Thursday, August 18, 2011

When It's Wentzler Wednesday

Although yesterday was another Wentzler Wednesday, I got very little accomplished. It'd take an eagle eye to spot the progress made since the last photo: just the skinny branches of the rose bush. That's lots and lots of 1/4 stitches and three color changes for such a very little bit of stitching. Even though I am talking about two full hours of stitching, hard as that may be to believe. So there's no point in showing another photo at this time!

Though I am determined to finish this piece, it is beginning to wear me down. It is very complex and takes a great deal of care and concentration. Talk about a high maintenance project! I find the longer I work at it the more easily I am distracted by the siren call of other less complicated charts. This, of course, sets a vicious cycle in motion, delaying the finish and opening up the possibility of more distractions along the way, further delaying the finish, and so on and so on and so on. But I do not wish to put it aside "for a while", fearing the "while" would become an eternity. So for the time being, I will work on it only on the designated Wentzler Wednesdays until such time as I recover my enthusiasm for it. Perhaps I will be able to amuse myself with a wide variety of easier projects throughout the week, storing up reserves of concentration for my Wednesday encounters with the dragons.


Ann said...

This sounds like a wise course of action, even though the progress may seem miniscule by comparison. If you're not feeling the love for the piece, it will become a burden. (Ask me how I know . . .)

Rachel S said...

You are doing a great job, and the fact that you are willing to take on such a complex project is inspiring.

mdgtjulie said...

It's good that you have a plan. I hope it works well for you!!! Can't wait to see your next updates!!