January 18, 2012

I have missed embroidery

I started this piece two years ago, for something to work on when I was recovering from my hip surgery. I really don't know why I didn't finish it, but I found it the other day while looking through my supply cabinet. I have been missing embroidery, and really wanted to get back into another project, but when I saw this, I told myself that I should finish abandoned projects first. This little sampler is really charming, and would be adorable for a child's room. Perhaps it will be tucked away for a future grandchild, or a gift. It is a very easy pattern to work on, and the prefect way to get my creative juices flowing again.

I took a tiny break from the dress I was working on for my shop, and I'm having a hard time getting back to it. Perhaps it is because it is velveteen, and I'm already looking at spring things. It doesn't help that it has been sunny and very warm here in Northern Cal.
What do you think? Should I finish it and put it in anyway, or move on and save it for next fall/winter? I'm in one of those stuck moods lately and avoiding working on things for the shop in general.

We are due for a big storm tomorrow, and perhaps being stuck in the house will bring me back to the work room. Although stormy weather brings out the baker in me as well......I really need to focus!!!


  1. Well since it's still January, I think you should just finish it...and then tuck it away until someone falls in love with it.
    How are you? xo

  2. Someone might want it for Valentine's Day. :) Go ahead and
    finish it, then you can move on to something else.


  3. what is with this warm winter! {well...up until a few days ago when it got super cold!} i am so ready for some rain. i'm ready for winter! i want to bake and make soup and watch movies on a sunday without feeling guilty because it's so sunny and warm outside! as for the dress...well...i'm not one to leave thing unfinished, however, if it really isn't calling to you at this point maybe a simple spring/summer-type project to get you inspired again, and then return to the velveteen? {i love the sampler!}

  4. I get the same feelings about embroidery. I go on a complete tear , then something else happens and I lose my momentum. Fast forward a couple of months and I find my project and there I go again ... convinced that the embroidery project was really the only thing I wanted to do in the first place. Embroidery is like a slow train going up hill. "I think I can, I think I can. As far as the velveteen dress goes ... That is difficult fabric to work with. I can see how one would easily "want" to get pulled away from it. Sometimes that is just the way it goes. If I were you, and had a shop to put it in, I would give myself a deadline. Stick to that deadline no matter what. I think in school one gets so much accomplished in a bracket of time simply because there IS a deadline and no other reason. Say your deadline is next Thursday, figure out how long it will take, add two hours, pencil it in, then, without any guilt, go about your embroidery, cooking, cleaning ... whatever you want or have to do. Mmm. I should take my own advice. Carolina

  5. I have been missing embroidery too. I love this little piece. Who makes the design?
    I say finish the velveteen and then you can feel good moving on.
    Have a nice weekend

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