Annette's Acre

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May 3rd, 2010 by Annette

Surfacing

I finished the book on Thursday.

It’s still sitting on my nightstand.  I can’t bear to put it away in the office…. I mean, it will be *lonely* on the shelf since all of it’s Brothers are on my Kindle.  Which happens to live on my nightstand.

Hmmm…connection maybe?  In the meanwhile I’m going to leave it on the nightstand so I can open to a random page and re-read bits and pieces whenever I want.  You know… like I do on the Kindle for all the other books in the series.

Wow.  Definite connection!!

In other news, the Stitching Bloggers’ Question has returned!  And it’s now Monthly!!  Without further ado….

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 closer to a “Process” stitcher.  Probably surprises no one given the number of WIPs I have. 

And yes, this relates to other areas.  I work with business intelligence applications where understanding the business process and the “why” of the reporting and metrics is far more important than trying to nail down the end result.  I would much rather build a reporting application filled with properly related attributes and well-defined metrics and let the business user create hundreds of ad-hoc reports to their hearts’ content than go thru the “joy” [a bit of sarcasm there] of defining dozens of canned reports that are stale by the time they are implemented in production.

I also love reading series, especially if I can look forward to more installments coming out.  I’m always a little sad when I get to “The End” – whether the story is one book or a dozen long.  I know folks that say “I won’t start the series until it’s all been released!” and I just have to think of what they are missing out – that joy of discovery and re-reading and waiting and just savoring the world and the story in-between 🙂

Comments

4 Responses to “Surfacing”
  1. I am most definitely a process stitcher considering I have only finished one thing in the last 3 years. Of course in my defense I have been a little busy rebuilding my life but still I stitch from time to time and I always find it so relaxing.

    I have heard you and others really talking these BDB books up. Next trip to my used book store, I’m going to see if I can find the first one and give it a try. I’m sick of the standard romance/mystery thrillers out there.

  2. Hmm… I think I’m a process stitcher. Sure I love to finish things and fling pictures of them all over the web, but I just like to sit and stitch.

  3. Just hooked Wendy (FyreRaven) up with Black Jewels. BDB is next! She’s gonna be so corrupted! I *need* that book to come out on Kindle, NOW! Just tell me it’s as incredible as I’m building it up to be in my mind.

    No doubt I am a process stitcher. I tend to be a complex project sort of person in all aspects of my life, so it’s no surprise. Finishing is definitely the goal, but it happens so infrequently that I’ve learned to just enjoy the ride!

  4. Hi Annette! It has been a while. The school year just finished on Friday and I am relaxing today so I took a few minutes today to catch up on my blog reading ( & posting). I just post my answer to the process or project question. All things considered I am a process person. From your blog entries all sounds like it is going well in your world. BTW what kind of Mira pattern are you looking for Beatrice’s RR? I have about 9 of her designs but they are all older ones but If I have one you would like to use I will lend it to you. The ones I have are:
    1. Autumn Queen
    2. The Baby Boat
    3. Bliss Fairy
    4. Deco Spirits
    5. Fairy Moon
    6. Lady of the Flag
    7. Le Nouveau Sampler
    8. A Midsummer Night’s Fairy
    9. Mother’s Arms
    10. Spring Queen
    11. Titania, Queen of the Fairies
    Send me an email if you want to borrow one of these. I have provided my blog url above in case you want to see what I am up to. Take care & I will ‘talk’ to you soon.
    Sylvia