Monday, 2 January 2017

Tapered Rotation

Hands up...who has heard of a tapered rotation?

Well, I hadn't but Karyn of My Stitching Nook has posted about trying this for 2017.  It sounds brilliant as I have been trying to work out how to get loads of progress on Poppy Dance but also on some of my other projects too.

The idea is that you choose XX number of projects to stitch XX number of hours on.  So for me, I think it will be 6 projects and 10 hours.


  • Round 1 - you stitch on project 1.
  • Round 2 - you stitch on project 1 and then project 2.
  • Round 3 - you stitch on project 1, then project 2 and finally project 3.
  • ...and so on for however many rounds you decide to do.
So my 6 projects are going to be

  1. Poppy Dance - Marianne Broome
  2. Under the Sea/Fantasy SAL's - Durene Jones/Kate Worthington
  3. iStitch Advents for 2015 and/or 2016 - Carol Ridyard
  4. Witchful Thinking/Tomb it May Concern - Pickle Barrel Designs
  5. Flip-its 2001 - Lizzie Kate
  6. Everyone Brings Joy - Waxing Moon Designs
As you can see, I have added in a couple of SAL's that I am doing/did/should have done so should more or less keep up with those.  There are some smaller designs that will see finishes pretty quickly which should help keep the motivation going and reduce my WIP/UFO list too.

Wish me luck, you know what I'm like :)


Linda said...

Good luck with your rotation Sharon. They never work for me.


Shelly said...

Good luck! My rotation plans for this year have already crashed and burned:/ Can't wait to see the Pickle Barrel design.

Katie said...

Good luck with your goals!!

Justine said...

I saw this on Karyn's blog and was intrigued! I'm not going to join in just yet as I have some gift stitching to do but I'm tempted. Good luck!

Bea said...

Sounds intriguing, but I'm going to try a weekly rotation this year and see if it works for me. Good luck!

Tricia T said...

The tapered rotation sounds interesting! Good luck on your goals!!

Karyn said...

I'm blushing...thanks Sharon! The Rotation idea came from Liz @ Stitchybox.
I am so excited to be watching your progress and how the rotation works for you!
Great project list too!

Susan said...

I will be watching to see how yours works. I'm intrigued by the idea and once I finish my obligation stitching may give it a go.

Sue J said...

I'm having a go at the tapering rotation, too, this year. It's different than anything I've done before. Looks interesting. I can see myself throwing in the occassional screaming rotation, too.

Beth in IL said...

Hope your rotation works. I know if I get too many projects going, I quit on them all and start a new one.

Lesley said...

I put my hand up,never heard of a tapered rotation.It sounds an interesting idea though,so looking forward to seeing your rotated pieces.

Brigitte said...

Sounds like a good rotation plan with some lovely WIPs.

Faith... said...

That is an interesting rotation! Good luck with it and I look forward to seeing your stitching progress.

Heather said...

Sounds like a good idea good luck! I'll be interested to see how this works for you!

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

I saw someone else post about this rotation idea. It sounds like a good one.
Mine was very successful last year but I'm adapting it this year. I'll stitch the SALs first and then split the rest of the month between my BAPs.

gominam said...

Have fun stitching all these beautiful projects. Cheering you on:)