Struggling along with life! Aren't we all? I bet you are as well, but fear not! Change is hard, but there is this little sign I have at work that says in order to achieve something we have never before achieved we must do things we have never before done.
I have been doing these things and using the learning experiences from the past to help guide me from making historical mistakes and I have to say.....it is truly a blessing to be where I'm at now and to KNOW where I'm going.
It's my personal opinion that any human being needs a goal. Some might need more than one, or many, in order to achieve the giant goal they have set for themselves. Just as long as one remembers that things don't always work out the way you imagined they would but the end result is usually what you were going for or better. In my case, it is so much better.
Lately I've been noticing that no one wants to hear me drone on and on about the latest particulars so I won't do that here. To sum up, I have cleaned up my credit, packed everything and put it in storage, my daughter found a lovely condo we will be inhabiting at the end of June and life is grande.
How about we take a peek at what I've created since the last blog post? If you don't follow me on DeviantArt then this will be quite a treat for you!
This lovely thing is for my friend Ashley (aka Pinky the Pink who has an Etsy store called Make It Pink) I purchased the Breast Cancer Awareness biscornu pattern from Rainburst Embroidery and altered it slightly to make it pink. So incredibly perfect.
For the Neglected Floss SAL for May I stitched up another biscornu using Magical's lovely pattern but had to leave off the spirograph back stitching as it wouldn't lay properly.
Continuing with my Sunday Slow Stitch reporting on my progress for the Stitching Pirate's Ship pattern, I grabbed it up and began posting irregular updates on dA to show the painfully slow progress. The great thing is there is a little stitching challenge going on over at the Stitch George Washington FB group right now so I've been trying to get some stitching in every day since last Friday. Today I am at a little over 1,000 stitches and hope to get well over 2500 by Wednesday which is the cut off date for this event. I want to fill my sails!
Back again to dA and May 1st saw the start of a new stitching contest called Ye Olde Sampler Contest. Since I am one of the judges my entries don't count, but I wanted to put something in there just for funzies and found this tiny little Lizzie Kate pattern in the Unseen Things series. The larger Unseen Things pattern is one of my WIPs which I will get to next once the ship has sailed (hurr hurr har har arrrrg).
Along came the Neglected Floss SAL for June and with it another beautifully crafted pattern by our spirograph master Magical! She said she created this with me in mind as my organized life has been off kilter for a bit. I loved it so much I stitched it up six times! Once I completed the sixth it was so tempting to just continue onward, but I had a mission at this point......TO MAKE A CUBE. If you will notice, the pattern itself is only slightly off....just a little. So I named my cube the CUBE OF OBLIQUE. Fancy name for a fancy cube.
You all know that for me this is not very much stitching, but I assure you I have been very busy....NOT stitching ha, ha.
Every summer seems to have many things going on so I suppose I'm either ahead of the game for stitching or right on track. Either way, I love what I have done and am excited about the finishes.
I'm hoping that I can get back to blogging more and keeping up with my SALs. Blogging took a back seat and I've missed it so very much!