Thursday, March 12, 2009

No more rotation (again!!)

While reading other peoples blogs this week I have been thinking (yet again) about my crafting and why I do the things I do or to be more precise why I stop doing the things I do as once again I find myself in stitching slump. I am still knitting and quilting but only a little bit of the first and the second only at class. What I think I have finally realised after a great many years is that although I love crafting for other people and I adore the thought of rotations & goals and all the thinking and planning that can go into creating rotations etc. once I set my self goals; targets or deadlines I immediately fall out of love with whatever it is I have decided I need to be doing. So from now on no more plans for me I shall just go withever what feels right in that moment - at least until I come up with a different plan of action that is.

4 comments:

Belinda said...

Stitching should be fun - I did some time in a rotation for a while and while it was useful for getting things done, it did sap a bit of the enjoyment out of it....

So if rotations hurt the fun, abandon the rotation :)

KarenV said...

I'm exactly the same - as soon as I attempt to work out a rotation, I feel stifled and want to work on anything but what I have planned. As Belinda said, stitching is meant to be fun, so enjoy it! :)

Lindsay said...

If that's what works for you than you should jump in with both feet and enjoy it. I got fed up with my rotation last year even thouhg it wsa quite aloose one and now while I still one of sorts in place it's even more relaxed than before

Annette said...

I have the same problem. As soon as I define "rules" I find a whole lot of things that are far more interesting than what I *should* be doing LOL

I stitch what I want and try to only let rules/deadlines come in by way of exchanges (and even then, I've got to be more selective).