06 March 2008

SBQ: my connection to Mel Gibson

What is your cross stitch weakness? (i.e., What do you have to have when you see it, even if you are supposed to be on the Wagon?)

I sorta thought I suggested this one when I realized it's my phrasing, but I forgot I did it. And it's my question.

My biggest weakness. Oh, Lord, I am ashamed of myself for this one. Needles. You know how in that one Mel Gibson movie, he had all those copies of Catcher in the Rye? He wasn't sure why (except that it was a government thing, which it turns out it was and he had to save Julia Roberts), he just had to buy them when he saw him

That is me with needles. I have to have a supply at hand at all times. I am pretty sure it has less to do with a government conspiracy than the fact that I do not have a proper storage system for my needles (I would do a needlebook, but I have no sewing machine, and I pretty much stink at hand-sewing, and I think you need to be able to sew to make one) and end up storing my used needles in random bits of fabric and at the bottom of a vase (don't ask, I don't understand why I do this, but I guess if I can't get to the needle at the bottom of the vase, there's a good chance it won't end up in my foot or in the cats' mouths). So I lose them fairly frequently. Look I didn't say it was a good system! Anyway, I can not resist.

My other weakness is a horse chart. I can not resist them. Last night I had to have a nice long chat with myself about why I can not afford the horse kit at the top of this entry. It's new from Lanarte, it was 20% off at Sew and So. Which is still almost $50. For once, I won an argument with myself. I dazzled myself with my own logic, though, citing a James Herriott kit of a draft horse I didn't purchase and it went OOP before I got the money together at the far more favorable exchange rate. But I do like this one and I intend on buying it for myself. AFTER I get my two smallest credit cards paid off. But it was still hard to take it out of my cart.

To be really honest with you, between wanting to buy a house in this vastly overpriced market, and wanting to fill said house with kits (who in their right mind but me looks at a model home, with the idea of, "Oh, I could use that room as a stitching studio, my guests can share the dog's room, but yours truly), I am seriously considering the Save karyn approach to debt management. Set up a website and beg, beg, beg for money.


Patty said...

I am sure you can make a needlebook. I don't sew and my handsewing is not the best but I've made a few. If you want to start with a felt one, there's free pattern on Pattern Bee for a heartshaped one.

Patty said...

I forgot to say thank you for saying my Bride's Tree ornament was pretty. :)

LoriRay said...

Ohhhhh, we would be bad together in a cross-stitch shop. Horses are a big weakness for me, too, and so are farm scenes, barns, etc. *sigh*

BTW, you are an evil enabler by showing me that Lanarte kit. Gee, thanks. ;-)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls