And then a dose of reality. I referred back to the pix of the completed project.....progress I am happy with but oh so far to go. Inside that little square marked off with snips of a post-it note, is what I have accomplished to date. I actually met Barbara Hutson, the sampler designer, last summer and she said the first row was the hardest......I am keeping that in mind as I work my blackwork across the fabric. What a feeling of accomplishment this will be when finished.
But, here's another look at perspective........my orchids haven't bloomed for two years but I held out hope. I continued to water, sparingly, and to fertilize and nothing.....but I kept on keeping on.
I am thinking of the reward at the end of the wait as I stitch on Corsica River because I know I will be rewarded for my efforts. Somedays it is annoying balancing the large scroll frame but if i stay on schedule, in two years I will have a completed sampler! Hmmm, two years (and a bit) away from retirement......I think I have new incentive to reach each milestone.
See it all does depend on where you stand.