Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray!

I have finally finished Carriage House Samplings' Faith, Hope & Honor! In fact I finished it three days ago but have only photographed it today. Here it is:
Here is a nice detail:
Though it was quite difficult to stay motivated, I'm so happy I did and that it's completed. What a relief.

And now I've turned my cross stitching sights to Mary Queen of Scot Needleroll by Dames of the Needle that was featured in the September 2008 issue of The Gift of Stitching. I've done a bit of grass but not enough to bother putting up. I'm working quite diligently to get organized so I can work on other crafting projects. But I'm going to feel good for the next few days for having finished Faith, Hope and Honor!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Project That Never Ends

The closer I get to finishing Carriage House Samplings, Faith Hope and Honor, the less I find myself actually sitting down and doing just that. And look at it! There is so little work left to be done. Finish the border. Finish the plant container. Fill in the bottom strip and fill in the words Hope and Honor. And voila! Finished!
I could have been done weeks ago if I would have just sat down, kicked ass and plowed through, which is my usual behavior in regards to stitching projects. I'm always a sprinter when the finish line is in sight. But for some reason, I can not figure out (though, honestly, I haven't delved that deeply) I just can't seem to do it. I glance at it, sitting there on my hassock looking sad and unloved, and I turn away. I can't take the guilt. So I ignore.

It's odd, because it's not like when you're reading a good book and you start reading slower because you don't want it to end. I want this to end. I desperately want this to end. And yet there it sits.

Tomorrow. Tomorrow, shall be the day.