Over the years I have watched the progress of many Round Robins (RR) on various internet chat forums. I have always resisted the temptation to join in because I'm not a very good obligation stitcher.
As I work full time as well as being a wife and mother and doing diploma course in antenatal education I have very limited stitching time. I enjoy doing quite complicated pieces with a good mixture of speciality stitches, beading, drawn thread work etc. This doesn't make for quick stitching so my happy dances are few and far between.
However, in October last year a very good friend of mine asked me to take part in a RR she was organising on Aion (internet chat forum closing August 2007). There was a particularly lovely piece I had seen someone else do as a RR piece that I really wanted to stitch so I took part.
For eight months I only had time to stitch on the RR and all my own stitching had to sit in the UFO pile. I lost my stitching mojo. Stopped planning new projects. Didn't buy any stash. Didn't dream in embroidery.
It was completely worth it, I have the most wonderful piece of stitching that will forever remind me not only of some wonderful friends but of one of the best forums around. I made it into a cushion to sit on the rocking chair in my lounge.
There were eight of us taking part and every piece was lovely to work on. I entered my cushion into our village show on behalf of the Aion Girls ...........we came second (see previous post for details of the winning entry!)
An excellent result - but will I ever do a RR again?