This morning I figured I might as well show Vince a few of the things I have to cross-stitch. Sooner or later, he’s going to see them and if I haven’t told him about them, he might think I’m hiding something. So, in my head, I think . . I’ve ordered 15 or so cross-stitch patterns. I’ll show him three or four or five, and he won’t remember them so . . all is good. Whatever I’m working on, he’ll think it was one of the things I showed him.
I said “Oh, you have to see how cute these cross-stitch patterns are!” Then I got the speech about not needing another hobby . . where are you going to put more stuff? I explained that I’m kinda trading gardening for cross-stitching and that . . once I buy the floss I need or find the floss I bought 40 years ago . . it won’t be expensive at all and most of it hardly takes up any room!
I showed him this set and he thought they were cute. Then I showed him this:
I told him I was going to change the cats to gray to match Addie’s cat and I’d give this to her. He said “I think I might like to try cross-stitching!”
Oh, my goodness! Does anyone remember when we drove to Kansas City to buy a sewing machine Vince had found online because he was going to start quilting?
Does anyone remember Vince trying to knit?
Now . . Vince is going to cross-stitch! He was already wanting to go to town and had asked “Am I going by myself?” and I had said yes! Then he said “Will you go to Hobby Lobby with me if I only stop at Home Depot and you can stay in the car?”
How could I say no to that? Of course, we went to Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Tractor Supply, Home Depot, Natural Grocer . . who thought he could go to two places and come home? He wanted to go by Academy and I think my face made an expression before I could stop it and he said “I guess not!”
Anyway, at Hobby Lobby, he got these little kits:
He also got a magnifying light that goes around his neck. I got some Christmas decorations. My best bet is to buy stuff everywhere we go so he’ll decide it’s too expensive to take me to town with him.
This is about to get interesting.