Wednesday, October 04, 2017


I need help. An intervention. I can't resist a new project.

It's bad, you know.

In the past two weeks I started two new projects, both from guild classes. Bought another one. And am ordering two more.

But. I. Can't. Stop.

Here's one of my new projects. We've been discussing this one for a while in our program committee meetings. Finally got it off the ground. It's a gentlemen's pocketbook. Our program chairs each stitched one. One on linen and one on congress cloth. We used the article from Piecework magazine (what issue and year, I don't remember) as our starting point.

I picked a light blue congress cloth from my stash and bought some Impressions which is a wool/silk blend. My bargello pattern is from Erica Wilson's bargello book and she called it Aurora Borealis. I've got four color families in four shades each. Easy to do after I set my first row.

This will take a while as it's 21 inches long. And each shade covers 1/6th of an inch. Glad it's only 6 1/2 inches wide.

That's the scoop on one new project. But I still need an intervention.


Sara Leigh said...

No help from me. I evidently suffer the same malady. I've been resisting a couple of things, but it's only a matter of time.

I love your bargello!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your new start looks lovely. Thank you for sharing!

deb said...

Stop buying stash!

Uh ... stop buying stash for a month or so!

There, did that work? Nah, I thought not - doesn't work for me, either. My wish list for the Silver Needle's next big sale just grows and grows (sigh).

Ann said...

Resistance is futile . . . The Stash always wins.

But your new start is absolutely gorgeous--hard to resist when the results are so good!