August 2017 will go down in history as the month the rotation died and also as the month that I learned to love the one I’m with. What follows is a description of how that happened.
I recently said that I was having a hard time working on Autumn Magic and that I was going to put it away for a while. After saying that I found that I was reluctant to actually follow through. So I decided to start working on it just to get through the block that I wasn’t looking forward to stitching. Instead of having a hard time stitching that block, I found that I enjoyed working on it. Since then I have worked on Autumn Magic for fifteen days.
My progress has been remarkable to me. I was able to finish two pages and stitch a significant portion of a third page. Here is what it looked like after I completed the second page:
And this is what the latest page that I have worked on looks like:
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I decided to try stitching a 20-stitch diagonal. It will take longer to stitch, but the picture will develop faster I think. I am also hoping that stitching a larger area will mitigate some of the confetti. Oh, and I have found the top border of the page. #crossstitch #crossstitchersofinstagram #xstitch #flosstube #autumnmagic #haed #randalspangler #malestitcher #malecrossstitcher
I have now stitched a total of five and a half pages of Autumn Magic. I am really starting to love how this piece is looking and I find myself compelled to stitch more so that I can see more of the picture. I enjoyed working on this so much that my startits disappeared and I didn’t want to stitch anything else. I have decided that as I stitch this project for an extended period of time that I like it more because I start to see more of the picture develop. Also, the more that I stitch, the more that I realize that I may possibly finish it some day.
I am seriously tempted to go monogamous and work on Autumn Magic exclusively. However, I don’t want to abandon all of my other WIPs for the three years that it would take me to complete it. As a compromise, I have decided that from now on I am going to spend half a month on Autumn Magic. My purpose in doing that is to give it the time that it deserves so that I might actually finish it someday. The rest of the month I will work on one of my other WIPs.
Of course, all of that could change again. However, right now I am looking forward to getting back to Autumn Magic in a couple of weeks.