One of my goals for this month is to balance things, so that I finish projects, but still manage to maintain the house AND keep the children from burning the house down. I’ve done a better job of prioritizing my projects – I have a stitching bag with my current crochet and no more than 2 stitching projects sitting next to my chair in the living room. That way I can rotate through the projects, and hopefully complete them before I get burned out. Right now I’m working on Katie’s scarf, my grandparents’ anniversary gift and the Hardanger SAL.
I also set a goal to stitch some every week on Emma #2, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to accomplish that – until tonight. My daughters sing in the kids’ choir at church, and I have 45 minutes between when their practice starts and my Bible study. So I brought Emma #2 along in my little WIP bag, and sat and chatted with a couple of people while I stitched (just until the class started). Not an efficient way to work, but definitely more progress than I was making with the bag sitting in a corner of my bedroom.
Does anyone else do this? Do you travel with your WIPs? I’ve seen knitters do it, but not cross stitchers. I sometimes think there are too many supplies/colors to drag the whole project with me, but if it can all fit in a zip-top bag, then it’s contained enough to carry, isn’t it? Just a thought that occurred to me while I was stitching and waiting.