Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}

The act of creating, in one form or another, preserves my sanity amongst the chaos of life. This explains why I always have more than one project going at a time as well as why my housework tends to fall behind. I enjoy seeing what others are working on and keeping calm with, too. What are you creating? What is keeping you going? Snap a picture and share it with the rest of us by leaving your link below.


KCCO - winterwoods stitch along


Thank you for your warm wishes on my wrists. Giving them a week off helped tremendously. The wrist pain started with my first pregnancy and has been off and on ever since then. I have been fortunate that it is 'off'' most of the time.

I picked up a top secret knitting project for a friend who just recently welcomed a new little life into the world. Well, it's a couple of projects actually for both of her children. But, just in case she sees this I can say no more...at least not for the time being.

Back in September I joined the Winterwoods ABCs Cross-stitch Sampler Stitch Along fully intending to keep on course and stitch at least two letters a week. Well now we are on week 5, I believe, and I have only just begun. I am a very bad stitch along participant. Feel free to shake your finger at me!

I had never cross stitched before in my life, but this project is just so beautiful and meaningful to me (Alicia lives in Portland, like me, and her sampler was inspired by the beauty here), I knew I had to do it. BUT because of what it meant to me and the fact that I had never tried this craft before, I was paralyzed by the fear of messing it up. So it sat there and I would  glance at it longingly at least once a day and then move on.

Fate stepped in last week and forced me to start on it. I had a horrible flu and was so weak I couldn't do much but lay by the fire curled up in a blanket with my little ones. Laying by that wood stove inspired me to get over my fears and just do it. After I finished my letter n I was hooked. Unfortunately, staring at those threads also made me queasy so I had to put it back down. I am hoping to get on track starting this week and maybe even try to catch up with everyone else. I also need to finish up that pocket doll for the school store, though...

What are you working on?

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