02 June, 2008

Stitching Blogger's Question of the Week May 29th

This week's SBQ was suggested by Jan and is:

Do you ever get to a point working on a project that you've had for so long, you start to wonder what possessed you to start it in the first place?

Yep.  And that's not only for stitching projects either!
The sampler I bought a few moons ago, "Hollandsche Schone" or "Dutch Beauty" is just such a project.  What was I thinking?  I had no idea what I was doing, didn't really know the proper way to stitch, have since changed the direction in which I cross my stitches, the question remains if it will ever be completed.
I consider myself a newcomer in world of cross stitch, so there's lots of things to learn, but as far as other crafts are concerned such as knitting there have been many projects - some still up in the attic and official UFO's - of which I really asked myself "why?"  Hubris?  Hope?  
Often the beauty and quality of the materials got me through a project, but sometimes, even that wasn't enough.

My take on it?  Ach, it happens.  A lesson learned.  Some projects did get finished when I had more experience and tech know-how, or help from someone more knowledgeable, others, had a less happier ending.  It's all part of the process.


Heidi said...

I agree that these projects are part of the learning process. I just talked to a lady in my quilt group today about maybe letting a project go if you don't really like it. It is freeing to let it go but we don't for many reasons. We all have those projects that we question! I find sometimes it is just now sparking my imagination enough or the fun of figuring it out has passed and we want to move on. I have been concentrating this year on working through my stitching WIPs and quilt UFOs so that I can reduce my projects sitting around. I finish one and feel great only to see how many more are still sitting there. :)

Hugs ~

Heidi said...

Hi Heidi! Yes - it is difficult to let go of our materials and projects that we have left by the wayside. I have trouble with that myself since there's plenty of wool right now that I don't think I will ever get to! Just like you I have planned to not start any projects for the rest of the year and not to buy any more supplies unless it is to finish a project. It takes away the pressure of knowing there is much to finish and gets the projects you are working on done. Like you said, it feels good to complete one, and then there's the fun in starting another!



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