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Jan 9, 2017

DaisyChain Embroidery Sampler - 5 Year Finish!

Jan 9, 2017
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It may well be 5 years later, but I did finish this Daisychain Embroidery Sampler!  This, my friends, is the definition of crafting.  It's when you take on a project simply for the joy of making.... and you finish it 5 years later.

I'm sure many of you are like this with quilting.  And it may be discouraging to watch here as I finish quilt after quilt throughout the year.  But here's the difference... designing and making quilts is my job.  "Making" for your work and "making" for yourself are completely different.

And when it comes to making things solely for myself, I am in the same boat with the rest of you.  It takes me years to finish!

The baby-in-my-belly who I started making this for will be starting kindergarten this fall.  Whoops.  He (who I was convinced was a girl) does not seem to want this sweet little pastel ABC wall hanging in his Lego landmine, Minion infested, monster truck climbing bedroom that he shares with one of his older brothers.  (I mean, come on, he's the youngest of 3 boys.  And although he's the most-happy-go-lucky, sing to himself, mama's helper I know, he still will live his life trying not to be the baby and keeping up with 2 big brothers.)

......sigh...... I guess that means I'll have to keep this for myself........  I am devastated, as you can imagine.

And would you believe, it happens to match perfectly with my sewing studio?  :)

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5 comments:

  1. Annemarie,

    This sampler turned out beautifully! I too have one of these projects in my WIP pile. And thanks for the kind words of reminding me how you can finish so many quilts and I can barely sew up a few blocks a month. At times I get so frustrated (and perhaps jealous) at how prolific bloggers can turn out quilts, but you are correct: I do it for the joy of sewing and I don't sew all the time (and I think I am the slowest sewer in the world). My husband keeps reminding me to enjoy the process! Thanks for the post.

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  2. Fun post! How convenient for you that you won't have to throw your 5-year project out! Thanks for a chuckle this morning.
    Marsha
    quilterinmotion@gmail.com

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  3. Cheers for a project finished! I purchased this beautiful pattern, too, downloaded and printed it, and that's as far as it went. Yours is lovely and I am inspired to dig it out and get started.

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  4. Been down this road. Truthfully I made a P. Buckley Moss baby sampler for my oldest granddaughter. Loved it so much, I kept it for me, made her a different one. Of course, now her Momma loves it so much, she can't part with it. And now the granddaughter has 2 little ones, and I made quilts, my daughter who works full time is working on baby samplers. I love your alphabet, perfect planning on the place it will hang.

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  5. Such a sweet sampler no matter how long it took--or who gets to keep it--lucky you!

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