Wednesday, May 05, 2010

SBQ and Announcement

First of all, Lee at Lake Stitcher has brought the SBQ (Stitching Bloggers Question) back to life! Yay! I remember when I first started talking about stitching on my blog, I googled a ton and was amazed that 1. there were so many stitchy blogs and 2. there was this whole community stemming from it including the SBQ. But at the point I discovered it, I was still a little too shy to fling myself into it full-throttle and the SBQ kind of drifted away. This month's question is:

Suppose we say that there are two types of stitchers.

There are those who enjoy the “process” of stitching. They stitch for stitching’s sake and if something gets finished, so much the better, but it’s not necessarily the end goal. Primarily, it’s the application of needle and thread to cloth that makes them happiest.

Then there are those who are “project” stitchers. They move steadily through their projects, certainly enjoying their stitching time, but finding their greatest joy in the completed stitching.

If you had to pick one to describe yourself, which type of stitcher would you be? I imagine that we could all say that we fall somewhere in between, but really think hard about this and try to pick just one. And once you’ve decided whether you’re a Process or Project stitcher, tell us if your recognize that approach in other parts of your life.

I am definitely a project stitcher. Hands down. Some projects speak to me and I fly through them and others, I grumble through (remember that Snapper Year border?! ugh!), curse them and really want to throw them out the window. I finish them though and when I do, I hang it in full view for me to see and I feel so happy and excited and confident when I finish something. I tend to really be a one at a time stitcher. It's only now that I kind of juggle multiple projects but not very well. Since I'm a project stitcher, I don't have very many wips or ufos. My actual wips are Letter C, Boo Club and Mary Wigham and well...that Mary hasn't seen the light of day since January. She yells LOUD! The ufos are a christmas stocking on Aida and Newton (which I kind of hate). There are a few projects out there that have a few stitches in them but I don't count them anymore. The stitches are so few that they may as well be unstarted. So I'm a project stitcher.

I'm a process stash buyer by the looks of my growing stash cabinet! lol

Onto the announcement. I've decided to do the draw for my party favors! The first prize goes to Daffycat/Sharon and second prize goes to Lisa! Congratulations ladies! Thanks to everyone for entering my party draw! Sharon and Lisa, I've got your addys so no worries. I just ask that you be patient. Work has been something fierce and I just haven't had the time to get things together. I'll get your packages out in the next couple of weeks or so.

Work has been insane and it's only going to get crazier! Ugh! I have barely been stitching after work. Yesterday, I actually read. That means I'm just too pooped to do anything else. I've got lots to do in the next 19 days. I am going to lose my head...just in time for my vacation. And because of that, I may not be blogging as much.

I'm exhausted already. I have the feeling tonight will be an early night. *yawn*

Until next time...


Margaret said...

I'm definitely a project stitcher too! lol! And a one-at-a-timer, although I try to mix it up once in a while. Not usually successfully!

mbroider said...

Congratulatoins to the winners!!

I am still not able to make up my mind if i am a project stitcher or a process stitcher!!

There are a few projects out there that have a few stitches in them but I don't count them anymore.

I liked this!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm definitely a project stitcher, I love having finishes. But, I have a number of WIPs too, because I get bored easily, particularly with bigger projects. I'm working on becoming a project stash buyer too ;) I would love to get to the point where I buy something, stitch it and then buy the next project, etc. I hate having charts sitting in my stash for years before I get around to them!

Carol said...

I'm also a project stitcher, Valerie--I need that feeling that I only get with a finish!

Hope work calms down for you--sounds like you'll be happy when May is over...

Pumpkin said...

I'm a process stitcher, definitely.

Congrats girls!

Rest up when you can. Your stitching will be there for you when you're ready :o)

Siobhan said...

I'm still trying to figure out if I'm a project or a process stitcher. I want to say both but know I can't. ;)

Have a great weekend!

Missy Ann said...

Congrats to the lucky winners!

Are you on Goodreads? There's a bunch of us over there.

Daffycat said...

Woo Hoo ~ I am so excited! Thank you Valerie!

I find your SBQ answer very interesting! I am thinking project stitchers are very dedicated and goal-oriented people. I, myself, am scatter-brained, flighty and indecisive!

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