After my last post about changing the colours on chart and not making a note of the changes, I did a search online for something that we stitchers could use to log either our daily/weekly progress or something to note the changes we have made....and came up with.....nothing! Zero, zilch, nada......not a single thing - how sad. Sooo, what's a girl to do but design her own! Well, in my case, it was design her own and get the technology savvy daughter to help out :) (Thanks Sweetheart, you're the best!)
So what started out as a single idea has spawned into several projects as there was so many different things I wanted to do. So this log I'm sharing with you today, is the first of a few different logs that I'll be producing to make our stitchy lives easier and a bit more organized
Since I was working on a design that already had the colours picked out and all I wanted to do was make a note of the conversions I had made, I designed a log specifically for that purpose.....
Now I can stitch the Margaret Sherry cats again and know exactly what thread colours I used and not have to waste time fiddling about trying to decide what colours look good together since I don't have all the anchor threads listed in the key. Now I just open up my DMC threads and select the ones I have listed on my handy-dandy log!
I can record who I stitched it for and how I finished it (well in my case that area would probably be left blank, as you all know how bad I am for actually getting round to doing any finishing!)
This log is great for using if , like me, you love the free kits that come with some magazines and want to stitch the chart more than once. Since the thread numbers aren't given on the key all you need to do is check the threads that are in the free kit and decide what DMC or Anchor threads match the threads supplied, mark them on your log and start stitching the kit, knowing that you can now stitch it again, and again!
Even if you don't have a thread chart like the one pictured above, you can always see what threads you have in your stash and note the numbers from there.
Please note that this is for personal use only and is not to be sold, shared or reproduced. By all means share the info about the log on your blog or social media, but please link back to this post so that I can get an idea how popular (hopefully!) the log is....thank you!
If you do download the log, please can you leave a comment (even if it's only a few words!) so that I can tell how many people are interested in using it.
My next project will be to produce a monthly stitching log so that you can log the number of stitches that you accomplish every stitching session etc. I have had some wonderful feedback on what stitchers like to record, so I'm hoping to be able to do a few different types of stitching logs.....so check back for more updates.
Phew! That was a lot for one little log. So how's the actual stitching coming along? Here's where I am now on the adorable Margaret Sherry kitties....
I'm still enjoying stitching this design....and I'll have all the info at hand for doing it again a third time!
Until next time....happy stitching!