I’ve been breaking one of my self-imposed breakable rules. I’m jumping in and am going to start another project. I really don’t have the time. I know I don’t…but what’s a girl to do.
Let me tell you how it all happened…
The Scarlett House cross stitch company came out with a new chart called “A Changed World”. I loved it the moment I saw it. I thought it really spoke to how I feel about the last year. I thought it was a perfect thing for me to stitch….but…I don’t need another project!
I love The Scarlett House designs. You might remember I stitched the piece you see below that is another Scarlett House design. I loved stitching this. I love the two charts both have a lot of a similar look. I think they would look great on a wall together. I love how the second leads into the first as far as covid thinking and my mind set nowadays.
I have other things that I’m stitching. I don’t want to have a big bunch of UFOs in cross stitch. I already have enough quilting UFOs. I really don’t need more in cross stitch. Sigh….I talked myself out of getting the chart.
Then I read… Judy, at Patchwork Times. She bought the sampler. She was going to start it. UGH. Now I was going to have to watch her stitch it. The whole time I knew I would be sad that I wasn’t stitching it too. UGH. I was tempted all over again. Darn it. I had done so well talking myself out of it. I really did.
Then I got thinking. Really, what difference is it if I start another one. I could have four projects going, couldn’t I? I’m over half done on one, almost half done on the other and about 1/4 done on yet another. I have good progress on those. I feel confident I can finish the two bigger projects that are over half done by the end of the year. Could I have a mid-year start?? Sure…but no. I shouldn’t.
Then I remembered Judy would be stitching hers. I just know I am going to be sad watching her stitch and have to watch from the sidelines.
That’s it. I was emailing Judy and telling her about the mess she got me into. I did…Judy wrote back and said, “I think Denise and I are going to stitch this together. Do you want to join us?”
Darn. YES. YES I want to join you. I really, really do and happily, I am. I committed then and there. Apparently I just needed someone to ask me. I am stitching “A Changed World”…it’s all Judy’s fault…or should I said it’s all a credit to Judy. I’m happy to be starting it.
So if you were on the fence and all you needed was to have someone ask you to join, I’ll be the person that asks. Do you want to join us and stitch “A Changed World”. You sure can join us.
We all have other projects going so it’s not going to be a fast stitch….well, at least not on my part. I am still committed to my other projects and I want them to finished this year too.
Here’s what we set up. We’ll start on August 1st. We’ll do updates on our blog on Fridays.
My chart is ordered by hasn’t arrived. I got mine at The Stitchery Nook. I also see that Nancy from Needlecase Goodies has it. Until the chart comes, I’m not picking my linen. I will likely use DMC threads. It was stitched with silks but…I think I’m going the frugal way with DMC threads.
I’ve never done a stitch along. I’ve avoided them like the plague as I know I will never be able to keep up..but Denise and Judy don’t seem to care if I’m slow…and at least I can say I tried…and at least this project will get started AND most of all, I won’t have to sit on the sidelines watching Judy stitch and be wishing I was stitching too!!