Friday, May 4, 2012

Stress, Sun & Stitching

Stress certainly has a way of seeping in all areas of one's life, doesn't it?  At least for me if I'm really stressed about something I tend to enjoy everything else less.  The car (thankfully) is due back by the end of today and it might actually come to less than expected (hooray).  There was even sun yesterday, if only for a day.  In an attempt to lighten my mood I headed outside with Mina to select some floss colors.

There really is nothing like natural sunlight to make everything seem brighter :)

I've had this particular sampler design sketched out since last summer but just can't seem to commit to a color palette.  I've narrowed it down some but still have a ways to go.

I think I might just have to go ahead and begin stitching through my doubts.  I think it's one of those situations where I'm talking myself out of believing I've made the right choices.  After this past week a little lack in confidence is to be expected and it may have slowed me down a tad but I refuse to let it stop me all together.  So keep an eye out for the first few stitches of this (as yet unnamed) sampler.  With any luck you'll be seeing them soon.


Jennie Lynn


Penny said...

Good luck! Your colors so far are beautiful muted shades that I just love! I'm sure this sampler will be wonderful, and I can't wait to see it underway!

And yes, I agree! Stress effects all phases of life!! Hope everything works out for you soon....

Happy Weekend....

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Unfortunatly stress does have a way of bleeding into things in our life. Creating can be a way of working through it. Your sampler will be beautiful!!

Mary said...

Good luck with the design in progress. Love the choices you've made so far for threads and linen!

Elisabetta said...

The colours of these floss are marvellous!