Sunday, September 30, 2012

Slow Stitching Sunday

So I'm taking a different approach to talking about my cross stitch. Instead of showing a sampler every week, I'm going to update what I've been stitching along with showing samplers I get finished. As I mentioned last week, I only have a few cross stitch pieces in my home that I haven't shown. When I started 2 years ago my collection of over 75 samplers seemed quite extensive but a new sampler every Sunday for more than 100 Sundays has been a long run.

Also I've been re-evaluating my stitching goals and I see that I have a couple few several oh heck a WHOLE lot of large samplers I've started and I'd like to finish them. I hope that showing what I'm working on will keep me motivated to finish up some from this list that is woefully incomplete -- (you can click on title to see what the completed piece would look like.... someday)

And They Sinned by Exampler Dames
The Houses of Hawk Run Hallow by Carriage House Samplings
Anniversaries of the Heart by Blackbird Designs
Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor
The Four Seasons by Marjolein Bastion

So with that said here is Autumn Alphabet by Lizzie Kate.

I'm past the halfway mark and I'm hoping to pick up steam this week.

I do like that little turkey - ain't he cute?

And along with this updated attitude on cross stitch I'm linking up to Kathy's Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching. I really like her take on working on projects that make you happy. I want to follow that path and slow down a bit. I often find myself racing to finish a project to post on this blog. In the future you are going to see more "in progress" work, I hope you'll be okay with this slower pace, I think I'm going to like it a lot.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. I think you've got a good plan! I've been thinking about which online groups I plan to participate with next year, and I'll be making some changes from this year. Love your alpha stitchery, and look forward to seeing updates.

  2. In progress is good. Love the LK piece. The colors are lovely. Mine is hanging currently in my kitchen.

  3. First, I love the piece you are working on! Second, I know exactly what you mean. I , too, want slow down a bit so I will enjoy the process not just the product.

  4. I love your plan for enjoying and sharing your stitching. :-)

  5. Carol - Remember you are supposed to enjoy stitching! I too have several large unfinished pieces...I think I'm better suited for 'smalls' - fast and finished. I don't have much 'staying power'. Good luck!

  6. I like your plan. I'm too much in a hurry to finish lots of my UFOs because time is slipping by so quickly, but enjoying them is very important. I'm usually sad when one is finished -IF I was truly enjoying the process. That's a good feeling though.
    Your little sampler is very cute -- also love the turkey.

  7. Good plan! And I love this little sampler! It's so sweet! :0)

  8. Love the plan ~ maybe I should try that too!
    And yes, that turkey is cute!

  9. That cross stitch is wonderful. You are so right about rushing through to finish things. Sometimes trying to find something to blog gets in the way of enjoying what you are doing. I have the added problem of being so darned old and getting slower. However, I am so blessed that I can still do what I do!

  10. Excellent to hear that you are going to slow down and relax with your wonderful projects rather than rush to that!
    ALso I love this sampler! So many adorable fall themes/pictures to stitch...a perfect project to work on this time of year.
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

  11. what a cute and unusual sampler.
    I do love the turkey!!

  12. Carol, thanks for posting the link to Kathy's blog. It really resonated with me and inspired me to think about my own stitching in a different light.

  13. Good for you! This journey should be something we enjoy and not rush through. Heaven knows there is enough rushing in this life! Stitching should be our escape from that. I rushed through my Little Bit cross stitch earlier in the year and burned myself out. I just love the colors in this sampler!


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