After all the hassles of the last few weeks when it seemed as if everything was breaking down, I did what almost every women does to make things better…. a bit of retail therapy. And as a stitcher, a bit of stash enhancement retail therapy really does cheer you up!
But in my defense, I have to say that it wasn’t really my fault. I shouldn’t be blamed for it. It was all Joann.com’s fault. They sent me an email telling me that there was 40% of all cross stitch kits….how could I not click on the very convenient link and just have a little nosey. And when they had a 4cent shipping offer, I would have been MAD not to buy something! And so it happened that a certain kit just happened to be added to the shopping cart - just promise not to tell my hubby! (And I hope that you noticed I’m being good and not linking to the site as I don’t want to be blamed as an enabler to all my fellow cross stitch addicts!)
So this is what cheered me up….
Simple Treasures by Dimensions
Designed by Sandy Orton from the Kooler Design Studio
It’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to get stitching that seahorse, but I’m being good and working methodically and will get to him in good time. I think I might even stitch him again, separately, and make a little wall hanging for the bathroom.
This is what I’ve done of the kit so far.
But, of course, as soon as I started to stitch this magnificent piece, I began to feel guilty of not working on my Geisha. She’s been hidden underneath a towel for many weeks, (maybe even months) as I had really begun do dislike working on her. So full of guilt, I pulled her out and decided to do some more of her and maybe rotate which pieces I was working on. And would you believe it…I enjoyed working on her! The threads still tangle and the colours are not as subtle as The Mighty Samurai, but we’re back in business and she’s been promoted back to a WIP!
Here’s what she’s looking like now….
I also managed to finish the second scarf, and just have to decide what colour to the next one!
I should also confess to the start of another addiction, but I think I might hold off and tell you about that another time….I’m feeling too guilty as it is without adding more!
Until next time…happy stitching!