Since returning from Ireland, I’ve been making some (slow) progress on my antique-rug-inspired punch needle piece. (If you’d like to see where this piece started and the colors I’m using, you can visit the original post by clicking here.) I’ve completed the easy parts ~ namely the cat and dog ~ and am now working on the background. Oh boy, that background! That intricate, expressive, perfect background!
I want my background to be every bit as perfect as the original rug. I want to get every little stitch right. I want my color matching and color placement to be perfect…. perfect….. perfect… Each time I think about how perfect I want Antique Cat and Dog to be, my anxiety builds, and builds. Whew… I need a time-out. Perhaps, I should meditate with Otis…
Okie doke, so Otis is out, but I see Lilly and Ellis. Maybe they’re up for some meditation or even a little yoga?
Apparently, meditation and yoga are out of the question, at least as far as my friends are concerned. Instead, I think I’ll set Antique Cat and Dog aside for a few days and work on some smaller projects. Do you ever have to do that? Just put away what you’re working on for awhile until you can see it with an unjaundiced eye?
Until next time, may all your work be as perfect as human hands can possibly create!