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:
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.
I’m still in my stitching funk. Maybe this post will be the inspiration I need to get off my but. lol thanks!
Lindsay via STNA's Facebook Fan Page says
It was fun! I can’t wait for the next topic!
via STNA's Facebook Fan Page says
I really enjoyed reading all the blog posts. Honestly – I think reading all those posts pulled me out of my own stitching blahs!
I only have housework blahs and grocery shopping blahs. Stitching blahs? NEVER!!!
Glad to hear the blahs have faded! So close to a finish, too.
Your Raven looks great! Glad you are finishing it up!
Deborah Melber says
Great job on the Raven! I loved it.
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.