I dashed outside in between tropical downpours to take a quick picture of my next square. (I think it's going to be a long hurricane season, y'all, but I digress.) So, here it is: a big pink Mickey head. Oddly enough, this square, along with a few comments on my last post, helped lead me to make a big decision: I've decided to revise this project, from here going forward. Here's why:
I've been wanting to stitch this silly Mickey Mouse head for over a month now. But every time I sat down to do it I thought: Is Mickey Mouse a blessing? Sure, going to Disney World is a blessing, family fun is a blessing, etc., but is it really worthy of a blessing square? Do I have anything profound to say about it? Is Mickey too shallow for a square? Round and round like this I went -- and nothing got stitched.
After mulling it over a bit, I've decided that for me, having every square represent a blessing is just too much pressure. It was taking the fun out of the project for me. I think that's why I hadn't been enjoying it as much (or working on it as consistently) as the 39 Squares project. For 39 Squares, I just stitched whatever I felt like stitching on that particular day. Sometimes it had meaning, but sometimes it was just a flower. You know what I mean? It was fun, creative, relaxing, even therapeutic. That's what I missed when that project ended.
Now, this isn't to say that some of my squares won't still pertain to blessings. I have a lot of blessings in my life, and I'd like to incorporate them into this project when I can. (Not to mention the fact that I have a central design that says "BLESSINGS.") I just think that from now on, I'm going to free myself to stitch whatever I feel like, even if it has no deeper meaning or I have nothing in particular to say about it.
So, given all of that, I give you: the big pink Mickey head.
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