Freitag, 1. September 2017

August WIPocalypse

I'm a little late for this check-in, but I think it still counts :) The question of the month is How do you get yourself out of a stitching drought?, and I've read some really good answers and pointers on other people's blogs so far. For me, depending on the situation, one of three methods seems to work: If I want to stitch, but feel like everything is just frustrating me, I like to change my 'mode' of stitching - I go from OaaT to rotation or from everything at once to just one, whatever feels right. I cut a few deadlines, maybe have a new start, et voilá, stitching is fun again!
Then again, sometimes I really don't want to stitch. I have some other hobbies, some crafty, some not, and they all seem to operate in phases. So if I'm in a 'phase' were I just want to play a ton of video games instead of stitching, it's best to just go with it - it's never lasted longer than a week or so before I wanted to include at least a little stitching in my free time again.
And then there are times when life gets just too busy for anything...in these times I usually cling to every bit of stitching time I can get, so it helps to take a small project with me at all times, so I can make use even of small breaks.

Now for my most recent progress. I had a busy week - first, we went to Felix' parents on Sunday to weeks ago. From there, I went to Cologne on Monday to visit the gamescom, a video game convention. I saw a lot of interesting and fun games there and also met quite a few people I hadn't seen in a long time, and a few I'd only talked to online so far as well! For this week, I took my Halloween Cat SAL with me, but I was so busy that aside from a little stitching on the train there and back, I didn't make any progress.






Saturday morning, I went back to Felix' parents, and spent the day recovering from a fun but exhausting week, stitching on Fire and Ember. I finished my current page some time Sunday. There was quite a bit of confetti - I feel like I have used every shade of orange, red and yellow there is - but so worth it in the end, isn't that dragon eye impressive? I can't wait to get started on the other half.



Sunday morning, we drove back home, which took us quite a bit longer than expected because there was so much traffic! I made good use of the time finishing part 5 of the Arke-CAL, though. This has become quite big, and I'm a bit worried I won't have enough yarn to finish the last part. I'll see how things work out when I get there.


So that's it for this week - just a little bit of busy times ahead before things finally calm down a bit. I can't wait!





Kommentare:

  1. You've made good progress. I really like the Halloween cat.

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  2. Wonderful progress Leonore.

    Linda

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  3. The dragon's eye has a lot of beautiful color and depth to it. You're making great progress. Happy stitching! Andrea

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  4. I love train stitching too!
    I would definitely have wanted to complete the dragon eye, even if it meant going on to the next page, it looks so good.

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  5. Eine ganze Woche Gamescom, das klingt toll für einen Videospiele Fan (also nicht für mich, lach). Ich kenne da auch welche, die ebenfalls schon dort waren :)
    Trotzdem bist du bei deinen Projekten doch ganz schön weitergekommen. Die Halloween Katze wird lustig.

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  6. I hope you enjoyed the Gamescom (and that you were not forced to drink koelsch...) ;-)
    I think the dragons eye looks stunning, as does the fire the dragon breathes. I'm looking forward to see more of both parts in your next update ;-)

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  7. Sounds like you've been busy. I've missed all the tips for getting out of a slump as I've been in a blogging slump. Love the cat and the CAL piece is beautiful

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  8. Wonderful progress!

    gamescom sounds like fun!

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