So. You may have noticed it’s September now. Pretty much not August anymore. And I haven’t finished my french knot sampler. Second sampler into my Sampler-A-Month project and I have failed.
Or at least, that’s how my brain really wants to see it, but I’m trying to let that go. The completist / rule follower in me wants to say that it somehow doesn’t “count” right if I didn’t finish in a month. And then the rest of me goes: what the crap are you talking about?! This is a project you made up, there’s no rules!! Dummy. (The rest of me is sometimes harsh for my own good.) Do you ever do this to yourself?
Yeah, I didn’t make it this one in one month. I wanted to do other stuff during my week-and-a-half off, so I lost too much time in August with no sampler progress, and then some real life stuff interfered. Whaddya gonna do? I have to admit, I haven’t been so crazy about my color choices either, which made me a bit annoyed with the whole project, so I might’ve been avoiding it a bit. The last two sections will both be pink in different shades. I’m hoping that’ll bring a little zest to the color scheme.
I’ve got about two-and-a-half french knot sections to go now, and a lot of other stuff to get done in September, so it probably works out ok that I’ll now take the rest of this month to finish this. I’m still going to do 12 samplers. It just might take me 13 months now. So what, self? It’s totally fine, shuddup. I have already learned two things with this one though: to keep the samplers small enough to be realistic for that month’s plans, and that doing this many french knots without a milliner’s needle will take about a hundred times the amount of time and frustration than just using one.
So people, for goodness’ sake, get yourself some milliner’s needles. You’ll thank me later.