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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+3 dogs, +1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Shakespeare...I want to love you I really really do.....

Ever had one of those love/hate projects? That you were so far into that you just couldn't quit and start over on, but you knew it just wasn't what you wanted it to be? I give you my Shakespeare's Fairies (a Nora Corbett/Mirabilia design). This was started about five years ago by me, and I think it is the linen that I stitched it on that I am just not loving. I picked the fabric for the color, but I would have been better off going with an evenweave fabric. My stitches look uneven on it, and I don't even really like the color of the fabric (wanted it to be more greenish). But I have already stitched most of one of the three fairies and it feels too late to start over now. I stitched a bit on it this week, and still LOVE LOVE LOVE the design, i'm just not in love with my version of it...sigh. I keep thinking maybe once I have finished it the love will come.

This little ewe is my cute Spring exchange off the HOE blog. It was stitched for me by Marie of creative threads blog It is a floss tag, and her finishing on it was just perfect. I am always nervous on my finishing, so I normally go the safe route of just a ornament or pillow. For the Christmas exchange I was a little braver and did a cute stocking. Anyways seeing finishes like this makes me green with envy. I hate to try something new for an exchange though, so I need to start being brave and practicing on the little stuff I make for me.

14 comments:

Annie said...

I had one like that, and the linen made it hard to get my stitches even. I used to stitch in hand, with no hoop or frame, but I got so discouraged I decided to try Qsnaps to keep my fabric taut. It's made a world of difference.
I don't know what you use, if anything, so thought I'd throw that out there.

Pamela said...

I definitely have love/hate projects. Mine come in the form of having spent a lot of money for the materials or the class and I'm not so crazy about working on it, even if I love what it will be when I finish it. After spending so much money, I feel like I need to work on it and finish it.

Heather said...

I have a love/hate relationship with my current WIP. I think I hate it because of the deadline to finish it (which I've lost all hope of doing) and it's a gift. But the colors are lovely and it's fun watching the progress.

Barb said...

I think we all have those Love/hate projects! It is very pretty however.

Deb said...

What about finishing just the one fairy? Then restart on another piece of fabric you like better? You could make the one fairy into a smaller framed piece or small pillow.

Sheryl S. said...

I think we all have projects that we look at and wonder why we started them with a certain colour thread or fabric - I have several pieces that I don´t think I will ever finish but I do agree with Deb´s comment above. Try to finish the stitching without doing the whole design. But having said that, I like the stitching you have done.

Justine said...

What a great suggestion from Deb. I think the fabric is perfect and really sets the fairy off but if you're not happy with it then no point persevering.

Justine said...

What a great suggestion from Deb. I think the fabric is perfect and really sets the fairy off but if you're not happy with it then no point persevering.

Linda said...

I have a couple of projects like this - I think we all do at some stage.

butterfly said...

I also have love and hate projects , so I try and just stitch one needle threadful on the one I am not enjoying each day , then on to the ones I love stitching , that way it will get stitched even though it takes a little longer but if you think about it in a week thats 7 threadfuls better than putting it away .

gracie said...

I think we all have one of those projects in our WIP pile... who knows, maybe one of these days you will actually like it! Maybe....

Sheryl S. said...

I have a whole drawer full of love/hate projects.

Tammy said...

I have a mirabilia I haven't finished from 2007, lol. This is the year I'm throwing it away. Keeping it makes me feel bad, so I'm getting rid of the dang thing.

Deb said...

Think love/hate projects are inevitable in any line of crafts....
Love your Sheep taggie!