Tuesday, January 27

Cut Thru Cottage Update

Here is the update from the last week of stitching on it:


And as of 18th it looks like this:



In my dreams I would like to finish the kitchen this week, but considering all I have done in the last two days, is backstitched the flower basket and a bit of the roof, I don't think that's going to happen but lets see.

I have tried to teach the daughter to cross stitch about 4 times in the past but no luck.  She is a perfectionist which she didn't get from us, and we have tried to teach her that it's ok not to do something perfect when you learn to do it, she still has a hard time.So obviously her learning to stich would not look like the picture, mine certainly didn't, she has always given up after 2 or 3 days because she wasn't happy with her standard of work.

Well last night she asked me to let her try again.  So I first sat her down and explained very carefully that it won't be perfect, it won't be easy and she has to just be ok with it and just keep on at it and then I showed her designs that she could be doing in a year if she just keeps working at it as motivation.

Out came the magazines and patterns, fabric was chosen and we sat down for a few minutes where I had to refresh her memory on how to do things.  She only got a few stitches in before bed time and today was a long, busy day so no stitching done yet:-(  Here's hoping that tomorrow will be the day for her to feel like doing it again.  I would like her to learn so that at times where we are somewhere and she is a bit bored she can just pull out her stitching and have something interesting to do with her time.  I know I will probably regret it when I am hunting for fabric to use for a design, only to find out she took the last piece, or when I have to go thread shopping for 2 but until that happens I am excited for her to learn.


Keebles said...

As a fellow perfectionist, I find cross stitching the ultimate comfort "food", especially with a finish! I think, once she gets the hang of it, you won't be able to get her to stop!

Emma/Itzy said...

Nice progress and I hope you daughter enjoys it this time round!

Ruth said...

Good luck with your perfectionist. Maybe this time is the lucky time. Maybe she's giving up perfectionism and going for speedy stitching like her mom -- wow you got a ton done! Congrats.

Linda said...

Congrats on the awesome progress Monique. Hopefully this will be the time she is ready to learn.


Thoeria said...

Great progress Monique! Can't wait to see your little one's progress :)

Mii Stitch said...

Huge progress! It's coming along really nicely :)

Jan Gartlan said...

I love your Cut Thru'! Such a cute design. Good luck with its progress. Lovely your g'daughter is keen again

Annette-California said...

Great progress! I love your sweet cottage:) I need to get back to my Fairy Hill!!! Looking forward to seeing your daughters stitching!
love Annette

Rachel Tomkins said...

That's still great progress on Cut Thru and it's looking fab!
I've tried to teach my daughter to cross stitch but she hasn't got the patience to put in more than a dozen stitches or so. Nevermind, at least that means I get to keep all my stash to myself!!! :)