Friday, May 15, 2015

Mystic goes bye bye!

Last time I posted:
After working on it a little yesterday:

And I think I am just gonna stick this in the unloved and forgotten drawer... You know that feeling you have when your work day is about over and you're thinking about that magical moment when you can sit in that special chair and pick up your stitching?  When you think of that beautiful WIP you have waiting for you and you just have a small shiver giddiness at the thought that you will once be together again in just a few hours or minutes?  Well, I just don't feel that for this piece. I feel dread. So, I think it's time for us to break up. I hate breaking up with projects. I really DO want to love this piece, but I'm just not enjoying the process. 

So now I'm wondering if I should start a new project to put in this spot, or should I just skip ahead and work on my other HAED piece: Flower Bride.  Hmmm... There is a new project I promised my daughter to do for her, so I'm thinking maybe now is the time to get that kitted up and started... 
What do you think? Leave me a comment and help me decide a) start a new project b) just move onto my next project in my rotation (HAED) 
Thank you for reading and for all the lovely comments on my first ever HAED page finish. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Vicki said...

Oh Lana, I have been where you are and am sure I'll be there again with some project in the future. It IS hard to break up with a project. I did so just last week. I actually ended up just throwing it away. It was the fabric, not the design; I had made a poor choice and just couldn't live with it as time went on. If you want to make something for your daughter, I would start that. Especially if she knows about it. Otherwise I would just move up your rotation, that way you'll get done with something sooner rather than later. Have a great weekend!

Linda said...

Sorry your not enjoying this piece Lana. I have completely tossed out a few pieces that I was enjoying.
I think you should start a new project.


Katie said...

First my vote is to start the new project. Sometimes about quitting a project it's just what you need to smile again.

Secondly. Don't worry about quitting. This is supposed to be a fun hobby and be something like you said we want to do. If you are dreading it then what's the point? Be happy. You deserve it.

diamondc said...

I am like you if a project has me thinking why did I start this I too put it away for a while, I will stitch on it for maybe half an hour a week just to get it done.
An HAED piece would be my choice, yummy, someday I will tackle one of those beautiful designs.


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

It happens to us all. My cardinals is my nemesis, even tried putting it away for a bit and working on it, but no go.

Justine said...

In the past I've donated half-finished pieces to a lady who stitches and sells for charity, could you do that? It's a nice guilt-free way to break up with something you no longer love. I agree with everyone else, it's a hobby for pleasure not a trial!

gominam said...

Do what makes you happy. You've got a lot of beautiful ones that deserve your love and time, lol, why do I sound so dramatic (I too was guilty of breaking up with a project;) Cheers!

Lindsay said...

I've been like that with projects in the past and couldn't bring myself to bin them so left them in a drawer. Years later I've gone back to them as a weekend project and have enjoyed them so you never know