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Friday, June 29, 2012

Grad, Fail and Finish




First of all, I had a proud Auntie moment on Thrusday, my "little" Nephew Nick (heck he towers me!) graduated High School!  Yeah Nephew Nick!  So proud of you kid!  He graduated from the same High School and the same stage I graduated from oh a long time ago.


Next onto the fail... not my Nephew of course but for the first time ever I gave up on a piece of stitching and... threw... it ... out!  I had seen this ornament/Christmas design in the July 2012 issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework and I really liked it, wanted to stitch it.  I was about 1/2 way through it and it dawned on me boy no wonder this is moving so slowly... I hate it, I really disliked working on the piece.  It dawned on me, life was short so why do something you hate?  This I threw it out.

 French Country - Hearts I
Noel House
c2011 JBW Designs
Stitched on 28 ct Navy Lugana with DMC B5200

Finally, for the finish... I sittched up this ornament instead!

26 comments:

Dee said...

Life is definitely too short to stitch things you aren't enjoying! Good for you for pitching it.

The little house/heart is cute.

Annette-California said...

Good for you Dani! Very nice French Country Heart.

sharine said...

Congratulations to Nick! The ornament is very cute.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats to your nephew. I agree that life is too short to stitch on something you don't like. A lovely finish.

Jackie said...

Congratulations to Nick!

Congratulations to you on your French Country Hearts finish and for realizing you were far from enjoying the other ornament. Why carry on when there is so much fun out there to be had?

Kaisievic said...

Way to go girl! Yes, life is definitely too short - that is how I feel about a Margaret Sherry ornament which I started last Christmas.

Congrat to your oh so handsome and clever nephew.

Christine said...

Congratulations to Nick, and you are right, life is too short to waste on stuff that you don't enjoy. Love the one you did instead

Catherine said...

Congrats to your nephew!!
Yep, been there, done that. I have reached a point in life, that if something I am working on isn't making me happy, I move on ~ good for you!

Vickie said...

I have done that once. You are right, we can't be forcing ourselves to stitch. It feels awful.

Bette said...

Congrats to Nick. And you're right, life is definitely too short to stitch on something you hate when there are so many other beautiful things to stitch. Way to go, Dani!

Karen said...

Oh I so agree! I think everyone would agree that spare time for stitching isn't always the easiest to find, so, it should be spent stitching what you like! Good for you for throwing it out!!

Congrats to your nephew on graduating! My son graduated this year too!! :)

Very cute little finish!

ollie1976 said...

Congrats to your nephew and on the finish. I give you credit for throwing out that ornament. I've never thrown out a project that I didn't like or stop reading a book that I haven't enjoyed.
-Jen

Carol said...

I did the same thing not long ago with a little piece I was working on--just couldn't get ANY pleasure at all from it so out it went! Your little finish is so cute and big congratulations to your nephew :)

Giovanna said...

Congrats to Nick! And kudos to you for daring to throw away unloved needlework. The finish is really pretty, well done.

Susan said...

Congratulations Nick.

Good for you on the toss out!! I have forced myself to finish pieces and then couldn't stand to look at them again - rather pointless.

Very cute finish.

Lumiruusu said...

JBW-Country Heart looks very pretty.
I agree that you should stitch only patterns you really enjoy :)

Clare - Aimetu said...

Congratulations to your nephew - well done on throwing the piece out, life is too short. I love the heart deign.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats to your nephew, I have to ask - is that really a baseball cap under his mortar board?

Funny how small projects defeat us sometimes. I stitched four corners of a piece before realising I'd made a placement mistake in one. I can't bear to re-stitch the repeat a fifth time so it'll be a UFO forever.

Love the little Noel heart.

Melanie said...

Congrats to your nephew!!

Life *IS* too short so good on you for knowing when to move on with a crummy (to you) project. :)

Toni said...

Your French Country Hearts is so pretty. Congratulations to Nick. But sorry to hear about the Christmas design.

Julie said...

Congrats to your nephew. I'm starting to get a bit tougher at not doing things I don't want to lol.

mytimestitching said...

I'm so proud of you for taking a stand and pitching that piece you didn't like working on. Good for you! That had to make you feel good. Now onto things that make you feel happy!

Anne said...

Congrats to your nephew on graduating Dani!! How proud you must be!! And a big CONGRATS for throwing out a piece you just don't like! That takes guts!!

Lianne said...

Congrats to your nephew! I will have to take a leaf from your book... I have given several projects away, but have yet to pitch one.... There can always be a first ;-)))

Veronica said...

Congrats to your nephew.

Yup, you definitely made the right decision throwing it out. Why stitch something you hate when there are so many designs we love out there? I for one know I'll never be able to stitch all I want to.

Love the cute ornie you've finished.

Hugs,
Veronica.

valerie said...

Congratulations to your nephew on his graduation! Love the new ornie. Better to start something new than struggle with something you aren't enjoying.