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.
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.