Friday, February 15, 2013

Moving On

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 


Country Maison (Eva) said...

Oh ! Such a pitty ! Have you thought of making a cushion with the sampler ? Might look nice with some patchwork. Or what about making it the centerpiece of a quilt ?
Luke's quilt is looking lovely !
Happy weekend !

Anonymous said...

The bright yellow definitely works! I also love the Essex linen as your background.

Anonymous said...

Love your plus quilt...trying to make one of my own...a different kidn though.