Saturday, January 10, 2015

Seriously...

Am I in need of therapy?  While cleaning my studio, I peeked into the basket of "starts"...little did I know there were so many!

Don't get me wrong, I'm not feeling any guilt.  After all, "keeps me out of the bars and off the streets" to quote a family member.  There really isn't a lot of money involved here...just a lot of stitching.  Stitching, gardening, reading and now finish work are passions.  Just need to nurture the passions.

The goal this year is to work on clients' finish work during the day and stitch during the evening.



First 2015 "Finely Finished" finishes shipped.



Seriously, what are your passions?

10 comments:

ohiofarmgirl said...

I love your designs and the colors you are using. It made my heart miss stitching alittle. I have not stitched since my Mother passed away. I think I lost my "want to." The last thing I stitched was for her. I have some starts but I am not sure that I will pick my needle back up...but I enjoy watching what you are doing. Dianntha

gracie said...

Love those pieces...beautiful. I try to devote time everyday to myself and I usually am successful.

Sue Robinson said...

Apart from my two grandchildren who are growing up far too fast, my passions are my cats (three) and dogs (two), stitching, patchwork and family history. They keep me sane (though some might doubt that!!

Margaret said...

Beautiful finishing work! My passions? Stitching, quilting and knitting. lol! Right now I'm obsessed with knitting. And I'm loving it!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

What a beautiful blog!

Carol said...

Lovely finishing, Joy--and I think your plan for finishing in the day and stitching at night sounds wonderful... I have very few starts as I've always been a one project at a time stitcher, but I am definitely addicted to stitching (and finishing is pretty fun, too--most of the time :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful finishes, Joy!

My passions - sewing(clothes), stitching, painting (languishing a bit) gardening, reading... these all rotate as to who gets my attention most at a time!

Happy Sunday!

mainelystitching said...

My passions? Farming - getting my master's degree - working - living in Maine - my amazing family - the next unknown adventure. :)

Jackie said...

My passions are stitching, knitting and quilting - outside of my family of course! I refuse to feel guilty about what I have unfinished too. I find therapy in the "doing". Definitely a stress reliever!

Catherine said...

Sweet finishes! My passions are my family and of course, my stitching!