01 April 2008

Back on the wagon

I am back on the Wagon, as of today. I made that decision this morning. Between all the magazines I buy, and my stash, and the freebies available online, I think I have enough to stitch. Scratch that, I know I have enough to stitch.

My plan to stitch last night fell apart. But I did not waste my time, I promise. I just didn't feel like stitching after I got off the phone with one of my CC companies, but I had a huge bag of floss and managed to round up some of the paper bobbins, so I wound floss for 3 hours. Antiques Roadshow was, in fact, on, which is fantastic. That is a show you can listen to, rather than watch, so it works well for cross stitching. And I watched Law and Order and CSI: Miami. I was actually watching CSI: Miami. I realized it was time for bed, that I had been floss winding for too long, when I realized I was trying to figure out whether Elizabeth Berkeley had had plastic surgery since Saved By the Bell, or if it was just that hairstyles have changed that made her look like she had had surgery (I know that sounds wierd, but I figure I look way different since I am not rockin the big hair as much, and I figure I can not be the only one . . . please let me not be the only one). Anyway, I made some good progress on getting it wound.

I have to stop kitting up projects well in advance of stitching them. I waste so much money on floss that way, because I just keep spending money on floss that I probably have in one of my caches of floss that I seem to have stored all over the house. For some reason, once it goes in the bag, I don't seem to want to use it. Until I have a night like last night where I got to looking and ended up going, "Why in the name of all that is holy do I have 3 skeins of 780, 2 of 781 and 2 of 782?" That is $1.75 I could be doing something else with, buying half a gallon of gas, or a can of dog food, or, yee gawds, putting it on my car payment to get it paid off. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Anyway, I am back on for now. I have about 5 projects in my tote bag to work on. i should be good for the week, LOL.


LoriRay said...

Ah yes, the wagon lured you in. It's calling me, too. *sigh* I guess it's best for us to be on the wagon. I'm not there with you yet but be strong and save me a spot! ;-)

Rachel S said...

Sure, it's right here! I got us the padded seats!

Pumpkin said...

Oh, I know, I know. Your post makes SO much sense but I just don't stay on that wagon very long :oS Maybe I should try again but I won't be able to start until after April 27.

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