It’s Been a While

It’s been a long time since I posted last.  We moved!  It was a lot of work, and the work has only gotten started.  We have been painting, replacing, and fixing a lot of things, which cut into my stitching time.

Prior to our move, I scrambled to finish and frame the second “His Name is Jesus.”  Both were given away.

 

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Really bad cell phone picture

The recipient of the pink one was THRILLED beyond measure.  She wanted to know if I would make more, or if I could teach her to stitch.  Of course I could!  I hope some day she decides that she would like to learn.

The recipient of the blue one… didn’t look too excited about it.  If the Pink Recipient reacted with a 10 out of 10 reaction, the Blue Recipient was, at best, a 2 out of 10.  I was *so* disappointed because I thought she would really like it.  She just said that someday she will re-do her house in blue and was that why I had asked what her favorite color is?  But maybe that is just how Amish-Mennonites react?  I am still *new* to the church and have a lot to learn.

Then I decided to finish Mirabilia’s Madonna of the Garden for a birthday gift, which needs to be framed and mailed by next week.  I managed to get this far by March 5th:

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Not even halfway…

But by March 8th:

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At this point, I was getting despondent.  By March 14th I only had this much done:

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And panic set in.  This is March 18th:

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It’s not looking like I am going to make my deadline.  This is March 19th.

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And this is today, March 21st.  It’s really looking like I won’t finish it in time.

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I have totally lost interest in this project.  If there wasn’t a deadline, it would have gone back into the UFO pile a couple of weeks ago.  I am not motivated but force myself to stitch on it for hours every day.  That makes my hands hurt horribly.  Stitching is supposed to be fun, right?  Sigh… but I did it to myself.

The frame will be here tomorrow.  And I am nowhere near ready for it.

I have stitched a little on my school project this week, just for a little bit of “fun.”

Have you ever gotten yourself into a situation like this?  Did it work out?

I have placed a few orders for some patterns and threads.  One has arrived, on is en route, and one is still in processing.  I can’t wait to be able to stitch something ELSE!

Say a prayer that I get through this one…  🙂

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