Well, I have stitched for at least an hour each day for the past four days ... I think my problem was that I had gotten so obsessed with meeting goals that I had taken all the fun out of stitching for a while. This is not to say I will abandon goals ... I am, after all, a decidedly A-type person ... but I will moderate my goals to a degree of normalcy and achievability heretofore missing in my program.
I have given myself permission to start new projects at will ... I was getting bored with my regimen. To this end, I have started Workbasket's Rabbit Rondel using a luscious Silkweaver 28 ct Cashel Linen called Starquest that complements the colors in Caron Wildflowers Periwinkle perfectly. I'll still be taking the Sweetheart Tree Holly & Hearts Sampler to work as my lunchtime project and expect to make some progress on that in the course of the week. I should have made enough progress on both projects to make posting some pictures worthwhile late in the week. Just admitting that I need more variety than I have been allowing myself has been energizing and I will take that into consideration.
I am also considering dropping out of the Silkweaver Fabric of the Month Club after a few more months. I think my stash is starting to overwhelm me ... I am feeling as though I am drowning in "stuff". Part of this is the typical Catholic guilt about owning so much property when people are losing their jobs and their homes ... if I cut back my discretionary purchases I can have more to devote to causes worthier than my own selfish pleasure: charities, retirement savings and my children & grandchildren.
So my goals for the remainder of February:
Enjoy my stitching and taking time with it
Put in 5 hours on Workbasket Rabbit Rondel
Put in 5 hours on Sweetheart Tree's Holly & Heart Sampler
Put in 3 hours doing the sewing finish of the 5 or 6 ornaments and biscornus languishing on my sewing table
Posting my Valentine ornament finishes on the Seasonal Ornament blog to which I belong
If I find I have time or inclination for more stitching, well and good ... but if not, oh well!