Thursday, April 3, 2014

C - Disney Alphabet Cross Stitch/Needle Club-Week 5

This is another double duty post, so I'll get the challenge post taken care of first.

My "C" pick for my custom chart from CloudsFactory is yet another Disney Princess. Next to Sleeping Beauty, there are two other Princesses that I consider to be part of the "Holy Trinity" of Disney Princesses and my "C" choice is one of them. Where Sleeping Beauty had a profound effect on me from an artistic standpoint, my "C" choice had an entirely different effect on me, and it's a bit personal, so just scroll down if you only wanna see the pic.

I grew up with a step-dad that I thought was "wicked" (now I know he's just an insecure bully...but that's another matter for another day) and a step-mother who I thought hung the moon and the stars (boy, was I wrong on THAT front!). Up to a certain point, my step-dad was the only dad I really had (my real father was more of a visitor to my life versus a dad). Then my sister came along and everything changed. She was protected from everything I was exposed to, I no longer existed as a "real" child of my step family now that they had a blood link, and I felt like the neglected daughter reduced to the status of a maid. I think that's why my "C" was so important to me...she taught me to stay strong and hold on till things get better (and they did...eventually).

So, in case you haven't guessed yet, "C" is for Cinderella:
I'm also having issues with just working on one character a day. I initially thought I could override my OCD and switch to Princess and the Pea once a character was finished, but I should have known better. I'm just not built that way. So I think I'm gonna try working on other characters, but just not finishing them until their scheduled day. I'll just have to see.

Now time for Needle Club was another small group, just two of us, but I did manage quite a lot of work. I'm still in pink hell, but hopefully I will be able to switch to something/anything else soon.


Udita Banerjee said...

And I hope your story has a Prince Charming at the end of it. Your threadwork is stunning, I'm hopeless with a needle :(

SM Blooding said...

Ahhh, Cinderella looks so cute! I'm still excited to see all the other characters you do!

Charity Bradford said...

I used to tell my step-grandma that I was Cinderella in my home. C was always my favorite princess and my dress for Junior prom was blue like hers. However, I never really was Cinderella for real. So sorry you felt like you were.

Cathy said...

Cute little Cinderella. I can't wait to see the whole project. :)

Linda said...

Another cute princess Keebles. Wonderful progress on your pink hell. lol


Dragon Tails and Scales said...

What a cool project.
Some children get all the luck and chores (even in real life)

happy A to Z

Challenge Beyond
I am challenging A to Zers to draw a simple picture with their mouth - try it!

Lexa Cain said...

I'm sad about your family history, but Cinder is cool no matter what. I'm glad she has a special place in your heart. I have an Aspie character in the novel I'm writing. I'm researching to do the condition justice. It's hard because there can be so many accompanying disorders, too, and everyone falls on the spectrum differently. Wishing you the very best. (New follower)

Barn & Beach said...

Don't be cross, just stitch, lovely stuff

Kate N said...

Helloooo....its lovely :) How do you feel now about the text?

Leanne Ross said...

D is tomorrow. You've done three princesses in a row, but I can't think of one that starts with D. Could you be making an elephant with rather large ears? Hmmmm.

Leanne Ross ( & @LeanneRossRF )

betty said...

You do very nice work! I am sorry you had the childhood you did; glad you did have a sister who seemed to be there for you!


SoCal Debbie said...

Cinderella is so cute! Great progress on your pink background of your HAED.