The “No Buy Year” has begun. Denise and I kept chatting about how we would put things in our carts at different online shops and then delete it all. I kept feeling like I HAD to order something. At one point I had a lot of floss and a couple of charts in my cart at 123 Stitch. Then I took out all the charts, then I deleted all the floss.
But, I was talking to another friend and she mentioned something about a stitching shop near her. I visited their site and they had the chart for A Cup of Good Cheer. I had been looking for that because that’s probably what I want to stitch for Addie’s Christmas decoration in 2022 and hadn’t been able to find it so I grabbed that, along with a couple of other small Christmas charts.
This week when Addie and I were hanging frames downstairs, we opened a box from Hobby Lobby that had been in the garage unopened for a long time. I thought it might be frames but it had a huge dough bowl (not authentic, of course). Addie asked if that was for little pillows and I told her yes. She said “How are you EVER going to stitch enough pillows to fill that?” I wanted to say “If I stop stitching them for you, maybe I can keep some for me!” I told her “Never underestimate what this Granny can do!” <G> Now, the pressure is on to fill that bowl will pillows. I was thinking maybe I’d stitch five or six for Christmas and let her pick one. I can always re-stitch it for me if I want it badly enough.
I’m really not on a “No Buy” because if I really need floss, or trim or even linen, which I don’t think will happen, I can get it. What I can’t do is sit here, shopping online just to kill time, or buy charts I know I’ll never stitch.
The waiting for the new year has kinda been torture. I’m glad it’s finally here and I can start on my planned projects, work on my WIPGO projects, start writing in my new journal and the new Book of Days.
Last night I started Elizabeth Eyles and got a bit of stitching done. I’ll do a separate post on that so I can link to it without all this other “clutter”.