Saturday, December 31, 2005

A Finish!

I will soon post a picture of my latest finish, PS Autumn Sampler. It's really funny how I never know what will appeal to me next. This particular pattern has been Out of Print for a while now and in my stash for years. I've looked at it and passed it by over and over and over again.
This year, however, something about it gripped me. I suddenly saw movement in the piece. I could see the squirrels scurrying and the leaves falling. I pictured the design on a light blue gray fabric, much like the autumn sky. I just had to stitch it.
I will scan and post later today.

Happy New Year to everyone! May it be peaceful and prosperous for us all.

Monday, December 26, 2005


I realize that the greatest part of my current stitching state is brought about by what can best be described as "indiscriminate purchasing". In other words, I tend to buy whatever I like without giving any thought as to whether I will really ever stitch it.
The other part is Martina Weber's fault for making so many beautiful designs. Her creativity is simply unnatural! LOL!
There's not much I can do about Martina's creativity, but perhaps I should stop and think about "when" I will stitch something before I buy it. I have WAY too much stash. Sometime last year I started cataloging all my patterns and gave up somewhere around 1,750 without having made it halfway through. I have bought quite a bit since then, plus I have acquired some from friends. I estimate the current collection to be about 4,000 charts/kits. Maybe more. Not sure. I'm not counting magazines. If I counted patterns in magazines... well... you get the idea.
I went through my stash this morning and put away in binders those designs which I will not be stitching this year, made a stack of charts/kits to give away, and put in one dresser drawer what I plan to stitch this year (that has not yet been started). I also decided that I won't be stitching some monthlies I was planning to this year: Brenda Lowry's Whimzis, and Lizzie Kate's 2006 Ornament Flip-Its (will purchase anyway) have been removed from 2006's stitching list.
I probably will, once again, not stitch everything I plan to this year either, but perhaps I will give more thought to adding to "the collection". One can always hope...

Friday, December 23, 2005

State of Trish's Stiching Reality

I am trying to figure out what my stitching goals for 2006 will be. I have a huge list of projects that I wanted stitched in 2005, most of which never actually got started. I don't know what I was thinking.

Mystery VIII and Paradigm Lost are stalled. I haven't touched them in months. Work doesn't leave much of me at the end of the day.

Here is the Current State of Trish's Stitching Reality:

Current WIPS:

  • Chatelaine Mystery VIII
  • Long Dog Paradigm Lost
  • CSCC The Rose Garden
  • Jeanette Douglas’ Sunshine State Sampler
  • Debbie Patrick’s East Brother Lighthouse
  • Dimensions Lighthouses
  • Summer Freebie from CC
  • Stoney Creek’s The One Who Knows
  • Oberlin Lighthouses
  • Mosey ‘n Me If A Flower Bloomed
  • Santa Towel
  • Capuccino Towel
  • Lighthouse Coasters
  • Pig Baby
  • Bent Creek Snappers (Sept to Dec + Border)
Ornaments To Stitch This Year:

  • Cross Eyed Cricket 12 Days of Christmas
  • Prairie Schooler 12 Days of Xmas Santas
  • Margaret Sherry’s 12 Days of Christmas
  • Brenda Lowery Whimzies
  • Just Cross Stitch Ornaments
  • Lizzie Kate 2006 Flip It Series
2006 Commitments:

  • Lavender & Lace Celtic Summer (SAL with local friends)
  • Glory Bee Priceless (due in Feb)

2005 Stitching Desires (most of which I wanted to stitch in 2005):

  • Chatelaine Mystery IX
  • Chatelaine Sea Quilt, A, B & C
  • Mirabilia Petal Fairy
  • Chatelaine Japanese Gardens
  • Kappie Originals Tall Sundae
  • JBW To The Sea
  • Shepherd’s Bush Sheree’s Stocking
  • Bent Creek Hurrah!
  • Bent Creek Dog Row
  • Silver Lining Fuschias
  • Monsterbubbles Inspire
  • JBW Homeward at Last
  • Monsterbubbles Truth
  • Monsterbubbles Yadda Yadda Yadda
  • Jeremiah Junction Xmas Mittens

As you can see, I am either, really, really ambitious... or really, really out of touch with reality...

Monday, December 19, 2005

Hello! Happy Holidays and Welcome!!!

I am back in Blogger! Call me crazy, call me a fool, but I had done everything I could with Bravenet and it was time for a new me!

Stay tuned!