Epic Procrastination

Ahem… Hello there… It seems that I have been suffering from some sort of extreme procrastination when it comes to writing. There have been so so many times I have wanted to come back to this and talk about what has been going on and well, next thing you know its been so long that I almost felt silly even starting again. Nevertheless, I’m back with no guarantees on time tables, but with a promise that I will not let fear and worry rear it’s ugly head again. At least, not when it comes to this. Maybe.

Instead of attempting some sort of major game of catch up, I thought I would start with a single simple question…
What have I been cross-stitching?

At the beginning of the year I did another (yes, this is not my first rodeo) major sorting/culling of my cross-stitch accoutrements and decided that I need to spend more time focusing on one project instead of letting my monkey brain rule me. With that I decided to complete Savannah’s Curtsy by Mirabilia.

Mirabilia-Curtsy

She is almost complete. Above her, in a lovely script, will be the word Welcome.
I haven’t worked on her in about a week. I was running dangerously low on thread and didn’t want to continue until I was sure that the new batch wouldn’t look completely off as it would be a different dye lot. The good news is that it matches perfectly. The bad news* is that I’ll be out of town for a week and a half, which will postpone her a bit more.

In an effort at full disclosure, I did allow my monkey brain to take over in a moment of weakness. I signed up for a sampler that will be delivered in 12 easy installments! It was like the best infomercial ever, but wait, there’s more! Well, not really more… only if you count that I had to buy more fabric and thread so that I could get to work. Does that count as more? I’m fairly certain it does.

Behold, parts one and two of the Serenity Harbor Sampler by By the Bay Needleart.

Serenity

 

I know it doesn’t look too exciting at the moment, but it will. Of course, I also made a deal with myself that if I signed up for this I must complete each section in the month that I receive it. So far, so good, but these have been very light on the stitching. I’m pretty sure that by April I’ll be feeling the full brunt of my self made deal.

With that I will bid you adieu. I already have in mind a topic for my next post so keep an eye out.

* It’s hard to call this bad news as I’ll be in Cabo for a few days and then in WV to visit with family. Bad news indeed…

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