Happy New Year everyone! May all of us and the world in
which we live be blessed in 2014.
Remember a few weeks ago when Nicola posted about the 'relationships' we have with our stitching projects and how sometimes those relationships just don't develop as we had hoped? Well ... a failed relationship happened with me and 'Maria Ignacia Olivera'. I'm not sure what went wrong ... I was stitching along just fine in the glow of a new, beautiful sampler and suddenly it just didn't seem right. Mind you, it has nothing to do with 'Maria', she is still just as beautiful and intriguing, but I realized I was forcing something that just wasn't there. I'm disappointed. Possibly at another time and for a different space I will get back to stitching her, but for now I have put her aside.
So what's a girl to do? ... find another relationship, right?! January 1st I started 'Sarah Harvey 1737' ... here is her photo that I borrowed from the Scarlet Letter website.
She and I are getting along much better. I think she is better suited for the space I have in mind. Not much to see yet, but here is a little piece ...
She is a little more colorful than I anticipated, and young Sarah didn't take any chances in possibly becoming bored with one fiber color ... lots of color changes! My first thoughts were 'oh my, not sure about this' but I have conceded ... this was Miss Sarah's vision and I'm going to stick with it.
So that's that! Looks like many of you have started new and/or have picked up and continued with existing projects ... lots of progress posts out there ... love viewing everyone's beautiful stitching!
Our daughters go back to college on Sunday ... hate to see them leave but I suppose it is time to get back to our regular schedules. We have loved having them home for an extended break ... nothing better than children filling your home with laughter ... no matter how old they get!