Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Stitches and Secrets


Glad Tidings is moving along steadily but each time I hold it out to look at the progress I've made, I just don't seem to see as much as I think I should! Oh well. At least I know I'm working diligently on it! My goal is still to have this piece finished by the time DST begins so I need to get really busy! There are just so many of these leaves! I think I will be doing them just a little different than the chart calls for.

Shame, shame, shame on me! I have so many beautiful designs waiting to be stitched from magazines and freebies that I have not yet done! I could say that I will stop buying new designs and only work from all of these plus all my on hand charts that are patiently waiting in line but who would I be kidding!! I may have to cut back due to the economy but just to stop buying charts is enough to make me laugh hysterically!

I have my next 4-5 starts picked out! Now I need to go buy the threads so that I can kit them all up. But I will save them as a surprise for when I start on each of them!

Speaking of surprises, I got a phone call yesterday along with a wonderful surprise! I am so excited but am sworn to secrecy for now. I should be able to divulge everything sometime this week though!

I read Vonna's post and was in total agreement with her! I only get my hair trimmed about every 3 months and get it trimmed shorter than I like so the cut will last longer. I only buy a few new shirts and maybe a pair of jeans once or twice a year. I am very frugal about buying things that pertain to me but I want to buy my hobby supplies! My hobbies make me happy!

Until my next post, stay safe, safe warm and stay well!

8 comments:

Becca in MD said...

I know your pain with buying. I might get a haircut once or twice a year, and clothes only come when the first set is worn out.

But I've got as many drawers of stitchy stuff as I do of clothes!

I think you're making great progress!

Brigitte said...

Glad Tidings is coming along great. It's such a nice project.
I completely agree with you over Vonna's post. Stitchers seem to have different priorities - drawers full of stash are much better than drawers full of clothes, lol. For me the only question is: Do I buy books or new stash. And it's a tricky question when you love books as much as sticthing stuff. Believe me, lol.

Vonna said...

Amen Sherry :) I'm with you! Life is short and everyone has to have something to bring them happiness, and if it is stitching well good for us! Right!?
I think you WIP is going along fast and you should be proud! You'll get it done by Saturday, I know you will :)

Kathy said...

Great progress on Glad Tidings.
I whole heartedly agree with you about buying stash. As soon as I do the bulk of the bills than what's leftover is for me. My biggest problem? Stitching stash or my favorite authors newest book? :)

CindyMae said...

Love the progress, it is looking fabulous!! I have a ton of things that i will never stitch either, but just having that pattern collection is a great thing! It makes me happy!! LOL

CindyMae said...

Love the progress, it is looking fabulous!! I have a ton of things that i will never stitch either, but just having that pattern collection is a great thing! It makes me happy!! LOL

The Scarlett House said...

I'm with you here, too. I'll wear the same thing over and over if it means I have more cash for my addiction (stitching).

Carolyn NC said...

GT is coming along nicely!