Raise your right hand and swear, you won't buy any more stash until landing in New Mexico for Seminar in October.
Is it possible? Can I do that?
I think I can with a slight modification.
I swear not to purchase any new patterns (except the one waiting for me at my LNS that I had them set aside for me a while back) or canvases between now and Seminar.
If I possibly need a thread or two or six, I'm allowed. But no new threads just for inspiration. Or just because they are there. Only threads for things already to go or already in progress.
No new fabric. (Except that one yard of something that I told someone to get for me.)
This means I decided that I am not going to try to visit ANG Seminar in Philly next week. Nor will I be going to Fireside Stitchery, as much as I want to.
No more looking at Canvases Be Gone. Or evilbay.
It's only two more months till I'm heading to Santa Fe. I can do this.
And speaking of Santa Fe. I'm all set. Got plane tix, a car reservation. And final payment for my kits is headed out in the mail. Seminar fever is in the air as several of my friends are headed to Philly for ANG Seminar. I'm sure the first-timers will have a fabulous experience. It's so entrancing to be surrounded by that much stitching power.
In other news:
Here's my second Olympic stitching project.
I tried and tried and tried to find something to do in that red part that wasn't basketweave. No go. Went back to look at the pillow on Barbara Bergsten's website and it was basketweave. I bowed down to the inevitable.
Small progress on my Casket Etui. I had fun doing the four-sided stitch while babysitting beef short ribs on the grill on Saturday. Was nice to sit outside and stitch. Was not nice that I needed to use bug spray to stop the mosquitoes from biting.
Now what is this Minuteman statue from Lexington doing here?
He's an emblem of the service many have given to our country.
And this is my son raising his right hand and swearing into the US Army on Tuesday. That's him in the beard.
We're very proud of him.
Fortunately for us, he doesn't leave until January. Gives me time to get used to this idea.