You may be aware it's the school holidays, in-fact if you aren't a parent, I'm pretty sure you are sick of hearing about it! But if you are a parent, you are probably stuck in a mid August fog. The days have started to blur into one, you've bought more loaves of bread than Jesus and the money is running out. Then there's the school supplies shopping trips to wrestle with, and I'm sure we all love to be robbed blind in the middle of the day for school shoes, honestly I think that's the most money I've spent in 5 minutes ever. Anyway, I digress (told you I'm good at procrastinating, the clues in the title).
After a very lovely family holiday and lets be honest, a week after of just really can't be arsed-ness, last week I'd organised the holy grail of child care, a whole day with the grandparents for the boys so I could actually get started on some stitching. Here's however, where the problem lies. After over three weeks of no working, it's like I couldn't remember what to actually do. Instead I spent the whole day clearing out my workroom, and I mean every drawer and everything. It's now very tidy but lets not stop there, I then proceeded to take apart furniture and in a bold move, I have actually removed all of the wall decor, and then painted the main wall a very bright yellow. There is a method to my madness, honestly there is, but until I can add my very beautiful wall sticker to the wall, I'm essentially working inside a banana. But still no actual stitching had occurred.
Now I've spoken to my fellow stitchers and this procrastination, or indeed the fear to start stitching again is a common thing when there's been a break. It's like I'm worried I've forgotten how to do it. Yes honestly. Yesterday, following a stand off between myself and the machine, I actually turned it on and started to stitch. But this was short lived as I had to quickly update my Instagram stories just so everyone who follows me knows that I am working...now where was I??