Who knew crafting could be such an emotional rollercoaster? This morning I woke up way too early (3:45) excited to get some crafting done before my little cuties woke up. They actually slept through the night which is very rare and the reason I think I felt refreshed at 3:45. They have been waking up all night long lately. So I had my tea, went on the computer, and got out my cross stitch. I was doing this cross-stitch sampler and had been spending all my free crafting time since last Monday working on it. Did you notice I wrote "was doing"? It is over. After all that time I realized that all my frames weren't going to fit. I don't have the patience or the desire to start over.
It was suppose to be beginner friendly but I think I would have been better off doing something really small for my first project. I am sad about all the time and money wasted but I am deciding to think of it as practice. I am sure I will want to do a little cross-stitching at some point in the future. This beautiful book arrived last night and it has cross-stitch in it . I can see myself trying all the projects in the book. And then this morning I saw this blog post. So I do see myself trying cross-stitch again in the future but I doubt I will try a sampler again for a very long time.
So I had been very sad this morning. I even felt too sad to blog but I thought I should try to and try to stay positive. Crafting is suppose to be fun not heartbreaking. So I took some of the blocks I had been making for Luke's quilt and brought them upstairs to photograph. And like magic when I saw them all laid out I felt much better.
Those are just some of the 64 blocks I have made so far but the picture does show all the fabrics. I only have 80 something more blocks to make. I sewed for about 2 hours this morning and got 10 blocks made. I am slow but I am very happy with it. The fabrics are just a variety of different ones from my stash some of which I have had for a long time. And the background is Essex Linen in Natural. I wasn't sure how it would look but so far I am very happy with it. I wasn't sure about the bright yellow fabric at first either but now I am starting to like it.
Now that I scrapped the cross stitch I can go back to my mittens. Hopefully I will finish the first shell at nap time today. Pictures of the lone mitten soon to come.
edited to add - that I am linking up with Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday