Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I've Joined the Slump

One of my stitching observations is the elation a needleworker has after a completing a BAP or challenging project.  Another observation is the slump.  I finished An All Was For An Appil several weeks ago (a project I never thought I would finish).  Since finishing Appil I have been moving from project to project.

  1. The first was a small Adam and Eve sample by Remember the Ladies.  The colors are very pastel.
  2. Second was a Blackbird Design--Crowning the Tree which I finished.
  3. Next on the list was a Primitive Merry Christmas by ChartMarkers.  The counting problems begin.
  4. Fourth was a Needles pinkeep by Blackbird.  Difficulty deciding on the fiber choices.
  5. Fifth is Blackbird Loose Feather, can't decide on the fabric
  6. Today I picked up Houses of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House and quickly learned why I had stopped stitching--more counting problems
  7. Yes, I am up to #7 a small make do by Shakespear's Peddler called Singing.  Was making progress and ran out of the blue fiber.
Both Margaret and Siobhan have shared their stitching slumps and have made me feel better about my own.  If anyone has any suggestions on getting out of the slump, I am all ears.  Since cool temperatures have returned to Music City, I think I will go find my long johns and go pull some weeds.


  1. Hi Betty, I think we all experience the "slump" every now and again. As I mentioned on another blog, I believe that's how I accumulated so many WIP's! I think when other things are on our mind and need to be attended to we have a hard time relaxing with our stitching. Enjoy your garden for a little time until your stitching mojo returns!

  2. Ah yes, I think it's hit you as well. Bummer. You sound like me, wandering from project to project. I've now started my -- oh gosh I've lost count of the number of projects I've flitted to, but it's at least 3, or more. But I've started another and I have very high hopes for this one. I hope so, can't afford anymore WIPs! lol! Hope you find something that inspires you out of the slump.

  3. Sorry to hear that you've stumbled into stitching blah land. I know in the past I've put down a BAP and stitched several small projects and was frustrated because I could have put all those stitches into my BAP. Sometimes I go look at some of my completed projects and remember how much I enjoyed working on it. It usually gets me back in the mode. Enjoy your garden.