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Monday, September 21, 2009

Crafty Monday: Getting Over the Wall

I am not a runner (obviously, lol), but have heard the expression "running into a wall" so many times when it comes to running a marathon. Not only does it apply to marathons, but also on my current cross stitch project. This stitch is actually about 2,000 less stitches than my Luigi Largo, but I didn't get stuck with Luigi like I did with this one. I've been able to completely a few small projects (nice, short sprints), but the marathon is something else.

I hit the wall about two weeks ago. I just didn't have the motivation to work on my Twi-stitch at all and I just hated looking at it. I kept it in my cross stitch bag (that I take everywhere) and just waited and waited to be ready to work on it again. I'd look at it, sigh, then look away. Repeat. I did that for over two weeks. I thought I would never, ever finish it and it was useless to keep toting it with me everywhere.

Then last night something changed. It wasn't some big profound moment of YOU MUST WORK ON THIS STITCH, but it was something. I got out my stitch stuff, parked myself on the couch and started to stitch. I'm getting there slowly but surely. In about a week I'll have been working on my Twi-stitch for 2 months, and that is just too long for me. I'm going to finish this thing even if it kills me!!

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