Wednesday, 19 March 2008

A Nearly Dance

Here it is - my interpretation of October Sky by Elizabeth Designs. I need two more little charms to be able to complete it but I have nothing suitable at the moment. I thought maybe a tiny leaf for the small square and a butterfly or a wee bird for the larger square, but they will have to wait for a while until I am sending for an order from somewhere that sells charms. I have been delving in my stash and discovered a chart called Blue Sky which is by the same designer. I have a feeling that was an impulse inspired when I saw the design stitched by Jacqui quite a while back and it is a very similar sort of thing to October Sky. I have a feeling I shall be going to look if there are others in this set too though I am strictly on the chart wagon again at the moment.

I really enjoyed stitching this but having said that I am not sure that it has recaptured my "mojo". I finished stitching last night and have had no urge whatsoever to pick a needle up today. I have several things calling - the threads arrived that I was waiting for to carry on with EMS Rose SAL, part three of the beautiful Papillon Creations freebie SAL is out (and printed off all ready to go) and I want to get Queen of the Needle going again as I had thought that might be done for the end of the month. I also want to get back to my UFO which I had really felt was making some improvement before the holiday and so far it has not seen the light of day since I got back - Mr Stick will be beating me black and blue, oooohhhhhh I'm shaking in my boots. The trouble is though they are calling they are not really yelling me, me, me. Even the discovery of Blue Sky which is very similar to October is not actually calling to me. I do think that you should be able to get some professional help in recapturing your mojo when it goes missing. I do hope it returns soon as I could go into a serious decline without it.

Thank you all for visiting my little corner once again and for leaving your lovely comments which mean so much to me.


20 comments:

Karen said...

wow I love your finish

Teejay said...

It's a lovely little piece!

Ann T said...

October Sky is beautiful :o)

Andrea said...

A very pretty piece. Congratulations on your finish.

Carla said...

It's beautiful!!! Hope you get your stitching mojo back soon!!

mollycaff said...

Lovely finish Helen, good luck on finding your mojo!

Sally said...

Oooh that is gorgeous Helen!

I haven't stitched on Queen yet this week. I might do a bit tonight.

Itching To Stitch said...

October Sky came out beautiful. Sorry your mojo is still gone, seems to be missing for a lot of people lately ;)

Mary said...

Love your "nearly" finish! I think my mojo has vanished at the moment as well. With spring here and wanting to be outside a bit more, there just aren't enough hours in the day to give that much attention to stitching. But, I'm confident we'll get it back!!

Paperfaerie said...

Lovely peice Helen....I love the colours

Julie said...

Pretty finish!

Mr Stick is very understanding and realises you cant all stitch every week, maybe after the Easter Hols and a bit of spring sunshine you'll feel much better
{{hugs}}

Mylene said...

It's a beautiful piece, Hellen.

Happy Easter weekend!

Christine said...

October Sky is stunning Helen. I hope your mojo turns up soon.

Lisa said...

October Sky looks wonderful.
Sorry your mojo is still missing, bet it's gone off on a jaunt with mine! lol I've been stitching a little the past couple of days but can't really say I've enjoyed it and nothing is calling me to stitch on it. If you do find it make sure you give it a good telling off and if mine's holed up with it send it home! Hugs.

tkdchick said...

Lovely finish! If you hadn't said it was Elizabeth Designs I would of thought it was by Jeannette Douglas as her "Take time to..." series are done in this format.

tkdchick said...

Sorry to be an enabler (LOL -- not!) I just love Jeannette's stuff, its different and so colourful. I did take time to Quilt for my Mum and its just beautiful! Jeannette is not only a great designer but a very lovely person (I've gotten to meet her several times now) have fun with those freebies!

stitcherw said...

It looks lovely, I love the little snail charm that is on it too. I've done a couple of Elizabeth's design pieces and really enjoyed them. I hadn't seen this one before. Blue Sky sounds really interesting too, I'll enjoy seeing what that looks like.

Good luck getting your mojo restarted. You have so many lovely pieces, hopefully one of them will jump out and get you going again. I think my favorite is Queen, that one is gorgeous.
Sue

Karan said...

Oh that is just so pretty Helen! Hope you find your mojo soon - will miss the updates on all your beautiful stitching.

Helena E said...

Helen, Your Elizabeth design is lovely. i always enjoy doinmg her designs.
Take care,
Dusty

Tanya said...

This is a lovely piece - beautiful!!!

Tanya