Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Inertia ...

... is the scientific concept that proposes that objects in motion tend to remain in motion and objects at rest tend to remain at rest.  Apparently, the concept can be applied to stitching as well.  I honestly believed I was ready for a change of pace and wanted to start work on one of my other January goals.  But this morning, I just wasn't motivated to kit up the next Town Square SAL ornament or prep a bit of Confederate Grey linen for the next piece in the Mystic Smalls class series.  So what am I stitching, you might ask?  Here's where the inertia comes in: I am still stitching the top border of Midnight Moogies.  For some bizarre reason I have become obsessed with the notion of finishing the entire grey outer border before putting this piece aside for a while.  These cats are so damned insistent available that there doesn't seem to be much point in picking up anything else at the moment.

I used to be such a contented rotation stitcher, enjoying a smorgasbord of stitching choices.  As a result, my blog had a modicum of variety.  There were pictures of something quite different with each and every post.  Lately, I seem to have acquired stitcher's OCD and there is a sameness to my blog: the same damned alley cats on the same damned fence, caterwauling away, demanding my attention and, no doubt, boring many of my readers.  But I don't quite know how to break the cycle.

7 comments:

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

No worries...we are not bored with those cats. I love seeing your progress with this one and enjoy the colors in the piece more each time I see pictures. Keep on keeping on.

Vickie said...

Oh I love the cats Regina. Keep at it!

Emma/Itzy said...

I love seeing the cats come to life! Stitch what makes you happy don't worry about us :)

Linda said...

I think it's great you are still working on the cats.

Eva said...

Never bored! I too, used to be a very disaplined rotation stitcher. Now I given in to the screeming rotations

Susieq said...

Like my cat Jasper"THE BOSS" when he demands attention, you just set everything else aside & give it to him and enjoy. So even though these cats don't breath or meow persistently, go with the flow and enjoy.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I think the cats are great! I actually like to see the same piece over and over (as long as there's progress LOL).
I'm more irritated by endless HAED starts where all you can see is 500 stitches of black! They show you a gorgeous picture and say I've stitched a week and have "this splodge" LOL.