Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Back to MTM

It's back again! I put some time in on it again this evening and am hoping that it won't take me too terribly long to finish this part this month. I am busily thinking of my upcoming days and how to fit this in to get it done as quickly as possible... I am guessing this is not the last time we will have a whole lot of stitching for one month - for sure, Martina will have us do those full flowery corners all at once in one month - gulp! I hope it won't be July, but it probably will be!

It was "therapy school" day for me again today. My last one for the year, unless something too intriguing comes up. I have more than half of the credits I now need for license period 1/1/06 through 12/31/07. Today I took Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. It was pretty good and made me think a whole lot about my own issues. That was the main reason I took this course anyhow LOL! I kept thinking my cross stitching was a huge part of my OCD, yet I am really not so sure. My stitching is not ego dystonic for me (as in, the behavior does not cause me pain, emotional distress). Now, for sure, that is a criteria for it to be a compulsion... I guess it is just an addiction after all... it is truly ego syntonic (emotionally pleasurable) for me, as it is for all of us, right? However, it's not all great news - I have tons of other issues that fall into that dreaded ego dystonic category... oh my!

Stitched on today: Surprise project I can't post and Medieval Town Mandala

6 comments:

Von said...

Hi Carol,
Nice to see the close up of your stitching accomplishment today. Perhaps you'll get some time to stitch at the office so you can get it finished more quickly, or do you have another project there? You're so fast it really doesn't matter - you'll get it done! :D

Annemarie said...

Join the club, Carol. We're all a bit ...er ... different, aren't we? The close-up of MTM is awe-inspiring. How on earth did you manage all that gold in the previous instalments? Yikes! Lovely, but yikes!

Barbara said...

Amazing close-up pic! And as Annemarie mentioned, we're all odd ducks to some level or another, aren't we? ;)

Heather said...

MTM is looking good Carol, you'll get it finished in plenty of time, you always do. Yes, most of us are ego syntonic when it comes to our cross stitch and other hobbies :)

Lelia said...

(Luv Garden Spot!!!) MTM looks great.

Not sure I quite understand OCD; however, stitching is the most relaxing time of my day. usually in the evening after the household buzz, I can stitch/relax & ponder the day with the rhythm of the needle.

And, for whatever reason -- I like to read 50 pages of some novel -- first thing ... before the kids are up ... before errands, etc. Go figure!!! LOL

I'm an odd (happy) duck - fossilized for sure.

Nicki said...

MTM looks so beautiful! Well done :)

And I think we all wonder about our obsessions. I know I'm addicted to stitching and I sometimes wonder how much of an obsession it is. But then at least I know I'm obsessed! LOL!