02 July 2010

Someone stop me!

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.


Annie said...

It's a holiday and you love patriotic stitching so I think you deserve a little splurge.

Happy 4th weekend!

riona said...

It would be a case of the pot calling the kettle black since I have buying quite a bit lately ... though, mainly fibers and fabric needed to stitch up charts I already own. So far this year I have bought only three new charts. I figure if I limit myself to five new charts a year and stitch the charts I already own at the rate of 40-50 a year, I may just manage to go through nearly all of my stash before my eyesight fails.

Kathy A. said...

Oh girl when you cave, you cave. Nice choices. Enjoy.
Have my fingers crossed for you at the fair this year.

Bette said...

Everyone needs a llittle S.E.X. once in a while. Enjoy it when it come. Me, I'm off to order a pattern from Cross stitch Collectibles.

Happy 4th of July!

Siobhan said...

Good for you, enjoy that stash!! Especially if it was on sale. ;)

Heather said...

I've been stitching since I was 4 years old, self taught after seeing a cross stitch kit with the initial H in the window of a shop, made a promise to Granny if she bought it for me that I would stitch it and got straight back and started it. I still have it at my parents house to this day. I'm 39 this year, so when I say that I've been stitching for 35 years, it sounds like I should be retired by now!!

Pumpkin said...

Heck, if things were on sale then you just HAD to buy them ;o)

I've been stitching for about 20 years now. Oye!

YES, square frames ARE hard to find. Try looking in the areas where they have framed prints for sale. See if you can take the print out and just use the frame. They seem to have a lot of square frames there I find.

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