I've had to pullout of an Exhibition.
It's the first time I've done it. Usually no matter how tight time gets I manage to finish. And believe me when I say I have pulled some extremely long days to get pieces finished and delivered on time.
It's a weird feeling.
Pulling out of this Exhibition is a big deal for me.
I have stopped because I am worried I will damage my back by working too many long hours and not getting the rest or sleep I need. I keep thinking of my family commitments and can't figure out how to do all of those and fit in all of the stitching I need to do to finish this piece. It just won't fit. I have to decide between them. My family and I come first.
I am disappointed as I have been planing this piece for over a year. I have already invested multiple ten hour days in stitching it but I can not see how I can finish it in the time available. It was also a major effort getting the materials for this piece because of Covid 19 and the impact this had on our postal system.
I will finish it, just not in time for this Exhibition. I need the embroidery frame for a future project and fear taking it off incomplete would ruin it as I will be unable to get the tension back and it will not stitch evenly. At present I am planning on finishing it and exhibiting it at my local Guild's Exhibition in November instead.
Of course since I have stopped this piece I have come up with a few more pieces I would love to stitch. Time for some more researching, drawing and playing around now.
I've got a few ideas in the pipeline in the moment which I hope to share with you soon. I'm off to refine my time management strategies and finish up my new plans - exciting!
Here are some sneak peeks of my silks and stitching area but I won't show you my piece until it is finished and exhibited.