22 September 2009

Must break out of this funk

I have an ornament that is supposed to go out for the ornament exchange I am in in exactly 8 days. Would you like to know the progress I've made on it? I picked the chart, ordered the beads and floss, bought most of the floss, and I know how I want to finish it. Other than that, I am the President of the Procrasti Nation. But not for long.

I've chosen Brooke's Books Spooky Critters for my partner. They're very whimsical, and I think they would look great on a branch. If the stitching is not too bad, and I don't foresee it being so, I can do a couple for her. I think that would be good, especially since they're small. I figure, since my bead and metallic order was shipped today, I can get the floss part stitched til the other parts get here. Back it with scrapbooking paper, get some seasonal ribbon. It's all good. At least it is in my head. But then again, inside my head is a pretty loopy place, so maybe this is not good. Oh, well, we'll find out.

And I was pretty proud of myself. I am trying to be more money-conscious so as to have money to contribute to our wedding, and our honeymoon, so I'm not using the credit cards. It's been a hard struggle. The logical part of me knows better, the three year old part of me says, "Let's run amok with the Mastercard!" and then throws a block when I tell her we need to save money so I can buy a garter for HTB to fling at the single men. Anyway, I went on the website to order the supplies. I find going online to shop is way better than a real store for me. Keywords are a strong deterrent to aimless wandering around, falling in love with random things. No looking at gorgeous wedding samplers when I type in "midnight blue beads." And yet my wish list was so tempting. I played with my cart, putting things in and out. And then the logical side cleared its throat and advised the three year old side that it seemed like a horrid waste of money to buy charts and fabric I won't do right now when I have tons of charts at home, just waiting to be done, I have tons of UFOs just waiting to be done, and I've sat here for the last week, not stitching. And it would be rather embarrassing to explain to our guests that we have no DJ because I spent the money on nonsense. And, for once, the three year old side of me listened. I am growing up!

The Boo Club flip-its are coming along. I am on Black Cat now. This one has been throwing me for a loop. I have picked out the word at least 4 times, but I'm almost there with it. It might even get done for Halloween . . . but don't hold your breath.


Kathy A. said...

Oh girl, I know it's tough not to buy more stitchy stuff right now. I loved your story of rationalizing to yourself. I can just see it. Well, for now, you have a DJ and your friends will still love you lol.

Pumpkin said...

I think we all go through that struggle. My child self is just as naughty as yours ;o) LOL!

Meari said...

Good luck on your ornaments. Can't wait to see them. Good girl on keeping the 3yr old in check ;-)

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