Thursday, August 11, 2011

Up to no good.. of course

Hi there. My name's Ruth and I'm a startaholic. Need proof (really, if you've been here before you shouldn't lol)

My latest in-the-door aquistion is freshly under needles.....
I "finalized" the color selection on my Tree of Stitches (designed by Abi of the yahoo group, Stitch Specialists, and she's marvelous. You've probably seen a number of these trees sprinkled around blogland. I think I personally may create a small grove of them because I want to do them in all sorts of colors.). I narrowed it from this:
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to this:
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And I started stitching.......
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The color adjustments started with the purple. I decided it needed something to set the corners of the rice stitch off, so they became Kreinik braid in a matching purple. (At the same time two other Krienik braids had to join other pending parts of the tree --- you wouldn't want it to be unbalanced would you?)

I've even made more progress on my BBD Summer --
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Actually last night I made it over to the dove and got that started. Of course when I got to him I had to change color from the Belle Soie I'd picked. Sigh. Can't I leave well enough alone?

Two new starts. That should be enough for a person, right? Oh noooooo. I've joined Pumpkin Patch & Co.'s breast cancer fundraising/ornament stitching blog. It's a community of us obsessive stitching bloggers working on donations for The Attic's annual ornament silent auction. A great cause! No doubt about it -- but also a thinly-veiled excuse to START some new stitching. hee heee Ornament patterns, here I come. Come on, you know you want to do it! Stitch and happily tell your family and friends that you *had* to start a new piece because it's for breast cancer research!

Should I seek counseling about my startitis? Should I be cured? Do I really *need* to be cured? I doubt I *want* to be cured, but...

I guess, ultimately, the real question of the day is why can't I ever catch FINISHitis??????

10 comments:

Beth said...

Wow! Some more great starts! I was thinking I was bad with the couple of (more like several) kitted up new starts in my stitching bag, but I feel so much better now - THANKS!!

Gillie said...

I was going to say it's cheaper than therapy but in your case, not so sure, lol! Have fun, Ruth!

KarenV said...

Enjoy your new starts - they both look great!

Brigitte said...

Aren't new starts just like the salt in the soup? Without salt the soup wouldn't be tasty ... lol. Enjoy your new starts.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I've signed up for the ToS belatedly too! I'm slightly obsessed with aprt-works at the moment. In fact all my WIPS bar one are part-works!

Karen said...

I think you need to come to Arizona in November and go to the Breast Cancer Auction with me that the Attic puts on! I went last year for the first time, lots of fun! and then we could stitch all night afterwards! :)

valerie said...

Ruth, I can't find your email! The croissant vendor is Bay Bread but I'm not sure if they have a booth at the Ferry Building. I go to a different farmers' market. Farmers Market on Saturdays at the FB is insane! Email me if you have ?s.

Margaret said...

Well, I know I favor the BBD piece. lol! I haven't seen a pic of your tree piece so I don't know what it looks like. Looks pretty with all the colors though!

Siobhan said...

I love your new starts!! I have been stash diving lately so have piles of charts that I want to do. That I am resting one of the piles on top of the rubbermaid tote that holds the Crazy January Challenge pieces is something I pretend not to notice.

That BBD--gorgeous!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Ruth I just love what I've seen around that tree in blogland.

Yup, knew you were a stashaholic!