Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Spinning my Wheels
I assembled a few projects over the weekend so I could spend Monday sewing. Working for a church, Easter week tends to be very busy so we get Easter Monday off from work. Well, after busily stitching all the stems and leaves on my project, I decided I really didn't like the way they looked. I was very frustrated with myself because I had talked myself into using this wool and I should have known better. I have the same theory about shopping for clothes---if I try something on and have to talk myself into buying it, no matter how great a deal it is chances are when I get it home I'll regret the purchase.
I hoped that closely stitching the wool would minimize the threadiness and give the leaves and stems a cool, primitive look, but to me they just looked messy and I was afraid the fraying would continue, so now I'll have to pull out all those little stitches and begin again! The phrase "anything worth doing is worth doing right" kept running through my head. Lesson learned? Hopefully! I still got to spend a day stitching and planning projects and that was fun and rejuvenating. I was fortunate enough to win Kathy Schmitz's recent giveaway and received a premier copy of Primitive Quilts and Projects.