Sunday, May 27, 2007

Ok, I Give In

After spending the last two weeks feeling thoroughly miserable and hardly stitching at all, I've finally decided to call it a day and say goodbye to my days as a rotational stitcher. I really thought I had it cracked when Helen explained to me how she works her rotation, and at first it went really well, but as is always the case with me other things started screaming and the more I tried to ignore it the worse it got. I've been desparate for a new bright start for ages but have been stopping myself saying that I would allow one only once I'd finished this round of the rotation, which made me even more miserable and want to stitch on what I did have out even less.
So, after not enjoying my hobby for so long and then a good talking to from Julie this morning, I've decided that I'm going to stop feeling so guilty about it and just enjoy myself, stitch on what is screaming at the time, and move on when something else screams. I will still be keeping a tiny amount of self-control over the amount of new starts I have, but other than that anything goes!
I've decided to pull the Heirloom Embroideries Mystery out tonight and get going on with adding the beads, in time for the last part next month, and then I think I'm going to start Serendipity which has been screaming for ages. But I need to kit it up first so depending on time I might end up working on something else til I can.
I've also been wanting to try a tin finish for a long time and this afternoon I finally did it. I haven't done the bottom or insides like a lot do, but as the "tin" itself is actually plastic and green in colour I decided to finish it as I have and I'm pretty pleased with the result. I've stuck some magnetic strip in the bottom to hold needles, and have a tiny pair of scissors which will go inside it. The next time I do one I will probably decorate the whole thing, but for a first attempt I'm happy.


Claire said...

Love your tin Lisa - its so pretty!

Itching To Stitch said...

Hey, if you have the stash it's your's to start anytime, right? Sometimes you just need to start something new. I'm almost at this point. Sometimes I use a stitching rotation and sometimes it just doesn't work for me ;)

Julie said...

Cor blimey .... you kept that 'tin' a secret !!!! Unfortunately you can't post me the tin till Tuesday with the Bank holiday, how will i last till it arrives LOL

Cindy said...

I have contemplated a rotation, but am always compelled to stitch on what is "screaming"! Whatever works best for you is good :)

Sally said...

What a lovely finish Lisa. You've made me even more determined to try a tin now! Lol!

Karen said...

very nice tin well done

Stitchingranny said...

The main thing I said Lisa, was its your hobby - enjoy it and do what suits you. I know lots of people who would be unhappy to move on to something else until they had completed each project, that wouldnt do for me but we are all individuals and what works for one doesnt work for everyone. As long as you are enjoying what you are stitching thats all that matters.

Contratulations on both your cube and your tin they are both lovely.