I'm not sure how it started, but over the years I have become a collector of scissors. No, wait. I take that back. I actually do know how it started. I had one pair of small embroidery scissors that my mom bought me when I first started stitching back when I was in college. Then I was given another pair from a friend. Then I started having more than one project going at a time, and I would keep a pair in the project bags so I could just grab a project and go when I was taking my stitching with me. If I was going to have multiple projects I needed more than two pairs of scissors, right? Then last year I bought my very first pair of Gingher scissors. I was in heaven!! I had finally gotten a pair of the really good ones. While my collection isn't as big as other people's, I think it's quite nice, and quite colorful.
So when I was wandering the aisles of Michael's the other day what did I happen to see? These lovelies.
Did I need them? No, but I thought t…
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!