Last weekend a member of The Country Club (no, now don't get that idea -- it's a group of needlepointers whose friends call our get togethers "country club meetings" because they can't be troubled to remember what we do.) said she had made a list of what she needed to get done in time for Christmas finishing this year. It gave me quite a start. You see generally the deadline for needlepoints going in for finishing by Christmas is early September. Do you realize that that is NEXT FRELLING MONTH????? NEXT MONTH.
I started thinking about it and initially I believed that I was in decent shape because after all I don't have that much that is "required" for this Christmas. Really? Who am I kidding? I have 3 things (2 presents and my great nephew's stocking) that HAVE to get done and all of them averaged together are hovering at about halfway there. Mind you I can't really show you pictures here of two of them -- prying eyes and all that, and the 3rd one's picture seems to have disappeared, but that is immaterial. You see the real problem is what I *want* to work on is not these three must finishes. Instead I'd like to be working on --
By Gone Stitches flag --
or this BBD's Loose Feathers series -- which at the moment I have 1/3rd done and can't even find in Chez Hovel (hence the necessity of a Cleaning Campaign) [By the way, apparently my desire to stitch on something is inversely proportional to my ability to lay my hands on it.]
or A Mind Independent and Free (at least this one I can find!) -- I predict that my desire to work on this one will last approximately 1 hour since it's over-one stitching.
See my problem? I *know* you understand the overwhelming desire to stitch on something other than what you really need to. I doubt there's a cure for this. Sigh.
Since I can't settle into stitching, let's focus on other arts shall we? -- While at the Library on Congress I spent some time admiring the Gibson Girls exhibit currently on there ---
It's just magical to me what some people can do with simple lines of ink and pencil !
This last one is called wallpaper for a bachelor -- cracks me up!
Here's to all of us being accomplishful ! Please, Lord, let us be accomplishful.