That line from an old rock tune keeps playing in my head. Here I am in the middle of a stitching slump and all I am thinking about is buying new stash.
First, putting together the patriotic post for July 4th made me want to stitch something new in that area so I went to my favorite "go-to" designer for the quick and easy but clever, too: Glory Bee Designs. I saw the perfect chart, Patriotic Trio but I also saw another chart I now crave, The Beach Sampler. Then I checked out Aury's blog and printed off the annual Quaker Patriotic Heart.
And earlier this month, I read on the Homespun Elegance blog that they are re-packaging some old Christmas ornament designs in what I call a super chart with 8-10 designs in one chart. Well, one of them includes my very favorite Santa ornament ... for which I foolishly gave away the chart since I rarely stitch anything twice. But then my grandson gazed longingly at the ornament on my tree and of course, I gave it to him. Now, I need the chart again to stitch another for myself.
I believe I know what the problem is: I am bored to tears with my current stitching plans. Back in January of 2012, in one of those extraordinary A-type personality brainstorms that engulf me every so often, I decided to list and finish all my UFOs including class pieces. I made a list and I started stitching and stitching and stitching. And I have finished up six of the UFOs and one of the class pieces so far. But a quick glance at my sidebars indicates that I have 17 projects left to complete, and nearly all of these pieces are BAPs. To further complicate matters, when it comes to stitching, I crave novelty. Can you say "doomed to failure"? I believe I have discovered a new mental condition, stitcher's manic depression. I believe the cure involves some colorful, fun, quick and easy projects interspersed at regular intervals with the more challenging and serious stitching. I will be calling the folks at Stitchery Row tomorrow for a therapeutic dose of Glory Bee and Homespun Elegance. And maybe, just maybe, there will soon be current photos gracing this blog once again!