Lately I have been unable to focus.
I usually have one cross stitch project and one wool project going.
Now don't get me wrong, I have plenty of WIPs (works in process) that get pushed to the side, but I usually try to focus on a project or two at a time.
I think it might have something to do with busy season at work. I worked 40 hours of overtime in January, which is like squeezing in an extra week. I'm on par to do the same in February. I think when I get tired, my mind drifts and I just keep flitting to new ideas without finishing anything.
I have three cross stitch Valentine projects in process and the big day is already over.
I also have three projects started for March 1st offerings that I didn't want to show yet :)
I also have three wool projects in process. Two of them are way outside my comfort zone!
I am fortunate to have the Presidents Day Holiday off from work and decided to stay home. So I think that I need to pick a project and see if I can focus today!
In addition to all of the above, I found a new series calling to me...
Have you seen Hands On Design's "A Year in Chalk"? You can peek here.
Well, since I have been unfocused, I started that one too.
I picked up the suggested linen and started stitching.
The linen doesn't look too dark in this photo, but I started stitching and realized that I couldn't see it at all.
If I sat in my stitching chair with a strong Ott light, I could struggle through. But as you probably know most of my stitching is done in moving vehicles - trains, buses, subways/els and/or water taxis.
This was definitely not going to work for me.
I was peeking at the Nashville Sneak Peeks on Needlecraft Corner, and they suggested 16 count aida in "Shadow" from Picture This Plus. Needless to say, I ordered it immediately!
They were quick stitches and I was able to stitch them while on the move.
I think that since the fabric is so dark, it doesn't even look like aida.
The mounting boards will be available at the Nashville Show and then I will be able to consider them finished :)
Hey, I guess I have focused a little in the past two months.
After all, these are stitched!
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with unfailing kindness."