Sunday, April 15, 2012

HELP!!!!

Do you have a rotation?

Care to share it?

Im in a bit of a slump, I need to sort out a rotation that works. Ive got a few obs to get done as well.......

Any ideas appreciated!!!! :)

*hugs*

Andie

16 comments:

lesli said...

I had the same issue a bit ago! I had a bunch of great suggestions that were given to me, and I took a little of this and a little of that to come up with something I thought would work for me.

Most of my projects are HAED's, so I made a rotation goal of finishing a page at a time then moving to the next piece.

Other suggestions I recieved were to work on a piece per week, then no matter where you are on that piece, you put it away and pull out the next one at week's end.
I've seen people who follow this same rotation, only they stitch on a project per day, then move to a new one the next day.

I think it all depends on the goals you have. If you have pieces that have deadlines (for a birthday or a gift), then put more emphasis on those ones. But I know, the fun ones are the ones you want to work on the most!

Good luck! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Otter said...

I use a random number generator. I have all of my projects listed by number and when the number comes up I work on that project for a week. It keeps things fresh for me. You can find the random number generator at random.org.

Fiona said...

I tend to set myself goals for the month that way if there is anything pressing (birthdays etc) I stitch that first before picking another project up.

Diane (di) said...

Ok, here it goes. I spend the first two weeks on a focus piece (usu. a Chatelaine). Then I work on a HAED project for the rest of the month. If I don't have a Chat going, I work on whatever is screaming the loudest. I know Andie, I'm no help at all. ;)

Lesleyanne said...

I work a weekly rotation usually. I have two or three large projects and then a small ornament project so I still get to get a finish about once a month. I have just started stitching HAEDs so whether this will still work I am not sure.

Rachel said...

I definitely can't help you, Andie, though I wish I could. I was so not into stitching this past week, I almost didn't want to finish my beading on Lilac! In all the years I have been stitching, the only rotation that I have found that even remotely works for me is the screaming one. I just stitch on whatever is screaming the loudest. Unfortunately, the screamers don't seem to be the tons of WIPs and UFOs I have sitting gathering dust, lol!

I hope you find something that works for you soon!!!

milly said...

Hi

I can't help you either because I'm a one project at a time girl! Hope you come out of your slump soon and we get to see some more of your gorgeous stitching!

demeter83 said...

I do a page per project then move it. It's long enough to see progress, but not so long that I get bored. Started it at teh beginning of this year, and it seems to be working for me this far!

Nina said...

I'd courage you use your imagination and create your own rotation that works for you. Some people have a morning/weekend/Tuesday project, you name it. Some has created a strict order which one to stitch next. Some has "which one calls the loudest"-system, which gives you lots of flexiblity.

The rotation schedule depends on your average stitching time, how much you have time to stitch. Some has a certain amount of hours before moving on, some use a week or a fortnight period or some sets a goal (a page, a half of the page or some kind of section of the chart).

My system is pretty crazy and wouldn't be any help for you, but I love it. There're some rules I don't brake but it's flexible enough so I can change my mind if I feel like it.

Deb said...

I can't help you. I've tried a rotation and fail at it miserably. I just work on something for a while and then drop it and go on to something else. Needless to say I have a lot of WIPs!

Sarah said...

I have a screaming rotation. Whatever screams loudest wins!

Kathy said...

Heya Andie, not sure of what I am doing will help, but I am doing 100 days with 1 hour a stitching everyday, on FB with a friend, you could try that hun, but I am wokring On Pompejian Garden during the wek and then other things at weekends

Hugs xxxxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

At the beginning of the month write down what you want to work on.
Alternate between two favourites or whatever needs stitching by a deadline (Round Robins). I'm doing a daily rotate between two projects at the moment.
I also have a small project for daytime stitching which I work OAAT. Except during March Madness when I started too many!

Lindsay said...

I spend a minimum of 10 hours on a project before moving on to the next if it's a PHD. Exchanges etc get worked on till they are done and I spend every weekend with the same project with the aim of getting them done quicker

Joysze said...

ROFL!!!! Deja vu!!!!! Ok, ok... I shouldn't laugh in the face of your misery, and you know rotation and i aren't friends, but I have faith that you'll find something that'll work for you.

*hugs!!!!*

Mangogirl said...

I tend to stitch on my HAED at night when I can set up my light and can sit down and then I have a couple of more portable projects and I just switch between them depending on feel. I only have 3 projects going so I don't have much choice.

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