Friday, May 04, 2007

One Of Those Days

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing makes you happy? No matter what you do, you still struggle to take interest in something. You feel no inspiration what so ever. It seems my week is going that way. I just can't seem to get myself out of this slump. I've tried different things but when I get turned off by my stitching, then you know something is wrong!

My head feels so full that there doesn't seem to be room to breath. My creative self is yelling for help because it's so bogged down and drowning. I tried taking some pictures after work today but nothing spoke to me. There were no flowers to speak of. Everything around me still looked dead. It's been cold here and today is not helping. It's windy, cold AND over cast :o(

When Quilt Time Sampler finished the first of this week, I started to make plans for my next project. I can't tell you how many times I went through my stash. I kept taking things out and then putting them back again. Nothing was talking to me there either. I started my Marquoir Sampler over again but I'm still having problems with the lightest color. I have one more to try and then maybe I'll post a picture.

It seems I have settled on Gathering Eggs for now. I dug her out and started stitching her again. She really doesn't have that much left so hopefully I will stick by her until she is completed this time. I want to thank everyone for putting their votes in for my next project. It looks like Stargazer has won! I just love that design and I look forward to making her come alive :o)

Today I finally received my Two By Two (by Sue Hillis) book -

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I have seen this design stitched up twice and each time I was in awe. I just love it! I'm going to reserve the fall to start this biggie because I really don't want to be tucked under that afghan all summer. Plus, it looks like I have some DMC to buy. Would you believe this takes 156 SKEINS OF DMC???? Ack! The floss is going to be the most expensive part of this project! Anyone up to donating to the cause? ;o)

6 comments:

Jamie said...

I think you should list what DMC colors it takes! You might just get something you are looking for.

Lori-Ann said...

When I feel uninspired (yes it does happen;) I surf the internet looking for inspiring things...pictures, patterns...look up designers. Sometimes I find that will get me charged up again.

You could also join "Atlantic Canadian Stitchers" on facebook and chat with us. ;) I'm thinking of having a secret Santa, but have'nt made up my mind when. I'll wait awhile so more folks can join. Round Robin sign ups is open as well. oops...I'm rambling :)

Jenn said...

I'm so sorry that you've been feeling down and blue. {{{HUGS}}}
I know how you've been feeling. If you need to talk (or vent) please feel free to e-mail me.

Karen said...

sorry you are feeling down , I love the afghan that is going to be great watching that grow in the fall

Lili said...

I'm so sorry you're feeling down, Cathey. I know how you feel as well as you know how I feel... If only the weather were nicer, you could do some light therapy and stitch outside...
I will make a comment on the "donation" post as I can do something for you.
Keep your head up, and try a little cheery project: something small and full of colours...
HUgs.
Lili

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Cathey - 156 skeins? Wow! Are there multiples of some...let me know, perhaps I can help!