Thursday, June 1, 2017

May Stash Diet

Sigh. Do you ever not want to weigh yourself because you know what the scale will say? That is how I feel today. But I figure I need to post something this month as I did not in April.
March Total-                                                       $214
Money for April and May                                     50
cards sent                                                                 9
ANG Pilot Finished                                                25
Mailed away pilot(to my mom) &finished           25
Threads                                                                    20
Eleanor                                                                   337
Patchwork of Peace                                               225
Total                                                                        -238 

Now that is sad. I am a slow stitcher and the question is whether I will ever finish all these pieces. The other question is the cost of needlepoint vs cross stitch or embroidery. There is a good discussion of it on Fiber Talk , which is a podcast about fiber arts. I find I enjoy needlepoint more and tend to finish more canvas pieces than cross stitch, or at least big pieces. I also find that needlepoint goes faster (if you aren't doing basketweave or some of the background stitches) than cross stitch. But the expense is real. I don't even touch hand painted canvases because they are out of my price range. But I admire my friends who do beautiful work on them.
Why am I writing all this? Probably guilt. I feel guilty that I broke my diet. But I am hoping you will not judge me on it and I hope to be back in the black before the end of the year.
I will try to post a photo of Drawn Thread Sampler soon. It is moving forward, if ever so slowly....


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wow those canvases are expensive! You really can't stockpile them in the same way you can with charts.
They are beautiful when they are stitched so worth the expense if you have the money.

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

I make it a matter to never judge anyone...ever. I think we've all been in your spot before. I definitely spent more than my budget last month on my stitching. But that was because I was starting a new piece with over 200 colors. I was astounded at how many I was missing from my stash. On the upside, I suppose I won't need to by much for stitching for a while as this project will take me probably a few years to complete. Sorry for such a long reply, but I totally empathize with where you're coming from. --Andrea

cucki said...

Happy stitching x