Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Goals lost and the C-word

OK, how sad is it I actually forgot I have a stitching goals blog????? Folks, I think that says it all about my stitching habits (or lack thereof).

Ignore the cub scout clip art at the top and check out my various wants-to-stitches(as of sometime last year or so anyway). I simply inserted photos of finished models I wish I'd stitched, lol.

So I've been looking at patterns I need to stitch for gifts, patterns I actually WANT to stitch for gifts mind you. I am all excited but I just can't be bothered to pull threads/fabric. Anyone else have this problem? I now, for the first time, totally get the KIT concept and how it is useful (before I felt most were overpriced and rarely came with anything I wanted to use). Will someone please come kit up some stash? And take some home with you!

I wanted to do Sue Hillis' Wine a Bit which has been sitting on my kitchen counter for several months (???? kitchen counter? why not!). Of course now that I need it, it's gone, vanished, poof! And how about my JCS 2007 Ornie issue??? And the two credit cards I lost two weeks ago somewhere in the house? Luckily I do have Mrs. Moriarty's ski hat pattern from Moss Creek (from an older JCS ornie issue), but that's the one I can't get myself to pull threads/fabric for.

I was looking at my webshots albums showing (read: boring) my daughter with old ornament finishes since she wants to do some holiday stitching this year, and in the past few years I've had 40 finishes to show for my year. 2007 is a wash, wonder what 2008 will bring????


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Old stitching finished

Last April I had a small finish (blog post here) that I have spent lots of time figuring out how exactly to finish. At first I attached it to a small box lid but I didn't like the idea of finishing off the box. After WAAAY too much thought I have finally made it into a weird little needlebook (needlebox lid?) that look reasonably pretty I think. It was one of those times where I kept adding and adding touches until I finally I decided ENOUGH! The pics aren't great and the ribbon isn't crooked although it looks it, however it is DONE!

No progress on Tiny Flag. I have to start Xmas stitching especially since the budget is so small this year. I managed to hurt two fingers on my non-stitching hand so we'll see how well I can hold my q-snaps to stitch. I do have Thurs/Fri off for Thanksgiving so I have stocked up on Xmas movies and plan to stitch away, I hope. Of course I have tons of other plans as well (cleaning, organizing, etc.) so we will see what wins. I think we are going fishing on Thanksgiving morning so I will definitely get some stitching done then, nothing more boring than hours of fishing that hubby/kids/dogs enjoy so much.

Lots of new stash, the amusing part of it is hubby has been putting pressure on me to get rid of it---"I can't possibly need it all." Between stitching and cub scouts I have a ton of stuff in the living room that I need to go through and organize. We won't mention to hubby the large red tool chest he started putting together LAST Thanksgiving that is still sitting in the living room or the box of his mail by the couch or...

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