Like the rest of you out there, I become so easily addicted to stash, and for the most part that means paper and embellishments that go with it all but I can so easily be seduced by other crafts and then find I either have no talent or little time to make all the creations that could take form from the ideas that swim around in my muddled head. The lack of talent applies to knitting and crochet …not sure how I lost the ability as I remember creating patterned chunky jumpers with the aid of graph paper and throws from crochet squares about 35-40 years ago ….the latter applies to most other elements such as beads and metals and … well I could go on for ever …. so why, I ask myself, have I yet again been seduced in to another craft …this time by the lure of material. I knew it was coming as I found myself in a patchwork shop about 4 months ago …aimlessly sighing and stroking rolls and piles of ‘Fat Quarters’. I should have heeded the warning but then for Christmas Jay, Vicki and I decided to share three large pressies …one of which was a sewing machine.
…. All waiting patiently for me to conquer the machine and the rotary cutter ….and to discover if I really have no talent for Patchwork or any other kind of sewing ….but then the quarters are wonderful to stroke lol.... and if you are reading this Sharon(MM) .... this is a little bit your fault ...well I had to blame someone.
I have also bought …in the sale I might add … a remnant of material suitable for cushions. Like all addicts I want to buy more and more but I am determined to wait until I have used some of the above …by the way the patterns are William Morris …and were again, a bargain.
The other problem I have is that I cant say no …well when it comes to animals anyway … strike that ... I cant say no to food either …especially sweet gooey stuff and yummy savoury stuff …especially Italian and Indian ...and old fashioned home cooking …. maybe I am addicted to cats and food too. Well lets get back to my inability to say no to animals.… yes I know I was not going to take in any more felines and yes I was going to let our numbers reduce naturally … and yes I know I’m a sucker for a sob story but I really could not stop Jay and Vicki catnapping a beautiful animal last Wednesday, that, it was said, was destined for a microwave!!!!. He is so different from any of our others and just might have some Maine Coon in him. We hope he will become integrated with the others …if not we will have to find a new home for him. I am trying not to get too fond of him but when there is just the two of us he leaps on to my lap ….looks me in the eyes …and purrs.
I really shall try to do more blogging, crafting and WOYWWing this year ....note to self ...be more organized too.
I look forward to dropping by as many blogs as I can, during today and the next few days ... to see what everyone is up to.
Take Care xx
PS …I think there are some lovely talented ladies out there who might find me calling on them for sewing help/advice … in the near future …..Grovel Grovel .xx