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There's lots of good stuff at the Dissociation Blog Showcase, including a list of 180 blogs dealing with some aspect of this disorder. 

 

 

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Thursday
Dec042014

Sew Sew

My day has been so-so, or rather, sew-sew.

Up until several years ago I spent a lot of time sewing softies. I derived a certain degree of pleasure (usually) out of creating a one-of-a-kind doll out of whatever odds and ends I had lying around. It was a challenge to make something up as I went along, and except for technical difficulties with my sewing machine, I mostly enjoyed the process.

Not so much any more.

I'd promised these softies to a cousin's grandkids for Christmas, and whatever flaws I may have not following through on a promise is not one of them. Even though I've bitten off a bit more than I can chew in regards to making Christmas gifts, I was determined to get these done in time to pack them up and send them on their way.

What you see in the photos is the not unpleasant final result. What you don't see is that each of the little friendly monsters took about half of a day to create. One false start after another had me longing to scrap the whole project and make some excuse to my cousin....but, I couldn't. I wasn't a Girl Scout for nothing!

Oh I know that old saying: all's well that ends well. And in this case I can say that's true. Whew, what a mess I made of things. I believe I went through about 3 different versions of each little monster before I came up with something that pleased me.

So that's done. And please, may I never have to sew again: amen!

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Reader Comments (2)

oh yeah, starting and attempting to complete a project, whether a large or small one, when met with dislike on the part of the creator and having to start over, can be so gosh darned frustrating. Makes me glad God didn't give up on people. Anyway, I bet someday you may consider picking up a needle and thread again for whatever reason, but until then you can consider yourself done with them and why not? That is your perogative, no one else's. I personally like them. I think they are cute and that they will be treasured, they are unique and one of a kind, true originals!

Thanks for sharing your efforts and frustrations, once again reminding us we are not alone in our endeavors

jm

December 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJM

oh yeah, starting and attempting to complete a project, whether a large or small one, when met with dislike on the part of the creator and having to start over, can be so gosh darned frustrating. Makes me glad God didn't give up on people. Anyway, I bet someday you may consider picking up a needle and thread again for whatever reason, but until then you can consider yourself done with them and why not? That is your perogative, no one else's. I personally like them. I think they are cute and that they will be treasured, they are unique and one of a kind, true originals!

Thanks for sharing your efforts and frustrations, once again reminding us we are not alone in our endeavors

jm

December 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJM

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