There’s not a day goes by that I don’t regret having started this blog. It’s been a way to reach out, and “meet” so many wonderful, like-minded crafters over the years. Each day begins, for me, with a fresh mug of coffee, and a blog hop, as I scroll down in my WP reader, to see what blogging friends have been up to. Or checking my email, for the notifications I receive when a non-WP blogger has posted. My coffee usually goes cold, unforgotten, as I start leaving comments or replying to those left here. Even my husband, peers over my shoulder as I blog hop and admires what you’ve all been up to! Although he’s always more interested in the photos of gardens, flowers, animals and interesting walks.
I started out as a cross stitcher, more than 20 years ago, but over the years, I have branched out into other crafts, discovering more and more brilliant blogs as I go . . . finding friendship, inspiration, motivation and encouragement every step of the way.
I want to say “thank you” to everyone who stops by to read me and my ramblings. When I first started blogging, I didn’t expect my blog to become such a big part of my daily life. It really started out as an on-line journal for myself. A “Dear Diary” in a sense. A way of keeping track of projects I had worked on, which explains why I don’t talk or share much about my private life, except our animals and country surroundings.
Anyway . . . (because you’re already wondering if I’m going anywhere with this . . . ) that’s the sentimental ramble over lol. Now onto the kick up the backside!
I was looking back over some of my old posts which made me realise how fast time really does fly as you get older. Things I thought happened only yesterday, happened much longer ago . . . and I realised, I need to get my finger out!
Because, I still have all of the following, in their unfinished state, stashed away in my drawers, and I didn’t realise (until the other day) just how many projects have been waiting for so long, for a full-flung Happy Dance!
Last posted about in September 2016, which got no farther than being assembled into 3 bands, before being folded and put away.
My hand-pieced “Let it bee” hexie top, still in this unfinished stage since July 2016.
A quilted cushion front, still waiting for a back, since June 2016.
Two native American Indians, cross-stitched in 2013, then assembly begun in April 2016 to make wall hangings . . . still waiting.
And when I start looking at other cross-stitched pieces awaiting some kind of finish . . . it goes from the relatively recent, like these
“Statement Flowers” – February 2017, to these . . . .
Vervaco Zodiac signs – set of 12 finished in June 2016.
“Friendship Quilt” finished in October 2015 – this would make a great cushion cover to go with my recent “such fun!” F2F2 quilt, despite having purple, not blue.
“Cirque des Triangles” finished in September 2014 and still waiting for a frame.
“Pentacost Two” finished in December 2013.
And it gets worse . . . with these two that date back to around 2007
“Bramble & the Rose” by Ink Circles on left and the “Grand Marquoir” by Isabelle Vautier on the right. As well as a selection of “smalls” just folded and sitting in a drawer since I can’t remember when (since I never date my work).
And those are just a few . . .
I am therefore going to try and actually properly finish off some of the above over the coming months. Even if I only manage to tackle one a month. It seems silly to have spent so much time (and money) crafting when the results are hidden from view in a drawer.