QUICK AND DIRTYPosted: February 18, 2015
Have you ever had one of those afternoon where everything ends in a road block? You set out to be productive, and yet, nothing is yielded? The sort of day they sing about in the Friends theme song? Last week I had one of ’em. And it totally sucked.
After a morning which was spent buying the wrong coloured and lamenting that my parcel, containing the materials for my latest commission, had been lost by Canada Post. I seized what was left of my freetime and got down and dirty with a vintage cross stitch pattern. 48 hours later, and this is the result.
As for now, I have no idea what to do with this fellow. It is very rare these days that I create something that does not have a purpose from the beginning. However, stitching this piece got me out a funk and allowed me to use up some of my excess materials.
I know there have been sentiments shared before regarding the appearance of Aida cloth and how it frequently comes off as amateurish. I understand these viewpoints and have been encouraged lately to try my hand on linen, however, that is a different post. Part of the reason that I so thoroughly enjoyed stitching this piece was due to the 10 count Aida cloth. The squares are so big and cheerful, particularly in comparison to the 18 count I’ve been working with the last couple of weeks.
There are three more carousel creatures in the collection, which was designed by Carolyn E. Reenstra. But for now they’re back on my bookshelf for another set of the mean reds. …I just need to get a hold of more 10 ct. Aida – anyone up for a swap?
Do you have projects (big or small) that have pulled you out of a funk? What else do you do to get rid of the craftin’ blues?