"God gave us a spirit not of fear
but of power and love and self-control."
2 Timothy 1:7
Self control is what I am praying for. Why because I have so much stash and I want more. Pam (Confessions of a Southern Stitcher) and I made a pact. We would each pick out 12 projects that we already have and kit them up with everything we need to finish them. Over the next year we were to finish these projects. Here lays the problem, when I started going through my seemingly endless supplies of patterns I couldn't decided on which ones. In the end I have right now 22 complete projects ready to go, 11 more that only need the DMC threads pulled for them and 10 LHN and CC patterns that have just the fabric with them and some of the threads. I am sure you are saying that's not too many patterns to have laying around, I still have plenty more but ran out of fabric.
Here they are all ready to be stitched sitting in a basket in the corner of my stitching room. When I got them all together like this is was kind of scary knowing how much I really had. I think I had night mares that night. Knowing I have so many to work on has been in incentive to get busy. The first project I pulled out was a kit I got last year on sale. It is my first needle roll.
This was my first time doing this hem stitch on each end for the ribbon. OK now that I got that done lets start something else. I picked another kit (we all know they cost a little more so I am feeling guilty). I really should read the directions more before I purchase some of theses pieces. I thought this will be a fast easy project til I saw it was 0/0. It is a tin cover and came with the small tin of mints so I really should have known better by the size of the tin.
I put the sugar packet by it so you could get an idea how crazy I was doing this. I think I can see again.
I have also started a fob kit I had and will have pictures of it later.
Deborah from Cranberry Samplings was so nice and sent me this "Thinking of You" card. Thank you so much Deborah it was a very pleasant surprise.
In my Christmas package from Pam I forgot to show what else she sent me. To be honest at first I wasn't sure what to do with them. They are the most beautiful colors and so soft. Then this week I saw them on the LHN page where they were sewed around an ornament and I instantly feel in love with the look. Now I can't wait to use my new chenille trimming.
At the end of March Pam and I are meeting up again and attending a stither's camp in Tulsa, OK. It is sponsored by Silver Needle. We are both so looking forward to getting away and seeing each other again. Have you ever seen the Silver Needle website? The store looks huge. That is one of the main reasons I am trying hard to get some of my stash stitched. I know I will have no self control in that store.
Things are starting to get back to somewhat of a normal life around here. I am so happy to back to reading and commenting on a daily basis. Thank you go much for all your kind words and prayers.
Crafty bloggers have got to me the nicest people on this planet.
Always keep love in your stitches,