I take a day off work to do some ‘cramming stitching’ for my CA Wells class … and what do I do instead? I forget to switch my phone alarm off so I get awoken early then feel like death all day and end up spending the entire day (so far anyway) joining up for more internet groups for canvaswork designs and getting itchy feet to start a new project or 50!! There is just no hope for me!!!
I’m getting a serious urge to pick up some canvaswork projects again … I have one or two in my stash still waiting to be stitched, but now I’m drooling over some new class projects as well … Check this one out by Jim Wurth … oh my goodness, I SOOOOO want this one!!!!! I’ve sent him an email to work out how to pay for it, if overseas students are allowed (it’s basically a correspondence course) … isn’t it to die for??? Its called Study in Gold and Silver, and available through the Shining Needle Society (email to sign up for registration – no membership fee for the Yahoo group).
Then there’s a new Mystery project by Gay Ann Rogers – check out her blog post here to see the first part. Some of the suggested colour combinations put together in other posts are totally exquisite! (Once again, this is run via the above Yahoo group.)
Then, of course, there’s the few canvaswork projects that I already have that are actually pretty much kitted up ready to be started in my existing stash – Sapphire Star by Laura J Perin (who has her own blog I’ve just discovere today), and Lavender Blue Celtic Knot Quilt by From Nancy’s Needle, and Baroque by Jean Hilton:
As well as the designs I already own by Orna Willis (who also now has her own blog but I’ve known about that one since she started it), that aren’t quite kitted up yet (the only real downside to canvaswork is the multitude of ‘weird’ and uncommon threads needed).
Reflections of Joy (in the bright colours), Equilibrium (in the purple colourway), Grace (in the colourway shown, or perhaps I’d attempt to change the entire colours to turquoise and navy yet hmmm) – again, you have to click on the piccies to see all the colourway choices
Add to that the one of hers I don’t actually own yet, but still continue to drool over – Royal:
And finished off by the multitude still on my wishlist by Laura J Perin and Northern Pine Designs …
Perhaps I should just console myself with the piece I’ve already started – Flight of the Bumblebee by Ruth Schmuff:
… but stitching on something already started spoils all the fun … haha.
I also have a couple of other canvaswork designs in my stash, but I can’t remember the exact designer names off the top of my head … and I think I’ve disgraced myself enough with this post! 😉
And of course that’s not even mentioning the millions of XS designs that are currently screaming my name to be started! Why is it, that as soon as I have a stitching commitment and deadline, that commitment project is the very last thing that I want to stitch, and the urge to start 50 different projects is sooooo strong?
So, what am I doing now instead of stitching? Sitting here posting about my sorry addiction … ah, there really is no hope for me! 😉
It will soon be time to head out the door to get my hair cut, and I’ll be walking out after not stitching a single solitary stitch … just pitiful!! But I’ve been having so much fun dreaming … 😉