I couldn't help it. I broke down and had massive mail-order S.E.X. this morning. That little voice in my head asked why I am ordering stash I can't stitch for another 6 months. It's a bit cranky since I'm trying to eat better, and it's craving junkfood. I just fed that part of me a doughnut and told it to mind its own business.
I was on a patriotic kick. So I ordered Liberty Belles by LHN, Long May She Wave by Sampler Girl (this on top of the pattern I ordered yesterday, which was a patriotic sheep, so I couldn't pass it up), Colonial Women, and Broad Stripes, Bright Stars by Cross Eyed Cricket. The patriotic stuff was on sale. So . . . I had to do it. It was a good bargain.
And then I was digging in my stash and realized I have kitted up Crossed Wing Collection's "Feed the Hungry" with a linen that is too dark a green, so I ordered Mint linen. I know I can use that Olive Green linen elsewhere, so it is not a loss. I may switch out the blue linen, since it's a Wichelt linen and I am passionately in LOVE with Cashel now. For the first 22 years I stitched, I didn't care what linen it was, now I'm picky! It's part of aging! (Hmmm, I've been stitching 22 years this year. Even though I started when I was 11, that still makes me look really old . . . and I still haven't won Best of Show yet. shakes fist in impotent rage)
Speaking of Best of Show, HTB asked me how many things I had ready for the fair this year. I told him nothing yet, but I have some things that I am planning on putting in. I told him a lot of my pieces are square this year, and it's been a challenge finding frames. And it has been. Big time. I told him "we" have to get to work framing and finishing this month. I hope he realizes I'm being serious. I am a bit down that I won't have as many entries and they won't be as gorgeously-framed as in years past, but, at the same time, it is what it is. My entries are not down this year because I'm lazy and I didn't have the time or the money to go to my LNS--I haven't been there since last summer. I am resolved that I will view this situation as a chance to enhance my creativity and skillsets. Though . . . I will say, I never find good frames at the thriftstore. Must keep looking . . . and keep a spare $20 for yard sale finds.