In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

There are Times

 I have fallen victim to the blahs. 

This is the third weekend we've had a bit of snow. Not enough to make a decent snowball, much less a snowman--just a slightly icy tease that makes walking outside less than safe and keeps you inside because the wind chill is biting. All I want to do is sit in my corner, wrapped in an afghan, sipping something hot.

I think this affected my stitching. None of my current projects are appealing at the moment. Nothing against them, they are all delightful and I do want to work on them, just not right now.

But my fingers are restless.

This means that I need to do something I don't have to think about too much. Generally, this means I need to do cross stitch and only cross stitch, or I need to work on one of my vintage crewel pieces, or I need to work basketweave on canvas.

I would have to find a vintage crewel piece I'd started or some needlepoint that just needs basketweave, and that's too much effort for a session of the blahs. BUT, I had a little make-it, take-it kit that is all cross stitch with a little backstitch in the pile of projects left over from 2021.

So Aubergine it is:

This will eventually become a needle book, and there's a coordinating pin keep and scissors fob. And it's easy to stitch, and keeps my hands out of trouble, and, hopefully, will pull me out of the blahs.

Warmer temps would also help, if Mother Nature is listening.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I know the feeling .
    Some days I want to just sit, when it's dull I now do knitting .
    At the moment we are having a few sunny days.
    Enjoy your week.