Have I ever had the blahs when it comes to stitching? That's the question posed by Stitching the Night Away. And boy have I ever!!! Here's the exact quote:
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?
Of course, I've had the blahs. I think we probably all have. And I'd bet we all try the same things to get back into the swing of things. For me, my blahs lasted a little over a year. It was awful. I knew I should want to stitch, but I just didn't care enough to get out the needle and thread. My commitment were hard to meet, and I didn't dare sign up for anything because I just wasn't feeling it. Finally, I put away all the projects I had in progress, and started something new. Shopping helps me too, if I feel the blahs coming on. A new chart, even if I'm not starting it anytime soon, makes me want to stitch. Having a rotation helps. I used to be a one at a time girl, till I found the internet. Therein lay my downfall, lol. I now have twenty projects in my rotation, and four SALs going on. It's just crazy!!! I've found the rotation keeps me interested in what I'm doing. I can switch projects every two weeks, and it's something new and different. Each project has a feel to it. Most of them are difficult. Actually, the one thing in my rotation that's not difficult was a gift to me from a friend, lol. I love challenging stitching. Fractionals, confetti, blends, metallics, specialty stitches, and things of that nature thrill me. It keeps me engaged and working when I would otherwise get bored. And having the "feel" of the project change every two weeks is helpful, too. Sometimes, I just force myself to pick it up and say, "I'm only gonna do a little." I'm usually still going at it an hour later!! There are lots of ways to combat the blahs. And whatever works for you is the right thing!!
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