Nerdy Girl Confession

Reflecting on the SUPER

Posted on: May 4, 2016

I made it through the A to Z challenge – I was SUPER worried a couple of times through the past weeks, but I made it to the end!

A-to-Z Reflection [2016]

For those who haven’t been dropping in on my nerdy little spot here, I decided to stitch some SUPERheroes, specifically weelittlestitches’ superhero alphabet sampler and fangirl stitches’ girl power superhero comic book alphabet.

avengers.earths.mightiest.heroes.season.01.episode.07.screenshot.27Sharing each character to represent the letter of the day, I not only stitched the corresponding characters – I shared some of my personal thoughts and knowledge along with any research that I had about those characters.

For me, this challenge was tough – it was a SUPER challenge. I may have bitten off a little more than I could chew with the ambitious choice of two alphabet cross stitch patterns. It was rough sometimes, especially when I work on a third-shift schedule.

avengers.earths.mightiest.heroes.season.01.episode.24.screenshot.27I’m not a regular blogger anymore – ever since I finished college, blogging has fallen on the back-burner.

So posting everyday was SUPER challenging with working at night and sleeping in the afternoons – but I managed to post every day for each letter. SUPER proud!

It was intense at times when I was feeling the pressure of stitching and blogging on the same day. I tried to manage my time the best I could, but everybody has their off-days when you just don’t feel like stitching or writing.

the.batman.season.04.episode.10.screenshot.26It was exhausting, and to be completely honest, I’ll be putting the girl power alphabet down for a bit before I even start detailing it with backstitches and french knots.

I’ll definitely be taking a step back from the blog for a bit, but I’ve definitely been feeling the rush and satisfaction of posting on the regular.

Hopefully, I come back sooner than two years, which was the length of my last hiatus here at Nerdy Girl – I definitely have some future SUPER posts in mind!

Through the challenge, I met some amazing bloggers and fellow stitchers. I actually communicated with one of the pattern designers, which is SUPER exciting because I’m a big fan of her cross stitch patterns. I met some fellow SUPERhero fans too!

the.batman.season.03.episode.02.screenshot.15I admit that I didn’t check out as many blogs as I had planned, but I found some real gems out there.

I even shared some with my (cross stitching) mother, who found the entire challenge SUPER inspiring.

Will I do the challenge again next year? (SUPER) Hell yeah!

I’ve actually thought of possible topics, but I’m not sure if I’ll stitch the alphabet (or multiple alphabets) next time around. I’m really into animation (if you hadn’t figured that out with my challenge posts) in all its forms, and I’m leaning toward some topics that might spotlight animated series and movies.

Nerdy Girl out!

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6 Responses to "Reflecting on the SUPER"

Congratulations on finishing the challenge, particularly with two projects! I know that challenge well. 🙂 I really enjoyed reading about the different superheros on your page, particularly the more obscure ones.

Thanks! I checked out your projects this past April too. You have no idea how excited I was to see the Supernatural alphabet! That has definitely been added to my stitch list. 🙂 And thanks for the shout out!

Congratulations on finishing the challenge. It was a great month and I enjoyed seeing all your hard work, both the stitching and the blogging. Give yourself a pat on the back and feel free to rest awhile if need be.

Thanks! I plan to rest awhile. I’m seriously hoping to get the motivation to start stitching to return sooner rather than later though. But I have been re-watching some JL and JLU episodes since finishing the challenge – superheroes yay!

Congrats on completing the challenge. I can’t believe you managed to stitch two full alphabets and work nights too!
Debbie

It was a challenge – no doubt! I’m pretty sure it’s the reason I haven’t picked up any of my other cross stitch projects since the challenge ended. Hopefully, I pick up one of my epic projects soon – I really want to start stitching again, but the motivation has been null.

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