Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Beginnings!!

I am looking forward to the new year and new beginnings! I have hope that this year I will finally get my health issues more under control and that I will also learn to live with my new normal.

Remember this?

I was diligently working along on it and was ready to start the church to the right of that house with the green shutters when it occurred to me - with horror, I might add - that I didn't have enough fabric to even do the church, let alone the things to the right of the church! I counted and re-counted and it was true. I had started my project with the fabric going the wrong way. I had the fabric on a scroll bar and somehow in my mind, I thought it should go on the way I put it, but nope - it needed to go the other way. I can't tell you how upset I was. So much so, that I put away all my cross stitch and decided I didn't want to stitch again, ever! I think because I was so sick, this was just too much for me to deal with. I'm happy to report that I have picked up my needle again and am working on this

Here's my progress so far

Sorry the picture looks more yellow than it really is. I'm using a fabric very similar to the one in the packet. I haven't decided what to do about the Christmas village. The thought of picking out all those stitches makes me horribly sad. I'm not even sure I want to work on it again, but I've just set it aside for now and will decide at a later date. Has this ever happened to you?

Blessings - Julie


  1. Your ornament is really cute! I used to love to cross stitch. I feel your pain about tearing out. I am doing it often with my new knitting. I wonder if there is a way you can graft a new piece of fabric on the end and just hide it with the stitches? Especially, if it is in a picture you might see a slight bump but it would be less disheartening than ripping out all of those beautiful stitiches, that is what I would do and then your peace has a story to tell :)

  2. Oh Julie, how disheartening. Maybe you could just stitch a bit more to finish it off in a new, partial way? It wouldn't be the same, but it wouldn't be tossed out either.
    Your new stitch is cute.
    Happy, Blessed New Year!

  3. Glad to hear you have picked up the needle again, a sweet small project is probably just want you need to get going again!

    It has never happened to me but I always check check and check again which way the fabric needs to be as I am always so scared of getting it wrong!

  4. That is a bummer! I'm like you, I do not like starting something over or having to redo something. Glad you picked it back up. I love cross-stitch, though I haven't done it for a long time.


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