Thursday, February 09, 2012

Sleep Issues

Not the best of weeks as I have been having sleep issues for several weeks and it's finally catching up with me. Don't worry. It will all work out. It always does. But meanwhile, my motivation has gone flying out the window. 

(An aside - if a word looks fnny - try inserting the letter "u." My key is sticking.)

I started block 11 on Stars- Ingrid Bergman - only to find out it's another one with couching with multiple threads. Seriously slow progress. And then I decided to start watching Bones from the beginning and I paid attention to the show and not the stitching. Felt good to just sit there in the sun in the a.m. and veg. 

I've got a photo to share, but can't on the laptop so it will have to wait. Suffice it to say it concerns the Kimono project and the Winders' Keepers. Ha! I laugh in the face of big challenges. 

Meanwhile, I can answer the Stitching Blogger Question:

February's SBQ is about break-ups.  Is there anything in your stash that you are ready to end your relationship with?

Hmmm. You'd think with my number of WIPs and UFOs, I'd be confessing about any number of break-ups. (What's that number? I can't say for sure, but I'll be counting one of these days. Soon. And posting the total.)

But really. I've shown an amazing amount of stick-to-it-tiveness. Even after one project that I hated drove me away from stitching for years. That's another story...

So for break-ups:  I once tossed a small project from a kit stitched on a pukey color of Aida. Really. It was putty colored. Ugly stuff. But I'd made a mistake that I didn't catch until I was 3/4ths finished and it affected everything. I couldn't stand to rip it. It wasn't pleasurable to stitch. And it sat in my stash for years while I screwed up the courage to toss it in the garbage. And I once tossed a completely stitched project whose finishing instructions led to a fatal error on my part. Again, I kept it for years wondering how to salvage it, but it eventually met its sad fate during one of my mad cleaning days. 

Is there anything now I'm willing to part with? Nope. I try not to start things that I don't intend to finish. Someday. That might explain my high UFO number. (Last time I counted, I think I was in the 40s. I've started a lot of things since then.) I'm very willing to put things aside and move onto to other things. LOL 


1 comment:

Nicola said...

How is your Kimono project coming on?