Two years ago... I came out of a stitching slump that had lasted for several years. I'd finish one or two projects... maybe. I'd stitch a bit and put it away... I just never accomplished anything.
In November of 2005, I posted my first blog entry here. I thought, just maybe, writing about needlework would inspire to DO needlework! And it did.
I had 13 finishes in 2006. Not bad for someone who'd not really worked at it in a while.
I set a goal of 10 finishes for 2007 -- met that goal and set a new goal of 20. I met that goal in November 2007 and ended up with 26 finishes for the year.
Right now... I stand at 19 finishes. Not bad at all. I have three projects near completion. One of those, I must admit, I started just this evening!
I'm enjoying stitching now as never before. Maybe it's the fact that I switched to linen... or my new-found passion for silk... or maybe I've learned to go where the needle takes me.
I do know that I'm proud of what I've accomplished over the past couple of years. I have a small legacy of my work to hand down to my daughter -- a small piece of me and my life that she can hold in her hand.
All in all... it's lovely to be alive... lovely to be stitching... I'm very Blessed.