18 July, 2014
4 February, 2013
I have this thing that once I start a project I keep going on it for a while but then I get bored and I start another one.
So at the moment I have a “few” projects that just beg to be finished:
Probably the most “famous” project that I have yet to finish is my needlepoint cat from Krif. This stitching project is almost finished, I really have a few more stitches to add and then I can frame it and just get over with.
But those last few stitches are criminal. So many colors in such a small area, it’s becoming annoying to change the floss every couple of stitches. I thought of buying more needles but then there’s a chance I might lose them and I don’t want to have a bad surprise later.
Another project that is on the last 100 meters is my tulips needlepoint. The thing with this project is that I made a mistake on it and I’ll have to undo and re-do some parts of it. I don’t mind re-doing, its the undoing that will kill me.
Still, this project is dear to me and I will most likely finish it by the end of this year.
And then we have the two Geisha’s. One of the is a huge one, when I bought it I was so in love with it, with the bright colors and all, but now that I am actually stitching it the love is slowly fading away. That’s the issue with big projects when it comes to stitching you get bored and even tired of them and its very hard not to give up on them completely.
The only thing that keeps me going back to this project is the fact that its printed so I don’t have to check a paper every time and count every stitch. That would’ve been criminal.
The second Geisha is a lot smaller and I’ve seen this project on many blogs. I’ve seen the completed needlepoint and the cross stitch version, but the needlepoint version is much nicer.
This the most “cleanest” project I’ve worked on. I really just tried to complete each stitching page before going to the next one and the result is really nice. This will probably be finished as the same time as the tulips.
But wait, there are a few more:
Those projects are the “least” important to me. I don’t feel burden to finish them but at the same time I don’t feel like throwing them away either. It’s really sad, but stitching really takes a lot of time. Even if I would stitch two hours per day I wouldn’t be able to finish a project in a month.
And yet, its so addictive that you really can’t give it up as a hobby.
Unfortunately for me, I have one more. This one is a cross stitch from Marjolein Bastin. I made a HUGE mistake with this one. I didn’t keep the same material on which came with the packet. I said to myself that I can’t stitch on that small piece of material and there’s no way that the project will fit on it.
Guess what, now the project is way to big.
I still have a lot to learn about stitching and hopefully this year I will have a project or two finished.