Let's play catchup...

on the SBQs! I have some time before I need to run some errands, so now would be a good time!

For 2.26.2008: What is your cross stitch weakness? (i.e., What do you have to have when you see it, even if you are supposed to be on the Wagon?)

I would have to say that one of my weaknesses is thread. There are so many colors and types out there, and I have to have them all. I am especially fond of silks, because they glide right through the fabric. And when I squeeze the skein there is a very satisfying crunchy sound that no one else understands! I probably have a few thousand dollars worth of just thread, because if I get one of a particular line, then I have to get all of them.

Another weakness I have is Christmas patterns, especially ornaments and snowmen. It's my favorite time of the year and I'm always on the lookout for really unique or pretty Christmas patterns. I mostly only stitch the ornaments, but I like to look through them, even if I might not ever stitch them.

For 2.13.2008: Do you have any projects that you have scrapped and started over? What made you start over from scratch?

I have several projects that I have scrapped for various reasons. Either I made a huge mistake and didn't have the energy to fix it, I ended up not liking the pattern as I stitched it, cut fabric threads by accident, my daughter wrote on it, or any other number of reasons. I did scrap one ornament because I messed it up when I was trying to be creative in sewing it to the backing fabric, and cute it right against the stitching. I will do this one again because I really liked the ornament. But I usually don't start them over unless it's a gift for someone else, so they just end up languishing in a drawer forever. After the next ice age, these projects will be found and they will end up in a museum in the Primitive Art wing.

For 2.6.2008: Are there other crafts that you have tried and abandoned? Why do you like stitching better?

I did try scrapbooking but really didn't like it. It is SO expensive to buy all the stickers and tags and paper and all the other goodies that make the pages look good. I thought my cross stitch habit was expensive, but the scrapbooking was ridiculous! Plus it was very stressful for me, when it should be relaxing. Trying to find just the right doo-dad to put on the page, or choosing the perfect picture, was making me lose my mind! I'll just stick to what I do best...following someone else's pattern.

Well, that's it for today kiddies,...

...as I'm sure that was more excitement than you can bear in one day!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Hee hee. I know that crunchy sound. And sometimes there's the accompanying "new thread smell". And boy oh boy do I understand the "collect them all" mentality. You may not even like it, but you never know when you will NEED it and heaven forbid the other threads get lonely if you don't adopt the whole family.

I feel the same way about scrapbooking. I just can't get into all those embellishments and such without sinking a boatload of money into it, and sometimes I feel like it's wasteful to have all that stuff and put all that work into a page for ONE picture!