Sunday, April 19, 2009

Stitching Schizophrenia

The responsible part of me says "FINISH SOMETHING". The adventurous, impulsive part of me says "START SOMETHING NEW". Those of us with Gemini Suns or Ascendants are always having to deal with this kind of internal dichotomy.

If I start something new, then the responsible part will remind me of my WIPs and suck the enjoyment out of the new start, which means I will eventually put it down and end up with yet another WIP to feel guilty about. If I don't start something new, then the adventurous, impulsive side of me will pout. It just does that. It thrives on the new and exciting. The best way for me to satisfy both sides is to do both, and the only way to do both is to establish a rotation so that each side gets equal time.

So here we go. I will go and find something small, new and easy to stitch while I drag out the WIPs and decide which to return to first. This should take me a few hours, so I'll have to get back to you.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Still Thinking

This week has been a bit strange. One very good thing that happened was that I reconnected with two stitching friends I had lost touch with. That was a really awesome thing!

I am very confused about what to stitch. I don't know if I should do an inventory of my WIPs, which I must admit I have completely no idea what I have started since I haven't stitched in nearly a year, or if perhaps I should start something new for the fun of it.

Papillon started a new mystery about a month ago with a lot of pretty specialty stitches. I've been wanting to do a mystery pattern for a while now, and sort of regret not doing the one they had last year, but on the other hand, knowing me, it will take me a month just to figure out which threads I am going to use.

Maybe I should just find something silly and quick to do just to prime the pump...

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I can't believe it's been 9 mos since I last posted on my cross stitch blog! I really have not been stitching at all and I really want to get back to it. I'm trying to figure out "what happened?". Why did I stop stitching?? And, more importantly, how do I get back to it?

I don't know how it's possible that now that all my children are grown and I can do whatever I want to do, whenever I want to do it, time just evaporates on its own. It's gotta stop. I have to make room in my life for all the things I enjoy. I must start stitching again.

Stay tuned.