Finally…A Finish – A Saturday Stitching Post

Completed Bunnies I am happy dancing this morning because I have finally finished stitching my longest ever ongoing project.

I have posted about this project before. My latest post on this topic can be seen here. I had started it many years ago and then had put it away to work on other projects. I had made a mistake which was going to cause me to undo quite a few stitches. Every time I thought about taking that on I lost enthusiasm. It languished unfinished for many years.

imageIn March of this year as spring time weather was putting me in the mood I thought about spring time projects that I had stitched. This unfinished project came to mind and I dug it out. I made up my mind that I would not work on any other projects until I had finished this one. It still took me some time but I am very happy that I have finished the stitching.

I will next decide on the frame that I will use. I have every intention of getting it framed and on display relatively quickly, before the summer season passes.

imageNow that I have accomplished my goal I can get excited about other projects that are waiting in the wings. Perhaps I will work on some Christmas stitching projects that I want to do, or there’s an autumn sampler that I have been thinking about. Then there is another long-term project of a hummingbird afghan that perhaps deserves some attention…. The possibilities are endless.  Of course, I might take some time off from stitching and catch up on my reading or blogging or countless other interests.

imageRealistically and in all honesty, I am not likely to take time off from stitching completely. Stitching is my therapy, my calming activity, the quiet time pursuit when I feel most content, my stress reducer.  We all need that kind of release. I must warn though that it cross stitch is not a pursuit for everyone. It requires much attention to detail and patience. I love seeing the designs evolve on fabric, but it definitely is not something that gives instant gratification. Still, I think everyone should give it a try.

imageStay tuned to find out what I choose to work on next. I will post a picture of the finished, framed project but meanwhile I am off to review frame possibilities and potential next projects.

[Project Details: Hide and Seek from  For the Love of Cross Stitch, May 2001.  Design worked on 32 count antique white linen using 2 strands of DMC floss over 2 fabric threads.]

18 thoughts on “Finally…A Finish – A Saturday Stitching Post

  1. luckyjc007 July 25, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Very nice! I’m sure you are glad that is finished. I find it exciting to complete a project, feel good about the accomplish and start a new project with a renewed sense of excitement. 🙌

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    • Good Woman August 8, 2015 / 9:17 am

      It is a real relief to have it finished at long last; and the best part is I can now allow myself to start another project.


    • Good Woman August 8, 2015 / 9:18 am

      Thank you so much. I still have to frame it which is another chore, and then I can truly feel accomplished.


    • Good Woman August 8, 2015 / 9:19 am

      I feel very fortunate to have discovered the joy of stitching many years ago. Thanks for your comment.

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  2. Storm's Stitches July 26, 2015 / 5:01 pm

    This is so adorable 🙂 For me, stitching is very relaxing and therapeutic. But it’s truly not so for everyone – my cousin says she just finds it frustrating.

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    • Good Woman August 8, 2015 / 9:20 am

      I can understand that it is frustrating for some people. Even for myself, much as I love it, there are times when I just can’t pick up a piece to work on it. It doesn’t happen too often but if I’m not in the mood I know I will not do my best work.

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  3. Paardje July 26, 2015 / 7:35 pm

    It’s absolutely lovely! You did a great job 🙂 I too usually ‘abandon’ projects that require me to undo mistakes. This post reminds me of a project I left back home because we had no space in our suitcases anymore. I hope I can come back to it this December.

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    • Good Woman August 8, 2015 / 9:21 am

      I hope you can get back to work on your project. I never meant to abandon mine for this long. I am just glad that I still like the design or it probably never would have gotten finished.

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      • Paardje August 8, 2015 / 8:53 pm

        Yes, I hope so too ❤


    • Good Woman August 8, 2015 / 9:24 am

      Thanks. Stoney Creek magazine published a hummingbird afghan series back around 2005-2006. I purchased the afghan and gathered all the threads and have worked through probably eight panels. I will go back to it but because it is rather large and bulky it is not easy to work on in hot weather. I too will love to see it finished.


  4. Carol July 28, 2015 / 7:50 am

    What a cute finish–glad you went back to it and put the final stitches in 🙂 I can’t imagine not stitching–that and exercise and my go-to stress relievers!

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  5. Good Woman August 8, 2015 / 9:25 am

    Thanks. Stitching is my escape. It is also my guilty pleasure because sometimes I am stitching when I really should be doing other things. But what can be more important than your own therapy sessions?


  6. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature August 8, 2015 / 4:11 pm

    Oh I love this one!!! So glad you finished it. I hoped that you would one day. It’s my favorite.


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