Monday, June 5, 2017

When tomorrow is NOT another day!

There are times when projects just get away from you. You have the best of intentions, but then another project or deadline comes up (for instance, Christmas finishing deadlines are approaching – consider this your un-official reminder – some LNSs and finishers have deadlines now of 9/1 but I’ve heard 7/31 so inquire if you’re unsure) or you just need to have a mental break and stitch on something “brainless” for awhile but then you look up and miraculously a month or [gasp] TWO has somehow gone by. . . it’s like time is just “gone with the wind” (sorry, I couldn’t resist) and you haven’t stitched a single stitch on that other project. I don’t often procrastinate but when I do, I hear Miss Scarlet’s “Tomorrow is Another Day” quote in my head . . . but what do you do when that tomorrow just doesn’t come?! My boss at my 9-5 job often says “tomorrow is the busiest day of the year” and he’s absolutely right about that but unfortunately there’s not much you can do, you can’t go back and recreate yesterday. All you can do is cut yourself some slack, put the project back on your needlepoint stand and get back on track. One thing I often do when I get stuck or stalled – they are often related I have found – is pull some fun threads/beads/ribbons/crystals and start determining a stitch for the next few areas I’m going to tackle. Doing so is often enough to rekindle my excitement. . you know like how Miss Scarlet somehow has a new found interest in Rhett when he brings her a new bonnet back from Paris. . .  kind of like that, but not QUITE.

Unfortunately while I’ve been sidetracked, you all have been waiting with breath that is bated to hear about the results from the giveaway from my last post! I’ve already kept you “waiting on me” (as a northern, I love that southern phrase) for far too long . . . so with no further ado, the winner of the magnet and needle case is JUDY FORD . . Judy, please reach out to me at with your snail mail address and I’ll pop it in the post. Enjoy!

So in my next post I’m going to be talking about Scarlet’s “mini-me”, Bonnie Blue Butler. . . I promise to have tips and tricks in my next episode. If you don't currently subscribe, please consider doing so to get updates delivered right to your email inbox. In the meantime, I’ll need to stop “thinking about it tomorrow” and get to stitching because “tomorrow is another day”.