Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Stressed and Insane

Whenever something big in my life happens (birth of a child, moving, etc.) I always stress out by starting many new things. And these things are never small, no that will not satisfy me. They must be huge projects. For example when I was getting ready to have Matthew I started Carriage House Samplings Alphabets, Carriage House Samplings "Village of Hawk Run Hollow," and I'm sure there are more. When my SIL was getting ready to have my niece I started Mirabilia's Petal Fairy, Lizzie Kate Flip-It's over one, and Needleprints Ann Trump. Now, do you think any of these projects are even remotely close to being finished?? So what am I starting now?? Well, lets see - Happy Home Sampler (only two motifs finished) and now Beloved....

Beloved Start

It really is insane how big this project is, but I love it so far. I know I've just done a teeny tiny part of the border, but I still love it. Like Gill says "[It's] Amazing how much fun you can have with black Floss!" And the fun has just begun for me! :)


11 comments:

  1. I do the same thing...start lots and finish little. It frustrates me. Love your bedroom. May I ask do recall how long it took you to do Peace Angel? So beautiful!!!! Sherry

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  2. Nice start :) I love what you have already put up in your bedroom. Good luck with the rest of your move.

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  3. Stress manifests itself different ways for different people. Your's is less violent than throwing plates at the wall so you should be patting yourself on the back I say!

    Beautiful start!

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  4. I think your start is just what the doctor ordered!! Maybe I need to start something new but I guess starting the 5th block here is like starting a new project. I too am stitching in black thread right now and there is lots more. I think you are much more interesting by having lots of new starts. I still have Harbour Village as my DH keeps telling me to remember doing too. I have been stressed today too so stitching must be good therapy for us. Enjoy and finish when and if you feel like it!! Debby :)

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  5. Maybe because the more insane and stressful it all is, the more we need to be soothed, and nothing does that like a great big project. I look at it this way: if we were a different kind of person, we might be disposing of our spouses/significant others every so often, but with us, it's just fibers and fabric and charts. Great start--made me hungry to pick up my needle. I'll be interested to see if you get bored working on the black. I did pretty well on a red project, but it's stalled now.

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  6. I think most stitchers do the same thing, start projects when stressed. I know that I do. Love your new stash--you encouraged me to visit Froggy Stitcher and of course, I had to place an order, also. Will share when it arrives.
    hugs
    Debs

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  7. What a great start - I love the black thread and your picture with the floss and black scissors is really artistic

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  8. I hope you stick with this one I want to see more, and more, and more lol.

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  9. Good Morning Nicole! I've enjoyed reading thru your posts & looking at all your stitching : ) WOOT! You have some awesome projects finished == and in the works!!

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  10. I wish I started stitching projects when I'm stressed out - I just eat, and put on weight :(

    Hope you're feeling less stressed out soon!

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