The stitchery has been sitting on my desk since my birthday back in April, just waiting...waiting for the right frame, then waiting for the frame to be painted red (thanks Bobsy xxx), then waiting for me to get motivated to lace it and put it all together.
You know what this project is making me think of right now? How important focus is.
You see, I have lots of gorgeous papers and beautiful fabrics and inspirational idea books. I have a great space to create in, enough pockets of time in which to create, and even the skills to make beautiful things. What I lack is focus.
I stitched the 39 squares stitchery in just 39 days. 39 days. I was focused on completing it, I worked on it every day, and after just 39 days I had created something that I am proud of, and that I love. If only I could apply that focus to my day to day. Instead of procrastinating, and putting off, and stashing a project in my cupboard when something doesn't go quite right, I need to focus on that wonderful feeling of completion.
Rather than hang this frame in our bedroom as I had originally planned, I am going to sit it on my craft desk for now, to remind me of what I can achieve when I really focus on something :)