Thursday, March 24, 2011
Math, stitching, and hot flashes!
This is the second week for And They Sinned and I feel like I have made a lot of progress. At least I did until I took the top Q-Snap off to take a picture. Yikes! Last week I only got the middle angel done and wondered why that took so long. She is nearly 1,000 stitches! That is why she took so long. I also found out I am a stabber stitcher and wickedly slow. Some of my stitching friends told me about the sewing method of stitching, which is quicker. I tried it but my stitches were laying different so I ripped it out. The sewing method will have to wait until I get this sky done, or maybe another project. So here are a few statistics for anyone wondering about my timeline. This week I stitched for 12 1/4 hours and last week I stitched for 10. So I have a total of 22 1/4 hours invested in this piece so far and I would guess at about 3,000 stitches. I had my son time me at how many stitches a minute I could complete and it was 4. But that was with a new full length of floss and I was stitching under pressure! So there are 1,335 minutes in 22 1/4 hours and I have stitched about 3,000 stitches which comes out to 2.25 stitches per minute. Obviously I am doing other things while I stitch, like sweating my butt off under 5 feet of linen! I have tried to get this out of my way by rolling it up but I get tired of holding it. I bought chip clips, rolled up the linen and attached the clips but they were too heavy. What is going to happen when I am half way through and have linen on the top and bottom to deal with? It will be in the middle of the summer, I will be having massive hot flashes, and may be stitching naked! Eww! Thank you everyone for your nice comments and I am so excited to have 15 followers! I wish this was more like Facebook in a way so I could comment on your nice comments. Maybe there is a way but I haven't researched it enough. Cheers and happy stitching to you all!