Needlepoint doldrums that’s what I’ve got. I have projects by my stitching chair, more projects kitted & ready to go in my project chest and dozens of canvases in my stash. But I’m just too tired to stitch. The little gingerbread house pictured above is what I finished this week. Yes I do work on WIPs but they are going slowly, and I’m not happy with one of them.
And it’s not as if I’m making progress in other parts of my life. I’m not happy with the books I’m reading and restoring my office is stuck with very little left to do. I can’t use those things as an excuse.
The house remodel (garage to master suite) has started and is progressing, but decisions must be made about carpets, laminate, and paint I’m just not ready to make. We did finally settle on a floor plan. I think, but other things live in a state of suspension while the demo goes on. I can’t even go to see the progress because they removed the garage door and replaced it with plywood. Until the floor is raised my wheelchair can’t go there. I can’t even share pictures of it with you.
I hope I’ll be back to stitching next week. Thanks for listening to my complaint.
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
Monica Dupre says
These are challenging times for you! Take it one day at a time, and return to stitching when it can bring you comfort and help clear your brain. But give yourself grace in the meantime.
I think of you often. Took two of your courses prior to and during Covid. You were with me as I restarted my stitching career back in 2019, after a child rearing hiatus. Haven’t stopped and always learning from lots of teachers and stitch guides. Your stitch guides were my first ones ever. I am now cohosting a local (Texas)retreat this weekend. And have registered for two others as well! I still refer back to your course material!
Thanks to you, I’ve had a great foundation! Thanks for being with me from the start and through all of the blogs.
Carole Graves says
Wow! I read this and had to respond because I have been experiencing the same lack of enthusiasm with my needlepoint projects. I’m relieved to know I am not alone. That helps me know it’s not that unusual and it will pass. I pray that your projects are completed timely and without complications! Thanks for sharing… I think it has helped me feel better about going through a slump. We will persevere! Tomorrow is another day. 🙂
Janet M Perry says
Thanks, knowing others go through this helps. I also found a couple of less taxing projects to work on,