Best layed plans of mice, men and stitchy gals.
I am here to announce a discovery that I have made about myself, and it is this, that I am unable, uninterested and unwilling to give up my procurement of the occasional snippit of stitchy trinket, otherwise known as stash.
So, I have come to the conclusion, through no fault of my own (wink wink) that it is time to throw in the proverbial towel and admit to myself and to you, dear friend, that I am no longer on the stash wagon, though I am going to continue to follow the rules that I have set for myself with the addition of having the flexibility to know when it is time to buy and and when it is time to sit on the wallet, so to speak. I am remaining steadfast in my rule to avoid purchases made on a whim or an emotional cloud.
So, with this in mind, I have been giving some thought to my next step in cross stitching. As I have been "learning as I go," with my cross stitch WIPs, I have been giving some thought to trying the Victoria Sampler Designs, as I have noticed that their charts offer both a variety of more advanced stitching, including the hardanger method, as well as it will help me become more comfortable with non evenweave fabric. They also offer Cyber classes for a bunch of their charts, which may just be the icing on the cake for me!
I am curious to what you, dear experienced stitchy friend, think about this idea and if you agree that it would be a great learning experience for this little gal who finds inspiration from you.