Right before Christmas, I celebrated my 28th birthday. And I’m coming up on my 4 year wedding anniversary in February. Taking a little time for reflection, I realize that all the changes in my life and changes in taste are seeping into my cross stitching. I find it a bit odd.
This whole revelation started about a year ago when I was updating my “Future Projects Album” that I have on my blog. I took pictures of the pieces that I wanted to do and compiled it into one large album for easy reference (it hasn’t been updated in awhile so some of the new pieces I have aren’t on there, fyi, as my laptop battery is toast and I haven’t had much computing time lately). I realized that some of the pieces on there I wouldn’t have touched with a ten foot pole even a year prior. I’ve seen some other signs outside the stitching world like being excited that my mother-in-law got me a year’s subscription to Family Circle.
Perhaps it will help if I give you some examples.
In my youth, I was a huge sci-fi/fantasy fan. Most of the pieces that I wanted to stitch were fantasy related because I thought I was never getting married ever and I wanted to decorate my bedroom in fantasy. So here were some of the pieces on the docket:
However, these have all moved to the bottom of my stitch list. Instead I find myself considering stitching these pieces:
So suddenly, all those samplers that I wrote off as “boring” and would never even consider doing….are now on my stitching list.
Strangely, I have a few pieces that have been on the list that I still really want to stitch that I’ve wanted to stitch for a long time. Like this one:
Anyone else gone through something like this? Because I think it’s just plain weird.