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2018 Finishes

1. Let It Snow by Barbara Ana Designs. Finished Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

2. Victorian Thistles bookmark by Textile Heritage. Finished Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

3. Keep Love by Shepherd’s Bush. Finished Saturday, February 24, 2018

4. Fleur d’Orleans by Ink Circles. Finished Wednesday, March 7, 2018

5. A Little Gray Hare by Lizzie Kate. Finished Thursday, March 15, 2018

6. March Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Monday, March 26, 2018

7. April Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8. May Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Tuesday, May 29, 2018

9. Japanese Anemones by Sheila Hudson. Finished Tuesday, June 12, 2018

10. The Lily Of The Valley by Blackbird Designs. Finished Wednesday, June 27, 2018

11. A Slice of Summer by Waxing Moon Designs. Finished Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Number of Finishes By Year-

1. 2008 Finishes -10

2. 2009 Finishes- 21

3. 2010 Finishes- 49

4. 2011 Finishes- 26

5. 2012 Finishes- 35

6. 2013 Finishes- 7

7. 2014 Finishes- 19

8. 2015 Finishes- 61

9. 2016 Finishes- 50

10. 2017 Finishes- 30

11. 2018 Finishes-

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Stash Aquisition and a Rant

Had an absolute blast of a weekend this weekend. Weekends like this are rare, so I enjoyed and savored every moment of it.

Friday: SPA DAY!!! :D Got my hair cut, manicure, pedicure, and had a one hour aromatherapy massage. Absolute heaven.

Saturday: Napped and shopped for stash. DH Gave me a bit of spending money and I had the hardest time choosing what exactly I wanted! :P

Sunday: Yoga class in the AM and a hike in Red Rock Canyon with DH in the late afternoon.

Here is what I purchased on my stash spree:

The July/August 2009 Just Cross Stitch magazine, Blueberries kit by Little House Needleworks, Bee Sampler also by Little House Needleworks and the two Crescent Colours needed for the Bee Sampler, Bean Sprouts and House Wine. I can't wait to get started on the Bee Sampler, but it will have to wait, as I seem to have gone on a starting free for all spree again, and I'm not completing a damn thing. While I enjoy the process of kitting things up and starting things fresh, not finishing sometimes pisses me off to no end. Not completing due to bad charting, horrid directions, crappy floss/fabric, mistakes that cannot be found, multiple froggings, etc are all very valid reasons not completing a project.


I would guesstimate that a good half of my WIP/UFO pile is due to just plain not wanting to finish it, laziness, and/or being seduced by the shiny.


I really do need to stop that crap. Honestly. I hate that about myself. If I make commitments to my family and friends, why do I not do that to myself, even if it's just finishing a stupid project that's been sitting around since God was a child? No wonder I can't make any dietary lifestyle changes for any length of time! (In case you were wondering what brought about this rant, it's my big bins o' shame. )

FFS. /grrrr

At any rate.....

My newest start.

Design: The Joy of Christmas

Designer: My Big Toe

Featured: July/August 2009 Just Cross Stitch magazine Ornament Preview issue

Fabric: 14 count ivory aida

Fiber: Access Commodities Soie d'Alger number 2936 (DMC equivalent 816).

There are times when I loathe my lack of discipline in following through on my projects. Mind you, I have probably completed about 200 projects in my 13 years of stitching, however, I have way too many WIPs to feel comfortable about having that many.

I suppose if I wanted to be kind to myself I would tell myself that as the Buddhists say: Chop wood, carry water.

After enlightenment... chop wood, carry water.

Guess it's time to chop some wood and carry some water.


Respectfully submitted,



Daffycat said...

Wow, great stash! I'm glad your DH supports your SEX addiction.

Ahhh, the shiny! It's so alluring.

Sit your butt in the happy chair and stitch and get over the feelings of failure. This is a hobby, damnit! You're supposed to be enjoying it! ***grin***

ArchangelDecker said...

Oh, honey, I know. I *DO* enjoy it.

Just having one of my self loathing days today. :P

As in all things, this too shall pass.