Please forgive the horrible picture. Unfortunately, I think a new camera is in need. I am hoping that the holidays will bring me a new one. I have been on a personal mission to finish up my WIPs. Ever have the feeling that something just isn't right and you start to feel a bit unraveled. Too many loose ends and over booked schedules. Well, since the boys have started school I have felt compelled to work through my WIPs. I have finished quite a few but wanted to share this one first. I started her with the intention of giving it to my mom for her birthday last year and missed the mark. I am proud to say I have finished her and she is at the framers in plenty of time for the holidays!! Yippee!!
I don't know about you but there is nothing more effective at killing your stitching mojo like a WIP mission. Many of these projects were put down for one reason or another and working on them leaves you exasperated. Well, my mojo all but walked away. I didn't want to stitch anything! I couldn't even entice myself to start a new project. REALLY??!! That lasted for several weeks and finally found my mojo waiting for me at the Dyeing to Stitch Retreat. I think being away from the daily grind and enjoying the beach led my stitching mojo back to me and I have been at it ever since. Small problem, I came home with a few new WIPs. I guess the joy in stitching is enjoying what you are currently stitching. Who cares if something takes longer than you anticipate. It isn't gone forever, we always return to them and guess what, the stitches you place don't disappear. They sit and patiently wait for your return. The lesson I learned is to enjoy the process. No need to rush through things to just get them done. I will be back with more finishes and retreat details soon.
Thank you all for visiting and encouraging me in creating beautiful, stitched heirlooms. I appreciate each and every one of you and your comments. Happy Stitching!!