Since I am having a spell of Frog Stitching, I decided to set aside and compute instead. I know that the way my week is going this may be risky, but I need to feel productive.
Back in April…see I’m on top of things…I prefer to think of it as digesting, processing and implementing important information. Anyway Cyn Stitches of Windy Meadow wrote about how she keeps track of her needlepoint (http://cyns-stitches.blogspot.com/2009/04/journalling-needlework-april-9-2009.html) .
I have kept track of some of my needlepoint and am trying to be better about it since I ask my teachers and designers to please write down what they stitch as they are stitching it. It makes it so much easier to remember when you want to write the instructions or stitch guide. I keep a notepad next to my stitching area and try and remember to write down all important info. But like the Cobbler’s children I don’t always practice what I preach.
This week I have been trying to update my stitching notebook. I have several types of entries.
Some of the older entries only have basic information: I do try to include designer/teacher if it is a painted canvas, kit, or class.
Others have more: I like to always have a picture of the finished product and an up close photo if needed. I am trying to include area of stitching, stitch used, thread (name, color & number), and number of stands/ply used.
And some even have a stitch guide.
I prefer the last two stitch guides but I don’t always do this, but I am trying to be an example to myself and others.
These are just some of the ways Iam trying to keep track of my stitching. How do you keep track of your stitching?