Monday, 11 August 2014

Stormy Weather Equals Stitching Time

Hello friends, I hope you're all keeping warm and dry. These storms are awful aren't they? I've managed to dodge the worst bits, but I did have to walk to work in the rain at the weekend, not fun. 

I didn't have a lot to share with you when I first thought about writing a post. I will admit, I have fallen out of love with this little Christmas design. I still think it's cute, but the scattered stitches of similar colours are driving me mad. I will get it finished eventually, but it wasn't helping me to relax after a long day at work. Here's an update to share anyways . . .



I became so disenchanted with this piece, that I decided to move on to a different design. This is my new start, Barnyard by Bent Creek, a gift from Elisa a while back. It's a simple design, I pulled out my own thread choices from my Anchor box and got stuck in. I must say, I'm truly enjoying stitching this one, it's coming together quite quickly.



I think another reason I lost my stitching mojo for a bit was because I didn't have all of my stitching essentials with me. I went to grab my scissors to cut some fabric for Barnyard, before realising I didn't pack them! But this won't be the case for much longer. My parents are visiting at the end of the month and offered to bring some of my stuff down with them. This will make it easier for when I eventually move out into a more permanent residence. I am going to send them a list, and my stitching chest and sewing machine are going to be high up on that list! I'm missing my machine more than I thought I would, it's such a handy thing to have around. Hopefully we won't be apart for much longer :)

I hope you've all had a wonderful start to the week, despite the changeable weather :)
Best wishes,

7 comments:

Jacquie Morris said...

I totally understand about falling out of love with a project.. its ok to! You will pick it up again when the time is right again :)
Ooooh your new stitch is cute, cannot wait to see your progress with this one :)
Oh wonderful that you will reunited with your most essential stitching things :)
Have a smiley windy day :)
:)

Angela P said...

I've fallen out of love with way too many projects to list! It's best to move on and you have a great new start!

Justine said...

Your new start looks lovely - nice and simple just the thing to get over the nasty scattered threads. Bet you can't wait to get your stitching goodies back!

Carol said...

I would be the same way about stitching a piece with lots of scattered stitches, Bekca :) But, both of your WIPs look very cute...

How nice that your parents will bring you all those must-haves very soon :)

dixiesamplar said...

Don't feel bad, Bekca...we all have one of those WIPs...I just recently got the nerve to throw one away that was driving me nuts, LOL! Felt good actually :-)

Mii Stitch said...

Always stitch what you love! We spend a lot of time working on a design :) Great to have your bits & pieces back

Teresa said...

I think we have all lost interest i a piece or two.
Hard to work with out all your supplies, hopefully you will have them all again soon.