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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Just Quit

The other day when I said I was going to clean up my sewing room, I didn't.  I got distracted.  So today I started putting some stuff away.  I decided that I have too much stuff.  My ribbon box is full and I have more ribbons to put away.  ARGH.  What do I do?  Get a bigger box?  Get another box?  DH would say pitch the whole lot.  I can't do that.  But I know that something has got to give.  Cleaning up sometimes makes a bigger mess than you already have.  Just pulling things out and trying to decide what to pitch is really hard.  Being realistic on whether I want to stitch something is very hard too.  It is easier to give a project away than to throw it away.

My goal for today is to finish the pre-stitching for Ode.  I'm sick of it.  I want to be done.  I'm really awfully close.  I just need to finish the needleroll front.  I think I'll just do three more flowers and quit.  Yes, quit.  I'm going rogue anyway.

Then I'm going to put that bag away until the class at the end of September.

I have been looking at Amy Mitten's site multiple times a day.  I need to quit that too.  I have more than one Amy Mitten project to work on.  I bought a sampler on ebay that I can dig out, Tudor something.  I also have the Casket Keepsake Cornflower that has never been finished.

Mistress L is doing okay.  I would like to finish her up too.  I finished the band I was working on and started the next band.  Less than ten inches to go.

At the end of the day, I just want to start something new.  I also want to eat candy all day and not get fat.


  1. I like your final comment, because that is how I feel when I am frustrated also. Your projects are very pretty, but sometimes they just don't thrill us. Put what you can aside and maybe someday you will come back to it. As for the cleaning out. I need to do that also.

  2. Today's post really hit home! Every single part. I'm also trying to clear. And my husband doesn't get it either. I have to drive 30 minutes to purchase ribbon etc. so I tend to over buy just in case. I had a huge box of charts and kits to get rid of but a friend saw one of my finished pieces and wanted to use the chart. So I started through the box for it. Didn't find it but pulled out at least a third and said hey I might want to stitch that. I have several large projects in the works and I'm about to put them aside and work on some smalls for awhile. I am tired if not having anything finished. And I think this happens this time every year. I love your blog. It's the one I watch for and read every single day. Thanks!

  3. Lol, loved your final comment! We all want what we can't have!

  4. Oooh, eat candy all day and not get fat! Please share that secret when you figure it out.

    Mistress L seems to be moving along quickly for you and you'll likely be finished in next to no time.

    Checking the Amy Mitten site several times a day ... yeah, I know how that is as I do that (and check ebay, and Scarlet Letter, and...) myself. I really should just use that time to stitch - am sure I'd get a lot more things finished!

  5. Hmmmm, sounds familiar. :)