I basically have crafting ADD. I suspect that a lot of creative types have this problem, but I have SO many more ideas than I have the time, money, and energy required to invest in making them a reality. Most often, it’s not even the time and money and energy deficits setting me back, though; it’s the lack of focus. I start one project after another until I have various projects at various stages of incompletion and a million and one NEW ideas in my head that I WANT to start on, but can’t in good conscience give time or serious thought to until I finish SOMETHING, ANYTHING that I’ve already started.
I feel like Wembley from Fraggle Rock. Does anyone remember Wembley–the character with the Gonzo-esque nose, only yellow colored? He always wore a Hawaiian shirt. I remember countless scenes from that show where Wembley would have such a difficult time making a decision; he’d be pulled in two or more different directions and stand there agonizing, chanting, “Or maybe…or maybe…or maybe…!” until steam started to roll out of his ears from his brain’s engine overheating and he’d just collapse onto the ground in a helpless, defeated pile of crazy Wembley.
I’m a craft Wembley. (Come to think of it, ALL of the characters from Fraggle Rock would make awesome hoop pieces, using some felt applique and blanket stitches… That would be a great series.)
Oh yeah. Inability to focus.
So today I want to share yet another work in progress, my gigantic butterfly cross stitch. I will very likely never finish this one:
I do work on the butterfly fairly regularly, though. It’s just so damn huge. I don’t know how other people go about large cross stitch projects, but I can only stitch with one color for so long before I get bored. I can’t bear to work across row by row without skipping around. Does anyone do that? So as you can tell from the photo, the black was really bumming me out, so I had to dive into that amazing blue for a bit. Ahhh…that’s better.
On an unrelated note, stitching outside is nice in the summer. 🙂