Saturday, March 16, 2013

Falling, crashing and burning off the wagon...

Um...did someone mention a stash diet?  It never fails...whenever I say I'm going to do something that I know will be really good for me, but very hard to do...I always fall, crash, burn and totally mess up.  Nashville Market will be the death of me every year.

I knew it would be bad to look online, but when the Wasatch newsletter showed up in my inbox, I couldn't resist the temptation to look.  And when they said I should preorder, my fingers had a mind of their own.  I preordered Needleworker, Nantucket Girl's sampler and something that was on the clearance page.  As if THAT wasn't bad enough, I hopped, skipped, and jumped to The Stitching Post today and bought Winter Quakers (with the Valdani threads), and Orchard Valley Quilting Bee along with the threads and fabric for both.  Someone save me from myself!!  I think I desperately need an intervention.  Please don't volunteer...let me wallow in my self destruction pity.  I'm blaming my son, who absolutely NEEDED to go to the comic book store today to get the newest edition of The Walking Dead.  It just happens to be in the same shopping center as my LNS.  Ok, but that's it...I'm NOT buying anything for for a while.  *shhhh voices in my head...I'm not listening*  *fingers in ears chanting "safe place, safe place, safe place"*.

Here is the scene of the crime.  *hanging head in shame*





After all that carnage, I have a confession to make.  I barely got any stitching done this week...at all.  I didn't work on Friendship Blooms, I didn't work on anything on several days.  I've been a baaaaad, baaaaaad, blogging needleworker.  Here is what I did accomplish...

My progress on the old SAL.  I really want to finish this, it feels like I've been stitching in slow motion lately.



My progress on Christmas Quaker Bellpull.



My progress on Sweet Flowers.  I'm on the last two sections...I should be done with this by now.



One of the reasons I couldn't stitch last Saturday was because I was attending a wedding.  I came home with the centerpiece from one of the tables.  It was so pretty, still is as a matter of fact, and smells wonderful!!  Since I don't have permission from the Bride and Groom, I won't post any pictures here.  She was beautiful though, it was a lot of fun at the reception as well.  I'm so glad I'm friends with the Bride's mother!!






Last but not least, let me wish you all a Happy St. Patrick's day!  After all, the Irish in me loves to come out and play!  I enjoyed one of these cookies today!  Wish I had one for all of you!  May the luck of the Irish be with you! 




And that, as they say, is that!  Hope you had a great week, and will have a week full of spring weather coming up!  *Hugs*

 

9 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

You're right. You really shouldn't have bought the Orchard Valley Quilting Bee... you'd better send it to me!!!!!! : ) LOL! Glad you had fun shopping and at the wedding. I'm sure you'll do LOTS of stitching this week!! : )

Tricia

Gillie said...

I am shocked, totally shocked! There was you last week smirking that you hadn't been tempted by our visit to the Stitching Post! I leave for Michigan and what happens? Well, I am speechless but.....just have to say..... AND no stitching either!

Mii Stitch said...

Great new stash, don't feel guilty!!! My New Year resolution was to not buy any stash at all for a whole year... I lasted 14 days :D x

Mouse said...

WAHHHHHHHHHHHH you have got at least two charts I wanted ..lol *tuts loudly what happened to the stash diet .. you will just have to send them to me hahahhah ..... way to go that you gave in to quaker winter... din't think it would take to long hahahah ....
stitching is gorgeous as always and how nice you got the centre piece :)love mouse xxxxx

Carolyn NC said...

Well, if you're going to fall off a diet, a stash diet is the best kind! LOL lovely progress!

geeky Heather said...

Your WIPs are lovely!!

I'm trying to hold myself back from getting Winter Quakers...especially since I haven't finished, nay, STARTED Spring Quakers yet! =)

Astrids dragon said...

Hey DJ, let's go shopping! I actually do need to head to TSP, should I go by myself or can you control yourself?! Silly question!

Maggee said...

Diets are apparently made to be broken! Ha! You done good tho... very pretty projects. Loving the old SAL--it's almost completed. Nice stitching all around! Hugs!

dixiesamplar said...

Diet? What diet? We don't need no stinkin' diet!!! Enjoy your stash goodies, DJ! I know I would, LOL.