Sunday, January 15, 2012

Serial Starter

My eyes needed a break from the seriously small stitching I've been doing lately, so I decided to start something new. Something two-over-two.

May:Lemon pattern by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

I bought this pattern some time ago, probably last May when it debuted. Upon my purchase, I dutifully printed out the pfd pattern, gathered all the necessary floss (this included a trip to the store, as I did not have all the colors in my stash), and put everything together in a bag so I'd be ready to stitch at a moment's notice. Then I promptly lost the bag. Grrrr. I spent months trying to locate the darn thing. I kept looking in a different bag, thinking the supplies were in there, even though many searches revealed that they were NOT in that particular bag. (Brilliant plan, I know. *rolls eyes*)

Luckily, I found the correct bag yesterday. It was right under my nose the entire time. Oi. ;) Ain't that the way it always goes? Glad to have found my supplies, I eagerly started stitching this new project last night, despite the fact that I have many wips in the closet that could use some of my attention.

I don't even know how many wips I have; I've never counted them. I don't think I want to know. I don't really consider myself a serial starter. I have several seasonal wips, things that I can only work on for a couple months leading up to a particular holiday/season. Once it has passed, I move on. (I am the same way about burning candles. I burn seasonally. I can't burn a pine-scented candle in July, and I can't burn a honeysuckle-scented candle in December.) I also have many non-seasonal wips, things I started but got bored with and abandoned, always with the hope that I will someday find them interesting again. So maybe I am a serial starter.

I guess it doesn't matter, though, because I stitch what makes me happy. I figure there's no point in doing this if it doesn't make me happy. :)


Crystal Rhew Staley said...

I'm the same way! I put things where I KNOW I'll be able to find them ---and then never do! LOL

I'm glad you found your supplies though because I can't wait to see this finished!

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. I like your logic - stitching is a hobby I quite agree with you on the seasons.

Suburban Stitcher said...

wow...i'm exactly like you...with projects and candles! if it's off season, i can't do it!

My Little Corner said...

Your last line sums it up the best - do what makes you happy. I've had to stitch a couple of projects (they bought the project, started it and couldn't finish and asked me to finish it for them) for other people and it was never as fun as my projects. I can't wait to see what it is.

Becky said...

Haha! I have many wips and ufos too. There are several sewing projects cut and ready to sew, a skirt half knitted, a shrug 1/3 finished, a few embroidery projects and, ready for this? A x-stitch of Snow White and her 7 Dwarfs that I started for my daughter before she was born - 25 years ago!

It's Crafty ADD! ;)