Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tying up loose ends so to speak.....

One of the benefits of the move was I got rid of a lot of unnecessary items. One of the downfalls of the move is I saw how many partially completed projects I had. Let me set the stage a little better.

At one time I did needlework 24/7. Primarily cross stitch, I not only stitched for myself but for a local needlework store. I could thread a needle and stitch by candlelight on 40 count linen (well, not by candlelight exactly!). Then I got bored. I had a box of items to be framed (still do) and wanted something more practical. So I switched over to knitting (and when equally rabid).

But with the move I have vowed (silently, to myself) I would go back and finish up some of these pieces, since I was getting a little tired of knitting. I reached in an grabbed the first one I came across and this is it.

It's about 1/3 done and I love the poem on the piece. It's about weaving a tapestry of your life and what it will look like when all is said and done. So I have dragged it out and am almost (notice the almost) ashamed to say I started this when the pattern was first published in 1994. So for 14 years it has been in my stash and I will get it out by the end of the year...maybe.

Did I mention I had opened by big mouth and had gotten "volunteered" to do costumes for the first thing our local community theater is doing? Luckily it is a simple production which will only be one night and most of the characters are hobos! We will see how that goes.

And on the writing front, I have been doing more writing. Hopefully, I will get some transcribed (yes, I handwrite most of my stuff and have a future posting on handwriting vs typing) and posted. But I have found out there is a local writer's group. It meets in a couple of weeks. I can't wait.

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear heart can I ever relate to this post..I am a blue ribbon winner from way back!! LOL....Love the linen!! I will share pictures sometime...anyhow, the compulsive buying disorder of a stitcher has bags and bags of patterns with all the threads beads and speciality stuff, plus the material...bags and bags of Lavender and Lace patterns...LOVE THEM...Mirabella patterns...and now my eyes just can't do that small 40 count linen anymore...Now I want to do 32..and we both know it is just not the same!! LOL....
    Oh...can I relate!!


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