Last night we were sitting . . I was stitching and Vince was doing something on the computer across the room. I’m thankful that he was looking at the computer and not at me. He said “Do you have everything you need now for cross stitching?”
My first thought was . . this is a trick question . . be very careful what you say. If I say I have everything I need, and packages continue to arrive, you know where that’s going to lead. If I say I still need things, his next questions . . what do you need? If I say floss . . no! If I say charts . . no!
He could see that I was trying to figure out how to answer the question. He knows how I operate! 🙂
He said “I’m just asking because for a while, there were a lot of packages arriving every day and lately there haven’t been any.”
Bite your tongue, Judy . . bite your tongue!
The truth is twofold. First, there are way fewer packages arriving because I do have most everything I need. That’s not to say a few charts won’t arrive from time to time. Second, Vince has been either downstairs or out working in the back when the mail has arrived the last few times packages were delivered. Only one cross stitch related package has arrived this week. It was small and he wasn’t upstairs when it arrived.
I said “Well, how do you ever know when you might need something? I think I have all the floss I need but if there’s a chart I want to make and it has a lot of a color I might need, and it’s the perfect color and there isn’t a substitute that works great, I may have to order floss.”
I went on to tell him . . I don’t need any linen. I’m sure I have all I’ll ever use plus some but when an amazing color, I’m getting it.
Right now I’m on a search for Legacy by Picture This Plus. I told him . . If I ever find it, I’m buying a whole yard! I could see the wheels turning. Vince prides himself, and rightfully so, with being able to find what no one else can find so now Vince is on a search for Legacy linen.
Isn’t it funny . . I wasn’t trying to convince him that I needed more, not less, but now he’s trying to help enhance my linen stash! I’m sure when he posed that initial question to me, he was not planning on helping me find linen. 🙂