Monday, November 19, 2018

What I Stitched This Weekend

This weekend is the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend and I got a fair amount of stitching done. Don't know whose brainchild this was, but you can find the details  here  at Jo's blog.
I am bound and determined to get this piece finished before I start another LARGE piece.
  Here is my starting point:

 I managed to get all the flowers around the center stitched.

With Christmas coming and all the decorations going up, I will have to place this piece downstairs. My goal is to work on it down there. But I do have some ornaments to finish before the holidays, so we shall see.
One thing I keep asking myself, why don't I get this done? It is so lovely stitched. I think I know what my problem is. It is very hard to get the stitches to look really nice. My stitching is less than perfect. I was beating myself up over tension and the problems I was having. Then I remembered the stitching I received from my grandmother and great aunts. Was it perfect? NO! Do I love it? YES! So I have given myself permission to do the best I can and move on. I need this piece done (and the companion piece that is also close to being finished).

Do you have any pieces like this? Ones that have stretched you and made you want to give up?


Pamela said...

This is very pretty. I have some unfishished projects that I don't work on consistently because I'm nothappy with how they are turning out!

Linda said...

It's beautiful Beth. Something I would never try in a million years.


Leonore Winterer said...

It's very pretty! I, too, tend to be much more unforgiving with my own mistakes than with other's.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The original IHSW came from Joysze of Random Ramblings but she doesn't blog much these days. She gave me permission to pick up the torch because I hate to see a good SAL die.
Love the work you're doing even if it's frustrating. I feel the same way about the Around the World in 80 Stitches. I'm doing the speciality stitch version and it's so damned bitty with colour changes all the time.