Saturday, March 12, 2011

This is THE END

I've been wanting to post this for the last two weeks. So here it is


I don't want it to be the end, but that's how I feel. I'm in a real slump at the moment, please send me some encouragement, and some PMA, I really need it.

What do you want to see here?

What do you want me to post about?

What do you like to see best on a blog post?

PS - PMA = Positive Mental Attitude


Cristina said...

Chris, it is NEVER the end!!! As long as one is alive there is always a way out. Last July I had a heart attack and even then it was not the end, as I'm still here!
If you are not up to x stitch at the moment write about other things, even what is happening to you and around you: there are always friends out there that want to know about you -Me included.

Faye said...

Hang in there...Your mojo will return!!!

Anonymous said...

Come on, Chris!
Spring is in the air.
It's a new beginning.
Start a new project.

Hugs and kisses, Dalia

jane said...

Oh dear Chris, please don't stop posting. I'm not sure I have a lot of PMA to spare but I'll send what I can!
I love seeing pictures of your lovely stitching and a bit of chat about day to day things is nice too. It doesn't have to be often but please don't stop.

Sally said...

Chris it's your bog and you post whatever you want here :) It would be lovely to see you stitching an knitting again :) {{{{Hugs}}}} Hope to see you soon.

Rhona said...

Sending you loads of PMA ! I have been looking at your stitching and it's great!

Kathy A. said...

My goodness girl!!!! Please don't let it be the end!!!!Your wonderful work over the years have been such an encouragement to many of us. Please don't give up!!

Lisa said...

So sorry you're in such a slump Chris (hugs).
I don't really have any words of advice I'm afraid, but I do know how you feel.
Just post when you can, and I hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hello Chris,

Come on, the winter is over.
It's Spring, a new beginning.
Start a new project and let us see how you are doing.
Excuses for my English,I hope you understand what I mean. I am a Dutch woman.

Hugs and kisses, Dalia

Jo said...

I've always believed that you should blog for yourself, not for anyone else. And write about what you want to write about.

Some days that could be stitching, other days it could be crafting, work or family.

Sometimes you hit a slump and don't want to blog at all, and that's okay too. Like anything you'll come out of the other side of the slump and blog/write again when you feel like it.


Chris said...

I am sorry that you are discouraged. I love seeing all of your projects. You have a beautiful blog.
Spring will be home soon and maybe things will be looking up. Maybe you need to start a new project!?
I hope to see more posts from you that will inspire me:)

Robin said...

Did you feel it? I sent you over positive thoughts! Hang in there....whatever has taken your mojo will run its course. Stitching should be a pleasure and a release and a way to express yourself. Hope you are feeling upbeat again soon. As far as what I like to see in a blog.....I love seeing progress photos, photos of different finishes, photos of home decor. I would you just post about what you feel....being it up or it happy or will be amazed at the support from your sisters in stitching. I get to where you sound like you are when I am overwhelmed with tasks and obligations. Hang in there and hope you are feeling upbeat real soon.

Vicky said...

I have just had a real rough couple of weeks and hadn't blogged for nearly a month, but just putting my latest post up (even with no pictures) has helped heaps :)

Tatkis said...

I love to read your stitching posts. Why did you decide to stop it? Sounds very sad...

A lot of positive energy to you :)

Best wishes,

Jeanne said...

I think you need to do something for yourself that you enjoy. Everybody gets down with life's issues and it is hard to feel like doing anything sometimes let alone have energy for stitching. Not to mention it can appear at times that everyone else's life is going great at a time when maybe yours isn't. Hope you find something soon to cheer you up! Spring is coming at least and that may help.

Nicola said...

Please don't give up blogging Chris, I love seeing what you're stitching! I've been through several blogging slumps and end up posting eventually. Just post when you want to, it's supposed to be fun, not a chore. i'll always come back to see what you are up to.

Christine said...

Please don't stop blogging Chris, we'd miss you

HaveFaith said...

I think you are doing just fine with your blogging. You have such a variety of projects that you work on and they are all lovely. Your "random" pictures of the snow are quite beautiful. It just sounds to me like you need a little time off to rest up from all that has been going on. I do not think you need to post every day or even every week. Your readers will stop by to see if you have posted and if not, we will check again later. Sometimes things just run their course. So if you have come to a "writer's block" just get on with your beautiful cross-stitches and when you have a few new things done you will feel like blogging again. I hope your mother-in-law is doing okay and that you can put that stress behind you. Have a cup of tea. That usually fixes everything.

Shelleen said...

I love reading the progresses. I always see something new I want to start and I get ideas from reading blogs. I get in a slump too and need a break now and again from blogging. Show what you are watching on TV or movies, also if you are reading any books.

TeresaB said...

Sometimes you just need to take a break from the blog, I've done it in the past and felt slightly guilty until I realized that I do it mostly to document what I enjoy. So what I like about other people's blog is seeing what they find interesting, whether that's a project they're working on, or the changing landscape of their home, yard or town. Sometimes it just nice to read what others are doing and get inspired.

I hope that helps and I hope to see something that interest you soon!

Julie said...

I shall miss your posts Chris, it was always lovely to see what you had been crafting

I hope its only a short sabatical and you will soon be back feeling brighter and happier, you'll be missed xxx

Dalia H. said...

Hello Chris,

I see that there are no comments on your post. But that is not true. I tried several times to connect and write some positive encouraging words.
I don't know if you recieved post.
I am dutch, living in the Netherlands and didn't know the right words to say, but you are in my thoughts and my prayers and I hope you will come through this miserable period.

huggs and kisses, Dalia

Anonymous said...

I know how you feel. I really enjoy seeing pictures of the area where you live and just hearing about daily living. I live in NE Florida and find the differences very interesting. I haven't put anything on my blog in ages because I haven't felt I've had anything to share either, but just plain old daily living things are interesting when you're in a different country. Of course, stitching, cooking, gardening things are always great too! Hang in there!

Jade said...

I'm still here and reading, although my general level of energy doesn't let me comment on many blogs. I would love to read whatever you have to say, but as a long time blogger, I must say that unless you are making a living of what you write, you really shouldn't do this for anyone but yourself. I too disappear, sometimes for several months, but then get back onto blogging simply because I enjoy having my opinions and experiences posted for all to see. If it doesn't make you happy in any way, you really shouldn't force yourself to blog.

Having said that, I hope that you will decide to carry on when you feel ready. I will read whatever you decide to share.

Mia said...

I just found your blog and I think you are a talented stitcher! I love what I've seen on your blog :)
Hope you've found what ever it was you needed to continue and make us readers enjoy your wonderful forms of art :)
Happy stitching and happy spring!
Mia from Finland

Helen Dooley said...

I have hit a slump also. Sometimes I dont post or make cards for a long time then I do like 30. lol Dont worry. You just have better things to do right now. I like the things you have on here. Share what you want. What makes you happy. I started to look up a lot and the clouds make some amazing pictures. Good Luck!