Loretta at Stitching The Night Away asked us stitching bloggers to talk about the subject of stitching blahs. That's an easy subject to write about because it does happen, and I'm pretty sure it's very common among us stitchers.
Even though this is my favorite hobby, there are times when I just don't feel like picking up a needle. Many times it's because I'm tired, like when I get home from work. But lately I've figured out that getting my stitching stuff out when I get home (and don't have any other pressing matters) kind of refreshes me. Maybe it's a little decompressing time. I just have to remember this -- that it's possible that what I think is a "stitching blah" time is actually the time I really need to stitch!
I have gotten a little burned out with stitching when I was a one-project-at-a-time stitcher. I was fine doing the one project thing for a while, but it was easy to get, dare I say, bored with one project. We all know about the wealth of beautiful projects out there, and the internet is a great place to be enabled. So I solved my one-project blahs by becoming a three-project stitcher. Work on one for a while, and then pull out another! Wow, it's like starting a new stitching project! This is especially true if the charts, fabrics and floss colors vary a lot. I'm currently thinking about four projects at a time. I'm such a daredevil.
There are lots of great ways to get out of a stitching slump. Join or start a stitch group and get together at least once a month. Read stitchers' blogs (like this one). Check out designers websites. Go to stitching message boards. See what other people are stitching and soon you'll be getting out the fabric and floss!
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