i am getting bored with cross-stitch. it's a large piece, so that's part of it, and i do love always having something to stitch on. still, it's very different from embroidery, which i can do a bit more free-form and experiment along the way. i usually have a loose plan, but still always mess with the stitches and colors and that's very satisfying. i can't imagine doing that with cross-stitch - it seems to need to be planned out at the beginning, so that the creative process is all on the front end. then the stitching is just stitching. does anyone else experience it differently??
*it's funny too that cross-stitch seems to get such a bad rap! i've already had a few people moan when i mentioned it! i am finding myself groaning just a little when i think of doing the second piece i had planned... i haven't noticed that with embroidery...
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i had a wonderful visit yesterday when jeana came through town! she is even more beautiful and sincere in person as on her blog, and her daughters are precious! i just wanted to squeeze them and get them to talk more in those adorable aussie accents. i know we'll be even better friends now that we've met in person. i wish we had remembered to take some pics of us together!! thanks so much for coming, jeana!!
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then i rearranged all my studio stuff into the front room at the hotel, next to kristy. i had resisted since i love the upstairs space so much (i'll still use it for photographs) but the heat finally kicked my ass. this will be much less private since it's downstairs and a storefront, so i will have company, but so far it felt much more comfy, less scattered.
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and i decided to sell my majacraft wheel, having completely converted to spinolution... not as beautiful, but more comfortable for me (which seems to be a theme in my life these days!)
oh fantine, i'll miss you, but we will find you the perfect home!