Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Ornate Bookshelf

Well, it's finally finished and up for sale in the shop now. It took a little over a month, though there were plenty of days when I couldn't work on it. I feel like the damn book outlines took the longest, probably because It's just so boring to stitch a long straight line.

I meant to post multiple times since the last update, but a big side effect of my depression is feeling like posting here or anyway is pointless, like my voice is at best annoying and at worst unwelcome. It's irrational, and I know that, but it doesn't make it easier.

Now I'm working on a non-counted piece now, and it may be a gift so I won't be able to post it. Not sure when will be next in terms of cross-stitch.

On Friday I leave for Charlotte and a friend's wedding. Right now I am freaking out a little, because of how awful my legs feel. After that I have a trip to meet my friend Christine though, and that's extra super exciting. If I'd never started doing embroidery we'd have never met. Plus she has an adorable baby and cat, so you know, bonus. 


  1. I love this piece! Please continue to post, when you can. I really enjoy your blog.

    1. Thank you very much! Ideally I'd like to blog to function more day-to-day but there are so many issues wrapped up in it. Baby steps, I guess. I really appreciate hearing from you.

  2. I am so very happy to "see" you.

    If I may give unsolicited advice, from one sufferer of depression to another? Don't burden yourself unnecessarily. Blog when you feel like it, because that's when it's enjoyable, and revel in having accomplished that when you do it. Versus, you know, beating yourself up for not doing it more often/on a regular schedule/what have you.

    Baby steps is absolutely the way to go, but also it's important to feel good for what we do instead of bad for what we don't do.

    Plus, we'll be here when you drop by ;-)

    Have fun in Charlotte, and don't push yourself to do more than what you can do (((meredith)))

    1. Oh and I really like the finished piece!