Singular Stitches: If you forget about stitching something, did you really stitch it?

Friday, June 02, 2006

If you forget about stitching something, did you really stitch it?

Kind of like a tree falling in a forest...

I was going through my craft room closet this past weekend looking for some fabric when I came across the Mother Lode of my old chart stash (which is considerable) and a couple of stitched projects from years ago that I totally forgot I ever stitched.

(I always seem to be writing about stitching in a place far, far away and a time long, long ago)

One of the pieces, which I intended to make into a pillow, is from The Cat by Cross Eyed Cricket. As you can see, it's from 1999. I totally forgot about ever doing this piece.

I added the extra 's' to make it 'Cats' and added the cats' names. Would you expect anything different? :o)

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Onto the other piece I found...

I don't have much cross stitch done by Mum. She doesn't finish much. That's not to say she doesn't cross stitch a lot. She does. She'll start a project, work on it for a while, almost complete it, put it down and start another. It didn't make sense to me to start a projet then just abandon it when so close to completion. Now that I'm older and wiser, I do understand and appreciate her reasoning. She is a process stitcher and her enjoyment and satisfaction is in the act of cross stitching, not in the completion.

I can understand this because I would have to say that I'm more of a process knitter. I really don't finish a high volume of projects, but I love the act of knitting. Give me some good feeling yarn, comfy needles and I could just knit on and on, not making anything other than an ovesized swatch. (Which is probably why I enjoy making kitty snuggles - mindless knitting/crochet but for a good cause)

Anyways, I saw the following design in one of Mum's issues of Cross Country Stitching and asked her to make it for me. I notice she didn't sign it, so I'll have to get her to, but it must be from the very late 90's.

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In current stitching news, no stitching was completed last night.

A new family moved in a couple weeks ago catty-corner to us and the wife scrapbooks and is starting to get into rubberstamping! Yes!!! She had a Stampin' Up! party last night (having a home show party a mere two weeks after moving in was enough to impress everyone in attendance alone, not to mention how nice she - and her family - are). Most of us who attended already belong to a stamp group with our SU! demonstrator (who also did last night's show), but it was a really fun way for her to meet some of us on the street. I even won the door prize!

After I get home from a "girly gathering" (crafty, stamping, bunco) I have to, as DH calls it, detox. I can't just come home and get ready for bed. I have to do something to take the activity and excitement level down a couple notches. So, I worked on getting the knitting blogs I follow subscribed to in Bloglines. We also watched The Prize Winner from Defiance, Ohio. A must watch. Julianne Moore was so good as the lead. I believe this movie is based on a real family's story. I recommend it.

4 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

Congratulations on your find. It must of been exciting to see after all these years.

I totally understand what you mean about being a process knitter. I love to knit, but I rarely make anything other than scarves or "blankets." I love the exquisite yarns that are available, and just enjoy the knitting process.

Sounds like you had a blast at the rubber stamping party. :)

Saturday, June 03, 2006 9:38:00 AM  
Blogger Lelia said...

I want to dash to my closet & pull out some cute stuff!!! How much fun it must have been for you to unearth some treasures.

I've not tried stamping or scrapbooking -- I'm afraid to launch into a new hobby. Glad you had fun with the gang & got to meet your new neighbors.

Sunday, June 04, 2006 4:57:00 PM  
Blogger Von said...

Your new neighbor sounds like a good one to get to know and be friends with! Now that I'm finished with my apron, I need to get some graduation announcement cards made for my dd's graduation and party coming up in a couple of weeks. I haven't taken up knitting or crochet in an attempt to limit my hobby spending, lol!

Monday, June 05, 2006 12:46:00 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I went to a Stampin Up party this weekend as well - had to get some of those retiring sets!

Monday, June 05, 2006 7:53:00 AM  

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