As I said before I needed a break from my break. I also needed something small, quick, and for myself to snap me back into being creative. As anyone with artistic hobbies knows grief can either be a powerful tool or a major hindrance to any project. Sometimes it does both.
A few weeks ago I was taking pictures at our Guild president's home and she asked me if I would consider giving a needlework book a new home. Of course I couldn't resist, so home it came. It's called 365 Tiny Cross Stitch Designs by Kooler Design Studio, published by American School of Needlework. Inside are 366 (an extra for leap year) fun charts for small stitching projects. Some would even work for miniatures, which is why she thought of me.
There is one design in particular that had been whispering to me since I first looked through it. Yesterday FH and I agreed that I should give in and see if that would help me get back into my groove and back into the workroom. So I did.
I think I'm going to do another design while I wait for the panda mural to arrive. I can't start putting things into the nursery until the mural is on the outside of the room and I'm not quite ready to finish painting the furniture I started last week. Unfortunately the mural paper is back-ordered. I'm not too pleased, but they're out of stock... not anyone's fault. So I wait.