Monday, August 20, 2012

So close now...

Oh so very close now to a finish. I can smell it. Almost there .....if only I could concentrate on it

The Wisdom Sampler
Designer: The Vermillion Stitchery
Fabric: Lakeside Linens 36ct Magnolia'
Fibers: my own conversion to NPI silk

See the problem is Emma. She's a bit of a trouble right now and tries to tempt me.
 Floss Toss for Emma Miles by the Scarlet Letter
Avas silks on 36ct Lakeside Linen Vintage Cornsilk

That's how she will look like

Do you know the feeling? Very close to a finish and then loosing a bit of interest?  The upcoming project grabs your attention? Or anything else BUT your recent project?

Sigh

If I would allow myself to start the project before I have finished the last one, I would have a house full of ALMOST finished ufo's.

And then there is also another project I started not long ago. This is the project I take with me when we're going away. I always need to have something to do...
Mothers Garden
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Fabric: Lakeside Linens 32ct Maritime White
Fibers: Recommended Gentle Art and Crescent Colours


Hope everybody had a great weekend and will have a lovely week ahead.

26 comments:

Theresa said...

Your Wisdom Sampler is so gorgeous!!! You are so close!!!!

cucki said...

wow it is so beautiful.
hugs xx

Joke said...

Emma is gorgeous, but hold on on the wisdam Sampler. Promise yourself you can start Emma after a finish ...The Wisdom Sampler is worth it!!

Chris said...

Be strong Gabi! Emma will wait. I love the holly band on Emma.
Have a great week!

Vickie said...

ooOoo! Don't slow down now Gabi. We are all watching and waiting to celebrate the gorgeousness of the Wisdom Sampler. =)

Margaret said...

You can do it! You're sooooo close!!! Just put a good audiobook on or a tv show and get stitching. That's what I do when I feel that distracted feeling. :D I do love Emma Miles -- the floss colors look so pretty! But your sampler is almost done, and it's gorgeous too! I also love your Mother's Garden -- very nice!

diamondc said...

Beautiful works love the Wisdom sampler.
Catherine

Erica said...

I really love The Wisdom Sampler! Beautiful! I don't think I have ever seen that one before. Lovely!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'll be cheering you on to the finish line. Your sampler looks fantastic. Use Emma as an incentive to get the Wisdom Sampler completed.

Katherine said...

OMG Gabi! You have hit the nail on the head! I am almost finished with my long-term project and I'm itching for the next one. Weird, huh!? Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!

Anne said...

Wow Gabi! The Wisdom Sampler is stunning! I adore the colours and the motifs in this design. Pretty floss toss for Emma too! Exciting to be almost finished one sampler so you can move onto another!

SoCal Debbie said...

Such beautiful stitching! I vote to go ahead and start a new one. Why hold yourself back?

merumo said...

Gabi, your The Wisdom Sampler looks gorgeous!! I love that style of the sampler so much and have kitted up something similar with it in my stash for someday. I totally understand how it goes- you may loose an interest of what you are doing when it gets that close to finish. But that's ok, you are free to move on to whatever you feel like it now. Life is too short!!

marly said...

Wisdom is stunning! I understand what you mean about wanting to finish but also anxious to move on. I think we get bored with the same project when they are large, and can't wait to start a new one. Some times the hardest part is the end!

Ellen said...

Wisdom Sampler is gorgeous! You are so close, I can't wait to see it finished!

Loving your next project!

Hugs,

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

I am the same when it comes to being close to a finish on a big piece, I have to bully myself to finish - your wisdom sampler is very pretty she is going on my wishful thinking list :)

Elizabeth said...

The Wisdom Sampler is beautiful. Those colors are amazing. I can see how other things would tempt you, especially when you have the threads all lined up like that ;) Can't wait to see 'Wisdom' finished!

samplerlover said...

Oh I know that feeling so well lol. Your Wisdom Sampler is really lovely. Emma has also been a favouite of mine. One day. So many beautiful samplers out there. - Sandra .

butterfly said...

I do it all the time start a new one , but they all get stitched in the end , hugs.

Sally said...

Not much more to go Gabi. It is beautiful.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Your stitches is very beautiful !

marylin from FRANCE

Penny said...

Such a pretty sampler! It won't be long - you may even be done already. :) Emma Miles is another pretty one!

Kate said...

You're nearly there. Quick, hide the fabric and threads for Emma so you won't be tempted to look, touch, start!

Deb said...

Your Wisdom sampler is just stunning. Such beautiful colors. I have had that in my stash for years and years and have never touched it. I think that now that I've seen yours, I'm going to pull it up into the in the near future pile. It's gorgeous!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your Wisdom Sampler is just gorgeous, Gabi! The colors and your stitching are just so pretty. You'll be done in no time! The BBD piece looks really great, too and I love Emma but let her wait a bit - Wisdom is worth it!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

merveilleux ! bisous de FRANCE