In less than two weeks, there will be flag waving, poutine eating and lots of fireworks and I have yet to start stitching my Canada Day quilted wall hanging. eeks. I guess I should step up my game.
This is one of those projects where size is not really an issue. It will look terrific on my wall regardless if it is an inch or two shorter. Who will know or even care.
Often times, I get caught up on the small details of a project and it will delay me for days, weeks, months or even longer. In this case, any further delays will spoil the concept of the project. If there are gaps left between buttons, so be it, they can be filled in later. I can add beads, but I could also add some silk ribbon flowers or embroider clusters of french knots (which to my surprise I have found I enjoy stitching).
I have another project that has sat languishing because I am held up by a small detail. I am knitting socks for my sister and I need to shift the stitches around on the needles so that I can turn the heels. Slight complication, I am knitting them on one needle (magic loop) but the pattern is not written that way. I\m sure it will only take me a half hour to make the shift along with a wee bit of knitting, but why have I been stalling for several months. I think what I need to do, is shift the socks to double pointed needles, then get them oriented properly for doing the heels and then put them back on the magic loop needle. That would be so much easier than trying to figure out how to do it using on the one long needle. Arg. The second step will be to purchase a book with patterns for knitting two socks on one needle.
It's wonderful to have a place, such as my blog, where I can voice my concerns/challenges and work them out or ask for help. I quilt with friends and can ask they help/advice, but I usually knit or crochet alone. Here I find the companionship I enjoy. Thanks for all sticking with me and supporting me. I greatly appreciate it. I hope in turn, that you are getting the support/encouragement that need to continue in your stitching projects and in working out those small details.
Cheers to not letting small details continue to stump us.
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