Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ever so slowly... progress

Being back at my corporate day job is proving harder than I'd hoped in terms of mustering any creative energy.  I drive home in the darkness and my mind feels dulled by the work I do.  I find I just want to sit on the sofa and drool, but it is only my first week back, so I'm hoping this won't last forever. That is just too bleak.

Stitching is the only thing I have the energy for, but fortunately, I LOVE STITCHING!

I've made some progress on my Do Not Enter embroidery.  Is it indelicate to say you love what you're making?  Too bad if it is, because this piece makes me oddly happy.  Even if I can't quite manage to start new projects or even do much sketching, just thinking about creating other pieces of embroidery gives me a happy jolt.

Aside from this embroidery, I have lots to work on in the next few weeks before Christmas... a present to finish sewing for my mother and five ornaments for the String Thing ornament swap next Sunday.  My goal is to try to build on my strength each week.  Drag my mind back from the drain of the beige, RTP, work cube to the fertile land of creative play!

Please send me your best wishes in these efforts, friends.  I can use all the help I can get with these terrible blues.


  1. I completely love watching this project come to life!! It makes me happy, too, O!

  2. It'll get better. You haven't been working a while (right?), and so resuming the commute and the work will exhaust your body, even though it does not seem tiring, until you get used to it. Which I think you will -- something similar happened to me.

  3. Thanks runrick & beadgirl! You're right. It will DEFINITELY get better. I was having a weak moment... hee hee. Thanks for the encouragement!

  4. I could have written this post myself Olisa (minus the embroidery b/c I can't embroider). I know exactly how you feel. My computer desktop at work is the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster. I repeat it often. You should try it, too. :)

  5. Thanks, Kati! I appreciate the support so much. It is getting a little better... keeping my chin up, though. You do the same, girl!