Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Christmas Dreams

First of all, let me send a big Thank You to everyone who helped me clear out some of my stash on my Wishlist blog! There are still some items left, some have been marked down and a few more have been added.
And then there were two. I don't like working on more than one piece at a time but sometimes it just can't be helped! Every time, I go through my stash (for whatever reason) there are patterns screaming my name. Their voices just got louder and louder over time until I could no longer ignore their cries for attention! It was beginning to resemble a "stash war". "You promised to stitch me up this year. Time is running out!" "Just because I wasn't designed yesterday doesn't mean I'm over the hill!" "You don't appreciate me anymore!" So I caved and gave in to them! I could not see working on more than two but maybe this effort will show my stash that I love each and every one of them and they are NOT forgotten!
As you can see in the above picture, I am still working (slowly) on Backyard Birds. I have had a love/not so in love relationship with WIP 2. I brought it home because I love the design. I still do but I would pull it to begin working on but change my mind and put it back for whatever reason (usually because of the long color sections). This went on for more than a year until I saw that Vonna had started it and her progress on it. After visiting her blog over and over and over to take "just one more look", I finally decided to pull it out and actually begin this time! Can you guess what design it is?
Don't you just love how we (as stitchers) enable each other with our work? I do! I see a piece done by someone else and I just HAVE to do it. When someone sees my work and tells me they love it so much that they are going to stitch it too. That is the ultimate compliment! The talent, the creative ideas, the bond that it all creates! I may not stitch as fast as other but that's ok. Each day when I pick up my stitching, I say a prayer of thanks that I am able to do it again because with each turn of my needle, I realize just how much I missed it during those years when it constantly caused migraines.
I am so excited about the new stash that is on it's way to my house! Fabrics! Wonderful, beautiful stitching fabrics! And some charts as well! While we were running a few errands, I stopped to pick up some DMC so I will be ready to stitch when they arrive! Just a peek of the patterns that will be delivered soon! Do you see a theme here? LOL.
Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart!

11 comments:

Margaret said...

I love both your WIPs. I have no clue what the second one is, but I love it! And your new stash! What is that one with all the reindeer on top? It's so cute! Your framed pieces are gorgeous too!

stitcheranon said...

They are both great! No idea what the second one is but I love the colours

Love to Stitch said...

Thomas?!!! It is a great one!!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I've not seen the Up on the Rooftop...who is that by Sherry?!
Oh heavens...I don't need more patterns...

LOVE your Thomas! He's coming right along. You're holding out on him though! LOL! you need to get his body started or you are going to be hitting your head on the wall (like I was) to get that butterball finished! LOL!

barbara said...

Ha - thank YOU!!! I'm super excited about the lovely destash-to-you, newstash-to-me heading this way! :)

Jeanne said...

Oh yes I recognize Sir Thomas! He's been in my stash a few years now and maybe next year he'll be on display for Thanksgiving! I know exactly what you mean...I have hundreds of charts all crying for attention and I love them all. Oh how I wish I had just 2 days a week to do nothing but sew and stitch! At least we'll never be bored, right?

Lana said...

So, your stash yells at you too? I thought only mine did that! =) I love your WIPs!! So beautiful!! I am so glad you are able to stitch again, and I hope your health allows it for years to come! I love that piece that Vonna also did! Can't wait to see more progress here!

Maggee said...

I have Backyard Birds languishing too! But I like your rendition of it... must have changed the colors! We should talk... :) Sir Thomas is gonna be a cutie when you finish it! Just in time to start more stash! Ha! Hugs!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, all those lovely Christmas charts that you are waiting for. It will be a feast when you open the envelope and pull them out and fondle them. Enjoy your new stash when it arrives.
I love both your WIPs!

Sherry :o) said...

Enabler, indeed - had to order "Silent Night" after I saw it here...not sure when I ordered it but I am catching up and saw I didn't leave a comment.

I love your goals for the new year too - so hard sometimes to remember the simple things that help us to be healthier - mentally as well as physically!

Happy New Year - from one Sherry :o) to another Sherry!

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