Ok here's a long-overdue round up of recent stash! Yes, I need no stash. Yes, I have too much stash. That has yet to stop me and I doubt it stops you either. What is the compulsion? I have too much stitching and other art now for any amount of walls. I fear giving people things for fear they end up in a yard sale or the laugh stock of happy hour. But still I stash. Yeah, that 10-20-30-50-143.7 item challenge sounds great, but I just can't stop myself. Possibly I'm too much of a mood stitcher -- I want to start something green and I want to start it now [at lunch today I started a new ornament based on my overwhelming "need" to work in red and silver), or I see the latest whoseywhatsit and I have to have it because it's "just perfect."
Are any of you mood stitchers? How do you pick your next project? Are you able to stay on track of "I'm stitching this until I'm finished and then I'm stitching that."
I know I'm not alone in this insane compulsion. There's a woman I used to needlepoint with frequently who at last estimate had about 50 medium- to large-sized canvases completed kitted and ready to work in her house. I mean completely kitten -- and with nothing cheap -- she's fondest of Silk and Ivory at something like $6.50 a skein. A canvas might take 20 skeins. She always said it was because when she wants to start, she WANTS TO START. I also remember the discussion right after the 1994 Northridge Quake about the misc freeway closures and if that was going to impact the supply of threads. There was serious discussion at my LNS as to whether or not "serious" stitchers should hoard standard colors of their favorite threads in case shipments couldn't get through. I remember thinking that with all my xs bits around my hovel I didn't really need to hoard... yet.
Are we all insane on the stash front? Could it be the old maxim revised -- I stash, therefore I am????
Anyway, here's some recent hauls:
Fabric from Wichelt -- white, amber, and brown 32-count linens, pearl grey jobelan, and lugana Christmas red
And some fresh canvases from TNNA:
The first three are from Gimmies
The following little guy is trapped in an ice cube:
Damn! Missing another picture. Where the heck are they going?????
from Sandy Gilmore:
A couple finds from my LNSes beginning of year sale:
A large Lee purse where you stitch an insert for the front.
Yeah, like I needed another of Susan Treglown's quilt canvases! This makes 5 I think that I have collected to stitch.
Ok, that covers it for now.
Currently trying to finish: Christie's Partners in Crime. -- I really like Tommy and Tuppence, but it's just not worthy of much time or acclaim
Guilty pleasure of the weekend: watching the MSNBC marathon of Lockup. I know, I know. How weird, but I love that series.