Tuesday, April 17, 2007


I haven't been stitching. That's apparent. I've been trying to figure out why. I guess there are several reasons. One is I just can't get comfortable to stitch. I used to have everything out here in the front room on a TV tray table and all ready to go when I have a chance to sit and stitch. Well, my daughter's puppy chews up everything in sight, so I am NOT taking that chance. I was carting everything I needed back and forth from my room to the front room, but that got old fast. If I had a chance to sit and stitch, by the time I get everything out and into the front room, either the mood was gone or the time was gone. So...I started stitching in my bedroom. That worked for a little while, but I got to feeling isolated, and would spend time getting up and coming in the front room to visit with who ever was home at the time. Another reason is that I was organized for a little bit, but then things got disorganized. Don't ask me how...life did it I suppose. I need to feel organized to sit and stitch. I try to reorganize, then stitch, but by the time I get to a point where I can stitch, I have other things I need to do and the stitching goes by the wayside once again. I also can't get comfortable enough to sit long periods of time to stitch. Believe me, I would love to sit and do that, but I just can't. I sat yesterday and slept for two hours, if I could do that, why then can't I sit and stitch?!? That's another thing, I am doing a lot of sleeping during my days off. That bothers me. What a waste! Yes, perhaps I need the sleep, but if I can stay awake just fine during the day at work (and not even feel sleepy) then why is it different when I am at home? I try to stay busy, but if I sit for a rest after doing some chores and errands, I fall asleep! Sorry for the boring, sleep inducing post, but I need to know if anyone has any suggestions for me.


Vonna said...

Hi Claudia...I don't have a puppy, but I have 4 kids ages 9 on down to 18 months....so they are like a pack of puppies really. I keep all my stitching stuff in our family room...what I do is...I keep it in a trunk or chest (actually it's my hope chest that my mother and grandpa made for my HS graduation) It's about 4 feet long and 2 feet deep. When I get done...I put everything right back in the chest and then little hands don't bother with it. It's decorative and sits on the floor so its a piece of beautiful furniture for our family room, but useful with holding my stitching stash. Maybe you can get or have something like this? My chest sits right by my sewing chair so it's right at hand anytime I have a moment. Hope this maybe helps?!

Isabelle said...

Hi Claudia! The change of seasons can be hard on us. I'd say, listen to your body who tells you to take a break, and don't worry too much about the stitching slump. I'm sure the mojo will come back when you're ready. It's a hobby, not an obligation, right?

The Silver Thistle said...

I suspect I'm not going to be much help, lol.

The only way I can get my teeth into stitching projects is to have them out and 'to hand' whenever the mood takes me. If I had to plan for it or look out what I needed, I probably wouldn't get much done either, lol

See, told you I wasn't a big help, heheh.

However, here's a thought.....Could you get one of those storage boxes or similar (they're called R.U.B boxes here) and they have snap on lids where you could dump all your supplies into it and have it to hand where you sit and stitch, but when you're not - the snap lid would keep nosey puppies out?

Just a thought :)

Michelle said...

I have no suggestions, just want to wish you good thoughts. :o)