My Battle with the Stitching Blahs (Blog Hop)

Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop

The blog hop question this time around was:

Have you ever had a case of the “stitching blahs” where you just didn’t want to stitch? Or maybe it was more like you didn’t get to stitch because you were busy and that created a chain reaction sense of the “blahs” and led to even less stitching…. sort of like a case of “the Mondays” that we are all familiar with. How do you handle your stitching blahs and get back into stitching mode?

I’ve had a long ongoing battle with the stitching blahs over the years, and I know several other stitchers who have as well. That’s part of the reason I chose it as our topic for the first blog hop here at Stitching the Night Away. I was actually going through a bit of stitching blah when I put the hop together, so I figured I would glean a little inspiration from the community on how to banish this most recent bout with the blahs.

I think my longest running episode of non-stitching was somewhere around two and a half years. It was a wicked combination of stress, illness, moving, and more stress that caused it. Definitely not fun. When I finally came out of that funk I started off with a few small projects, freebies from the web and ornament sized things, and eventually worked my way back up to big projects. Thank goodness. At the time, I was afraid I’d never stitch again.

Last year alone I went through several episodes of blah where I would go an entire month without stitching. I started off 2012 pretty good and then recently things really dropped on me recently, I just wasn’t making time to stitch.

I’m glad to report that all ended today and I’m stitching again! I even have photographic proof:
stitching with my new E-Z Stitch Lap Stand from American Dream Products

My new E-Z Stitch Lap Stand came from American Dream Products today and I dug in to try it out. If you look closely there I only have a few more stitches to put into The Raven and I’ll be celebrating a finish! In fact, I intend to go curl up on the sofa with it and Friday’s episode of Grimm and get that all the way done right after I publish this blog post…

Visit all the blogs in this round of the Stitching the Night Away Stitching Blogger Blog Hop:
Find the instructions on how to participate in this round by clicking here. The blog hop happens twice a month, on the 1st and the 15th.

About Loretta

Passionate stitcher. Mom of four amazing young men. Wife to a comic book geek who makes me smile every day. Transcriptionist by trade. Gluten-free by necessity. Writer at heart. Seeker of knowledge and reader of novels. Dreamer of big colorful creative dreams.


  1. I’m still in my stitching funk. Maybe this post will be the inspiration I need to get off my but. lol thanks!

  2. Lindsay via STNA's Facebook Fan Page says:

    It was fun! I can’t wait for the next topic!

  3. I really enjoyed reading all the blog posts. Honestly – I think reading all those posts pulled me out of my own stitching blahs!

  4. I only have housework blahs and grocery shopping blahs. Stitching blahs? NEVER!!!

  5. Glad to hear the blahs have faded! So close to a finish, too.

  6. Your Raven looks great! Glad you are finishing it up!

  7. Deborah Melber says:

    Great job on the Raven! I loved it.

  8. I thought I would never stitch again during my long stitching blah… I am so thankful that is over and wasn’t true!
    Glad you are stitching again as well.

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