Friday, July 9, 2010

I need an attitude adjustment

Obviously there isn't much happening on the gardening front. The weeds aren't so domineering and there isn't the need for watering that summer requires. I do have a few fruit trees to plant that arrived in yesterdays mail but that can wait until tomorrow.

The attitude I need to adjust involves giving. Last year, I received as a little surprise, a cross stitch kit from Vickie. It was a wonderful treat and I stitched up quickly and new from the start that I would send it back to her completed. It added to the enjoyment of making it knowing that I was giving it away.

Vickie really seemed to be pleasantly surprised too.

At the beginning of this year I was asked to stitch up a kit for my daughter's violin teacher. I am finding it hard to get into a groove and just want it done. I am begrudging the time it is taking away from things I want to do and just generally don't want to do it. I'm hoping by posting here what a whinger I am that it will force me to change my attitude and finish the stitching with a more sunny disposition.

I think I will just do it. Then I can look at it every time we have a violin lesson.


Paola said...

Tracy, I can relate. Many times I've taken on things I didn't really want to do in the first place.

Vickie said...

too right girl I was gobsmakced...oh girl you will finish it and your lovely stitches will make it a masterpiece as is the cross stitch you sent back to me which hangs nicely in it's frame on my sewing room wall..I myself have not stitched a stitch for weeks and today had to go and purchase a b-day present as I had not finished the gift I was making man I so wanted to kick myself..cheers Vickie

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Beautiful cross stitch patterns. I used to love to do that, until I had children!