“How do you get yourself out of a stitching drought?”
Good question. Since I was in such a drought for nearly two years because fo try aftermath of a broken left wrist, I’m not really a good source for a solution. I managed to “force” myself into a finish back in April and even that didn’t have a permanent effect. I tried to use the second stitch-a-day challenge with new pieces and it seemed to be working until…
July 16 (I missed a day because of a late night after two days of house guests following an exhausting road trip to and from Wisconsin) and then July 24, when I ruptured the extensor tendon to my left thumb (yes, the same hand I broke!) and ended up in surgery on July 26. The cast makes stitching, or any other two-handed activity, impossible.
I did accomplish some stitchery this month, however. There was the finish on July 7 of a Michael Powell "twinchie", floss on 18ct canvas:
All in all, the month started out good and fell apart at the end.