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WIPocalypse the second

So, the question for this check in is

How do you overcome that feeling that you’re in a rut with a particular project?

 

My version of ‘stuck in a rut’ is that I want the damn thing finished already. If I don’t want to work on a particular project, then I simply don’t. Last year, when I was still working on pokemon, at the end I stopped wanting to work on it, and just wanted to get it finished. So I put it down.

I am a slow stitcher, and setting myself arbitrary deadlines is a very silly thing to do, and the best way to get it out of my system is to just ignore the project until it calms down (yes, I know I didn’t do that for the OUAT, I was nearly finished with that). Obviously, this doesn’t really work when projects are nearly finished, because by that time they are nearly finished, and there is no way I will not get excited about them! Then I just try to stay fairly level-headed, and hope I get enough sleep!

Strangely enough, I don’t ever get the ‘I want this thing finished already’ feeling with my knitting. Which hopefully means that it’s just a juvenile thing, and eventually I’ll stop feeling like this at all.

So, that’s all about me and dealing with that feeling. Onto progress pics of what I’ve been working on. Umm, which really hasn’t been that much on any of these things… I did some more work on the butterfly,

butterflyand then quite a lot of what I had done needed frogging…

butterfly2I also decided that I’m not going to carry on working on pokemon. This was a difficult decision for me to make- I found the pattern and started working on it when I was with my ex, then, well, he became my ex. I still intermittently worked on it, but I haven’t worked on it for a while now, and I guess that now I can accept that we don’t really work out as ‘just friends’.

However, I have done some other cross stitching. I made this card for a friend who was going through some bad stuff

card3and some on a small piece for my cousin, who is expecting a child. It’s a ‘love is’ kit from DMc, and the quote is ‘love is a healthy baby’. However, all that I’ve done is some white and pink, neither of which are ideally suited for photographing, so that’s going to have to wait until I start backstitching.

 

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Comments on: "WIPocalypse the second" (6)

  1. The butterfly is so pretty! Sorry about having to frog, I know that feeling! Gorgeous card too!

  2. Both beautiful projects! 🙂

  3. If I get a bit fed up with a project, I just put it away and work on something else. This hobby is meant to be fun so there’s no point forcing yourself to stitch on something you’re not enjoying. I usually find that after a while, I get the urge to pull the WIP back out and have another go at it. If not, it stays at the bottom of the drawer 😛

  4. I usually get fed up with a project when I have a new one in mind that I want to start. That can actually be a good motivator! I say, if you’re really over a project, let it go!

  5. Most of the time I finish a project even when I get tired of it, because I’m not good at getting back to things. I’m the same way with books; I feel committed to finish once I start. There are times when I can’t get into a book, or I’m too bored or frustrated to continue with a project, and that’s just the way it is.

    Your two pictured cross stitch pieces are light and uplifting. Don’t feel bad about dropping something that was weighing you down.

  6. loving the stitching for the card.. what a beautiful phase.. 😉

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