04 September 2009

Oh boy oh boy

I was trying to be good today.

I was trying to be logical. I have spent the last week putting away and organizing and cursing whatever imp it was that made me accumulate so much stash that there is no way I can neatly store it all. I vowed to stitch more, accumulate less (although the newest Stoney Creek mentions this as a trend in much the same tone that people at a health fair will tell you you're obese, like it's a really bad thing that shows some internal failure that, if you had a little more control over yourself, you wouldn't be in the situation, and must be mentioned in pity-filled whispers). I vowed this fall would be different.

And then people post this.

And my willpower melts.

Even with just part of it showing, I know I love it. And I must have it.

Despite it using Thread Gatherer.

Despite the fact I've only completed one other Hawks Run Hollow piece. I take it as a sign of hopefullness that I have Shores started and I look at it in passing and think, "I should work on that." I also have Villages mostly kitted up. This is hopeful. This is why I stitch from stash. I just spent my 2009 stitching budget . . . in 2007.

Perhaps it's time I start whispering in the pittybulls' sweet spotted ears when I let them out in the morning. Perhaps they can tell their Daddy I would like it for my birthday. I can just picture him, walking around the cross stitch store with a bewildered look on his face, mumbling, "Christmas . . . birthday . . .Hawks. Don't they have any Dallas stuff in here? Why doesn't she just finish what she started?"

In other news, I have decided to break with my own plans and work on Cat Lovers Too this weekend. I am getting so close to finishing it. I can probably have it done by Monday if I stitch tonight. But, if not, it gets put away for Halloween ornaments. Funny to think of sitting on a beach working on Halloween ornaments, but we're dredging the last little bit of summer out we can!


Raggedy Ann said...

Hi Rachel! stopping in to say hello...I know how hard it is to not buy things we many beautiful things out there..and the designers keep coming out with more new stuff.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Bette said...

I'm also lusting after the Christmas one and I haven't even begun to stitch on the other two I have in my stash. It is, for sure, a sickness that mey have no cure.

Meari said...

Just remember... Never enough stash (lol)

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