This was the free magazine that finally came in the mail today, formerly Stitcher's World and was rumored to be like the old BH&G Cross Stitch & Needlecrafts. It's a good thing it was free because I certainly wouldn't have paid the $5.95 cover price. There were just a few projects in it, and none I would waste my time on. I won't be subscribing. The last two issues of Just Cross Stitch have been a big disappointment too.
I think that, right now, I'm just tired of everything. My blog is a clutter of junk that needs to be weeded out and freshened up, with things switched around and made to be more reader-friendly. I'll be working on that as time allows.
I've also decided I make pitiful use of my time, for which there is no excuse, as I stay at home. I'm not happy with how little stitching I get done, and I'm getting serious and making out a structured schedule to get rid of those UFO's and WISP's. I'm tired of thinking of all the things I'd love to be stitching but feeling guilty because of all I have yet to finish. I don't want to have 100 things started and nothing to show for all that time. I'm headed there now. So I've decided to go to the original rotation plan for "no more UFO's" that I saw long ago at Shakespeare's Peddler. She has a really kewl site, and it had been a long time since I visited it. She has some really cute springy things for sale on that first page, but when you move down the page to "Articles, Archives, and More... , the 2nd list down (Learn About Stitching and Framing), see the article entitled "No More UFO's." That was my enlightenment when I first started making strides in stitching more than one project at a time when the Internet stitching world was new to me in the very late 90's. Somewhere along the line, I lost my organizational skills, and my finishes got fewer and fewer. I now have played in Excel (with DH's help) till I have perfected a spreadsheet that will help with everything I could think of to fit into a stitcher's performance record.
My stitching time the last two days was spent on a UFO, and when I get to the 10-hr. mark, I'll post progress. I wish I could finish it this round because it's really boring and takes patience getting the different greens placed right. The symbols are tiny and look alike in many places. My best friend had hers finished two years ago and is in her husband's office and framed in a special frame made just for that Hinzeit design. However, she will only stitch on aida, and her stitches are crappy---really crappy. I don't know which is worse---not getting it done or having it done and hanging on the wall looking great unless one examines it up closely. Her stitches would drive me batty. She even tells me not to look at them, lol!