It's been a while since my last post, and as I was sitting here I thought I should write an update. It's been a busy house this last month, with my husband going back to work after his surgery and Z going back to school. 8th grade!!! How on Earth did that happen??
Now that M is adjusting to life in a college dorm my home is a much more quiet and peaceful place. This has allowed me to get back to a project that has been sitting in my bag, literally, for years!
I started The Final Few way back in June, 2009. You read that right. 2009. It was my first Heaven and Earth chart (I've since acquired several more), and it fed two of my loves: stitching and pandas! I remember thinking, "How hard could it be?" Then I looked at it. Over 60 pages. Lots of confetti stitches. Throw in a very strong willed young man causing lots of anxiety and anguish. It was too much to work on, and I put it aside.
After the house got quiet and I was able to breathe again I heard …
I seem to have entered a stitching slump. Frequent migraines, several home improvement projects, my son's looming high school graduation, and family issues seems to have gotten in my way, and nothing seems to be tempting me to get my needles moving.
What is a stitcher to do? This stitcher looked to a book that I bought at Christmas time, hoping to get myself moving. I LOVE Star Wars. While I was walking thought Barnes and Nobles one night I saw this kit on the shelf.
Wow!! How cool is that? I did Darth Vader and Bobba Fett for my sons for their birthdays, and I've had R2D2 kitted up since the beginning of the year. Could this be what I need to get me out of my slump?
While I have stitched on it, I can't say that it's gotten me moving. I am, however, trying to stitch. Maybe clear progress on a project will help motivate me and my stitching needles. I have to say that I'm seriously thinking about ordering fabric for BB-8!
We all have them. Projects that started working on, and got quite far on, but it then gets puts aside for one reason or another. I am certainly no exception! I started this more than a year ago.
Meet Vinny the Vampire by Glendon Place. As you can see I got a lot done. I had to stitch the moon that goes behind the bat, and do the back stitching. So why did I put him aside?
There were several reasons, but the big one was that I just could not figure out the directions for how to stitch the moon! It sounds simple. Start here, and stitch diagonally. You would think I would be able to figure that out!
I finally plucked up the courage and asked the question on Facebook! Thank goodness for the kindness of stitchers! No one made me feel stupid for not understanding what turned out to be something very simple. Vinny finally has a moon, and I will soon be able to remove this project from the unfinished project bin!