Saturday, February 5, 2011

For Shame!

I have a confession to make, dear friend, and with it comes the shame that I have secretly started a new WIP, when I am in the midst of challenging myself to finish the UFO's from my ever growing stash!

Ohhh, but I hang my head in shame....shame!

You see, I was innocently enjoying my daily reading of the blogs, and as I read our dear stitchy sister Robin's blog  I gazed upon one of her gorgeous i challenge WIPs and realized that I was fawning (yes, fawning) over this chart and her choice in floss, and I just couldn't help myself, I had to follow her lead! I just haaaad to! So, it is with apologies to both my Challenge sisters and Robin that I confess to being both a shamed gal and a copy-cat, but oh do I loooove this WIP!

But, just wait, all is not lost! Because you see I realized that there is a small loop hole in my shame, as I had only 12 UFO's hiding in my stash closet, I decided to add "A Sheltering Tree" to my list. See? Win win! I get to continue on my challenge and stitch a gorgeous chart that I just couldn't get out of my mind. And, does it help that I had the fabric and floss already in my stash?

Ok, ok, deep breath, and drum roll please.....


32 ct "Bone" Zweigart Lugana and Belle Soie "Miss Green Jeans."
I love the color variations that run through "Miss Green Jeans," and as this is my first experience using silk floss I am overcome by the ease of it, not to mention that it is like butter in my hands...yummy!

So, there you have it, dear friend, my shameful tell of both envy and gluttony. But in the end, it could be worse! It could, right?

Hugs

27 comments:

  1. Hold your head high - that is one gorgeous chart, and you did already have the necessary supplies, so you have done absolutely nothing wrong! Brew a cup of tea, seat yourself in your comfy stitching chair, and enjoy every stitch!

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  2. A guilty pleasure - who could resist, I don't even dare look in my box of UFOs and am always changing my mind from one stitch to another - enjoy it (we'll let you off, just this time!) xxx

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  3. Oh honestly. Indeed you should hang your head.....not! I love that. first time I have seen that chart and it is mighty pretty!So I guess you are forgiven on grounds of at least you have excellent taste in WIPs rofl xx

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  4. Kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss to you, dear sweet sisters!

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  5. I'm guilty, too. Started stitching the biscornu from the latest GOS. Okay, I'm sorry. Couldn't help it. Finally going out this AM and am going to stop by my LNS. What will happen next????

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  6. Indulge away! It will be fun to compare progress. And YES! The floss is to die for. Hold you head high, except for when it is bent over your current WIP......whatever it may be.
    Robin

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  7. did you say challenged? ha, well, let me tell ya Ma, I have started 3 and I have met the challenge twofold from the get go... gotta love diversity. Personally, I have always thought that imitation is the highest form of flattery and I am sure Robin will be flattered that you admired her work.
    As always

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  8. I too should be hanging my head - I bought this one a few weeks ago - although I haven't started mine yet. So, if you don't mind, we'll brew some tea, eat some cookies, and hang our heads so we can see where we are placing our needle and thread!

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  9. Oh! the shame of it all... don't worry... you know when you absolutely adore it ~ it will be your first finish! lol... and then you'll sit and gaze at it with much satisfaction... so I'm with ya Chick! If anyone reprimands you ~ just send me there name... I'll be your hired henchman! lol (more like the cowardly lion) haha
    have a blessed weekend!

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  10. Beautiful start to a beautiful chart! I say if you love a design that much you should hold your head up high and stitch it. Enjoy!

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  11. Definitely not a thing to be ashamed about, when we see something that captures our attention in such a big way, we almost need to start it. That is why I gave myself permission from the beginning of this wonderful up for a challenge year, that I could and probably would allow myself some starts. That is the motivation I need to continue on and finish as many of those wips as I can!

    Lovely new wip, btw!!

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  12. It is lovley...and yes, silk is so nice

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  13. Hi Ma ... ooooo its lovely and the silk is yummy ... love the chart first time I've seen it and you are allowed to do it if you had only 12 ;) hehehehe.... I'm with you and Catherine if you having tea n cookies:) save me a seat and I'll stitch along with you ... . love mouse xxxxx

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  14. I can completely understand why you couldn't resist. This chart is a favorite of mine. I have it in my ever growing stash and can't wait to get to it.

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  15. You need not hang you head in shame!! This is a hobby, it's supposed to be fun. Guilt shouldn't ever figure into it. It's YOUR spare time, do with it what you will. :) I gave up on feeling guilty long ago - when I want to stitch something, I do. Do I feel bad that I have 20+ WIPS? Nope. They'll get finished eventually.

    Besides, that's a mighty pretty start!!

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  16. Oh, never feel shame over that! That is a beautiful design!!!

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  17. We're all guilty! Lovely chart, too!

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  18. I extend an invitation for all my sweet friends to come on over to The Corner for some stitching and tea!
    XXXXXXXOOOOOOO

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  19. That is gorgeous.

    I see nothing wrong starting it as long as you do not turn it into one of the UFO's that you are trying to finish. So stitch away and get it finished and then back to the rest of those UFO's!

    I so love working with silks.
    I only have one or two colors and those are left overs from other projects. I so wish I had more... maybe that will be a reward when I finish some of these ufo's and hopefully also find work.

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  20. OH MY WORD! What a precious pattern. I think I'm dizzy!

    I've been out of touch for so long with no internet. Missed you.

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  21. It's a beautiful design. I can see why you couldn't resist starting it. We are all guilty of the same thing.

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  22. I would be scandalised if it wasn't for the fact that I keep doing the self same thing myself ;D

    I don't blame you for not being able to resist that new design, its lovely

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  23. I agree that this one is worth the shame! Love the design too and can't wait to see your progress.

    happy stitching...

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  24. it's a gorgeous design that you have chosen to stitch, enjoy stitching it and don't feel guilty

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  25. Gotta love a win-win (and that pretty pattern)! Stitch away with guilt-free pleasure!

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  26. Nice new start!! I figure--I don't do drugs or smoke, and I rarely have more a glass of wine, so I can indulge all i want on my stitching stash. I know how hard it is, though, when you already have stuff you want to get finished!

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  27. You just made up my mind for me! I've been pondering this particular design for about a week now. Do I buy it?, Do I need it?, Of course I need it! If Ma can do it, I can too!!

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