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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Three parts behind in the stitchalong

But that's okay, with everything else I have going on... Here is part 9 of Around the World in 80 Stitches. First a closeup of that part, then a picture of the full design so far.

I have printed out Part 10 (she has released part 12), so hopefully I can catch up with this one fairly soon. I also pulled out Aurora, and she is pretty close to being finished, so I may work on her a little. I would really like to finish one of my big projects (it seems they all are fairly large projects now), especially one that I started so long ago (10 years ago next week).

Once I finish a large cross stitch project, I plan to give myself permission to start a new small project. Something from my stash. Perhaps a Sweetheart Tree heart? I may also need to revisit my WIPs, to make sure that I still want to stitch on them all. There are some which haven't seen my needle since 2009, and most have not seen my needle this year. I know I have been focusing on quilting a lot, and it seemed like my cross stitching mojo had all but disappeared, but it appears to be coming back, and I am looking forward to that! I really need about 3 heads and 12 arms and 72 hour days (all vacation) to do everything I want to do, LOL. But I am enjoying whatever I am doing at the moment, so it's all good.

I miss getting together with cross stitching friends, which I used to do a lot more frequently. Friends move, circumstances change, we develop new hobbies, there are lots of reasons why we don't really get together anymore. But I try to get to Moonlight Stitching at my LNS at least a few times a year, and I am really looking forward to getting together with stitching friends in July, so that will definitely spur the creative cross stitching juices to flowing again.

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