Today’s guest post is from Theresa Swiecicki, owner of Homestead Needle Arts in Grand Blanc, Michigan.
Yes, it’s that dirty word. How many of you have tossed that “F” word around in your mind? “I can’t start another project,” you whine to yourself. “I have to FINISH some!” I recently read an enlightening article on Knitting Daily where the author enjoined us to NOT feel guilty about having tons of projects going. When I change the word knitting to needlepoint, she essentially said just what I feel.
Don’t feel guilty about starting a new project! Keep yourself going creatively with new ideas, new experiences, new threads and new stitches! You’ll be re-energized and continue to love your hobby. Don’t let it become a chore AND don’t feel guilty if you no longer love an older project. If it sits for a few years and no longer calls to you, consider giving it away or consigning it to our July Garage Sale. Don’t feel guilty about taking a class just to learn a new technique. Learn what you want to learn – and then let go of the project! I’ve done it and I don’t have any lasting guilt. Let your needlepoint and your new “F” word be FUN.
PLEASE NOTE: Homestead just moved into a new location and is having a grand opening celebration on March 16, 2013. There will be light refreshments and a Little Shoppe trunk show
Their new location is: 8185 Holly Road, Suite 4 Grand Blanc, MI 48439. Be sure to stop by