keep reading in various BB’s etc people beating themselves up about never stitching all their stash
my thought is… does this matter..
my answer is … NO
and i might add it did not take much thought to come up with this..
it just requires people adjust their thinking and accept that they need to be kinder to themselves
i am a collector of good charts, linens and silks,
no collector uses all the things they collect..
i know for a fact people who collect first edition barbie dolls do not take them out of the box and play with them,
people who collect vintage cars do not in general drive them ,
people who collect spoons do not use a different special spoon every time they make tea
and stichers do not have to use all their collection of fine charts, linens and silks ( or cottons )
my collection helps keep small businesses running, makes no one ill, puts no ones life at risk, and does not harm my health or wellbeing in any way except to make me happy
i never spend beyond what i allocate each fortnight from my “allowance” ( well hardly ever … blush…. )
same as i do not care if i never finish any of my personal wips.. i like having wips, they satisfy my curiosity about a chart that i am obsessed with.. sometimes they hold my attention for a long time, sometimes a short time.. i usually go back to them when their voice gets loud again.. but if i don’t i do not dwell onit and see it as a reason to beat myself up.
i can do that just fine about my agoraphobia, ptsd, fibromyalgia, etc etc etc
its weird someone so riddled with anxiety, depression, stress responses and phobias can find it within herself to not let these things be added to the mantra of worries and fears
really it makes no sense
i sttiched an ornament the other day , Martina released one in the spot sampler mystery group ( see previous post for the picture of page 1)
i stitched it 1×2 on 50 ct using oxblood hdf and a little bit of gold sparkle thread .. if she releases more of these little gems i will stitch them all together a s an ornament sampler.. if not and it is a one off, i will make it into a baby biscornu
which leads me too..
does anyone know of any 60 ct linen out there….
claudia accidentally stitched an ornament on what she thought was 1×2 on 40ct but when she thought it looked very small she checked and found it was about 60 ct ( she got the fab in a grab bag of 40 + ct fabs so it is unidentified)
but NOW i am dying to get some and try it out i want to make pretty little x’s like hers
i found some 64 ct which is used for cutwork etc and i ordered a piece of that.. to see if it can have x’s done on it… but if any one knows anything about 60 ct …..