happens to be the 18th week of the year, start a weekly rotation based on the March WIPs, which will take me to the beginning of December when I will probably want a break to enjoy the season. I do have some patterns that will easily be finished in a week so that’s pretty exciting to think that I will see some finishes this year J and also a chance to swap in some new starts.

I have included my frosted pumpkin SAL and ELE’s abc’s stitchalong and am wondering if maybe I shouldn’t include SALs? What do you think? Yay or nay?

I have noticed that my patterns tend to fall into a theme of ladies from various ethnic backgrounds or street scenes! When March gets underway you will see what I mean, that is also filled in with randoms which were gifted to me and randoms which I bought on a whim so it should be an unusual month. Is there nothing in my life that doesn’t reflect my erratic nature? I guess not.

I have also realised that as much as I don’t like the holes in the background on a larger count fabric, you can’t see this so glaringly when framed, and I prefer the look of larger stitches than smaller ones…which means I need to find the perfect project to do on a very large 18ct piece of aida I have…hmmm.


  1. That's going to be CRAY-ZEE!! Good luck and I'll be rootin' for ya!

    1. Thanks! I appreciate that. Heres hoping :)

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    1. Thanks Tiff! and Congratulations on completing TWO MONTHS!!!

  3. I think that was a great way to make your choices. Good luck!

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    1. I think I might be mad and not march!!


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