I thought I might stitch as January went on, but alas no. February was the same and then I decided to pack away my Lowery and stitching accoutrements, as I was sick of the sight of them sitting there unused. I don't feel optimistic about March either, so maybe April will be my month?! Who knows! To be honest I'm not worried about it, although it feels odd not to spend most days doing a little bit of stitching as I have done for the past 6 years, I have neither the time or the energy for it at the moment. I still have a few projects swimming around in my brain that I am excited about, so I know the desire is there and will surface at some point.
Ultimately eating away at me is the fact that The Drawer is full to the brim and the spare room littered with poster tubes full of completed stitching - is there any need to add to it with more of the same? Maybe I have come full circle and am back to where I was in my teenage years where it was enough to complete a project here and there as the mood took me once or twice a year.
Anyway, I hadn't touched or been near my stash in about 3 months and I knew that it might help my lack of stitching if I had a good sort out so that I could see the wood for the trees so to speak. I finally summoned the nerve last week and the result is a little Spring Destash Sale, so if you want to take a look, click on the For Sale tab at the top of the page. (Edited to add: all items have now sold - thank you!). Some of the fabrics I dearly love - but 28/32ct just isn't my jam anymore so there is no point holding on to them. I have kept a few pieces (I could never part with my nom de plume fabric!) but it's mainly all about the 36/40ct these days. Threads are always hard to part with but there are only so many you can stitch with and only so many varieties of the same colour you need!
If you've reached the end of this post thank you and to all of you that have messaged and emailed me during my stitching hiatus - thank you. I hope that I will stitch again at some point this year, but until then.........
Happy Stitching - put a few in for me while you're there!