Sunday, November 18, 2007

Why do I keep starting stuff?

LosCon Countdown: call it 4.5 days !!! Yee haw!

I couldn't stop myself. I had to. I just had to. I started another new xs last night. What the frell was I thinking???? Oh well. I seemed to have made a good call because it was as if my needles were enchanted. They stitched so smoothly and fast--- and that just never happens.

What I started was Americow. I'll have to get back to you on the designer though and I owe you a pic of what it's supposed to look like too. Here's how far I got last night though:
Americow 11/17/2007
I'm stitching in Needle Necessities on Wichelts' Vintage Mocha.... I just love those Vintage fake overdyed fabrics.

I'm still kind of annoyed I started something new. I think it was the endorphins released by my recent finishes that lead me down the stitching garden path. To make up for it I think I might have to do a photo survey next week of all my in process pieces-- maybe that will keep my starting-fetish grounded for a while.

For the record, I'm working on finding more of my desk again today. I might just succeed too. And tomorrow the person who runs our corp production services will be back so a good number of the piles on my floor will be heading out of my office for her. Oh the joy! The excitement!!! A mostly walkable floor. Wheeeee!!!!!

A question for whoever wants to contemplate it -- When it starts getting close to the end of the year like this I start getting all itchy for planning what to stitch in the coming year. Anyone else do that too? Mind you, my plans generally have little or nothing to do with what I actually end up stitching in the coming year. lol Maybe I should lay out everythign I think I want to do next year and take a look at it. -- a little reality check couldn't hurt that bad, right?

Thankful for: Still LosCon'c impendingness.
Quotes of the last few days:
No man was ever taken to hell by a woman unless he already had a ticket in his pocket or at least had been fooling around with time tables.
Archie – Some Buried Caesar – Rex Stout

I “made it to the Methodist grub tent; having passed by the Baptists with the snooty feeling of a man about town who is in the know.”
Archie – Some Buried Caesar – Rex Stout

The calligraphy is on the wall.
Larry – Numbers
Recently finished: Rex Stout's Some Buried Caesar - good as usual with some really funny bits on Methodist food production. maybe you have to be a Methodist, but apparently we take our potlucks VERY seriously, and we're known for it. Trust me, it's funny. Honest. And as a Wolfe piece this is lovely as usual. I do have strange luck-- possibly Fate keeps moving molecules so I chose all of the stories where Nero actually leaves the house..... I seem to read an awful lot of him traveling for reading about a detective that hates to leave his house.
In process: Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves' InterWorld -- very fun so far. If you've never treated yourself to a Gaiman novel, I'd highly recommend it. He's got an interesting mind. I'd suggest Neverwhere; Green's The Man with the Golden Torc; Pratchett's Pyramids (I'm not sure this really counts since it's what I fall alseep to at night. What can I say, it's like an old friend talking quietly to me as I drift off.)


Shelleen said...

I used to make a list of what to stitch in the new year but it never worked out. So now I make a small list of a new thing, an old thing and a couple of WIPs to finish and then add in 12 JCS ornaments (1 for each month) The list is much smaller and more manageable.

Sonda in OR said...

I don't know as I make a list always. Sometimes I do...but the list seems to be vague for some reason...LOL

I, too, am finding my needles flying with my latest couldn't-help-but-start-something-new project. Sure eases the guilt, doesn't it!

Barbara said...

Gaiman rocks! You didn't mention American Gods, which I loved.

Your new start looks fabulous - love the rich colors!!

Ruth said...

Barb -- he certainly does. You know, I haven't read American Gods. One of these days I should get to it. :)

tkdchick said...

Lovely new start!

Yes as the end of the year draws near I start thinking about what I want to accomplish the following year. Also myself and a few close stitching friends we always start a brand new project on New Year's Day so that actually gets planned in the summer.