You know that first kiss feeling, that feeling when you watch your child graduate high school or college, that child's wedding-day-feeling, and to get a bit risqué, that feeling when someone-flirts-with-you-feeling? I was hit with that feeling when I returned to work. Wow was I missed. Euphoria. Is that it? I sure wish I could bottle it because I could make a million bucks. It is so good to feel special if only for a little bit....and then reality takes over.
As for progress, nothing done on my strip/string quilt. In fact in my usually hot-mess-self-mode it is still strewn about the sewing room floor! I feel pretty sure that any future thought of making an annual list of goals on New Year's Day will be scoffed about by myself and will be quickly be tossed out the window. New things come up and that list just becomes a bitter reminder that I have strayed......
Take for instance my SamSarah Easter Bunny. I had already checked out of Salty Yarns at my fall retreat and went back in for one last stroll and Yep! this jumped, I mean it really jumped into my hands and propelled me to the checkout counter. I had hopes of a quick stitch and completion for Easter. This was a new start treat for vacation.
Just a teeny tiny bit stitched on Penny America. I started off the year dedicated to this one and Grace Mason and look what has become of me!
My guild SAL has not seen needle and thread come together for months. Believe it or not, this is stitched in three of the lightest shades of a taupe color.
I - became disappointed by the lack of color variation;
- contemplated starting all over;
- ordered beads to replace the ba-zillion french knots;
- got discouraged and stopped.
Now June and our group completion is fast approaching. I am only on row 11 of 22. Memory had me further down the sampler. Better get a move on.
So as if I didn't have enough active projects I pulled out this Jeannette Douglas piece to work on. There is definitely a method behind my madness of straying here. As usual, I can justify any stitching project. My coworkers gifted me with the burled wood dowry box that goes with this piece as a get well present. I was stunned beyond belief. (Understand the euphoria better now?). I just had to pull this out of my WIP basket.
I am not sure how I will proceed. Stitch on one at a time until complete; assign one as my take along project; rotate to a new project each day; dedicate a select piece to my weekend piece??? Penny America holds a dear place in my heart and just want to stitch it. The band sampler SAL - oh no, June will be here before I know it. I have to do Grace Mason because eight of us are stitching it and I am nearly last in line on completion. Everyone at work is waiting to see My Stitching Treasures completed. And SamSarah is just too darn cute! So the best laid plans of mine have run amok! Oh the decisions!!! Anyway, that's what's been happening in my little nest on the nights I don't fall asleep shortly after cozying up in the recliner. Hope your weekend ahead is a good one.